Detroit Red Wings Travel to the Desert to play Arizona

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The Detroit Red Wings play their final road game of the week when they visit the Arizona Coyotes tonight at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ.  Game time is 8:00 PM ET.

Detroit have lost their opening three games of the four-game road trip.  This is the first of two meetings between the two clubs.

Arizona is on a one-game losing streak after being on the wrong side of a 5-4 OT loss to Columbus on Thursday.

Red Wings Notes

  • Detroit are currently 4th in the Atlantic Division with a 8-9-2 record
  • The Red Wings special teams are currently ranked 23rd in the NHL, PP 16.4%, PK 78.3%
  • Lucas Raymond is the top scorer on the Red Wings.  He also remains the top rookie scorer in the NHL with seven goals, 11 assists and 18 points in 19 games
  • Tyler Bertuzzi leads the Red Wings with nine goals and a +8 rating in 16 games
  • Moritz Seider leads all Red Wings and all rookies with 11 assists
  • Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to start and has a 4-3-2 record, 2.91 GAA, and .913 SV% in 10 games

Detroit Projected Lineup

Forwards

Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina

Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne

Givani Smith – Joe Veleno – Sam Gagner

Defensemen

Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Jordan Oesterle – Gustav Lindstrom

Goaltenders

Alex Nedeljkovic (starter)

Thomas Greiss

Not in lineup
Carter Rowney (healthy), Troy Stecher (undisclosed), Marc Staal (illness)

Coyotes Notes

  • Arizona are currently last in the NHL standings with a 2-13-2 record
  • The Coyotes special teams are currently ranked 31st in the NHL, PP 15.6%, PK 66.1%
  • Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere leads the Coyotes in scoring with 11 assists and 13 points in 17 games
  • Lawson Crouse leads Arizona with five goals in 17 games
  • Defenseman Jakob Chychrun has a league low with a -22 rating
  • Goaltender Scott Wedgewood is expected to start and has a 2-3-2 record, 2.64 GAA, and .915 SV% in 8 games

Arizona Projected Lineup

Forwards

Lawson Crouse – Travis BoydClayton Keller

Alex GalchenyukBarrett HaytonPhil Kessel

Antoine RousselJay BeagleLoui Eriksson

Liam O’BrienRyan DzingelHudson Fasching

Defensemen

Jakob Chychrun – Ilya Lyubushkin

Shayne Gostisbehere – Dysin Mayo

Kyle CapobiancoCam Dineen

Goaltenders

Scott Wedgewood (starting)

Karel Vejmelka

Not in lineup

Anton Stralman (lower body), Jan Jenik (healthy)

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