LIGHTNING (4-1-0) at RED WINGS (4-1-0)
7:30 p.m. ET; SN1, TVA Sports, FS-D, SUN, NHL.TV
The Tampa Bay Lightning will go for their fourth straight victory when they play the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Monday.
Tampa Bay is coming off a 3-0-0 homestand and will be playing their second road game of the season. Their one loss this season came in their previous road game, 5-4 at the Florida Panthers on Oct. 7.
The Red Wings are looking for their first 5-1-0 start since the 2011-12 season. They have won two straight games and went 3-1-0 on a four-game road trip.
Players to watch
Forward Nikita Kucherov has scored a goal in each of the Lightning's first five games. He's the first player to score in the first five games of his team's season since Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks in 2012-13.
Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard has won his first three starts of a season for the first time since starting 4-0-0 in 2011-12.
They said it
"It's the same team but this is a new building for them and a new era. We're expecting a hostile environment." -- Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman
"I don't know how [Henrik Zetterberg] sees the passes he makes, but it is fun to be on the ice with him." -- Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha, who will move onto Zetterberg's line against the Lightning
Lightning projected lineup
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Steven Stamkos -- Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Yanni Gourde
Chris Kunitz - Cedric Paquette -- Ryan Callahan
Alex Killorn -- Tyler Johnson
Victor Hedman -- Jake Dotchin
Mikhail Sergachev -- Anton Stralman
Braydon Coburn -- Dan Girardi
Scratched: J.T. Brown, Gabriel Dumont, Andrej Sustr
Injured: Erik Condra (back)
Red Wings projected lineup
Anthony Mantha -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Gustav Nyquist
Justin Abdelkader -- Dylan Larkin -- Tomas Tatar
Darren Helm -- Frans Nielsen -- Martin Frk
Luke Witkowski -- Riley Sheahan -- Luke Glendening
Jonathan Ericsson -- Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall -- Mike Green
Xavier Ouellet -- Nick Jensen
Scratched: David Booth
Injured: Tyler Bertuzzi (wrist), Evgeny Svechnikov(neck), Danny DeKeyser (lower body)
Point missed the morning skate because of an illness but is expected to play. … Witkowski, who can play at forward or defense, will move into the lineup to provide depth on both ends of the ice. He had been scratched from the past two games. He signed with the Red Wings on July 1 after spending the previous three seasons with the Lightning.
Points (three goals, five assists) is tied with Kucherov (five goals, three assists) with a Lightning-high eight points. … Zetterberg has six points (two goals, four assists) during a three-game point streak.