Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals 2/27/2024

Game Preview: Red Wings vs. Capitals 4/9/2024

The Detroit Red Wings return home to face the Capitals tonight, they are coming off an overtime win on Sunday night over the Blackhawks 3-2, while the Capitals are coming off a win over the Senators last night 6-3.

Detroit Red Wings (32-20-6, 70 Points) vs. Washington Capitals (27-21-9, 63 Points)

When: Tuesday, February 27
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, MI)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Alex DeBrincat – 52
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 25
Assists: Lucas Raymond – 32

Washington Capitals

Points: Dylan Strome – 43
Goals: Dylan Strome – 21
Assists: John Carlson – 29

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

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

Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin – Dylan Strome – Tom Wilson
Anthony Mantha – Connor McMichael – Aliaksei Protas
Max Pacioretty – Michael Sgarbossa – Pierrick Dube
Beck Malenstyn – Hendrix Lapierre – Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Rasmus Sandin – John Carlson
Alexander Alexeyev – Trevor Van Riemsdyk
Joel Edmundson – Ethan Bear

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 23.3 (8)
PK%: 82.0 (9)
GF P/G: 3.50 (6)
GA P/G: 3.16 (19)
Faceoff %: 49.5 (18)

Washington Capitals

PP%: 17.7 (23)
PK%: 80.2 (14)
GF P/G: 2.58 (30)
GA P/G: 3.05 (15)
Faceoff %: 46.9 (28)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Alex DeBrincat

DeBrincat has played in 58 games this season and has 52 points coming on 22 goals and 30 assists. He leads the team in points and is second on the team in goals, and assists. On the power play, he has 17 points on ten goals and seven assists.

DeBrincat’s Line Assignments

DeBrincat will be on the top line playing with Dylan Larkin and Patrick Kane.  He will also play on the second power-play unit with Kane, Daniel Sprong, Robby Fabbri, and Moritz Seider.

DeBrincat’s career vs. Washington

DeBrincat in his career against the Capitals has played in ten games and has recorded 13 points on nine goals and four assists. Last season when playing with the Senators in three games he had five points on four goals and an assist.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (17-8-2, 2.68 GAA)

Lyon last played on Saturday against the Blues and he got the win stopping 22 of the 23 shots he faced. He is 1-1-1 against the Capitals in his career.

Washington: Charlie Lindgren (12-8-5, 2.64 GAA)

Lindgren last played on Saturday against the Panthers, and he suffered the loss in overtime giving up three goals on 29 shots. He is 3-1-0 against Detroit in his career.

Wrap Up

This stretch for the Red Wings is going to be a real test as they face two teams that are chasing them as well as one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference and another matchup against the Colorado Avalanche all in their next four games before the trade deadline. This is the time last season when the Red Wings collapsed, this team feels much different but in these next four games, they need to come away with a minimum of four points.

In their last ten games against Washington, Detroit is 3-6-1, and have been outscored 30-20 in those ten games. This is the first of three matchups between these two this season.

CJ

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