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Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 13:47 PM

Red Wings vs. Lightning Predictions, Odds, Preview


The Detroit Red Wings (2-6-2) hit the road for the start of a six-game road trip, starting with the first of two games against the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning (5-1-1) on Wednesday afternoon.

These teams will meet eight times this season, which is great news for the Lightning. They have won 22 of the past 26 meetings in this series, and 21 of the previous 27 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. The favorite is a whopping 21-5 in the past 26 battles, too. The home team has won 18 of the previous 25, or a winning percentage of 72.

The Red Wings likely will have Thomas Greiss in between the pipes again. He is 0-5-2 overall, but he has a respectable 3.03 goals-against average and .897 save percentage. Greiss hasn't been great, but he hasn't been god awful, and gives Detroit stability in net. In fact, he has allowed three or fewer goals in all six of his starts to date. Unfortunately for him, the Detroit offense has provided eight total goals in his six starts, or an average of just 1.33 per game. That's not going to get you to pile up the wins.

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