Game 25: Red Wings try for 5 in a Row Against the Islanders

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The Detroit Red Wings will attempt to make it five wins in a row when they host the struggling New York Islanders after beating the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Wednesday.

The Islanders have lost nine games in a row after a 2-1 OT loss to San Jose on Thursday.  The last time New York won a game was a 2-0 victory over Winnipeg on November 6th.

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 12-9-3 record
  • The Red Wings special teams are currently ranked 25th in the NHL, PP 15.6%, PK 77.1%
  • Lucas Raymond continues to lead the Red Wings in scoring with 22 points in 24 games
  • Dylan Larkin and Raymond lead Detroit with 10 goals
  • Moritz Seider leads all Red Wings defensemen in scoring with 16 points in 24 games
  • Seider leads Detroit with 14 assists
  • Tyler Bertuzzi remains in COVID-19 protocal but, still leads the Red Wings with a +9 rating
  • Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to start and has a 7-3-3 record, 2.58 GAA, and .923 SV% in 15 games
  • Danny DeKeyser and Joe Veleno were back at practice Friday and will be back in the lineup tonight. Detroit Hockey Now’s Kevin Allen had a good article about how Veleno wants to show he’s a difference maker.
  • Defenseman Dan Renouf and forward Kyle Cricuolo were sent back to Grand Rapids on Thursday

Detroit Projected Lineup

Forwards

Robby Fabbri – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Joe Veleno – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina

Givani Smith – Carter Rowney – Sam Gagner

Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne

Defensemen

Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Marc Staal – Gustav Lindstrom

Goaltenders

Alex Nedeljkovic (starter)

Thomas Greiss

 Not in lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi (COVID-19), Jordan Oesterle (healthy)

Islanders Notes

  • New York are currently 8th in the Metropolitan Division with a 5-10-3 record
  • The Islanders special teams are currently ranked 24th in the NHL, PP 10.2%, PK 83.0%
  • Brock Nelson leads New York with 9 goals and 11 points in 15 games
  • Kyle Palmieri leads the Islanders with 6 assists in 17 games
  • Defensemen Adam Pelech leads New York with a +3 rating
  • Goaltender Ilya Sorokin is expected to start and has a 5-6-3 record, 2.39 GAA, and .929 SV% in 13 games

New York Islanders Projected Lineup

Forwards

Anders Lee – Mathew Barzal – Josh Bailey

Zach Parise – Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Kyle Palmieri

Anthony Beauvillier – Otto Koivula – Oliver Wahlstrom

Matt Martin – Andy Andreoff – Cal Clutterbuck

Defensemen

Adam Pelech – Scott Mayfield

Andy Greene – Noah Dobson

Sebastian Aho – Grant Hutton

Goaltenders

Ilya Sorokin (starting)

Semyon Varlamov

Not in lineup

Zdeno Chara (COVID-19), Robin Salo (healthy), Ross Johnston (undiagnosed)

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