Lightning pregame: Tampa Bay looks to continue win streak vs Detroit

Lightning has won 14 regular-season games in a row against Red Wings
DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD   |   TimesTampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) checks Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) into the boards during the third period of Saturday's (3/9/19) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | TimesTampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) checks Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) into the boards during the third period of Saturday's (3/9/19) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Published March 14

The Lightning has won more consecutive regular-season games against Detroit than against any other team, or than any other team has won against Detroit.

Tampa Bay has won 14 straight, good for a franchise record against any team and a league record against the Red Wings. Detroit last beat Tampa Bay on Nov. 3, 2015.

The last time the Lightning was in Detroit, it was close though. Tampa Bay and Eddie Pasquale (playing for Louis Domingue in the second half of a back-to-back while Andrei Vasilevskiy was hurt) needed a shootout to win. On Saturday, however, Tampa Bay handled the Red Wings easily. The 3-2 score looks close than the game was as Anthony Matha scored in the final minute.

The Lightning did not have a morning skate on Thursday, but Anton Stralman is expected to return to the lineup, judging by practice on Wednesday. Andrei Vasilevskiy is the likely starter in net.


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