Detroit Red Wings at Tampa Bay Lightning
|Date & Time||Saturday March 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
Tampa Bay -350 / Detroit +313 / over-under: 6
The Tampa Bay Lightning welcome the Detroit Red Wings to town for a Saturday NHL matchup.
The Detroit Red Wings edged the New York Rangers 3-2 in a SO on Thursday to snap an eight game slide. Pavel Buchnevich lit the lamp in the first and third for the Rangers. Brandon Lemieux assisted on each goal and Henrik Lundqvist allowed two goals on 45 shots.
Tyler Bertuzzi lit the lamp in the second and Andreas Athanasiou scored in the third period for the Red Wings. Athanasiou also had an assist and scored the only goal of the shootout for Detroit who received 32 saves from Jimmy Howard.
The Tampa Bay Lightning were denied a thid consecutive victory in a 3-0 defeat at the hands of visiting Minnesota on Thursday. The big offense of the Lightning managed just 25 shots and Andrei Vasilevskiy gave up two goals on 29 shots to get the loss.
Jason Zucker was the offense for Minnesota with a first period goal and two more in the third for a hat trick. Ryan Donato posted a pair of assists for the Wild and Devan Dubnyk recorded 25 saves to pick up the win.
Red Wings are 15-36 in their last 51 road games and Red Wings are 22-54 in their last 76 games as an underdog and Red Wings are 17-45 in their last 62 vs. Atlantic.
Lightning are 42-11 in their last 53 games as a favorite and Lightning are 43-12 in their last 55 games playing on 1 days rest and Lightning are 43-13 in their last 56 overall.
Red Wings are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings in Tampa Bay and Red Wings are 5-21 in the last 26 meetings and home team is 15-6 in the last 21 meetings.
Anything can happen of course but I expect the Lightning to bounce back from getting shut out but the line is unplayable…