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Date: Tuesday, April 19th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Red Wings -125
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Red Wings got exactly the response they needed on home ice in game 3, toppling the Lightning by a count of 2-0 and finally looking as if they realized they were in the playoffs.
Tampa shouldn’t be too concerned as they still hold a 2-1 series lead, but this Detroit team with some confidence is a handful.
Detroit Red Wings
The Wings looked like the Wings again for the first time in a while on Sunday evening. They looked faster and hungrier than they did at any point in games one or two, and Petr Mrazek gave the team a solid outing, earning the shutout.
What’s more, the Wings finally found an answer to the Tyler Johnson – Nikita Kucherov combo that tore them apart in games one and two.
Whether it was having the last change and being able to get the matchups they wanted, or Mrazek just making more timely saves than Howard was able to, it’s a good sign for Detroit if they can stop that line as they’ve done everything on offense so far.
Tampa Bay Lightning
In my game 3 preview I wrote that the absence of Steven Stamkos was hardly noticeable. Well, that has changed to very noticeable after game 4.
The big duo of Johnson and Kucherov were held tightly in check and there was no one else to step up on offense for Tampa.
This is going to be a cause for some concern and the likes of Ondrej Palat, Jonathan Drouin, Valtteri Filppula and Brian Boyle have to chip in somewhere.
Tampa managed just 16 shots in game 3 and were thoroughly outplayed from start to finish by a Red Wings team that looked like they got five years younger for Sunday’s game.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Under is 12-2-2 in DET last 16 Wed. games.
- DET are 2-7 in their last 9 Wed. games.
- Over is 6-2-3 in DET last 11 overall.
- TB are 61-30 in their last 91 home games.
- DET are 2-8 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Free Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Detroit Red Wings NHL Hockey Prediction
This is due for a bit of a letdown game for the Lightning.
They absolutely had their way at home and now going into Detroit’s barn, against a Wings team with their backs against the wall, expect Detroit to come out swinging and have some answers for Tampa’s top two forwards now that they get last line change.
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That’s three straight games where the Wings have scored two goals, if they play another solid defensive game and make life easy on Mrazek this series should be level as Tampa hasn’t protected Bishop that well as yet and the defense looks a little leaky at times.
Detroit evens the series up on home ice before heading back to Tampa.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 2 – Tampa Bay 1
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