Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Washington Capitals 3/26/2024

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

The Detroit Red Wings will continue their five-game road trip tonight against the Washington Capitals. The Red Wings are coming off a 1-0 loss to the Predators on Saturday, while the Capitals are coming off a 3-0 win over the Jets on Sunday.

 Detroit Red Wings (36-29-6, 78 Points) vs. Washington Capitals (35-26-9, 79 Points)

When: Tuesday, March 26
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Capital One Arena (Washington, DC)
TV: Bally Sport Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Lucas Raymond – 60
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 28
Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere – 37

Washington Capitals

Points: Alex Ovechkin – 58
Goals: Alex Ovechkin – 26
Assists: John Carlson – 36

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

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

Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin – Connor McMichael – T.J. Oshie
Ivan Miroshnichenko – Dylan Strome – Aliaksei Protas
Max Pacioretty – Hendrix Lapierre – Sonny Milano
Beck Malenstyn – Nic Dowd – Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Martin Fehervary – John Carlson
Rasmus Sandin – Nick Jensen
Alexander Alexeyev – Trevor Van Riemsdyk

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.8 (11)
PK%: 80.2 (14)
GF P/G: 3.38 (8)
GA P/G: 3.32 (25)
Faceoff %: 50.1 (16)

Washington Capitals

PP%: 21.3 (16)
PK%: 79.3 (17)
GF P/G: 2.71 (27)
GA P/G: 3.10 (18)
Faceoff %: 46.6 (30)

Red Wings Player to Watch: J.T. Compher

Compher this season has played in 66 games, and he has recorded 38 points on 16 goals and 22 assists. He has eight points on the power play on five goals and three assists. Compher is seventh on the team in points, sixth in goals, and eighth in assists.

Compher’s Line Assignments

Compher will be on the second line with Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat. He will also be on the first power play unit with Dylan Larin, David Perron, Robby Fabbri, and Shayne Gostisbehere. He’s also on the first penalty kill unit with Christian Fischer, Ben Chiarot, and Moritz Seider.

Compher’s career vs. Capitals

Compher in his career against Washington has played in ten games and has recorded five points on two goals and three assists. In the previous matchup, he had two points coming on a goal and an assist.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (18-16-2, 3.04 GAA)

Lyon last played on Saturday against the Predators and suffered his eighth straight loss giving up one goal on 32 shots. In his career against Washington, he is 2-1-1 with one of those wins coming last month when he stopped 18 of the 21 shots he faced.

Washington: Charlie Lindgren (20-12-5, 2.67 GAA)

Lindgren last played on Sunday against the Jets, and he got the win with a shutout stopping all 27 shots he faced. In his career against the Red Wings, he is 3-2-0, he lost to them earlier this season allowing eight goals on 31 shots.

Wrap Up

The Detroit Red Wings are now entering another must-win game as they are now behind the Capitals by one point in the Wild Card race, a loss tonight could seriously hurt their chances of making the playoffs, they need to come out ready to go as they did in their last matchup and give this game a playoff-like atmosphere.

In their last ten games against Washington, Detroit is 4-5-1, and have been outscored by the Capitals 30-27 in those ten games. Detroit beat the Capitals at the end of February 8-3.

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