Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Florida Panthers 01/17/2024

Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Florida Panthers 3/30/2024

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a win over the Maple Leafs on Sunday night, 4-2, while the Panthers are coming off an overtime loss, 5-4, to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday afternoon.

Detroit Red Wings (22-16-5, 49 Points) vs. Florida Panthers (27-13-3, 57 Points)

When: Wednesday, January 17
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Amerant Bank Arena (Sunrise, FL)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Alex DeBrincat – 40
Goals: Alex DeBrincat – 17
Assists: Alex DeBrincat – 23

Florida Panthers

Points: Sam Reinhart – 55
Goals: Sam Reinhart – 32
Assists: Aleksander Barkov – 35

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

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

Florida Panthers

Eetu Luostarinen – Anton Lundell – Sam Reinhart
Carter Verhaeghe – Sam Bennett – Matthew Tkachuk
Evan Rodrigues – Kevin Stenlund – Ryan Lomberg
Jonah Gadjovich – Steven Lorentz – Williams Lockwood
Gustav Forsling – Aaron Ekblad
Niko Mikkola – Brandon Montour
Oliver Ekman-Larsson – Dmitry Kulikov

By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 21.4 (14)
PK%: 80.6 (13)
GF P/G: 3.56 (4)
GA P/G: 3.35 (24)
Faceoff %: 49.7 (17)

Florida Panthers

PP%: 23.1 (13)
PK%: 84.8 (4)
GF P/G: 3.16 (15)
GA P/G: 2.56 (4)
Faceoff %: 51.3 (8)

Red Wings Player to Watch: J.T. Compher

Compher joined the Red Wings this offseason, and in 38 games, he has 24 points coming on nine goals and 15 assists. He ranks sixth on the team in points and goals and is seventh in assists. He has six points on the power play, three goals, and three assists.

Compher’s Line Assignments

Compher is playing on the second line alongside Alex DeBrincat and Robby Fabbri. He will also play on the first power play unit with Dylan Larkin, David Perron, Lucas Raymond, and Shayne Gostisbehere.

Compher’s career vs. Florida

In his career against the Panthers, Compher has played in 11 games and has nine points on two goals and seven assists. He did not record a point in the matchup earlier this season.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (9-4-1, 2.58 GAA)

Lyon last started on Saturday against the Kings, and he picked up the win, stopping 33 of the 36 shots he faced. He is 0-0-1 against Florida in his career; his lone start came on January 8, 2022, when he allowed four goals on 36 shots.

Florida: Sergei Bobrovsky (21-10-1, 2.45 GAA)

Bobrovsky’s last start came on Saturday in a 4-1 loss to the Devils, in which he stopped 18 of the 21 shots he faced. Bobrovsky has dominated Detroit in his career, making 33 starts, going 25-6-1, and stopping 894 of the 953 shots he has faced; he also shut out the Red Wings back on November 2nd.

Wrap Up

The Red Wings have turned things around following their skid of dropping ten of 13; now they have won five of six and have managed 11 of a possible 12 points while outscoring their opponents 23-16. Over the weekend, they took out two playoff teams, beating the Kings Saturday and the Maple Leafs Sunday, with Sunday being probably the best-played game they have put together this season. It’s been encouraging to watch, but they have a tough test tonight and the rest of this week as they take on teams that are all currently in a playoff spot. They have to go one game at a time, but taking two points from Florida tonight would be huge.

In their last ten games against Florida, the Red Wings are 0-8-2 and have been outscored 42-15 in those ten games. The last time Detroit beat Florida was on February 7, 2021. The Red Wings lost the earlier matchup 2-0.

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