Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Calgary Flames 2/17/2024

Game Preview: Red Wings vs. Flames 2/17/2024

The Detroit Red Wings continue their road trip coming off a loss on Thursday night to the Canucks 4-1, while the Flames are coming off a loss to the Sharks on Thursday night 6-3.

Detroit Red Wings (27-20-6, 60 Points) vs. Calgary Flames (25-24-5, 55 Points)

When: Saturday, February 17
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome (Calgary, AB)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Dylan Larkin – 47
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 23
Assists: Lucas Raymond – 28

Calgary Flames

Points: Nazem Kadri – 45
Goals: Blake Coleman – 21
Assists: Nazem Kadri – 28

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Alex DeBrincat – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
David Perron – J.T. Compher – Patrick Kane
Michael Rasmussen – Andrew Copp – Christian Fischer
Robby Fabbri – Joe Veleno – Daniel Sprong
Jake Walman – Moritz Seider
Ben Chiarot – Jeff Petry
Shayne Gostisbehere – Olli Maatta

Calgary Flames

Jonathan Huberdeau – Yegor Sharangovich – Andrei Kuzmenko
Connor Zary – Nazem Kadri – Martin Pospisil
Andrew Mangiapane – Mikael Backlund – Blake Coleman
Cole Schmidt – Kevin Rooney – Walker Duehr
Noah Hanifin – Chris Tanev
Mackenzie Weegar – Rasmus Andersson
Oliver Kylington – Brayden Pachal

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.8 (11)
PK%: 81.8 (8)
GF P/G: 3.45 (6)
GA P/G: 3.32 (25)
Faceoff %: 49.0 (23)

Calgary Flames

PP%: 14.4 (29)
PK%: 84.4 (4)
GF P/G: 3.07 (16)
GA P/G: 3.06 (14)
Faceoff %: 51.1 (11)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Patrick Kane

Kane has played in 22 games this season and has 20 points coming on eight goals and 12 assists. He returned last Saturday against Vancouver and since coming back he is on a three-game point streak recording four points on a goal and three assists. On the power play, he has six points on a goal and five assists.

Kane’s Line Assignments

Kane will be on the second line playing with J.T. Compher and David Perron.  He will also play on the second power-play unit with Daniel Sprong, Joe Veleno, Alex DeBrincat, and Moritz Seider.

Kane’s career vs. Calgary

Kane in his career has played in 47 games against the Flames and he has 57 points on 24 goals and 33 assists. Last season against the Flames he had one assist in his lone game.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: James Reimer (4-6-2, 3.22 GAA)

Reimer last appeared against Dallas on January 23rd when he came in relief of Lyon for the third period and stopped all six shots he faced. In his career against the Calgary, he is 5-5-0 in ten games.

Calgary: Jacob Markstrom (17-14-2, 2.50 GAA) / Dan Vladar (7-7-2, 3.27 GAA) / Dustin Wolf (1-3-1, 3.91 GAA)

Markstrom last played on Saturday against the Islanders in which he got the win stopping 35 of the 37 shots he faced. In his career against Detroit, he is 5-1-1 in seven games.

Vladar last played on Saturday, January 20th against Edmonton, and he suffered the loss giving up two goals on 31 shots. In his career against Detroit, he is 0-3-0 including the last matchup in which he gave up six goals on 30 shots.

Wolf last played on Thursday against San Jose a game he lost giving up six goals on 31 shots. He has never faced Detroit in his career.

Wrap Up

The Red Wings have dropped their last two games and are in danger of the season tumbling down on top of them, tonight’s game almost feels as if it’s a must-win. The Devils thankfully also lost Thursday night so still sit two points behind Detroit entering play today. Last season it was around this time when the Red Wings collapsed and missed out on the playoffs, they need to find veteran leadership and have those players step up and produce to right the ship, they also need Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond to get back on the score sheet as they’ve been held pointless on this road trip to this point.

In their last ten games against Calgary, Detroit is 4-6-0, and have been outscored 33-31 in those ten games. Detroit beat the Flames 6-2 on October 22nd.

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