Game 18: Detroit Red Wings (8-7-2) Visit Dallas Stars (5-6-2)

Nov 6, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA; Detroit Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (39) makes a pad save during the second period against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2021; Buffalo, New York, USA; Detroit Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic (39) makes a pad save during the second period against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Detroit Red Wings continue their four game road trip tonight with a game against the Dallas Stars. Game time is 8:30 PM ET at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. Will there be retribution for the nasty cross check Jamie Benn made to Dylan Larkin’s neck last season?

The Stars are on a one game winning streak after defeating Philadelphia 5-2 on Saturday. The Red Wings fell to Columbus 5-3 Monday. night.

Red Wings Notes

  • Detroit are currently 4th in the Atlantic Division with a 8-7-2 record
  • The Red Wings special teams are currently ranked 26th in the NHL, PP 15.1%, PK 77.2%
  • Tyler Bertuzzi continues to lead the Red Wings in scoring with nine goals and 17 points in 14 games.  He also leads all Red Wings with a +9 rating
  • Lucas Raymond is now tied with Tyler Bertuzzi for the team lead in scoring with 17 points
  • Raymond also leads all NHL rookies in goals (7) and points (17), and is tied with Moritz Seider for the most rookie assists (10)
  • Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to start and has a 4-2-0 record, 2.78 GAA, and .918 SV% in nine games

Detroit Projected Lineup

Forwards

Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Robby FabbriPius SuterFilip Zadina

Vladislav NamestnikovMichael RasmussenAdam Erne

Sam Gagner – Joe Veleno – Carter Rowney

Defensemen

Nick LeddyFilip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Marc StaalGustav Lindstrom

Goaltenders
Alex Nedeljkovic (starter)

Thomas Greiss

Not in lineup
Givani Smith (healthy), Jordan Oesterle (healthy), Troy Stecher (undisclosed), Mitchell Stephens (lower body)

Stars Notes

  • Dallas are currently 6th in the Central Division with a 5-6-2 record
  • The Stars special teams are currently ranked 11th in the NHL, PP 29.4%, PK 75.0%
  • Defenseman Miro Heiskanen leads Dallas with nine assists and 12 points in 13 games
  • Tyler Seguin leads the Stars with five goals
  • Goaltender Jake Oettinger is expected to get his first NHL start of the year for Dallas.  Last year, Oettinger had an 11-8-7 record, 2.36 GAA, and .911 SV% in 29 games
  • Former Red Wings forward Luke Glendening will play RW for Dallas tonight.  He has accumulated four goals and five points in 13 games for the Stars this season

Dallas Projected Lineup

Forwards

Jason RobertsonRoope HintzJoe Pavelski

Jacob Peterson – Tyler Seguin – Alexander Radulov

Michael RafflJamie BennDenis Gurianov

Riley TufteRadek Faksa – Luke Glendening

Defensemen

Ryan SuterJohn Klingberg

Esa Lindell – Miro Heiskanen

Andrej Sekera – Joel Hanley

Goaltenders

Jake Oettinger (starter)

Anton Khudobin

Not in lineup

Joel Kiviranta (healthy), Braden Holtby (lower body), Jani Hakanpaa (healthy)

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