Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings 11/9/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 11/8/2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM ET
Joe Louis Arena in Detroit
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On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be going on the road to take on the Detroit Red Wings in an Atlantic Division matchup.
During the regular season last year, the Lightning and the Red Wings split their two games against each other. Tampa Bay won their first matchup 4-2 on the road, then the Lightning picked up a road win of their own by beating Detroit 5-2.
The Lightning have one of the best scoring teams in the league this season thanks in large part to their solid power play. Star center Steven Stamkos has only faced Detroit six times in his career and has two goals with one assist against them. Goalie Ben Bishop is 4-1-0 against the Red Wings with a solid 1.47 save percentage.
The Red Wings snapped their three-game losing streak on Friday when they beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 at home. Their power play was solid in that win, scoring a goal on two of their four chances with the extra man.
Through 14 games, the Red Wings have the third-best penalty kill by killing off 89.6 percent of the power plays they've faced. Veteran Henrik Zetterberg has scored four goals this season and leads the team with 16 points. Goaltender Jimmy Howard has made 11 starts and is 6-2-3 with a 1.96 GAA and a .925 save percentage.
Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Lightning are 9-4-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Lightning are 8-5-0 against the Over/Under
Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
Detroit Red Wings are 7-7-0 Against the Spread
Detroit Red Wings are 7-6-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Lightning
11/08/14 C Alex Killorn Upper Body is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Columbus
11/01/14 RW Brett Connolly Lower Body out indefinitely
10/19/14 D Victor Hedman Finger expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/06/14 D Mattias Ohlund Knee out indefinitely
Detroit Red Wings
11/08/14 D Kyle Quincey Ankle probable Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/08/14 C Pavel Datsyuk Groin is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
11/07/14 GO Jonas Gustavsson Shoulder expected to miss 2 months
10/31/14 C Stephen Weiss Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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