GAMEDAY PREVIEW Game 26: Detroit Red Wings vs. Ottawa Senators & Projected Line Combos

Red Wings Game 26 Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a tough loss to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night, a game in which they led 4-0 at one point, but the Sharks came back with four unanswered goals and then tied it again at 5-5 in the third with under two minutes left before going to overtime and winning it. The Ottawa Senators are coming in off a loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night, a game they dropped 4-3.

Red Wings Game 26 Preview

Detroit Red Wings (14-7-4, 32 Points) vs. Ottawa Senators (10-11-0, 20 Points)

When: Saturday, December 9
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Little Caesar’s Arena (Detroit, MI)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Dylan Larkin – 25
Goals: Alex DeBrincat – 13
Assists: Dylan Larkin -14

Ottawa Senators

Points: Tim Stutzle – 25
Goals: Brady Tkachuk – 13
Assists: Tim Stutzle – 20

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Robby Fabbri – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
Alex DeBrincat – Joe Veleno – Patrick Kane
Michael Rasmussen – Andrew Copp – David Perron
Klim Kostin – Christian Fischer –Daniel Sprong

Shayne Gostisbehere – Moritz Seider
Ben Chiarot – Jeff Petry
Justin Holl – Jake Walman

Ottawa Senators

Brady Tkachuk – Josh Norris – Claude Giroux
Vladimir Tarasenko – Tim Stutzle – Drake Batherson
Dominik Kubalik – Ridly Greig– Mathieu Joseph
Parker Kelly – Rourke Chartier – Zack Macewen

Jake Sanderson – Jacob Bernard-Docker
Jakob Chychrun – Thomas Chabot –
Erik Brannstrom – Artem Zub

By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 23.1 (10)
PK%: 78.5 (18)
GF P/G: 3.84 (2)
GA P/G: 3.08 (14)
Faceoff %: 49.5 (21)

Ottawa Senators

PP%: 17.2 (23)
PK%: 73.9 (28)
GF P/G: 3.43 (8)
GA P/G: 3.29 (18)
Faceoff %: 51.7 (7)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Alex DeBrincat

DeBrincat has played in 25 games and has recorded 24 points, scoring 13 goals and 11 assists. On the power play, he has seven points on four goals and three assists. Over his last five games, he has recorded four points on a goal and three assists.

DeBrincat’s Line Assignments

DeBrincat will play on the second line tonight with Joe Veleno and Patrick Kane. He will also play on the first power play unit with Kane, David Perron, Dylan Larkin, and Shayne Gostisbehere.

DeBrincat’s career vs. Ottawa

In his career against his former team, he has played nine games and recorded seven points on five goals and two assists. He had one point coming on a goal in the previous two matchups.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Alex Lyon (4-1-0, 1.61 GAA)

Lyon is forcing his way into the Red Wings crease, and in his last game on Tuesday against Buffalo, he picked up his fourth straight win, allowing three goals on 32 shots. In two games, he is 1-0-0 against the Senators in his career, allowing five goals on 81 shots.

Ottawa: Joonas Korpisalo (5-6-0, 3.41 GAA)

Korpisalo’s last start came last Friday against Columbus, in which he allowed four goals on 23 shots and suffered the loss. Korpisalso, in his career against the Red Wings, is 7-4-0 in 12 appearances, stopping 306 of the 345 shots he has faced. He faced the Red Wings both times this season, going 1-1-0, allowing nine goals on 64 shots.

Wrap Up:

Since the last time these two teams played in Sweden, the Red Wings are 6-2-1 and have outscored their opponents 37-23. They have also found a new goalie who has led them since that game in Alex Lyon, and added Patrick Kane to their roster, who will play in his second game tonight. Look for the Red Wings to make a statement in this game and come out firing after losing a tough one Thursday night.

In their last ten games against Ottawa, the Red Wings are 2-6-2, and they’ve been outscored 40-27 in those games. This season, The Red Wings are 1-0-1 against the Senators and have outscored them 9-7 in those two games.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

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