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:
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.
Johnny Gaudreau – Elias Lindholm – Matthew Tkachuk
Blake Coleman – Mikael Backlund – Tyler Pitlick
Andrew Mangiapane – Dillon Dube – Brett Ritchie
Milan Lucic – Sean Monahan – Trevor Lewis
Noah Hanifin – Rasmus Andersson
Oliver Klyington-Chris Tanev
Juuso Valimaki- Erik Gubranson
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.
Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
Robby Fabbri – Pius Suter – Filip Zadina
Vladislav Namestnikov – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne
Givani Smith – Mitchell Stephens – Sam Gagner
Danny DeKeyser – Filip Hronek
Nick Leddy – Moritz Seider
Marc Staal – Gustav Lindstrom