Lightning vs. Red Wings - 3/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (36-25-11) at Tampa Bay Lightning (41-26-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning / Detroit Red Wings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, SUN, TVA
The Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Tuesday night at the Amalie Arena.
The Detroit Red Wings look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.2 percent of their power plays. Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 21 goals, Tomas Tatar has 22 assists and Justin Abdelkader has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.3 percent of their power play chances. Petr Mrazek has allowed 103 goals on 1,359 shots faced and Jimmy Howard has given up 71 goals on 778 shots. Mrazek has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.3 percent of their power plays. Steven Stamkos leads Tampa Bay with 33 goals, Nikita Kucherov has 31 assists and Alex Killorn has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.1 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 107 goals on 1,488 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 47 goals on 551 shots. Bishop has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Red Wings are 4-9 in their last 13 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Lightning are 57-28 in their last 85 home games and 6-2 in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest. The Red Wings are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The Lightning usually don't stay in these slumps for long, and they continue to play great hockey on their home ice. Add the fact the Red Wings haven't been good on the road as of late, and you have to like Tampa Bay at home.