Preview: Red Wings host Winnipeg Jets after disappointing road trip

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Tonight, the Detroit Red Wings will return home and host the Winnipeg Jets, a team that is 6-6-4 on the road this season.  This will be no easy task, as the Jets are 12th in goals against with only 99, compared to the 125 goals the Red Wings goaltenders have allowed.

The Red Wings continue to have a difficult time on the road.  So far this season, Detroit is 26th in the NHL with a 4-11-3 record on the road.  On the flip side, Detroit owns a home record of 12-5-2, good for 8th overall.

Game time is 7:30 PM ET at LCA in Detroit, MI.

Red Wings Notes

  • Detroit are currently 5th in the Atlantic Division with a 16-16-5 record
  • The Red Wings special teams are currently ranked 27th in the NHL, PP 14.7%, PK 77.5%
  • Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 32 points in 32 games
  • Tyler Bertuzzi leads the Red Wings with 17 goals in 29 games
  • Moritz Seider lead the Red Wings with 21 assists
  • Seider leads all Detroit defensemen in scoring with 24 points in 37 games
  • Bertuzzi continues to lead the Red Wings with a +12 rating
  • Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to start and has an 10-9-4 record, 2.87 GAA, and .915 SV% in 25 games
  • Captain Dylan Larkin is a game-time decision for tonight’s game

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

Jordan Oesterle – Moritz Seider

Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Marc Staal – Gustav Lindstrom

Goaltenders

Alax Nedeljkovic (starter)

Thomas Greiss

Not in lineup

Riley Barber (lower body), Carter Rowney (healthy), Danny DeKeyser (healthy)

Jets Notes

  • Winnipeg are currently 6th in the Central Division with a 16-12-5 record
  • The Jets special teams are currently ranked 29th in the NHL, PP 21.0%, PK 69.6%
  • Kyle Connor leads Winnipeg with 19 goals and 35 points in 33 games
  • Connor, Nate Schmidt and Blake Wheeler lead the Jets with 16 assists each
  • Defenseman Brenden Dillon leads Winnipeg with a +11 rating
  • Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck is expected to start and has an 13-10-4 record, 2.83 GAA, and .913 SV% in 27 games
  • Defensemen Dylan Samberg and Declan Chisholm will make their NHL debut’s tonight for the Jets

Winnipeg Projected Lineup

Forwards

Kyle Connor – Pierre-Luc Dubois – Cole Perfetti

Andrew Copp – Mark Scheifele – Jansen Harkins

Dominic Toninoto – Adam Lowry – Evgeny Svechnikov

Kristian Vesalainen – C.J. Suess – Austin Poganski

Defensemen

Josh Morrissey – Dylan DeMelo

Dylan Samberg – Neal Pionk

Declan Chisholm – Nate Schmidt

Goaltenders

Connor Hellebuyck (starting)

Mikhail Berdin

Not in lineup

Nathan Beaulieu (COVID-19), Logan Stanley (lower body), Kristian Reichel (COVID-19), Nikolaj Ehlers (COVID-19), Paul Stastny (COVID-19), Brenden Dillon (COVID-19), Eric Comrie (COVID-19)

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