Detroit Red Wings: Connor McDavid & the Oilers Come to Town

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The Detroit Red Wings play Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night at LCA in Detroit, MI.  Game time is 7:30 PM ET.

Detroit is on a two game winning streak after defeating Buffalo and Vegas on the weekend.  Edmonton have won four straight so, this should be a very entertaining game.

Red Wings Notes

  • Pius Suter is heating up as he had four points in the two weekend victories
  • Tyler Bertuzzi leads the Red Wings with 9G and 15 points in 10 games played
  • Lucas Raymond continues to lead all NHL rookies with 14 points
  • Moritz Seider leads all rookies with nine assists
  • The Detroit special teams are currently 27th, PP-18.2%, PK-71.1%
  • Detroit is currently 15th in overall league standings with a 6-5-2 record
  • Sam Gagner will play his 900th NHL game tonight for Detroit

Detroit Projected Lineup


Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina

Vladislav Namestnikov – Mitchell Stephens – Sam Gagner

Givani Smith – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne


Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Marc Staal – Gustav Lindstrom


Alex Nedeljkovic (expected to start)

Thomas Greiss

Not in lineup
Carter Rowney (Healthy),  Jordan Oesterle (Healthy), Troy Stecher (undisclosed), Jakub Vrana (shoulder)

Oilers Notes

  • Leon Draisaitl leads the NHL in scoring with 10 G, 23 PTS in 10 games
  • Connor McDavid and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins both lead the NHL with 14 assists
  • The Oilers PP has been incredible and has a 50% success rate
  • Edmonton is currently 3rd in league standings with a 9-1-0 record
  • Edmonton is undefeated on the road at 3-0-0
  • Goaltender Stuart Skinner will make his season debut tonight for the Oilers
  • Ryan McLeod has been recalled from Bakersfield (AHL) and will dress tonight
  • Former Red Wing Brendan Perlini will play tonight for the OIlers

Edmonton Projected Lineup


Leon Draisaitl – Connor McDavid – Jesse Puljujarvi

Zach Hyman – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Zack Kassian

Warren Foegele – Derek Ryan – Kailer Yamamoto

Colton Sceviour – Brendan Perlini – Ryan McLeod


Darnell Nurse – Evan Bouchard

Duncan Keith – Cody Ceci

Slater Koekkoek – Tyson Barrie


Stuart Skinner (expected to start)

Mikko Koskinen

Not in lineup

Devin Shore (lower body), Mike Smith (lower body), Tyler Benson (healthy), Kris Russell  (healthy), Kyle Turris (healthy)

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