Red Wings Visit Devils in Hopes of Snapping Losing Streak

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 20: Anthony Mantha
DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 20: Anthony Mantha /

The Detroit Red Wings will play their first of three games in a four-day span on Monday night as they travel to New Jersey.

This will be a key week for the Wings and a win to start off the week will not only get them off to a good start but also snap a two-game losing streak.

It has been a stellar season for their opponents who are sitting in second place in the Metropolitan Division. They are 13 points ahead of the Red Wings and have a host of teams in their own division who are within striking distance of overtaking them.

Last week saw the Devils regroup with two wins after dropping six straight. They have won just three of their last 10 games.

The last time these two teams met was last month in New Jersey where the Devils were winners 3-1.

Taylor Hall has continued to lead the Devils offensively with 48 points in 43 appearances. He is currently on a seven-game points streak. Hall also leads the team in goals scored as well with 17.

First-round pick Nico Hischier has 28 points in 45 games played with eight goals and 20 assists.

In net, Cory Schneider has led the way with a record of 17-9-6.

Forward Keith Kinkaid and goaltender Brian Gibbons were both put on injured reserve on Sunday.

One of the biggest headlines for the Red Wings entering Monday night is the call up of defenseman Joe Hicketts. The 21-year-old is expected to make his NHL debut against the Devils.

Dylan Larkin continues to hold the Red Wings lead in points with 36.

Jimmy Howard started both of the Wings games last week. Petr Mrazek has not started since his shutout performance against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Luke Glendening, Darren Helm, Trevor Daley and Justin Abdelkader are not expected to be in the lineup on Monday.

Game Info

When: Monday, Jan 21-7:00 p.m.

Where: Prudential Center-Newark, New Jersey

How to Watch: MSG, Fox Sports Detroit

Live Stream: Fox Sports Go