GAMEDAY PREVIEW Game 32: Detroit Red Wings vs. Winnipeg Jets & Projected Line Combos

Red Wings Game 32 Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night, 4-3, while the Winnipeg Jets are coming off a loss as well, with theirs coming in overtime to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night, 3-2.

Red Wings Game 32 Preview
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Detroit Red Wings (15-12-4, 34 Points) vs. Winnipeg Jets (18-9-3, 39 Points)

When: Wednesday, December 20
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Canada Life Centre (Winnipeg, MB)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Alex DeBrincat – 28
Goals: Alex DeBrincat – 15
Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere – 18

Winnipeg Jets

Points: Mark Scheifele – 33
Goals: Kyle Connor – 17
Assists: Mark Scheifele – 22

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Joe Veleno – Dylan Larkin– Lucas Raymond
Alex DeBrincat  – J.T. Compher – Patrick Kane
Michael Rasmussen – Andrew Copp – Robby Fabbri
Christian Fischer – Austin Czarnik – Daniel Sprong

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

Winnipeg Jets

Nikolaj Ehlers – Mark Scheifele – Gabriel Vilardi
Cole Perfetti – Vladislav Namestnikov – Alex Iafallo
Nino Niederreiter – Adam Lowry – Mason Appleton
Morgan Barron – David Gustafsson – Axel Jonsson-Fjallaby

Josh Morrissey – Dylan Demelo
Brendan Dillon – Neal Pionk
Dylan Samberg – Nate Schmidt

By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 22.1 (14)
PK%: 78.4 (20)
GF P/G: 3.55 (5)
GA P/G: 3.19 (18)
Faceoff %: 48.9 (22)

Winnipeg Jets

PP%: 16.7 (24)
PK%: 73.9 (27)
GF P/G: 3.30 (13)
GA P/G: 2.60 (5)
Faceoff %: 46.5 (29)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Lucas Raymond

Raymond has played in 31 games for the Red Wings this season and has recorded 24 points on ten goals and 14 assists; he ranks third in all three categories. On the power play, he has six points on two goals and four assists. He has two points in his last five games on a goal and an assist.

Raymond’s Line Assignments

Raymond will play on the second line tonight with Dylan Larkin and Joe Veleno. He will also play on the second power-play unit with Veleno, Robby Fabbri, Daniel Sprong, and Moritz Seider.

Raymond’s career vs. Winnipeg

Raymond has played in five games against the Jets and has recorded four points on two goals and two assists. He scored the only goal in the Red Wings 4-1 loss earlier this season to the Jets.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: James Reimer (2-4-2, 2.61 GAA)

Reimer last played on Monday against Anaheim, coming in relief of Husso; he allowed two goals on 14 shots and suffered the loss. In his career against the Jets, he has been 7-10-1 in 21 games, allowing 60 goals on 639 shots. Reimer started in the 4-1 loss to the Jets earlier this season, stopping 25 of the 28 shots he faced.

Winnipeg: Laurent Brossoit (3-3-1, 2.57 GAA)

Brossoit’s last start came last Tuesday against the Sharks, in which he allowed two goals on 32 shots; he took the loss in that one. He has faced the Red Wings four times in his career and is 3-1-0 with 100 saves on 107 shots.

Wrap Up:

The Detroit Red Wings have dropped six of their last seven and fallen out of a playoff spot. Despite getting their top two centers back in Dylan Larkin and J.T. Compher, they have struggled and have been outscored 28-19 in those seven games. The team has looked different with David Perron out of the lineup as he is serving his six-game suspension; however, tonight will be the last game without him as he is set to return for the Flyers game on Friday. Tonight’s matchup is no easy task, as the Jets are one of the best teams in the Western Conference and are in a tight race with the Avalanche and Stars for first place; the Red Wings will need everything to go right and come out firing on all cylinders if they want to pick up a much needed two points over Winnipeg.

In their last ten games against Winnipeg, the Red Wings are 3-7-0, and they’ve been outscored 36-24 in those games. The Red Wings this season are 0-1-0 against the Jets, losing 4-1 back on October 26th.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

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