Happy Friday everyone! Here is a brief preview of tonight’s game.
In tonight’s second of 4 meeting’s between these two clubs, The Red Wings are going in with a record of 11-13-7 and The Maple Leafs have a record of 20-12-1. The Red Wings have lost 10 of their last 11 games, while the Maple Leafs have lost 5 of their last 11 games. Auston Matthews is quoted “Day to-day” with his upper body injury, as quoted by the Leafs coach, Mike Babcock.
Detroit Leaders: Anthony Mantha leads in goals with 12, Dylan Larkin leads in points (24) & assists (19).
Toronto Leaders: James van Riemsdyk leads in goals with 15, Mitch Marner leads in assists with 18, and Auston Matthews leads in points with 26.
The projected lineup for the Maple Leafs:
Leo Komarov — Nazem Kadri — William Nylander
James van Riemsdyk — Tyler Bozak — Connor Brown
Zach Hyman — Patrick Marleau — Mitchell Marner
Matt Martin — Dominic Moore — Josh Leivo
Morgan Rielly — Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner — Nikita Zaitsev
Andreas Borgman — Roman Polak
Scratched: Connor Carrick, Kasperi Kapanen
Injured: Nikita Soshnikov (lower body), Auston Matthews (upper body)
And the project lineup for the Red Wings:
Anthony Mantha — Dylan Larkin — Tomas Tatar
Justin Abdelkader — Henrik Zetterberg — Gustav Nyquist
Luke Glendening — Frans Nielsen — Darren Helm
Martin Frk — Andreas Athanasiou
Danny DeKeyser — Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson — Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall — Nick Jensen
Scratched: Xavier Ouellet, David Booth
Game time is 7:30pm EST. Have a good friday Red Wings fans, LGRW!!