Lightning at Red Wings Game 4 - 4/19/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Lightning (48-32-5) at Detroit Red Wings (42-32-11)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 19, 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 four of their series Tuesday night at the Joe Louis Arena.
The Tampa Bay Lightning can expand their series lead to 3-1 with a nice road victory here. 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 Alexander 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 six goals on 98 shots faced. Bishop has given up six goals in his last three games.
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The Detroit Red Wings look for another home victory to tie this series up at 2-2. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power plays. Brad Richards leads Detroit with one goal, Tomas Tatar has three assists and Henrik Zetterberg has nine 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 and Petr Mrazek has given up zero goals on 16 shots. Mrazek has allowed two goals in his last three games.
The Lightning are 2-6 in their last 8 road games. The Red Wings are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.The Lightning are 5-14-1 in the last 20 meetings in Detroit and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Red Wings continue to play solid hockey on their home ice, and the Lightning have had an even tougher time winning in Detroit over the years. Add in Tampa Bay's struggles on the road as of late, and you have to like Detroit to tie this series up. Give me the Red Wings for the victory.