The Detroit Red Wings look to continue their modest one-game winning streak tonight in Seattle. The Kraken are on a one game losing streak and are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games.
Game time tonight is 10:00 PM ET at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA.
Player Focus: Riley Sheahan (C, Seattle)
Former Red Wings player Riley Sheahan is putting together a nice if unspectacular inaugural season in Seattle. Sheahan signed as a free agent with Seattle and has suited up for 49 games with the Kraken.
This season, Sheahan has scored two goals, nine assists, 11 points, and a +4 rating. Sheahan is a dependable 4th line center at this stage in his career, and Seattle has been the perfect place for the former Detroit 1st rounder.
At 30, Sheahan is currently playing in his 11th NHL season. He has played 614 NHL games, and has scored 72 goals, 116 assists, 188 points, and a -54 rating.
Sheahan is in the final season of his current contract and will be an UFA at the end of the season. Sheahan’s contract has a cap hit of $850,000 annually.
Red Wings Notes
- Detroit are currently 5th in the Atlantic Division with a 25-29-7 record
- The Red Wings are currently 27th in PP (17.7%) and 30th in PK (73.2%)
- Dylan Larkin leads Detroit with 27 goals and 58 points in 56 games
- Moritz Seider leads the Red Wings with 37 assists in 61 games
- Seider leads all Detroit defensemen in scoring with 42 points
- Lucas Raymond is currently 2nd in NHL rookie scoring with 46 points in 61 games
- Defenseman Marc Staal leads the Red Wings with a +10 rating
- Goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to start and has a 16-18-6 record, 3.15 GAA, a .903 SV%, and two SO in 44 games
- There remains trade speculation regarding Nick Leddy as he is a healthy scratch again tonight
Detroit Projected Lineup
Valdislav Namestnikov – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
Tyler Bertuzzi – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina
Jakub Vrana – Joe Veleno – Sam Gagner
Givani Smith – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne
Jordan Oesterle – Moritz Seider
Olli Juolevi – Filip Hronek
Marc Staal – Troy Stecher
Alex Nedeljkovic (starter)
Scratched: Gustav Lindstrom, Nick Leddy, Taro Hirose
Injured: Robby Fabbri (lower body), Carter Rowney (lower body), Mitchell Stephens (lower body), Danny DeKeyser (upper body)
- Seattle are currently 8th in the Pacific Division with a 18-38-6 record
- The Kraken special teams are currently 29th in PP (15.3%) and 28th in PK (74.6%)
- Yanni Gourde leads Seattle with 22 assists and 36 points in 54 games
- Jared McCann leads the Kraken with 23 goals in 54 games
- Vince Dunn leads all Seattle defensemen in scoring with 24 points
- Defenseman Carson Soucy leads all Kraken players with a +9 rating
- Philipp Grubauer is expected to start and has a 13-26-5 record, 3.23 GAA, a .888 SV% and one SO in 45 games
- Former Red Wings draftee Calle Jarnkrok was traded from Seattle to Calgary on Thursday
- Trade speculation will keep captain Mark Giordano out of the Kraken lineup tonight
Seattle Projected Lineup
Jaden Schwartz – Alexander Wennberg – Jordan Eberle
Colin Blackwell – Yanni Gourde – Mason Appleton
Marcus Johansson – Jared McCann – Ryan Donato
Riley Sheahan – Morgan Geekie – Karson Kuhlman
Carson Soucy – Jamie Oleksiak
Vince Dunn – Jeremy Lauzon
Haydn Fleury – Adam Larsson
Philipp Grubauer (starting)
Scratched: Mark Giordano, Kole Lind, William Borgen
Injured: Brandon Tanev (knee), Joonas Donskoi (undisclosed)