Game 19 Preview: Red Wings hoping their luck turns around in Vegas

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The Detroit Red Wings play their 3rd road game in four nights when they visit Vegas tonight.  Game time is 10:00 PM ET at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Detroit have lost their opening two games of a four-game road trip.  Detroit won the first meeting 5-2 just 11 days ago.

Vegas is on a one-game losing streak after being on the wrong side of a 4-2 game with Carolina on Tuesday.

Red Wings Notes

  • Detroit are currently 4th in the Atlantic Division with a 8-8-2 record
  • The Red Wings special teams are currently ranked 24th in the NHL, PP 16.7%, PK 77.6%
  • Tyler Bertuzzi continues to lead the Red Wings in scoring with nine goals and 17 points in 14 games
  • Moritz Seider leads all Red Wings and all rookies with 10 assists
  • Lucas Raymond remains the top rookie scorer in the NHL with 17 points in 17 games
  • Thomas Greiss is expected to start and has a 4-5-0 record, 3.20 GAA, and .907 SV% in eight games
  • Dylan Larkin had a false-positive COVID-19 test and will play tonight
  • Marc Staal missed this mornings practice because of a non-COVID -19 related illness and will not play tonight

Detroit Projected Lineup

Forwards

Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina

Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne

Sam Gagner – Joe Veleno – Carter Rowney

Defensemen

Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Jordan Oesterle – Gustav Lindstrom

Goaltenders

Thomas Greiss

Alex Nedeljkovic

Not in lineup
Givani Smith (healthy),  Marc Staal (illnes), Troy Stecher (undisclosed), Jakub Vrana (shoulder), Mitchell Stephens (lower body)

Golden Knights Notes

  • Vegas are currently 4th in the Pacific Division with a 9-7-0 record
  • The Golden Knights special teams are currently ranked 23rd in the NHL, PP 14.3%, PK 80.0%
  • Chandler Stephenson leads the Golden Knights in scoring with 10 assists and 15 points in 15 games
  • Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with nine goals
  • Nicolas Roy leads the Golden Knights with a +6 rating
  • Goaltender Robin Lehner is expected to start and has a 7-5-0 record, 2.83 GAA, and .918 SV% in 12 games
  • LW Sven Baertschi was recalled Tuesday is expected to make his Vegas debut tonight
  • Center Adam Brooks was claimed off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday

Vegas Projected Lineup

Forwards

Evgenii Dadonov – Chandler Stephenson – Mark Stone

Keegan Kolesar – Nicolas Roy – Reilly Smith

Mattias Janmark – Jake Leschyshyn – Paul Cotter

Sven Baertschi – Brett Howden – Jonas Rondbjerg

Defensemen

Nicolas Hague – Alex Pietrangelo

Brayden McNabb – Shea Theodore

Ben Hutton – Dylan Coghlan

Goaltenders

Robin Lehner (starting)

Laurent Brossoit

Not in lineup

Mike Amadio (Covid-19), Alec Martinez (face), William Carrier (Covid-19), William Karlsson (foot), Jonathan Marchessault (Covid-19)

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