GAMEDAY PREVIEW Game 9: Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins & Projected Line Combos

Red Wings Game 9 Preview

The Detroit Red Wings are coming off a tough homestand, going 1-1-1 but most recently losing to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday 4-1. The Boston Bruins are coming off their first loss of the season with a 4-3 loss to the Ducks; however, they are still undefeated in regulation, with the loss coming in overtime.

Red Wings Game 9 preview

Detroit Red Wings (5-2-1, 11 Points) vs. Boston Bruins (6-0-1, 13 Points)

When: Saturday, October 28
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: TD Garden (Boston, MA)
TV: Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Red Wings Game 9 Preview

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Alex DeBrincat – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
Andrew Copp – J.T. Compher – David Perron
Michael Rasmussen – Joe Veleno – Daniel Sprong
Klim Kostin – Austin Czarnik – Christian Fischer
Jake Walman – Moritz Seider
Ben Chiarot – Jeff Petry
Shayne Gostisbehere –  Justin Holl

Boston Bruins

Brad Marchand – Pavel Zacha – David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk – Matthew Poitras – Morgan Geekie
James Van Riemsdyk – Charlie Coyle – Trent Frederic
Oskar Steen – John Beecher – Patrick Brown
Matt Grzelcyk – Charlie McAvoy
Hampus Lindholm – Brandon Carlo
Derek Forbort – Kevin Shattenkirk

By The Numbers:

Red Wings Game 9 Preview

Red Wings Player to Watch: Dylan Larkin

Larkin is in his ninth season with the Red Wings and the NHL, and he has played in 592 games, recording 452 points, coming on 183 goals and 269 assists. This season, in eight games, he has recorded a point in every single one; he has 15 points on the season, which is second in the league, and he has four goals and 11 assists.

Dylan Larkin’s Line Assignments

Larkin centers the first line with Lucas Raymond and Alex DeBrincat playing on his wings. He also centers the first line of the power-play along with DeBrincat, David Perron, Moritz Seider, and Shayne Gostisbehere. He has ten power-play points, coming on three goals and seven assists.

Larkin’s career vs. Boston

In his career against Boston, he has played in 24 games and has recorded 18 points, coming on eight goals and ten assists. Last season, in three games against the Bruins, Larkin recorded four points, coming on one goal and three assists.

Between the Pipes:

Detroit: Ville Husso (3-1-1, 3.38 GAA)

Husso this season is 3-1-1 and, in his most recent start, suffered a loss in overtime to the Seattle Kraken. In his career against the Bruins, he has made four starts going 2-1-1, and allowed 13 goals on 145 shots. Last season against Boston, he made two starts, going 1-1-0, stopping 58 of the 66 shots he faced. Alex Lyon will also dress as the backup for the first time this season.

Boston: Jeremy Swayman (3-0-0, 1.34 GAA)

Swayman this season is undefeated and posts a .957 save percentage, as well as having a shutout. In his career against Detroit, he has made five starts, going 3-2-0, and has stopped 110 of the 121 shots he has faced. Last season against the Red Wings, he made two starts going 1-1-0, and allowed five goals on 54 shots.

Wrap Up

Tonight’s game is a big one for the Red Wings as they look to prove that they are for real this season and can compete with the top teams in all of hockey. This is a new-look team for the Bruins, who will not have Patrice Bergeron, who was a Red Wings killer, or David Krejci, as both have retired and are also currently dealing with injuries as Milan Lucic and Jakub Lauko will be out.

The Red Wings, in their last ten games against the Bruins, are 5-5-0 and have been outscored 32-25. Last season, in three games against Boston, the Red Wings went 1-2-0, and they were outscored 11-8.

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