Red Wings bring home winning streak into matchup with the Lightning
Tampa Bay Lightning (36-17-4, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (28-21-8, fourth in the Atlantic Division)
Detroit; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Red Wings, on a three-game home winning streak, host the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Detroit is 6-8-2 against the Atlantic Division and 28-21-8 overall. The Red Wings have a 7-9-2 record in games their opponents serve fewer penalty minutes.
Tampa Bay is 36-17-4 overall and 9-6-1 against the Atlantic Division. The Lightning have a +37 scoring differential, with 204 total goals scored and 167 conceded.
Saturday's game is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Red Wings won 4-2 in the previous matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: David Perron has 14 goals and 23 assists for the Red Wings. Dylan Larkin has seven goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.
Nikita Kucherov has 22 goals and 58 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has six goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 7-3-0, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game.
Lightning: 5-2-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.7 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Mark Pysyk: out (achilles), Lucas Raymond: out (lower body).
Lightning: Zach Bogosian: day to day (personal).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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