Game 26: Red Wings aim for 6 in a row at home against Nashville

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 23: Nick Cousins #21 of the Nashville Predators takes a check from Robby Fabbri #14 of the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Little Caesars Arena on February 23, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 23: Nick Cousins #21 of the Nashville Predators takes a check from Robby Fabbri #14 of the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Little Caesars Arena on February 23, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Red Wings will attempt to make it six wins in a row when they host the Nashville Predators tonight.

The Predators are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games after defeating Montreal 4-3 in OT on Saturday night.

Game time tonight is 7:00 PM ET at LCA in Detroit, MI.

Red Wings Notes

  • Detroit are currently 4th in the Atlantic Division with a 13-9-3 record
  • The Red Wings special teams are currently ranked 27th in the NHL, PP 14.9%, PK 75.3%
  • Lucas Raymond continues to lead the Red Wings in scoring with 22 points in 25 games
  • Dylan Larkin and Raymond lead Detroit with 10 goals
  • Moritz Seider leads all Red Wings defensemen in scoring with 17 points in 25 games
  • Seider leads Detroit with 14 assists
  • Tyler Bertuzzi remains in COVID-19 Protocol but, still leads the Red Wings with a +9 rating
  • Alex Nedeljkovic is expected to start and has a 8-3-3 record, 2.60 GAA, and .920 SV% in 16 games
  • Defenseman Marc Staal was added to the COVID-19 Protocol List and will not play tonight
  • Defenseman Dan Renouf was recalled from Grand Rapids on Monday and will be in the lineup tonight
  • Kyle Cricuolo and Luke Witkowski were also recalled as insurance in case there is a game time scratch in the roster

Detroit Projected Lineup

Forwards

Robby Fabbri – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond

Joe Veleno – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina

Givani Smith – Carter Rowney – Sam Gagner

Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne

Defensemen

Nick Leddy – Filip Hronek

Danny DeKeyser – Moritz Seider

Dan Renouf – Jordan Oesterle

Goaltenders

Alex Nedeljkovic (starter)

Thomas Greiss

Not in lineup

Luke Witkowski (healthy), Kyle Criscuolo (healthy), Tyler Bertuzzi (COVID-19), Marc Staal (COVID-19), Gustav Lindstrom (lower body)

Predators Notes

  • Nashville are currently 6th in the Central Division with a 13-10-1 record
  • The Predators special teams are currently ranked 16th in the NHL, PP 22.9%, PK 78.2%
  • Mikael Granlund leads Nashville with 21 assists and 26 points in 24 games
  • Matt Duchene leads the Predators with 13 goals in 24 games
  • Defensemen Alexandre Carrier leads Nashville with a +6 rating
  • Goaltender Juuse Saros is expected to start and has an 11-8-1 record, 2.37 GAA, and .921 SV% in 20 games

Nashville Projected Lineup

Forwards

Eeli Tolvanen – Ryan Johansen – Luke Kunin

Filip Forsberg – Mikael Granlund – Matt Duchene

Yakov Trenin – ColtonSissons – Tanner Jeannot

Nick Cousins – Thomas Novak – Philip Tomasino

Defensemen

Roman Josi – Dante Fabbro

Mattias Ekholm – Alexandre Carrier

Mark Borowiecki – Matt Benning

Goaltenders

Juuse Saros (starting)

David Rittich

Not in lineup

Ben Harpur (healthy), Philippe Myers (healthy), Matt Luff (healthy)

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