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    Red Wings hope to continue intensity against the Calgary Flames tonight in the Motor City 

     

    The Detroit Red Wings and the Calgary Flames face-off tonight to finish up the four-game homestand for Detroit. Calgary comes to town with a 0-1-1 record and hopes to get an early start against the Red Wings. The Flames have had a new coach since the last time they came to town. Darryl Sutter has taken over the reins, many may remember his success with the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014.  

     

    Here are the projected lineups for tonight’s game:  

     

    Calgary Flames:  

    The Calgary Flames are opening a five-game road trip tonight in Motor City. In their last game, they lost 3-2 in overtime to the Anaheim Ducks while managing to get 40 shots on net for a second straight game. The Flames have outshot their opponents 90-60 through the first two games of the season.  

     

    Returning to the line for Calgary is Tyler Pitlick, the 29-year-old who appeared in only one exhibition game before exiting with a sickness. The physical right-winger should provide a balance against the Red Wing’s aggressive play. Red Wings fans should be used to Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, both have had continued success against the Wings. Gaudreau has five goals and 10 assists in 11 career games, Monahan has points in the last four games against Detroit.  

     

    Forwards:  

    Johnny Gaudreau – Elias Lindholm – Matthew Tkachuk  

    Blake Coleman – Mikael Backlund  – Tyler Pitlick 

    Andrew Mangiapane – Dillon Dube  – Brett Ritchie 

    Milan Lucic  – Sean Monahan  – Trevor Lewis  

     

    Defensive Pairs:  

    Noah Hanifin – Rasmus Andersson  

    Oliver Klyington-Chris Tanev  

    Juuso Valimaki- Erik Gubranson  

     

    Goalie:  

    Jacob Markstrom  

    Daniel Vladar  

     

     

    Detroit Red Wings:  

    Tyler Bertuzzi leads the Red Wings with five goals and one assist for six points in three games. Behind him are seven players tied with three points, including rookies Mortiz Seider and Lucas Raymond. The Red Wings are clicking and have held their opponents to one goal the last two games.  

     

    Thomas Greiss got both wins going 2-0-0 so far this season with a 1.00 goals-against average and a .969 save percentage. The Red Wings are hoping to give Alex Nedeljkovic the same support as they have given Greiss as he gets the start in net tonight.  

     

    Forwards:  

    Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond  

    Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina  

    Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne  

    Givani Smith – Mitchell Stephens – Sam Gagner  

     

    Defensive Pairings:  

     

    Danny DeKeyser – Filip Hronek  

    Nick Leddy – Moritz Seider  

    Marc Staal – Gustav Lindstrom  

     

    Goalies:  

    Alex Nedeljkovic  

    Thomas Greiss  

     

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