GAMEDAY PREVIEW Game 16: Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators & Projected Line Combos

Red Wings Game 16 Preview

The Detroit Red Wings will take on the Ottawa Senators to kick off the 2023 Global Series. The Red Wings are coming off a 5-4 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, while Ottawa is coming off a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

Red Wings Game 16 Preview

Detroit Red Wings (8-5-2, 18 Points) vs. Ottawa Senators (6-7-0, 12 Points)

When: Thursday, November 16
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Where: Avicii Arena (Stockholm, SWE)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

  • Points: Dylan Larkin – 17
  • Goals: Alex DeBrincat – 10
  • Assists: Dylan Larkin – 12

Ottawa Senators

  • Points: Tim Stutzle – 17
  • Goals: Brady Tkachuk – 8
  • Assists: Tim Stutzle – 14

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Alex DeBrincat – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
David Perron – J.T. Compher – Andrew Copp
Robby Fabbri – Joe Veleno – Daniel Sprong
Klim Kostin – Michael Rasmussen – Christian Fischer

Jake Walman – Moritz Seider
Shayne Gostisbehere – Olli Maatta
Ben Chiarot – Jeff Petry

Ottawa Senators

Brady Tkachuk – Josh Norris – Vladimir Tarasenko
Mathieu Joseph – Tim Stutzle – Claude Giroux
Dominik Kubalik – Roby Jarventie – Drake Batherson
Parker Kelly – Rourke Chartier – Matthew Highmore

Jake Sanderson – Artem Zub
Jakob Chychrun – Jacob Barnard-Docker
Tyler Kleven – Travis Hamonic

By The Numbers:

(League Ranking)

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.2 (10)
PK%: 78.9 (16)
GF P/G: 3.67 (4)
GA P/G: 3.27 (17)
Faceoff %: 49.5 (20)

Ottawa Senators

PP%: 21.8 (12)
PK%: 75.0 (24)
GF P/G: 3.85 (3)
GA P/G: 3.38 (21)
Faceoff %: 53.3 (5)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Joe Veleno

Veleno is in his fourth season, and he has seven points coming on five goals and two assists through the first 15 games. He only has one point coming on an assist in his last five games.

Veleno’s Line Assignments

Veleno will center the third line with Robby Fabbri and Daniel Sprong.

Veleno’s career vs. Ottawa

In his career against Ottawa, he has played in eight games and recorded four points, on three goals and one assist. In the matchup earlier this season, he scored two goals in the Red Wings win.

Between the Pipes:

Detroit: James Reimer (2-2-1, 1.80 GAA)

Reimer’s last start came last Thursday against Montreal, in which he stopped 23 of the 26 shots but suffered a loss in overtime. In his career against the Senators, he has made 28 appearances, going 17-6-3, and allowed 66 goals on 894 shots.

Ottawa: Joonas Korpisalo (4-4-0, 3.10 GAA)

Korpisalo’s last start came on Saturday against Calgary, where he allowed one goal on 25 shots. Korpisalo in his career against the Red Wings has made 11 appearances going 6-4-0 stopping 269 of the 304 shots he has faced. He faced Detroit earlier this season and allowed five goals on 23 shots in the loss.

Wrap Up

In their last five, the Red Wings are 2-2-1 and will now play back-to-back in Sweden against two division foes, starting with Ottawa today. The Senators and Red Wings have developed a rivalry with both teams in a rebuild, and it has become a tight contest when these two face off; it really dates back to last season when Ottawa beat Detroit in back-to-back games that sent the Red Wings spiraling to end the season; in those games, the Senators outplayed, out skated, and out hit the Red Wings so in the offseason they went out and added physical players for matchups against the Senators like this. The Red Wings need to come out of Sweden with at least two points to keep them in line with the rest of the Atlantic Division.

In their last ten games against Ottawa, the Red Wings are 3-6-1 and have been outscored 42-26. The Red Wings this season is 1-0-0 against the Senators as they beat them 5-2 back on October 21st.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

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