Detroit Red Wings Look to Go Up Big in Game Four


Apr 21, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings players celebrate an open net goal in the third period of game three of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings have a chance to go up 3-1 on the Tampa Bay Lightning, something only probably Red Wings fans could have predicted. Now, game four becomes a big one for the Red Wings if they want to shock not only the Lightning but also the National Hockey League.

Projected lines look like this

The star of game three Petr Mrazek will be starting in net and after his bounce back performance he should go into net with his head held high. He could have another game like his last and help the Red Wings go up 3-1. The team will have to play on the top of their game as well to help Mrazek out. This team can’t have another game like game two in Tampa Bay. A game that saw them allow 5 goals while they only netted one goal.

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However, one thing I’ve learned watching all sports throughout my life is, don’t ever count a team out and the Tampa Bay Lightning shouldn’t be. This team is hungry from last season when they got swept by a tremendously good Montreal Canadiens team. This team wants to show everyone that they are the real deal now and can make it further than the first round. So they will come out hitting hard and looking to score at every chance that you give them.

If anything game four will be an interesting one, because it would be nice to see the Red Wings come out and have two good games in a row and then go up 3-1 on a team almost no one gave them a chance to beat. With a win or lose the series will head back down to Tampa Bay and for the Red Wings to have a 3-1 lead would help them as they head to an opposing arena.

Game information:

Start time: 7 pm

Arena: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit Michigan

TV: FSN-Detroit or NBCSN

Next: Check out the amazing pregame projection show that was seen before game three