Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 03/17/2024

Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins 4/11/2024

The Detroit Red Wings will finish the second half of a back-to-back this one against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Red Wings are coming off a 4-1 win over the Sabres yesterday, while the Penguins are coming off a 7-4 loss to the Rangers last night.

Detroit Red Wings (34-27-6, 74 Points) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (29-28-9, 67 Points)

When: Sunday, March 17
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Where: PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA)
TV: NHL Network/Bally Sport Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Lucas Raymond – 55
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 26
Assists: Lucas Raymond – 35

Pittsburgh Penguins

Points: Sidney Crosby – 66
Goals: Sidney Crosby – 32
Assists: Erik Karlsson – 37

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

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

Pittsburgh Penguins

Michael Bunting – Sidney Crosby – Bryan Rust
Drew O’Connor – Evgeni Malkin – Rickard Rakell
Reilly Smith – Lars Eller – Valtteri Puustinen
Emil Bemstrom – Noel Acciari – Jeff Carter
Marcus Pettersson – Kris Letang
Ryan Graves – Erik Karlsson
John Ludvig – Pierre-Olivier Joseph

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.9 (10)
PK%: 80.6 (12)
GF P/G: 3.39 (7)
GA P/G: 3.33 (24)
Faceoff %: 50.1 (15)

Pittsburgh Penguins

PP%: 14.7 (30)
PK%: 81.9 (8)
GF P/G: 2.86 (25)
GA P/G: 2.94 (10)
Faceoff %: 55.0 (1)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Andrew Copp

Copp has played in 66 games this season and has 30 points coming with ten goals and 20 assists. On the power play, he has three power-play points on a goal and two assists.

Copp’s Line Assignments

Copp will be on the third line with Michael Rasmussen and Christian Fischer. He is on the second power-play unit playing with Jonatan Berggren, J.T. Compher, David Perron, and Moritz Seider. He is also on the first line of the penalty kill with Compher, Seider, and Jake Walman.

Copp’s career vs. Pittsburgh

Copp in his career against Pittsburgh has played in 23 games and he has 16 points on seven goals and nine assists.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (18-14-2, 3.03 GAA) / Ville Husso (9-5-2, 3.55 GAA) / James Reimer (7-7-2, 2.98 GAA)

Lyon last played on Thursday against the Coyotes and took the loss giving up three goals on 26 shots. He is 1-0-1 in his career against the Penguins.

Husso returned to the crease against Edmonton on February 13th, but he left after almost nine minutes with an injury, he stopped six of the seven shots he faced. In his career against the Penguins, he is 1-0-1, that win came earlier this season when he stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced.

Reimer last played against the Sabres yesterday picking up the win as he stopped 25 of the 26 shots he faced. In his career against the Penguins, he is 4-5-2.

Pittsburgh: Tristan Jarry (19-22-5, 2.79 GAA) / Alex Nedeljkovic (9-6-4, 2.95 GAA)

Jarry last played yesterday against the Rangers and he suffered the loss giving up six goals on 23 shots. In his career against the Red Wings, he is 3-1-0, that lone loss came earlier this season giving up four goals on 27 shots.

Nedeljkovic last played yesterday coming in, in relief of Jarry and he stopped all four shots he faced. In his career against his former team, he is 2-0-0.

Wrap Up

The Detroit Red Wings snapped their seven game skid yesterday and will now look to start a winning streak. They also moved back into the final playoff spot but they have the Washington Capitals and New York Islanders one point behind them, they need to come away with at least a point in today’s game but obviously two would be preferred.

In their last ten games against Pittsburgh, Detroit is 4-5-1, and have been outscored by the Penguins 48-31 in those ten games. Detroit beat Pittsburgh earlier this season 6-3.

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