Tampa Bay plays Detroit on 3-game win streak

Detroit Red Wings (2-7-2, eighth in the Central Division) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (6-1-1, first in the Central Division)

Tampa, Florida; Friday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Tampa Bay will try to prolong its three-game win streak with a victory against Detroit.

Tampa Bay finished 43-21-6 overall and 18-5-1 in division action a season ago. The Lightning scored 49 power play goals on 212 power play opportunities last season.

Detroit went 17-49-5 overall and 9-13-1 in division action during the 2019-20 season. The Red Wings averaged 27.1 shots per game last season on the way to scoring 2.0 goals per game.

The teams play for the second straight game.

INJURIES: Lightning: Mitchell Stephens: out (knee).

Red Wings: Jonathan Bernier: day to day (upper body), Tyler Bertuzzi: out (upper body).

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.