PENGUINS (43-25-11) at RED WINGS (31-38-10)
7:30 p.m. ET; FS-D+, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV
The Pittsburgh Penguins can clinch a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs when they play the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh will reach the postseason with a win and move into a tie for second place with the New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division with two games to play. The Penguins also would clinch if they get one point and either the Montreal Canadiens lose to the Tampa Bay Lightning in any fashion or the Carolina Hurricanes lose to the Toronto Maple Leafs in regulation. Pittsburgh would also clinch if Montreal loses in regulation.
The Red Wings have a season-best five straight wins. It's their longest streak since they won six in a row from Oct. 17-27, 2016.
Players to watch
Penguins center Sidney Crosby has two assists in his past eight games after he had 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in his previous 17 games.
Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in a four-game point streak.
They said it
"We've got nothing guaranteed right now. We've got to keep the urgency that we've been playing with in the last couple weeks and we have to sustain it through the rest of the season. We've got to get ourselves into the postseason before we worry about anything else." -- Penguins captain Sidney Crosby
"I think the young [defensemen] have done a good job of being steady on the blue line. They don't have to be perfect, especially when we are getting excellent goaltending, but they have to be able to avoid the big mistakes." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill
Penguins projected lineup
Jake Guentzel -- Sidney Crosby -- Bryan Rust
Jared McCann -- Teddy Blueger -- Phil Kessel
Dominik Simon -- Nick Bjugstad -- Patric Hornqvist
Adam Johnson -- Matt Cullen -- Garrett Wilson
Olli Maatta -- Justin Schultz
Jack Johnson -- Erik Gudbranson
Marcus Pettersson -- Zach Trotman
Injured: Evgeni Malkin (upper body), Chad Ruhwedel (upper body), Zach Aston-Reese (lower body), Kris Letang (upper body), Brian Dumoulin (lower body)
Red Wings projected lineup
Darren Helm -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha
Tyler Bertuzzi -- Andreas Athanasiou -- Dominic Turgeon
Martin Frk -- Christoffer Ehn -- Taro Hirose
Matt Puempel -- Ryan Kuffner
Niklas Kronwall -- Madison Bowey
Joe Hicketts -- Filip Hronek
Dylan McIlrath -- Luke Witkowski
Injured: Thomas Vanek (mid body), Michael Rasmussen (upper body), Trevor Daley (back), Justin Abdelkader (leg), Mike Green (virus), Jacob de la Rose (accelerated heartbeat), Jonathan Ericsson (lower body), Frans Nielsen (head), Jonathan Bernier (upper body), Danny DeKeyser (lower body)
Dumoulin is day-to-day. ... Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill agreed to a two-year contract Tuesday.
Guentzel has 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in his past 15 games. … Larkin has eight points (five goals, three assists) during a five-game point streak. Mantha has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) during a five-game point streak.