Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 4/1/2024

Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 4/1/2024

The Detroit Red Wings will wrap up their five-game road trip tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Red Wings are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Saturday, while the Lightning are coming off a 4-1 win over the Islanders on Saturday.

Detroit Red Wings (36-30-8, 80 Points) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (41-25-7, 85 Points)

When: Monday, April 1
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Amalie Arena (Tampa, FL)
TV: Bally Sport Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Lucas Raymond – 60
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 29
Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere – 39

Tampa Bay Lightning

Points: Nikita Kucherov – 126
Goals: Nikita Kucherov – 42
Assists: Nikita Kucherov – 84

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Alex DeBrincat – Dylan Larkin – Patrick Kane
David Perron – J.T. Compher – Lucas Raymond
Michael Rasmussen– Andrew Copp – Christian Fischer
Joe Veleno – Austin Czarnik – Robby Fabbri
Jake Walman – Moritz Seider
Jeff Petry – Simon Edvinsson
Ben Chiarot – Shayne Gostisbehere

Tampa Bay Lightning

Anthony Duclair – Brayden Point – Nikita Kucherov
Brandon Hagel – Anthony Cirelli – Steven Stamkos
Michael Eyssimont – Nicholas Paul – Mitchell Chaffee
Tanner Jeannot – Luke Glendening – Tyler Motte
Darren Raddysh – Victor Hedman
Haydn Fluery – Matt Dumba
Emil Martinsen-Lilleberg – Nick Perbix

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 23.0 (10)
PK%: 80.2 (14)
GF P/G: 3.31 (9)
GA P/G: 3.32 (24)
Faceoff %: 50.4 (14)

Tampa Bay Lightning

PP%: 29.2 (1)
PK%: 82.6 (5)
GF P/G: 3.48 (5)
GA P/G: 3.25 (25)
Faceoff %: 51.7 (10)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Alex DeBrincat

DeBrincat this season has played in 74 games, and he has recorded 59 points on 24 goals and 35 assists. He has 18 points on the power play on ten goals and eight assists. DeBrincat is second on the team in points, and third on the team in goals and assists.

DeBrincat’s Line Assignments

Compher will be on the second line with Patrick Kane and Dylan Larkin. He will also be on the second power-play unit with Kane, Andrew Copp, Lucas Raymond, and Moritz Seider.

DeBrincat’s career vs. Lightning

DeBrincat in his career against Tampa Bay has played in 20 games and has recorded 21 points on 12 goals and nine assists. This season he has three points in two games against them on two goals and an assist.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (18-16-4, 3.03 GAA)

Lyon last played on Saturday against the Panthers and suffered his tenth straight loss giving up two goals on 38 shots; he has not won since February 27th against the Capitals. In his career against Tampa Bay, he is 1-0-0 with that win coming earlier this season stopping 27 of the 28 shots he faced.

Tampa Bay: Andrei Vasilevskiy (28-16-2, 2.85 GAA) / Jonas Johansson (12-7-5, 3.37 GAA)

Vasilevskiy last played on Saturday against the Islanders, and he got the win giving up one goal on 28 shots. In his career against the Red Wings, he is 14-3-0, he lost to them earlier this season allowing two goals on 35 shots.

Johansson last played on Sunday against the Ducks, and he got the win stopping 30 of the 32 shots he saw. He is 0-1-1 against Detroit in his career, he lost to them earlier this season giving up five goals on 41 shots.

Wrap Up

This game means so much to the Detroit Red Wings with the events that happened this weekend they are now two points behind the Flyers for the final playoff spot with a game in hand and they need to find a way to come out of this matchup with two points if they wanted to return to the Stanley Cup playoffs.

In their last ten games against Tampa Bay, Detroit is 5-3-2, and have been outscored by the
Lightning 34-31 in those ten games. Detroit beat the Lightning in the previous two matchups.

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