Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators 3/23/2024

Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Nashville Predators 3/23/2024

The Detroit Red Wings will take on the New York Islanders tonight. The Red Wings are coming off a 6-3 win over the Islanders on Thursday, while the Predators are coming off a 3-0 win over the Panthers on Thursday.

 Detroit Red Wings (36-28-6, 78 Points) vs. Nashville Predators (41-25-4, 86 Points)

When: Saturday, March 23
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN)
TV: Bally Sport Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Lucas Raymond – 60
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 28
Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere – 37

Nashville Predators

Points: Filip Forsberg – 77
Goals: Filip Forsberg – 38
Assists: Roman Josi – 53

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

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

Nashville Predators

Filip Forsberg – Ryan O’Reilly – Gustav Nyquist
Jason Zucker – Colton Sissons – Luke Evangelista
Mark Jankowski – Tommy Novak – Anthony Beauvillier
Cole Smith – Michael McCarron – Kiefer Sherwood
Roman Josi – Luke Schenn
Ryan Mcdonagh – Tyson Barrie
Marc Del Gaizo – Alexandre Carrier

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 23.0 (11)
PK%: 80.1 (15)
GF P/G: 3.43 (7)
GA P/G: 3.36 (25)
Faceoff %: 50.1 (16)

Nashville Predators

PP%: 20.1 (19)
PK%: 76.7 (23)
GF P/G: 3.26 (12)
GA P/G: 2.94 (10)
Faceoff %: 50.3 (15)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Patrick Kane

Kane this season has played in 39 games, and he has recorded 39 points on 16 goals and 23 assists. He has 13 points on the power play on two goals and 11 assists. Kane is sixth on the team in points and fifth on the team in goals even having played in only 39 games.

Kane’s Line Assignments

Kane will be on the top line with Alex DeBrincat and J.T. Compher. He will also be on the first power play unit with DeBrincat, Lucas Raymond, Dylan Larkin, and Moritz Seider.

Kane’s career vs. Predators

Kane in his career against Nashville has played in 80 games and has recorded 70 points on 25 goals and 45 assists. In the previous matchup, he had two points coming on assists.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (18-15-2, 3.10 GAA)

Lyon last played on Sunday against the Penguins and suffered his seventh straight loss giving up five goals on 37 shots. In his career against Nashville, he is 1-0-0 with that win coming earlier this season when he stopped 33 of the 37 shots he faced.

Nashville: Jusse Saros (30-21-4, 2.78 GAA) / Kevin Lankinen (10-4-0, 2.90 GAA)

Saros last played on Tuesday against the Sharks, and he got the win stopping 18 of the 20 shots he faced. In his career against the Red Wings, he is 7-2-1, he lost to them earlier this season allowing five goals on 23 shots.

Lankinen last played on Thursday against the Panthers, and he got the win stopping all 33 of the shots he faced. He is 4-2-0 against Detroit in his career.

Wrap Up

The Detroit Red Wings picked up a much-needed win on Thursday to extend their lead for the final Wild Card spot to three points over the Washington Capitals, and five points over the Islanders. Tonight’s game will be a tough one for Detroit as they face a Nashville team that is one of the hottest teams in hockey, they have not lost a game in regulation since February 15th going 14-0-2 in their last 16 games. The Red Wings need to find a way to either snap the Predators hot stretch or come away with at least a point as points will be important with only 12 games left and the Wild Card race being so close together.

In their last ten games against Nashville, Detroit is 3-6-1, and have been outscored by the Predators 36-21 in those ten games. Detroit beat the Predators back in December in overtime 5-4.

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