DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings aren't counting on their 3-0 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round playoff series to carry over to Game 4 on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports FS-F, FS-D).
The Red Wings lead the best-of-7 series 2-1.
"I've reminded [players] for two straight days now and will remind them again: I don't believe in momentum in playoffs, to be honest with you," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said after the morning skate Thursday. "I think it starts with the drop of the puck here tonight."
Babcock said Detroit has to play even better than it did Tuesday in Game 3.
"When there's a series like this and it's tight, I don't believe that [carryover]," Babcock said. "There's a new game tonight and we got to be better than we were the last game if we're going to have success. They want to be better. We know we have to be better."
Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek is responsible for each of the two shutouts the Lightning have suffered this season. He shut them out in Detroit during the regular season, making 23 saves in a 4-0 win on March 28, and made 22 saves Tuesday in Game 3.
Tampa Bay was the NHL's highest scoring team during the regular season.
Here are the projected lineups:
Alex Killorn - Steven Stamkos - Ryan Callahan
Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Nikita Kucherov
Vladislav Namestnikov - Valtteri Filppula - Cedric Paquette
Brenden Morrow - Brian Boyle - J.T. Brown
Victor Hedman - Andrej Sustr
Nikita Nesterov - Anton Stralman
Matt Carle - Braydon Coburn
Scratched: Mark Barberio, Jonathan Drouin
Injured: Jason Garrison (upper body)
Justin Abdelkader - Henrik Zetterberg - Gustav Nyquist
Darren Helm - Pavel Datsyuk - Tomas Tatar
Joakim Andersson - Riley Sheahan - Tomas Jurco
Drew Miller - Luke Glendening - Landon Ferraro
Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson
Danny DeKeyser - Kyle Quincey
Brendan Smith - Marek Zidlicky
Scratched: Stephen Weiss, Teemu Pulkkinen, Dan Cleary, Jakub Kindl, Alexey Marchenko
Injured: Erik Cole (spinal contusion), Johan Franzen (concussion)
Status report: Centering the third line in Game 3 proved to be a much better matchup for Sheahan. He scored a goal and had an overall strong game. That came after centering the second line in the first two games and going head-to-head against Steven Stamkos and the Lightning's top line.
Who's hot: Fourth-line center Glendening has two goals in the first three games. His line of Miller on left wing and Ferraro on the right side did an outstanding job in Game 3 on Tampa Bay's dangerous second line of Tyler Johnson between left wing Ondrej Palat and right wing Nikita Kucherov.