Red Wings at Lightning Game 2- 4/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Red Wings (41-30-11) at Tampa Bay Lightning (46-31-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning / Detroit Red Wings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning play game two of the playoffs series Friday night.
The Detroit Red Wings hope to avoid falling into a quick 0-2 series hole. 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, Kyle Quincey has one assist and Justin Abdelkader has four 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 three goals on 34 shots faced. Howard has given up 10 goals in his last three games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning hope to take a commanding 2-0 series lead with another victory. 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 two goals, Tyler Johnson has two assists and Alexander Killorn has three 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 two goals on 36 shots faced. Bishop has given up nine goals in his last three games.
The Detroit Red Wings are 1-5 in their last six road games. The Tampe Bay Lightning are 62-30 in their last 92 home games. The Red Wings are 2-9 in their last 11 games in Tampa Bay.
The Tampa Bay Lightning had control of game one from start to finish and continue to cruise on their home ice despite being banged up. The Red Wings also haven't looked that sharp overall this season. I like the home team to win another one here.