Red Wings host Philadelphia Flyers in Matinee Matchup

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The Detroit Red Wings play the second game of a mini-series against the Philadelphia Flyers today.  The Red Wings won the first game 6-3 on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.

Game time today is 12:00 PM ET at LCA in Detroit, MI.

Player Focus: Robby Fabbri

Robby Fabbri has been one of the biggest steals of the Steve Yzerman Era.  Fabbri was traded by St. Louis to Detroit for Jacob de la Rose on November 7, 2019.

Since the trade, the 26-year-old Fabbri has played 128 games for Detroit, recording 37 goals and 73 points.

Currently playing on the 2nd line with junior teammates Pius Suter and Tyler Bertuzzi, the trio are currently playing like a #1B line.  The top two lines are carrying the Red Wings, and with the addition of Jakub Vrana in the next couple of weeks, the Red Wings are going to have depth on the forward lines that has been missing for several years.

Set to become an UFA in the summer, the Red Wings recently signed Fabbri to a three-year extension for $4M annually.  His extension keeps Fabbri in a Detroit uniform until at least the end of the 2025 season.

Red Wings Notes

  • Detroit are currently 5th in the Atlantic Division with a 21-21-6 record
  • The Red Wings special teams are currently ranked 23rd in the NHL, PP 16.5%, PK 78.2%
  • Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 24 goals and 46 points in 43 games
  • Moritz Seider leads the Red Wings with 27 assists in 48 games
  • Seider leads all Detroit defensemen in scoring with 31 points
  • Bertuzzi continues to lead the Red Wings with a +10 rating
  • Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to start and has a 14-13-5 record, 2.91 GAA, and .910 SV% in 35 games
  • Defenseman Filip Hronek was placed in COVID-19 protocol on Thursday
  • Troy Stecher (out since November) is expected to replace Hronek in the lineup

Detroit Projected Lineup

Forwards

Filip Zadina – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Tyler Bertuzzi

Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne

Givani Smith – Joe Veleno – Sam Gagner

Defensemen

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Marc Staal – Troy Stecher

Jordan Oesterle – Gustav Lindstrom

Goaltenders

Alex Nedeljkovic (starter)

Thomas Greiss

Not in lineup 

Riley Barber (lower body), Carter Rowney (undisclosed), Nick Leddy (upper body), Filip Hronek (Covid-19), Gemel Smith (healthy)

Flyers Notes

  • Philadelphia is currently 7th in the Metropolitan Division with a 15-23-8 record
  • The Flyers special teams are currently ranked 28th in the NHL, PP 14.4%, PK 77.4%
  • Cam Atkinson  and Claude Giroux lead Philadelphia with 36 points each
  • Atkinson leads the Flyers with 17 goals in 46 games
  • Claude Giroux leads Philadelphia with 21 assists in 43 games
  • Ivan Provorov leads all Philadelphia defensemen in scoring with 17 points
  • Atkinson also leads Philadelphia with a +11 rating
  • Goaltender Carter Hart is expected to start and has a 9-15-5 record, 2.88 GAA, and a .913 SV% in 30 games

Philadelphia Projected Lineup

Forwards

Oscar Lindblom – Claude Giroux – Cam Atkinson

James van Riemsdyk – Scott Laughton – Travis Konecny

Maxwell Willman – Derick Brassard – Gerald Mayhew

Isaac Ratcliffe – Connor Bunnaman – Zack MacEwen

Defensemen

Ivan Provorov – Justin Braun

Travis Sanheim – Rasmus Ristolainen

Keith Yandle – Nick Seeler

Goaltenders

Carter Hart (starting)

Martin Jones

Not in lineup

Sean Couturier (back surgery), Ryan Ellis (lower body), Patrick Brown (knee), Nate Thompson (shoulder), Kevin Hayes (lower body), Joel Farabee (upper body), Kevin Connauton (healthy), Wade Allison (healthy)

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