Tampa Bay takes on Detroit on 3-game losing streak
Tampa Bay Lightning (39-18-6, fourth in the Atlantic) vs. Detroit Red Wings (26-31-7, fifth in the Atlantic)
Detroit; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay comes into the matchup against Detroit after losing three games in a row.
The Red Wings are 17-14-2 in Eastern Conference games. Detroit averages 9.2 penalty minutes per game, the sixth-most in the Eastern Conference. Givani Smith leads the team serving 108 total minutes.
The Lightning are 11-6-1 in division matchups. Tampa Bay has scored 207 goals and ranks eighth in the NHL averaging 3.3 goals per game. Steven Stamkos leads the team with 28.
In their last meeting on March 4, Tampa Bay won 3-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Moritz Seider leads the Red Wings with 37 assists and has 42 points this season. Jakub Vrana has five goals over the last 10 games for Detroit.
Stamkos leads the Lightning with 67 points, scoring 28 goals and registering 39 assists. Victor Hedman has six goals over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 2-7-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.8 penalties and 9.6 penalty minutes while giving up 4.2 goals per game with an .884 save percentage.
Lightning: 4-6-0, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.4 assists, 5.1 penalties and 11 penalty minutes while allowing 2.6 goals per game with a .921 save percentage.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Givani Smith: day to day (undisclosed), Filip Zadina: day to day (illness).
Lightning: None listed.