Game Preview: Red Wings Return Home to Play Vegas

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The Detroit Red Wings host the Vegas Golden Knights after an exciting 4-3 victory in OT against Buffalo last night.  Game time is 6:00 PM ET at LCA in Detroit, MI.

Vegas are on a two game winning streak after a convincing 5-2 win last night in Montreal.

Red Wings Notes

  • Rookie defenseman Moritz Seider scored the OT goal (his 1st NHL goal) in Buffalo and leads all rookie defensemen in scoring with 10 points in 12 games
  • Detroit return home after a four game road trip where they went 1-3-0
  • Detroit is currently 21st in league standings with a 5-5-2 record
  • Detroit is currently 28th in special teams, PP 15.0%, PK 69.1%
  • Rookie Lucas Raymond had three assists in Buffalo and now leads all NHL rookies in scoring with 13 points in 12 games
  • Tyler Bertuzzi scored two goals and four points in Buffalo and lead the Red Wings with eight goals and 13 points in 9 games
  • Thomas Greiss 3-3-0, 3.45 GAA, .897 SV% is expected to start in goal
  • Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic made 29 saves on Saturday and now has a 2-2-2 record, 3.03 GAA, and a .910 SV%
  • Dylan Larkin (Personal) remains out of the lineup for the Red Wings

Detroit Projected Lineup


Tyler Bertuzzi – Pius Suter – Lucas Raymond

Robby Fabbri – Joe Veleno – Filip Zadina

Vladislav Namestnikov – Mitchell Stephens – Sam Gagner

Givani Smith – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne


Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Marc Staal – Jordan Oesterle


Thomas Greiss (expected to start)

Alex Nedeljkovic

Not in lineup 

Carter Rowney (Healthy), Gustav Lindstrom (lower body),  Dylan Larkin (Personal), Troy Stecher (Healthy), Jakub Vrana (shoulder)

Golden Knights Notes

  • Vegas are 19th in league standings with a 6-5-0 record
  • Vegas special teams rank 26th in the NHL, PP 9.5%, PK 80.0
  • The Golden Knights scored their first two PP goals of the season on Saturday night and are now 2/21 with the man advantage
  • Chandler Stephenson leads the Golden Knights with 5G, 7A, and 12PTS.
  • Jonathan Marchessault also has five goals to lead Vegas
  • Goaltender Laurent Brossoit 1-0-0, 2.97 GAA, .920 SV% is expected to make his second start of the season

Vegas Projected Lineup


Reilly Smith – Nicolas Roy – Jonathan Marchessault

William Carrier – Chandler Stephenson – Evgenii Dadonov

Mattias Janmark – Keegan Kolesar – Michael Amadio

Brett Howden – Jake Leschyshyn – Jonas Rondbjerg


Alex Pietrangelo – Nicolas Hague

Alec Martinez – Shea Theodore

Dylan Coghlan – Brayden McNabb


Laurent Brossoit (starting)

Robin Lehner

Not in lineup

Ben Hutton (healthy), Jack Eichel (neck), Max Pacioretty (fractured foot), Mark Stone (lower body), Zach Whitecloud (upper body), Nolan Patrick (undisclosed), William Karlsson (broken foot)

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