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NHL: SEP 17 Preseason - Blackhawks at Red Wings Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

GameDay

Red Wings vs Maple Leafs

7p ET - Scoitabank Arena

TV: NHL Network

Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 The Ticket

Maple Leafs 4, Red Wings 3 (SO)

Svechnikov shows promise, Bernier sharp as Leafs down Wings in shootout | Detroit News

Svechnikov’s camp: Having missed all of last season (knee surgery), Svechnikov isn’t going to make the opening night roster. There’s simply too much rust to knock off, and get acclimated to playing hockey again.

But Svechnikov has had a promising camp. Friday’s goal was his second of the preseason, and he’s been an agitating presence who hasn’t been afraid to engage physically.

I’m happy to see Evgeny Svechnikov have a solid preseason campaign. It seems like he’s destined for Grand Rapids, but I have to image if he has a strong start in the AHL that a call up to join the Red Wings will happen sooner rather than later.

Around the League

Ranking all 31 NHL teams by their forwards | ESPN

The combination of Larkin and Anthony Mantha is excellent, but beyond that, the Red Wings’ only real chance of generating anything resembling consistent offense right now is Andreas Athanasiou breaking free on the rush and doing it himself.

The Wings are ranked 30th.