7:39 pm
December 4

Lightning @ Red Wings

Who will WIN this matchup?

Tampa Bay Lightning (20-7-1)

@ Detroit Red Wings (12-12-3)


Starting Goalies:

Ed Pasquale (TB): Confirmed

Jimmy Howard (DET): Confirmed


Current odds:

Tampa Bay Lightning: (-150)

Detroit Red Wings: (+130)


Louis Domingue has started 11 straight games in net since Andrei Vasilevskiy went down with a foot injury, but 28-year-old Eddie Pasquale could make his NHL debut on Tuesday. Kucherov has climbed to third in the league in scoring with his torrid stretch and tops the team with 42 points – five more than linemate Brayden Point, who has collected six of his team-high 20 goals and five assists during his six-game point streak. Captain Steven Stamkos (25 points) has scored two goals and set up two others over his last three games while defenseman Ryan McDonagh (20 points, plus-18 rating) notched a pair of assists on Monday.

Tyler Bertuzzi, who is tied for third on the team with 16 points, was suspended for two games after his conduct in the loss to Colorado, but coach Jeff Blashill has liked the fight from his team of late. “We’ll go a lot further sticking up for each other than any downside of losing guys (on fighting penalties),” Blashill told the Detroit Free Press after two straight physical games. “They’re real good players, but we’re going to win in this room as a group and we’re going to win fighting for each other.” Leading scorer Dylan Larkin (10 goals, 22 points) went through concussion protocol on Sunday but should be in the lineup against Tampa Bay.

Red Wings G Jimmy Howard posted a .930 save percentage in November and stopped 38-of-40 shots in Boston on Saturday.

StreakSmarter Pick
Tampa Bay Lightning