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    Red Wings Take on Lightning For the Last Series at Home in Detroit This Season  

    The Detroit Red Wings will be finishing off their home games this weekend with back-to-back games against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Three points behind the Carolina Hurricanes and one point behind the Florida Panthers the Lightning will be looking for a win today versus the Red Wings despite already having clinched a playoff spot. The last time these two teams faced off the Red Wings managed to finally end a 17-game home winning streak against them in Tampa Bay.  Here are the projected lineups for today’s game.  

     

    Tampa Bay Lightning:  

    Despite their Captain Steven Stamkos going down with an injury, the Lightning continues their winning ways and are currently on a four-game winning streak. Aided by the technically former Red Wing and new addition defenseman David Savard on the back end this team is relying on their stacked defense to keep them in games. Then it’s just a matter of time before their scoring depth finds a way.  

     

    The Lightning currently have eight players over 26 points on the season. Forward Brayden Point is leading the way with 22 goals, 24 assists, for 46 points in 50 games. Closely behind him is Ondrej Palat with 15 goals and 30 assists for 45 points, and directly behind him at 44 points is defenseman Victor Hedman with nine goals and 35 assists.   

     

    Andrei Vasilevskiy is in the driver’s seat in the net having played 39 games with 30 wins.  He currently is posting a 2.10 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage and is second in the league with five shutouts. Vasilevskiy is expected to get the start in the net today.  

     

    Ondrej Palat – Brayden Point – Alex Barre-Boulet  

    Tyler Johnson – Anthony Cirelli – Alex Killorn  

    Barclay Goodrow – Yanni Gourde – Blake Coleman  

    Pat Maroon – Ross Colton – Mathieu Joseph  

     

    Victor Hedman – Erik Cernak  

    Ryan McDonagh – David Savard  

    Mikhail Sergachev – Luke Schenn  

     

    Andrei Vasilevskiy  

    Curtis McElhinney  

     

    Detroit Red Wings:  

    The Red Wings were not able to get past the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night losing 3-1 despite playing well. Jakub Vrana again stood out and tallied the Red Wings lone goal. It has been a difficult streak of games for the Red Wings only producing two goals in three games despite plenty of scoring chances.  

     

    With forward Adam Erne still expected to be out due to COVID-protocol there are not any expected changes to the lineup. Jonathan Bernier started in net versus the Hurricanes and the Red Wings are expected to continue their continual rotation and start Thomas Greiss today.  

     

    Jakub Vrana – Michael Rasmussen – Valtteri Filppula  

    Filip Zadina – Vladislav Namestnikov  

    Richard Panik – Joe Veleno – Sam Gagner  

    Darren Helm – Luke Glendening – Evgeny Svechnikov  

     

    Dennis Cholowski – Filip Hronek  

    Marc Staal – Troy Stecher  

    Danny DeKeyser – Gustav Lindstrom  

    Alex Biega  

     

    Thomas Greiss  

    Jonathan Bernier  

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