Lightning at Red Wings Game 3 - 4/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (47-31-5) at Detroit Red Wings (41-32-11)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Joe Louis Arena)
The Line: Detroit Red Wings / Tampa Bay Lightning --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings play game three of their series Sunday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning look to all but end this series by taking a sweet 3-0 lead. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power plays. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with three goals, Tyler Johnson has four assists and Alex Killorn has five shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed four goals on 68 shots faced. Bishop has given up six goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings need a victory here in order to remain in the series. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power plays. Mike Green leads Detroit with one goal, Tomas Tatar has two assists and Brad Richards has eight shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.6 percent of their power play chances. Jimmy Howard has allowed seven goals on 64 shots faced. Howard has given up 11 goals in his last three games.
The Lightning are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 Sunday games. The Red Wings are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 Sunday games. The Lightning are 5-13-1 in the last 19 meetings in Detroit and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings overall.
The Red Wings will be coming home to a nasty home crowd and are in a must-win spot if they want any chance to make this a series. Detroit will likely find a way to get the job done here against a Tampa Bay team that has been shaky on the road as of late.