Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Vegas Golden Knights 03/09/2024

Gameday Preview: Red Wings vs. Knights 3/9/24

The Detroit Red Wings will play the second half of a back-to-back tonight against the Vegas Golden Knights. The Red Wings are coming off an 4-0 loss to the Coyotes last night, while the Golden Knights are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Canucks on Thursday night.

Detroit Red Wings (33-24-6, 72 Points) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (33-23-7, 73 Points)

When: Saturday, March 9
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena (Las Vegas, NV)
TV: Bally Sport Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Dylan Larkin – 54
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 26
Assists: Lucas Raymond – 34

Vegas Golden Knights

Points: Jonathan Marchessault – 53
Goals: Jonathan Marchessault – 32
Assists: Mark Stone – 37

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

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

Vegas Golden Knights

Ivan Barbashev – Jack Eichel – Jonathan Marchessault
Chandler Stephenson – William Karlsson – Anthony Mantha
Pavel Dorofeyev – Nicolas Roy – Michael Amadio
Paul Cotter – Byron Froese – Keegan Kolesar
Noah Hanifin – Alex Pietrangelo
Brayden McNabb – Shea Theodore
Nicolas Hague – Zach Whitecloud

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.9 (12)
PK%: 80.1 (13)
GF P/G: 3.43 (6)
GA P/G: 3.27 (22)
Faceoff %: 49.6 (18)

Vegas Golden Knights

PP%: 19.4 (20)
PK%: 80.4 (12)
GF P/G: 3.14 (16)
GA P/G: 2.95 (12)
Faceoff %: 49.6 (17)

Red Wings Player to Watch: David Perron

Perron has played in 57 games this season and has 32 points coming on 13 goals and 19 assists. On the power play, he has 13 points on six goals and seven assists.

Perron’s Line Assignments

Perron will be on the third line playing with Robby Fabbri, and Christian Fischer.  He will also play on the second power-play unit with Andrew Copp, J.T. Compher, Daniel Sprong, and Moritz Seider.

Perron’s career vs. Vegas

Perron in his career against his former team has played in 20 games and he has 15 points coming on six goals and nine assists. In the matchup earlier this season he had an assist.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: James Reimer (6-6-2, 2.98 GAA)

Reimer last played against the Avalanche on Thursday coming in relief for Lyon and he gave up two goals on 14 shots. In his career against the Coyotes, he is 9-4-0.

Vegas: Logan Thompson (17-12-5, 2.87 GAA) / Adin Hill (15-8-2, 2.51 GAA)

Thompson last played on Saturday against the Sabres a game in which he lost giving up seven goals on 34 shots. In his career against the Red Wings, he is 0-1-0 and that loss came in the matchup earlier this season when he gave up four goals on 28 shots.

Hill last played on Thursday against the Canucks, and he suffered the loss giving up three goals on 35 shots. In his career against Detroit, he is 2-1-0.

Wrap Up

This is officially must-win territory, with the Red Wings dropping their fourth straight game to the Coyotes last night they are in danger of falling of out the Wild Card spot. The Red Wings were once the hottest team in hockey but have since gone 1-4-0 in their last five while the team chasing them in the Islanders has won six of their last eight including a matchup against the Red Wings. Detroit needs to find a way to come out of this game with at least a point.

In their last ten games against Vegas, Detroit is 6-4-0, and have outscored the Knights 31-30 in those ten games. Detroit beat Vegas earlier this season at the end of January 5-2.

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