Detroit Red Wings (27-11-9) at Florida Panthers (20-14-10)
|Date & Time||Tuesday January 27, 2015, 7:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: Florida Panthers +118 / Detroit Red Wings -130 --- Over/Under: 5
The Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers play Tuesday night at the BB&T Center.
The Detroit Red Wings have won five straight games and begin a two-game road trip. The Red Wings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored 16 goals in their last three games. The Detroit Red Wings have scored five power play goals in their last three games and have won 13 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Tomas Tatar leads Detroit with 21 goals, Henrik Zetterberg has 30 assists and Gustav Nyquist has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Red Wings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Jimmy Howard has allowed 65 goals on 812 shots faced and Petr Mrazek has given up 32 goals on 371 shots. The Red Wings have won four of their last five road games.
The Florida Panthers hope to turn things around after losing their last four games. The Panthers are averaging 2.3 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Florida Panthers have scored one power play goal in their last eight games and have won five of their last six games when scoring at least three goals overall. Nick Bjugstad leads Florida with 15 goals, Jussi Jokinen has 20 assists and Brad Boyes has 89 shots on goal. Defensively, the Panthers are allowing 2.6 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Roberto Luongo has allowed 80 goals on 1,044 shots faced and Al Montoya has given up 32 goals on 284 shots.
The Red Wings are 111-49-8 in their last 168 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Panthers are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 0-5 in their last 5 home games. The Red Wings are 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings in Florida and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Florida Panthers and the plus money has been kind to us for much of the season. With the time off, I expect the Panthers to get back on track with a big home win to set the tone for the second half.