The Wings put their 1-2-1 preseason record on the line along with their undefeated-all-time-in-the-LCA streak against the visting Pittsburgh Penguins, who handed them that OTL in Pittsburgh with a 6-5 victory last Wednesday.
The Matchup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
The Time: 7:30pm ET
The Location: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, MI)
The Enemy: Pensburgh
The Broadcast: Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Go (app)
For the forwards, the Pens are going... a little lighter:
#Pens lines at morning skate:— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) September 25, 2017
I guess if you want to see Sidney Crosby, you can go to the White House.
Goalie-wise, we won’t be seeing Matt Murray at all.
A last interesting tidbit from that side of the scoresheet, courtesy of Ian Cole:
Cole on tonight's game: "Being a Detroit boy, I'll be sad to not be in Joe Louis, but it'll be cool to see the new rink."— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) September 25, 2017
The Red Wings
Fortunately, the Wings are stoked enough to start giving us their lineup and projected lines for gamedays now.
So we’ve got Rasmussen filling in for Zetterberg with the big-boy wingers to help him along and Frk still getting a long look to shine while Justin Abdelkader rehabs his groin making up three Red Wings lines all being backstopped by the logs trying to battle each other out of the jam beneath the regular-season starters.
Howard will be getting his 2nd straight game, as I’m guessing Mrazek will take two of the last three games, those being all on consecutive nights later in the week.
We’ll use this as a gamethread for tonight; if you’re tuning in, come hang out with us. LGRW!