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Tampa Bay plays Detroit, looks for 4th straight home win

April 18, 2022 GMT

Detroit Red Wings (29-37-10, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (46-21-8, third in the Atlantic)

Tampa, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay hosts Detroit aiming to continue its three-game home winning streak.

The Lightning are 25-14-5 in conference games. Tampa Bay ranks 10th in the Eastern Conference with 30.6 shots per game and is averaging 3.3 goals.

The Red Wings are 7-13-3 against the rest of their division. Detroit averages 9.1 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Eastern Conference. Givani Smith leads the team serving 108 total minutes.

In their last meeting on March 26, Tampa Bay won 2-1.

TOP PERFORMERS: Steven Stamkos has 84 total points for the Lightning, 33 goals and 51 assists. Nikita Kucherov has seven goals over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.

Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings with 69 points, scoring 31 goals and collecting 38 assists. Jakub Vrana has four goals over the last 10 games for Detroit.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Lightning: 5-3-2, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 3.3 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with an .896 save percentage.

Red Wings: 3-5-2, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.8 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.3 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.

INJURIES: Lightning: None listed.

Red Wings: Oskar Sundqvist: day to day (illness), Givani Smith: out (undisclosed).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.