The Detroit Red Wings will have revenge on their minds when they tangle with the Florida Panthers at Joe Louis Arena Monday night. The Wings were beaten soundly by a score of 6-3 when the two Atlantic Division teams met in Sunrise last week.
- The Panthers are 5-0 SU in their last five games versus Red Wings in Detroit.
- The Red Wings are 0-4 SU in their last four games after a win.
- The Panthers are 12-5 SU in their last 17 road games.
The Wings, currently -115 at online shop Bovada, are in danger of falling out of the Eastern Conference playoff spots and one area they’ll have to improve on down the stretch is their performance on home ice. They have an opportunity to build some momentum at Joe Louis Arena after defeating the New York Islanders 5-1 in their last effort, but are still a paltry 1-5 in their last six home games.
The Panthers continue to be one of hockey’s better stories and sit second in the Eastern Conference and first in the Atlantic Division. A 12-game winning streak that bridged December and January catapulted them up the standings and despite losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last effort, they’ve still won five of their last six games and own a six-point lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the division.
Florida has dominated Atlantic Division foes of late, taking a 7-1 SU mark in their last eight contests versus the division but the Wings will be desperate to pick up a big division win on home ice Monday night.