The Red Wings (14-7-1) are riding a five-game winning streak and have won 9 of 11; as they host the Lightning (11-10-2) tonight at JLA. DET lead the Western Conference based on winning percentage (.659 - 2 overall), yet find themselves in 5th overall; two points out of the conference lead. Only 3 points separate the 1-8 playoff positions in the Western Conference, and 5 points separates 1-11; insane.
With the exception of DET’s 22nd ranked PK and 13th ranked FO%, DET are in the top ten in every major statistical category; the apathy of late October seems a thing forgotten.
At eleventh place in the EC (but only 2 points from 8th), TBL find themselves mired in inconsistency. 5-5 in their last ten games, and in the bottom half of every major statistical category - the Lightning have been struggling. Mathieu Garon hopes to have found his game as Roloson has been awful this season.
Admiral Ackbar could not have said it any more clearly - It’s a trap game tonight, for sure.