Game 22: Detroit Red Wings host Buffalo in battle of division rivals

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The Detroit Red Wings attempt to make it two wins in a row when they host the struggling Buffalo Sabres.

Buffalo have one win during their last five games after defeating Montreal 4-1 last night.

Game time tonight is 7:00 PM ET at LCA in Detroit, MI.

 Red Wings Notes

  • Detroit are currently 4th in the Atlantic Division with a 9-9-3 record
  • The Red Wings special teams are currently ranked 24th in the NHL, PP 15.8%, PK 78.1%
  • Lucas Raymond continues to lead the Red Wings in scoring with 12 assists and 20 points in 21 games
  • Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 10 goals each
  • Tyler Bertuzzi also leads the Red wings with a +10 rating
  • Moritz Seider leads all Red Wings defensemen in scoring with 13 points in 21 games
  • Thomas Greiss is expected to start and has a 4-6-0 record, 3.41 GAA, and .901 SV% in 10 games
  • Givani Smith has been moved onto the Suter/Fabbri line to start tonight’s game
  • Joe Veleno left Wednesday’s game with an injury and is not playing tonight.  Carter Rowney will take Veleno’s place in the lineup

Detroit Projected Lineup

Forwards

Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Givani Smith

Sam Gagner – Carter Rowney –  Filip Zadina

Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne

Defensemen

Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Jordan Oesterle – Moritz Seider

Dan Renouf – Gustav Lindstrom

Goaltenders

Thomas Greiss (starter)

Alex Nedeljkovic

Not in lineup
Marc Staal (illness), Danny DeKeyser (COVID-19), Joe Veleno (upper body)

Sabres Notes

  • Buffalo are currently 6th in the Atlantic Division with a 8-10-2 record
  • The Sabres special teams are currently ranked 19th in the NHL, PP 20.8%, PK 77.8%
  • Tage Thompson leads the Sabres in scoring with 10 goals and 15 points in 20 games
  • Defensemen Rasmus Dahlin and Colin Miller lead Buffalo with nine assists each
  • Goaltender Aaron Dell is expected to start and has a 0-4-0 record, 4.56 GAA, and .862 SV% in 5 games
  • Forward Brett Murray was recalled from Rochester (AHL) and is expected to play with Cozens/Okposo
  • Drake Caggiula was placed on the IR with an upper body injury

Buffalo Projected Lineup

Forwards

Jeff Skinner – Tage Thompson – Victor Olofsson

Anders BjorkZemgus Girgensons – Rasmus Asplund

Brett Murray – Dylan CozensKyle Okposo

Vinnie Hinostroza – Cody Eakin – John Hayden

Defensemen

Rasmus Dahlin – Mark Pysyk

Jacob BrysonHenri Jokiharju

Robert Hagg – Colin Miller

Goaltenders  

Aaron Dell (starting)

Dustin Tokarski

Not in lineup

Will Butcher (healthy), Christian Wolanin (healthy), Drake Caggiula (upper body), Arttu Ruotsalainen (healthy)

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