GAMEDAY PREVIEW Game 29: Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes & Projected Line Combos

Red Wings Game 29 Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a win on Tuesday night in which they won 6-4 and snapped their three-game losing streak. The Carolina Hurricanes are also coming in off a 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Red Wings Game 29 Preview

Detroit Red Wings (15-9-4, 34 Points) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (15-12-1, 31 Points)

When: Thursday, December 14
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, MI)

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Alex DeBrincat – 26
Goals: Alex DeBrincat – 13
Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere – 16

Carolina Hurricanes

Points: Sebastian Aho – 25
Goals: Teuvo Teravainen – 11
Assists: Sebastian Aho – 15

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Alex DeBrincat – Joe Veleno – Patrick Kane
Robby Fabbri – Andrew Copp – Lucas Raymond
Jonatan Berggren – Michael Rasmussen – Daniel Sprong
Olli Maatta – Austin Czarnik – Zach Aston-Reese

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

Carolina Hurricanes

Stefan Noesen – Sebastian Aho – Seth Jarvis 
Teuvo Teravainen – Jesperi Kotkaniemi – Martin Necas
Jordan Martinook –Jordan Staal – Jesper Fast
Michael Bunting – Jack Drury – Tony DeAngelo

Jaccob Slavin – Brent Burns
Brady Skjei – Brett Pesce
Dmitry Orlov – Jalen Chatfield

By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.9 (10)
PK%: 77.4 (23)
GF P/G: 3.79 (2)
GA P/G: 3.29 (21)
Faceoff %: 48.9 (22)

Carolina Hurricanes

PP%: 22.3 (14)
PK%: 80.0 (16)
GF P/G: 3.25 (12)
GA P/G: 3.25 (18)
Faceoff %: 51.2 (10)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Alex DeBrincat

DeBrincat has yet to miss a Red Wings game and currently leads the team in points with 26 on 13 goals and 13 assists. On the power play, he has nine points on four goals and five assists. He has three points in his last five games, all coming on assists.

DeBrincat’s Line Assignments

Fabbri will play on the first line tonight with Joe Veleno and Patrick Kane. He will also play on the first power play unit with Kane, Veleno, Lucas Raymond, and Shayne Gostisbehere.

DeBrincat’s career vs. Carolina

Tonight, DeBrincat will play in his 20th career game against the Hurricanes, and in his career, he has 20 points on 13 goals and seven assists.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: Ville Husso (9-4-2, 3.68 GAA)

Husso’s last start came on Tuesday against his former team in St. Louis, in which he picked up his ninth win of the season, allowing four goals on 37 shots. Against the Hurricanes in his career, he is 0-2-0, allowing six goals on 53 shots.

Carolina: Antti Raanta (6-5-0, 3.40 GAA) / Pyotr Kochetkov (5-6-1, 2.93 GAA) /

Raanta’s last start came on Saturday in the Hurricanes loss to Vancouver; he stopped 20 of the 24 shots he faced. In his career against Detroit, he is 4-1-1 in seven games and allowed 13 goals on 180 shots.

Kochetkov’s last start came on Tuesday, a game in which he got the win, stopping 31 of 32 shots against the Senators. In his career against Detroit, he is 1-0-0, which was a shutout as he stopped all 27 shots he had faced.

Wrap Up:

Coming into this season, the Hurricanes were one of the favorites to win the Stanley Cup, but through the first 28 games of their season, they are currently sitting in the third spot of the Wild Card, trailing the Red Wings by three points and tied with the Capitals. The Hurricanes will come out looking to attack Detroit and secure a win to get them back into a playoff spot, but if the Red Wings play like they did on Tuesday against the Blues, they should come out on top, especially with the scoring output they got, which was nice to see as they are missing their top two centers, but Joe Veleno has really stepped up to take that 1C spot.

The Red Wings in their last ten games against Carolina, are 6-4-0, and they’ve outscored them 27-25 in those games. The Red Wings last season went 1-2-0 against the Hurricanes and were outscored 7-4.

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