Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Colorado Avalanche 3/6/2024

Game Preview: Red Wings vs. Avalanche Game Preview 3/6/2024

The Detroit Red Wings will hit the road for a four-game road trip starting tonight against the Colorado Avalanche. The Red Wings are coming off a 4-0 loss to the Panthers on Saturday night, while the Avalanche are coming off a 5-0 win over the Blackhawks on Monday night.

Detroit Red Wings (33-22-6, 72 Points) vs. Colorado Avalanche (38-20-5, 81 Points)

When: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
Where: Ball Arena (Denver, CO)

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Dylan Larkin – 54
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 26
Assists: Lucas Raymond – 34

Colorado Avalanche

Points: Nathan MacKinnon – 105
Goals: Nathan MacKinnon – 39
Assists: Nathan MacKinnon – 66

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

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

Colorado Avalanche

Artturi Lehkonen – Nathan MacKinnon – Mikko Rantanen
Jonathan Drouin – Ross Colton – Zach Parise
Miles Wood – Andrew Gogliano – Joel Kiviranta
– Chris Wagner –
Devon Toews – Cale Makar
Samuel Girard – Josh Manson
Jack Johnson – Caleb Jones

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.7 (10)
PK%: 80.9 (10)
GF P/G: 3.51 (6)
GA P/G: 3.20 (21)
Faceoff %: 49.6 (17)

Colorado Avalanche

PP%: 24.2 (7)
PK%: 80.8 (11)
GF P/G: 3.65 (1)
GA P/G: 3.06 (15)
Faceoff %: 47.9 (24)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Patrick Kane

Kane has played in 30 games this season and has 31 points coming on 13 goals and 18 assists. Kane had his ten-game point streak snapped on Saturday but in his last 11 games, he has 15 points on six goals and nine assists. On the power play, he has nine points on two goals and seven assists.

Kane’s Line Assignments

Kane will be on the top line playing with Joe Veleno and Alex DeBrincat.  He will also play on the first power-play unit with DeBrincat, Robby Fabbri, Lucas Raymond, and Shayne Gostisbehere.

Kane’s career vs. Colorado

Kane in his career against the Avalanche has played in 58 games and has recorded 55 points on 21 goals and 34 assists. He scored the game-winning goal in overtime when these two teams matched up on February 22nd.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (18-10-2, 2.79 GAA)

Lyon last played on Saturday against the Panthers, and he got the loss giving up four goals on 37 shots. He is 2-0-0 against his Colorado, he got the win in their previous matchup stopping 30 of the 31 shots he faced.

Colorado: Alexandar Georgiev (31-15-3, 2.91 GAA)

Georgiev last played on Saturday against the Predators a game in which he lost giving up four goals on 34 shots. In his career against the Red Wings, he is 2-0-0

Wrap Up

Tonight is the first game the Red Wings will be without their captain Dylan Larkin as he will miss the next two weeks with a lower-body injury. The Red Wings without Larkin over the last two seasons are 2-6, this is a crucial stretch for them as they’ll face some playoff teams in that period starting tonight with the Avalanche as well as the Golden Knights who they face Sunday. Some of the other games during that time are winnable games and Detroit needs to find a way to get points in the games they need to if they want to make the playoffs. The Red Wings coach Derek LaLonde said he’s not going with a call-up as of now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that changes with a back-to-back coming this weekend. Tonight is the main focus and the Red Wings beat Colorado earlier and need to find a way to come away with at the very least a point tonight.

In their last ten games against Colorado, Detroit is 1-8-1, and have been outscored 43-19 in those ten games. Detroit beat Colorado 2-1 in overtime just a few weeks ago.

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