Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 3/19/2024

Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 3/19/2024

The Detroit Red Wings will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. The Red Wings are coming off an a 6-3 loss to the Penguins on Sunday, while the Blue Jackets are coming off a 6-1 loss to the Jets on Sunday.

 Detroit Red Wings (34-28-6, 74 Points) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (23-34-11, 57 Points)

When: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Little Ceasars Arena (Detroit, MI)
TV: Bally Sport Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Lucas Raymond – 57
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 26
Assists: Lucas Raymond – 35

Columbus Blue Jackets

Points: Johnny Gaudreau – 50
Goals: Boone Jenner – 21
Assists: Johnny Gaudreau – 39

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

David Perron – J.T. Compher – Lucas Raymond
Alex DeBrincat – Joe Veleno – Patrick Kane
Jonatan Berggren – Andrew Copp – Christian Fischer
Robby Fabbri – Austin Czarnik – Daniel Sprong
Ben Chiarot – Moritz Seider
Jeff Petry – Simon Edvinsson
Olli Maatta – Shayne Gostisbehere

Columbus Blue Jackets

Johnny Gaudreau – Boone Jenner – Alex Nylander
Alexandre Texier – Cole Sillinger – Kirill Marchenko
Mikael Pyyhtia – Dmitri Voronkov – Trey Fix-Wolansky
Carson Meyer – Brendan Gaunce – Mathieu Olivier
Zach Werenski – Jake Bean
Jake Christiansen – Damon Severson
Ivan Provorov – Erik Gudbranson

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 23.1 (10)
PK%: 80.5 (13)
GF P/G: 3.38 (7)
GA P/G: 3.37 (25)
Faceoff %: 50.1 (15)

Columbus Blue Jackets

PP%: 14.0 (31)
PK%: 77.3 (23)
GF P/G: 2.90 (25)
GA P/G: 3.59 (30)
Faceoff %: 47.2 (27)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Lucas Raymond

Raymond this season has played in 68 games, and he has recorded 57 points on 22 goals and 35 assists. He leads the team in points, is tied for the team lead in assists, and is third in goals. He has 14 points on the power play five goals and nine assists. Raymond is currently on a four-game goal streak and in that stretch, he has six points on five goals and an assist.

Raymond’s Line Assignments

Raymond will be on the top line with David Perron and J.T. Compher. He will also be on the top line of the power play with Perron, Robby Fabbri, Patrick Kane, and Mortiz Seider.

Raymond’s career vs. Columbus

Raymond in his career against Columbus has played in eight games and he has 11 points on five goals and six assists. In the previous two matchups this season he has two points on a goal and an assist.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: James Reimer (7-7-2, 2.98 GAA)

Reimer last played on Saturday against the Sabres and he got the win giving up one goal on 26 shots. In his career against the Blue Jackets, he is 5-8-3, and he beat them earlier this season stopping all 23 shots he faced.

Columbus: Elvis Merzlikins (12-15-8, 3.33 GAA) / Danil Tarasov (7-9-2, 3.16 GAA)

Merzlikins last played on Sunday against the Jets, and he suffered the loss giving up six goals on 27 shots. In his career against the Red Wings, he is 5-2-1.

Tarasov last played on Saturday against the Sharks, and he stopped 39 of the 41 shots he faced. He has never faced Detroit in his career.

Wrap Up

The Red Wings snapped their seven-game skid on Saturday but suffered another loss on Sunday against Pittsburgh. Without their captain who left against the Florida Panthers back on March 2nd, the Red Wings are 1-6-0 and have been outscored 34-16. The Red Wings now trail the Washington Capitals who have one game in hand by a point and makes tonights game a must win against a team that is in last in the Eastern Conference. If the Red Wings lose tonight it may be a cause for concern with a big matchup ahead against the Islanders on Thursday night and a matchup with the Capitals coming next Tuesday.

In their last ten games against Columbus, Detroit is 6-2-2, and have outscored the Blue Jackets 42-29 in those ten games. Detroit beat Columbus twice this season once 4-0 and the other game 5-4.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

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