|7||TAMPA BAY||-405||Ov 6.5,-125||-395||Ov 6.5,-125|
|8||DETROIT||+315||Un 6.5,+105||+305||Un 6.5,+105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||24-9-0||+13||24-9||+13||19-14||3.7||32.4||2.8||31.9|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+1.4||4-1||+1.4||2-3||3.8||34.4||2.0||30.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||70||272||92||85||83||12||15||2263||12.0%||227||65||28.6%||463|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||33||122||36||40||38||8||7||1069||11.4%||96||31||32.3%||203|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||7||7||5||0||0||172||11.0%||13||2||15.4%||38|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||22||86||23||28||30||5||4||724||11.9%||64||13||20.3%||142|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||183||65||50||64||4||7||2247||8.1%||229||33||14.4%||293|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||94||34||28||30||2||1||1053||8.9%||112||19||17.0%||153|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||10||3||2||5||0||1||151||6.6%||17||3||17.6%||18|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||57||24||17||16||0||1||695||8.2%||74||10||13.5%||95|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (All Games)||25||25||784||712||90.8%||0||20-5||+13.2||20-5-0||+14||15-9|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (Road Games)||15||15||475||427||89.9%||0||11-4||+6.6||11-4-0||+7||10-5|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (vs. Division)||10||10||296||267||90.2%||0||8-2||+5.8||8-2-0||+6||6-4|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||122||112||91.8%||0||3-1||+2||3-1-0||+2||2-2|
|EDDIE PASQUALE (All Games)||1||1||24||19||79.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|EDDIE PASQUALE (Road Games)||1||1||24||19||79.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|EDDIE PASQUALE (vs. Division)||1||1||24||19||79.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|EDDIE PASQUALE (Last 4 Games)||1||1||24||19||79.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (All Games)||44||44||1433||1334||93.1%||3||32-12||+10.5||32-12-0||+11||19-23|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (Road Games)||17||17||553||513||92.8%||0||12-5||+5.4||12-5-0||+6||8-9|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (vs. Division)||11||11||374||352||94.1%||1||9-2||+4.4||9-2-0||+5||3-8|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||126||119||94.4%||0||3-1||+0.4||3-1-0||0||2-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||13-22-0||-8||13-22||-8||14-19||2.8||29.1||3.2||32.1|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3||1-4||-3||2-3||2.0||26.6||3.6||36.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||70||189||48||60||71||10||8||2061||9.2%||190||32||16.8%||312|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||35||97||25||32||34||6||4||1020||9.5%||95||12||12.6%||153|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||10||1||3||5||1||1||133||7.5%||15||3||20.0%||16|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||24||59||17||22||16||4||1||684||8.6%||73||10||13.7%||96|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||241||57||90||84||10||20||2318||10.4%||211||47||22.3%||409|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||113||26||47||35||5||11||1123||10.1%||97||25||25.8%||186|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||5||4||8||1||1||180||10.0%||13||3||23.1%||35|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||90||23||34||29||4||7||786||11.5%||75||14||18.7%||145|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (All Games)||31||26||898||807||89.9%||0||6-20||-9.3||6-20-0||-9||12-13|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Home Games)||10||7||239||215||90.0%||0||1-6||-4.7||1-6-0||-5||2-4|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (vs. Division)||8||6||224||198||88.4%||0||2-4||-0.2||2-4-0||0||3-3|
|JONATHAN BERNIER (Last 4 Games)||4||3||114||103||90.4%||0||0-3||-3||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||46||44||1405||1275||90.7%||0||18-26||-2.6||18-26-0||-1||21-22|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Home Games)||29||28||876||798||91.1%||0||12-16||-3.4||12-16-0||-2||12-15|
|JIMMY HOWARD (vs. Division)||18||18||558||501||89.8%||0||5-13||-6.5||5-13-0||-5||8-9|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||143||126||88.1%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TAMPA BAY 3, DETROIT 3.17|
|2/16/2019||MONTREAL||3-0||W||0, -185||W||6 ov||U|
|2/18/2019||at COLUMBUS||5-1||W||0, -145||W||6.5 ev||U|
|2/19/2019||at PHILADELPHIA||5-2||W||0, -115||W||6.5 ov||O|
|2/21/2019||BUFFALO||2-1||W||0, -320||W||6.5 ov||U|
|2/25/2019||LOS ANGELES||4-3||W||0, -435||W||6 un||O|
|2/27/2019||at NY RANGERS||4-3||W||0, -240||W||6.5 ov||O|
|2/28/2019||at BOSTON||1-4||L||0, +105||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/2/2019||OTTAWA||5-1||W||0, -575||W||6.5 ov||U|
|3/5/2019||WINNIPEG||5-2||W||0, -205||W||6.5 ov||O|
|3/7/2019||MINNESOTA||0-3||L||0, -260||L||6 ov||U|
|3/9/2019||DETROIT||3-2||W||0, -475||W||6.5 ov||U|
|3/11/2019||at TORONTO||6-2||W||0, -110||W||6.5 ov||O|
|3/14/2019||at DETROIT|| |
|3/20/2019||at WASHINGTON|| |
|3/21/2019||at CAROLINA|| |
|3/23/2019||at ST LOUIS|| |
|2/16/2019||at PHILADELPHIA||5-6||L||0, +160||L||6 ev||O|
|2/17/2019||PHILADELPHIA||1-3||L||0, +120||L||6 ev||U|
|2/20/2019||CHICAGO||4-5||L||0, -125||L||6.5 ov||O|
|2/22/2019||MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, -110||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/24/2019||SAN JOSE||3-5||L||0, +180||L||6.5 ov||O|
|2/26/2019||MONTREAL||1-8||L||0, +105||L||6 un||O|
|3/2/2019||at ARIZONA||1-3||L||0, +175||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/5/2019||at COLORADO||3-4||L||0, +210||L||6.5 ev||O|
|3/7/2019||NY RANGERS||3-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||U|
|3/9/2019||at TAMPA BAY||2-3||L||0, +375||L||6.5 ov||U|
|3/10/2019||at FLORIDA||1-6||L||0, +190||L||6.5 un||O|
|3/12/2019||at MONTREAL||1-3||L||0, +285||L||5.5 ov||U|
|3/14/2019||TAMPA BAY|| |
|3/16/2019||NY ISLANDERS|| |
|3/19/2019||at NY RANGERS|| |
|3/21/2019||at ST LOUIS|| |
|3/23/2019||at VEGAS|| |
|3/25/2019||at SAN JOSE|| |
|TAMPA BAY: LAST SEASON: 54-23-5, 113 points. Won Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Washington Capitals in Eastern Conference Finals.
COACH: Jon Cooper (sixth NHL season, 242-143-40, 36-28 playoffs).
ADDED: F Andy Andreoff.
LOST: F Chris Kunitz, G Peter Budaj, D Jake Dotchin.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov has taken the mantle from Steven Stamkos to become the Lightning's most dynamic player. He scored a career-high 40 goals in 2016-17 and followed it up with 39 goals and 100 points last season. Kucherov signed an 8-year, $76 million contract extension in July.
OUTLOOK: Even with the surprising announcement of Steve Yzerman stepping down as general manager, it's business as usual for the Lightning. The roster remains largely unchanged from last season and another deep playoff run is expected as long as Kucherov, Stamkos, Brayden Point, Victor Hedman and Andrei Vasilevskiy stay healthy.
|DETROIT: LAST SEASON: 30-39-13, 73 points. Fifth place in Atlantic Division.
COACH: Jeff Blashill (104-105-37, fourth NHL season).
ADDED: F Thomas Vanek, G Jonathan Bernier, F Filip Zadina, assistant
COACH Dan Bylsma.
LOST: F Henrik Zetterberg.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Dylan Larkin. The 22-year-old center was given a $30.5 million, five-year contract to lead the franchise on and off the ice. Larkin led the team with 47 assists and 63 points, surpassing the career highs he set as a rookie two years ago. Without Zetterberg, he will have to do even more this season.
OUTLOOK: The rebuilding Red Wings will likely miss the playoffs for a third straight year, their longest drought since 1979-83. Zetterberg's career-ending back injury was a hit for a franchise that simply can't replace him this season. Larkin, Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou, all of whom signed multiyear deals last summer, provide some hope as young, talented forwards. Goaltender Jimmy Howard should be able to keep games close, but a shaky defense and lack of quality depth will be tough to overcome.
|Lightning look to continue mastery over Red Wings|
The Tampa Bay Lightning can carry their long winning streak against the Red Wings into next season with a victory at Detroit's Little Caesars Arena on Thursday.
The Lightning have defeated the Red Wings 14 straight times, including a 3-2 squeaker at home on Saturday. Tampa Bay, the NHL's top team, has already downed Detroit three times this season.
The Lightning can also match their franchise record of 54 regular-season wins, which they set a year ago.
Their latest victory came against one of the other top teams in the Eastern Conference. They thumped the Maple Leafs in Toronto 6-2 on Monday night.
It didn't take Tampa Bay long to establish complete control, as it led 4-0 early in the second period.
They showed their depth as their top three offensive threats -- Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point, Steven Stamkos -- didn't score goals.
"We always say we've got four lines that can contribute, four lines that can score," center Tyler Johnson told NHL.com. "Offense, defense, whatever it is, I like the skill that we have."
Johnson and center Cedric Paquette had two goals apiece and Lightning coach John Cooper was especially pleased to see Paquette enjoy a big offensive night.
"It's nice to see when these guys work their tail off doing all the right things and they get rewarded for it," he said. "It's not like he's a guy that plays 20 minutes a night. He plays in all those situations, kind of a grinding role, kills penalties for us and for somebody like him to get two goals (Monday), the guys on the bench were really happy for him."
Kucherov collected an assist, inching his league-leading point total to 111. He had two goals against the Red Wings on Saturday. Defenseman Ryan McDonagh tallied the other goal that night.
Detroit is staggering to the finish line. The Red Wings were officially eliminated from playoff contention with a 3-1 loss at Montreal on Tuesday. They have lost 11 of their last 12 games, though the Canadiens didn't finish them off until an empty-net goal.
"Overall, I thought our compete level was much higher," goalie Jonathan Bernier told NHL.com. "It comes down to the scoring chances they had, and Carey (Price) made some big saves there in the third. We had the chance to tie it up and we just couldn't find back of the net."
Leading scorer Dylan Larkin will miss his fifth straight game on Thursday with a neck strain. The Red Wings will also likely be without defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, who departed the Montreal game early with a lower-body injury.
Detroit's effort in Montreal was a consolation prize after getting blown out by Florida 6-1 two nights earlier.
"It's incredibly important you maintain your culture of work ethic, the things that are important in this locker room," coach Jeff Blashill told the Detroit Free Press. "If you can do that, and I think we have through some real tough years, then you're not that far away. If you lose that culture, you're light years away. We're not that far way because of that."
--Field Level Media
|Last Updated: 3/20/2019 8:31:47 PM EST|