The Lightning open a two-game road trip on Thursday night against the Red Wings in Detroit.
When: Thursday, October 14 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Little Caesars Arena - Detroit, MI
TV coverage: Bally Sports Sun (check local listings)
Radio coverage: 970 WFLA-AM, Lightning Power Play
Where to stream it: Bally Sports App, ESPN+
Projected Lineup (subject to change)
Ondrej Palat - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Alex Killorn - Anthony Cirelli - Steven Stamkos
Pat Maroon - Ross Colton - Corey Perry
Mathieu Joseph - Pierre-Edouard Bellemare - Taylor Raddysh
Victor Hedman - Jan Rutta
Ryan McDonagh - Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev - Zach Bogosian
The Lightning and the Red Wings are playing their first of four matchups this season and the first of two at Little Caesars Arena...Tampa Bay is 6-1-2 in nine all-time meetings with Detroit at Little Caesars Arena...The Lightning went 2-1-1 in Detroit last season and claimed a 2-1 victory in their last visit to Little Caesars Arena May 2, Blake Coleman (0:16 - 1st) and Mikhail Sergachev (1:09 - 2nd) scoring to put the Bolts ahead 2-0 and Christopher Gibson stopping 22-of-23 shots for his first and only win with Tampa Bay and first NHL victory since March 20, 2018 (4th NHL win overall)...Tampa Bay is 8-1-1 in Detroit since the start of the 2016-17 season...The Lightning own an all-time record of 12-18-1 with one tie in Detroit...The Bolts are 21-2-2 overall against Detroit in the last 25 reg. season meetings between the two teams...Andrei Vasilevskiy is 12-0-0 in 12 career reg. season starts versus Detroit, one of three teams Vasilevskiy has yet to lose to (also: 11-0-0 vs. CHI and 4-0-0 ANA).
Tampa Bay is playing its first road contest of the 2021-22 regular season and begins a two-game road trip tonight...The Lightning are 11-16-1 all-time in road openers...The Bolts are hoping to avoid starting the season with two-straight losses for the first time since going 0-1-2 to begin 2009-10...Tampa Bay hasn't suffered two regulation losses to start a season since 2008-09...Since the start of the 2017-18 season, Tampa Bay owns the best road regular season points percentage in the NHL (91-43-12, .664), ahead of Washington (87-47-12, .637)...Since Jon Cooper's first full season in 2013-14, Tampa Bay has collected 379 combined regular season wins, most in the NHL over that span.
2021-22 Reg. Season Man Games Lost: 2
Cal Foote (Surgery to repair tendon in finger; Out) 1 Game
Gemel Smith (Lower-body injury Sept. 28; Out indefinitely) 1 Game
The Road Ahead
Saturday, October 16 at Washington Capitals
Tuesday, October 19 vs. Florida Panthers
Saturday, October 23 vs. Colorado Avalanche