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.
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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
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@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).
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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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