Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators 01/31/2024

Game Preview: Red Wings vs. Senators

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a win over the Golden Knights 5-2 on Saturday night, while the Senators are coming off a 4-3 overtime win over the Predators on Monday night.

Detroit Red Wings (26-18-5, 57 Points) vs. Ottawa Senators (19-25-2, 40 Points)

When: Wednesday, January 31
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, MI)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Dylan Larkin – 46
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 22
Assists: Lucas Raymond – 28

Ottawa Senators

Points: Tim Stutzle – 47
Goals: Brady Tkachuk – 21
Assists: Tim Stutzle – 36

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Alex DeBrincatDylan LarkinLucas Raymond
David PerronJ.T. CompherRobby Fabbri
Michael Rasmussen Andrew CoppChristian Fischer
Klim KostinJoe VelenoDaniel Sprong
Jake WalmanMoritz Seider
Olli MaattaJeff Petry
Shayne GostisbehereJustin Holl

Ottawa Senators

Brady Tkachuk – Josh Norris – Drake Batherson
Mathieu Joseph – Tim Stutzle – Claude Giroux
Ridly Greig – Shane Pinto – Vladimir Tarasenko
Dominik Kubalik – Mark Kastelic – Parker Kelly
Thomas Chabot – Jakob Chychrun
Jake Sanderson – Artem Zub
Erik Brannstrom – Jacob Bernard-Docker

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.8 (12)
PK%: 80.9 (13)
GF P/G: 3.51 (5)
GA P/G: 3.22 (22)
Faceoff %: 49.4 (18)

Ottawa Senators

PP%: 16.0 (23)
PK%: 74.2 (28)
GF P/G: 3.35 (11)
GA P/G: 3.65 (30)
Faceoff %: 50.8 (12)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Alex DeBrincat

DeBrincat has played in 49 games this season and has 43 points on 18 goals and 25 assists. He ranks second on the team in goals, assists, and points. On the power play, he has 14 points on eight goals and six assists. He has three points on a goal and two assists in his last three games.

DeBrincat’s Line Assignments

DeBrincat is playing on the first line alongside Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond. He will also play on the second power-play unit with Daniel Sprong, Robby Fabbri, Joe Veleno, and Moritz Seider.

DeBrincat’s career vs. Ottawa

DeBrincat, in his career against his former team, the Senators, has played in ten games and has eight points on five goals and three assists. He has two points on a goal and an assist in the previous three matchups this season.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (13-6-1, 2.49 GAA)

Lyon last started on Saturday against the Golden Knights, and he picked another win, stopping 28 of the 30 shots. He is 1-1-0 in three games against Ottawa in his career; the loss came back in December when he allowed four goals on 25 shots.

Ottawa: Joonas Korpisalo (11-16-2, 3.44 GAA)

Korpisalo last played on Monday against the Predators, coming in relief of Sogaard, and stopped all 17 shots, allowing Ottawa to come back and win. He is 8-4-0 against Detroit in his career; he’s faced them in all three games this season, going 2-1-0, giving up ten goals on 95 shots.

Wrap Up

This is the last game for the Detroit Red Wings before the break, and they will look to pick up another win in January as they enter this one 9-2-1 and are currently sitting in a playoff spot as they are ahead of the Islanders by five points and six points over three other teams. This Ottawa and Detroit matchup has turned into a rivalry, and the last time they played, Dylan Larkin sustained an injury, and David Perron would get a game misconduct and ultimately be suspended. This is their last matchup of the season, and Detroit needs to come away with two points heading into February, a month last year when things came crashing down; this team is different, however, and could have a perfect shot at returning to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In their last ten games against Ottawa, Detroit is 2-7-1, and they have been outscored 46-25 in those ten games. Detroit this season against the Senators are 1-1-1.

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