Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4/13/2024

Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 4/13/2024

The Detroit Red Wings head back out on the road to take on the Maple Leafs tonight. The Red Wings are coming off a 6-5 overtime loss to the Penguins on Thursday, while the Maple Leafs are coming off a 6-5 loss to the Devils on Thursday.

Detroit Red Wings (38-32-9, 85 Points) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (46-24-9, 101 Points)

When: Saturday, April 13
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, ON)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Lucas Raymond – 68
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 32
Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere – 40

Toronto Maple Leafs

Points: Auston Matthews – 106
Goals: Auston Matthews – 68
Assists: William Nylander – 56

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

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

Toronto Maple Leafs

Tyler Bertuzzi – Auston Matthews – Max Domi
Bobby McMann – John Tavares – Mitch Marner
Nicholas Robertson – Pontus Holmberg – William Nylander
Matthew Knies – David Kampf – Connor Dewar
Morgan Reilly – Ilya Lyubushkin
Simon Benoit – Mark Giordano
Joel Edmundson – T.J. Brodie

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.7 (11)
PK%: 79.8 (13)
GF P/G: 3.30 (9)
GA P/G: 3.30 (24)
Faceoff %: 50.5 (14)

Toronto Maple Leafs

PP%: 23.9 (8)
PK%: 76.9 (25)
GF P/G: 3.65 (2)
GA P/G: 3.10 (17)
Faceoff %: 53.9 (3)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Lucas Raymond

Raymond this season has played in all 79 games, and he has recorded 68 points on 29 goals and 39 assists. He has 16 points on the power play on six goals and ten assists. He is first on the team in points and second in goals and assists.

Raymond’s Line Assignments

Kane is on the second line playing with Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Larkin. He is also on the top power-play unit with Larkin, David Perron, Patrick Kane, and Shayne Gostisbehere.

Raymond’s career vs. Maple Leafs

Raymond in his career against Toronto has played in ten games and has recorded 11 points on five goals and six assists.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: James Reimer (9-8-2, 3.03 GAA)

Reimer last played on Thursday against the Islanders, and he got the win stopping 33 of the 36 shots he faced. In his career against his former team in Toronto, he is 2-2-0 and he beat them this season stopping 28 of the 30 shots he faced.

Toronto: Ilya Samsonov (23-7-7, 3.08 GAA)

Samsonov last played on Thursday against the Devils and took the loss giving up six goals on 20 shots. In his career against Detroit, he is 4-3-0, and he is 1-1-0 against them this season.

Wrap Up

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a tough loss to the Penguins on Thursday and now trail by one point for the final playoff spot, they are also tied with the Flyers, and Capitals at 85 points. The Red Wings finish with Toronto today and two games against Montreal while Pittsburgh has a tough schedule playing three teams currently in a playoff spot in Boston, Nashville, and the Islanders. If the Red Wings can manage a point today and take both games against Montreal they should be back in the playoffs. Being able to steal a point in Thursday’s game may have just saved them.

In their last ten games against the Maple Leafs, Detroit is 3-7-0, and have been outscored 41-33 in those ten games. Detroit has split the season series with Toronto entering tonight’s matchup.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

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