GAME DAY: Kicking off a four-game road trip with a stop in Ohio (7:00 p.m. ET, BSDET+)

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Mike Gould
2 years ago
The Detroit Red Wings will look for a second consecutive win on Monday when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:00 p.m. ET.
The Blue Jackets dropped back-to-back games on Nov. 12 and 13 but currently boast a better points percentage (.583) than the 8-6-2 Red Wings (.563). Columbus is 7-5-0 through its first 12 games of the season.
Detroit snapped a brief two-game losing skid with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. Team captain @Dylan Larkin scored two goals from ridiculous angles — including the OT winner — to put his team on top.
@Pius Suter also scored for the Red Wings against Montreal. @Moritz Seider, @Lucas Raymond, @Tyler Bertuzzi, @Filip Hronek, and @Robby Fabbri all added helpers in the game.
Monday’s contest will be the first of a four-game road swing for the Red Wings. They’ll make stops in Columbus, Dallas, Vegas, and Arizona before returning home to take on the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 24.

The Red Wings

Here’s our projected lineup for Detroit on Monday:
@Tyler Bertuzzi – @Dylan Larkin – @Lucas Raymond
@Filip Zadina – @Pius Suter – @Robby Fabbri
@Vladislav Namestnikov – @Michael Rasmussen – @Adam Erne
@Givani Smith – @Sam Gagner – @Carter Rowney
Danny DeKeyser – @Moritz Seider
@Nick Leddy – @Filip Hronek
@Marc Staal – Gustav Lindström
@Mitchell Stephens will not play Monday after suffering a lower-body injury on Saturday.
@Thomas Greiss will probably get the start for Detroit on Monday. He’s 4-4-0 this season with a .909 save percentage.

The Blue Jackets

Columbus went with these lines against the New York Rangers on Nov. 13:
@Gustav Nyquist – @Boone Jenner – @Oliver Bjorkstrand
@Yegor Chinakhov – @Cole Sillinger – @Jakub Voracek
@Gregory Hofmann – @Jack Roslovic – @Kevin Stenlund
@Eric Robinson – @Sean Kuraly – @Alexandre Texier
@Zach Werenski – @Jake Bean
@Vladislav Gavrikov – @Gavin Bayreuther
@Gabriel Carlsson – @Andrew Peeke
Blue Jackets star @Patrik Laine is currently out of the lineup with an oblique injury. He’s expected to miss approximately four more weeks of game action.
@Elvis Merzlikins will likely start for Columbus on Monday after making 36 saves on 41 shots against New York. The 27-year-old Latvian has a 5-2-0 record and a .929 save percentage this season.

Scoring leaders

Detroit: @Tyler Bertuzzi (nine goals, 16 points); @Lucas Raymond (six goals, 15 points); @Moritz Seider (two goals, 12 points); @Dylan Larkin (six goals, 11 points); @Vladislav Namestnikov (seven goals, nine points).
Columbus: @Oliver Bjorkstrand (five goals, 15 points); @Jakub Voracek (one goal, 12 points); @Patrik Laine (three goals, 10 points); @Boone Jenner (six goals, eight points); @Cole Sillinger (four goals, seven points).

Players to watch

Detroit: With @Mitchell Stephens out of commission for what looks to be an extended period of time, the Red Wings will need @Carter Rowney to come in and hold the fort on the fourth line. The 32-year-old veteran has 231 games of NHL experience over the past six seasons, topping out at 20 points in 63 games with the Anaheim Ducks in 2018–19. Rowney won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016–17.
Columbus: This season has been a homecoming of sorts for @Jakub Voracek, who played his first three NHL seasons in Columbus before spending a decade in Philadelphia. Acquired in the offseason for longtime Blue Jackets mainstay @Cam Atkinson, the 32-year-old Czech winger is scoring at a point-per-game pace but only has one goal in 12 contests.

Viewing and listening options

Monday’s Red Wings game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit Plus starting at 7:00 p.m. ET. It’ll be sent over the airwaves on WXVT-FM 97.1 “The Ticket” in the Detroit area, as well as on the Red Wings’ official website.

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