Pregame: Red Wings @ Lightning – Game 4

The Red Wings and Lightning meet in Game Four of their Atlantic Division Semifinal series tonight at Joe Louis Arena.

For the second-seeded Lightning, the game is a virtual must-win, as a loss puts them down 3-1 headed back home for Game Five.

Detroit is under pressure, too. A loss at the Joe ties the series and gives Tampa Bay the home-ice advantage the Red Wings took from them with a Game One win.

Petr Mrazek gets the start in goal for the Red Wings, who will ice the same lineup as they used in winning Game Three.

Stupid stat of the day: The Red Wings are 16-22 all-time in Game Four when leading the series 2-1.

Game time is 7:00 PM on FSD.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.