Game Day Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (10/5/2016)

Tonight, the Detroit Red Wings will face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins who are 3-1-0 in the preseason, their first loss was against the Wings. The Penguins are coming off a 2-0 victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 2. The two players with goals from this game were forwards Carter Rowney and Tom Kuhnhackl who are both in the lineup tonight. Forwards Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin are two key players in the lineup tonight to face off against the Wings. Goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury and Tristan Jarry both have shutouts during the preseason making it two for Jarry so far. Tonight Fleury will get the start, but will he be able to shutout the Wings tonight when they face their young guns?

LINES

Forwards

Scott Wilson Evgeni Malkin Patric Hornqvist
Jake Guentzel Nick Bonino Phil Kessel
Chris Kunitz Matt Cullen Conor Sheary
Tom Kuhnhackl Carter Rowney Eric Fehr

 

Defensemen– not in this order

Olli Maatta Justin Schultz
David Warsofsky Brian Dumoulin
Derrick Pouliot Kris Letang

 

Goaltenders

Marc- Andre Fleury
Tristan Jarry

 

The Detroit Red Wings are looking for a comeback after losing to the Chicago Blackhawks 6-1 last night making their preseason record 3-1-1. The main cause for the loss that the Wings can fix for tonight’s game is the defense. Most of our defensemen, such as Jonathan Ericsson and Danny DeKeyser, ended up in some bad positions which resulted in some powerplay goals for the Chicago Blackhawks. The defense as a whole were a giant mess and simply just could not help goaltender Jimmy Howard from stopping Blackhawks’ forwards Richard Panik and Artem Anisimov. Tonight’s lineup for the Wings has not been made official, but the players have been announced. Players in for tonight are

Forwards: Teemu Pulkkinen, Gustav Nyquist, Riley Sheahan, Drew Miller, Steve Ott, Evgeny Svechnikov, Anthony Mantha, Luke Glendening, Martin Frk, Dylan Sadowy, Ben Street, Tyler Bertuzzi, and Andreas Athanasiou

 

Defensemen: Brendan Smith, Nick Jensen, Robbie Russo, Brian Lashoff, Ryan Sproul, Xavier Ouellet, and Dan Renouf.

 

Goaltenders

Jared Coreau
Cal Heeter

 

The game will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit, streamed on the FOX Sports Go App at 7 pm . Be sure to follow the Detroit Red Wings on Twitter (@DetroitRedWings) for updates during the game.

 

Sources: Detroit Red Wings’ beat writer Ansar Khan and Pittsburgh Penguins’ Twitter.

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