DETROIT RED WINGS NOTES:
RED WINGS 0 vs. TAMPA BAY 3 (2/25/23)
1ST PERIOD: TB Point (Kucherov, Killorn) 9:04-EV
2ND PERIOD: TB Kucherov (Point, Paul) 19:53-EV
3RD PERIOD: TB Killorn (Hagel) 17:47-EN
SHOTS: DET 45 (12-20-13) / TB 18 (9-3-6)
GOALIES: DET Husso (L, 15-17) / TB Vasilevskiy (W, 45-45)
PP: DET 0-4 / TB 0-2
MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)
Lucas Raymond – lower body (8 / Feb. 10)
Total Man Games Lost: 234
Individual Man Games Lost: Filip Zadina (37), Robby Fabbri (35), Jakub Vrána (33), Matt Luff (32), Tyler Bertuzzi (31), Robert Hägg (15), Elmer Söderblom (13), Gustav Lindström (11), Oskar Sundqvist (7), Olli Määttä (4), Jake Walman (3), Ville Husso (2), Michael Rasmussen (2), Dylan Larkin (1)
2/23 – Reassigned defenseman Seth Barton to Grand Rapids from Toledo (ECHL)
2/16 – Signed defenseman Olli Määttä to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3 million
RED WINGS at SENATORS / 7:00 P.M. EST / Canadian Tire Centre / TV: BSD EXTRA / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM
TONIGHT: 60th all-time meeting, 30th at Ottawa … Third of four games this season, first of two at Ottawa
ALL-TIME vs. OTT: 33-22-1-3 / AWAY: 16-10-1-2 / LAST 10: 3-6-1 / IN 2021-22: 0-3-0 / THIS SEASON: 1-1-0
DET top scorers vs. OTT: Dylan Larkin (8-6-14 in 24 GP), David Perron (5-8-13 in 19 GP), Jakub Vrána (3-8-11 in 11 GP), Andrew Copp (4-7-11 in 21 GP), Filip Hronek (1-9-10 in 10 GP), Lucas Raymond (3-3-6 in 5 GP), Tyler Bertuzzi (3-3-6 in 10 GP), Dominik Kubalík (2-3-5 in 5 GP), Michael Rasmussen (3-1-4 in 8 GP), Jonatan Berggren (0-1-1 in 2 GP)
OTT top scorers vs. DET: Claude Giroux (9-22-31 in 31 GP), Alex DeBrincat (10-17-27 in 18 GP), Mathieu Joseph (5-6-11 in 18 GP), Thomas Chabot (2-6-8 in 12 GP), Brady Tkachuk (3-5-8 in 13 GP), Tim Stützle (2-4-6 in 4 GP), Drake Batherson (4-2-6 in 8 GP), Shane Pinto (0-1-1 in 2 GP)
UPCOMING GAMES (ALL TIMES EST)
Tuesday, Feb. 28: RED WINGS at SENATORS / 7:00 p.m. / Canadian Tire Centre / TV: BSD / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM
Thursday, March 2: RED WINGS vs. KRAKEN / 7:00 p.m. / LITTLE CAESARS ARENA / TV: BSD / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM
Saturday, March 4: RED WINGS at ISLANDERS / 12:30 p.m. / UBS Arena / TV: BSD / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM
LAST TIME OUT
Feb. 25 vs. Tampa Bay – 3-0 L
Detroit outshot Tampa Bay by a 45-18 count, but dropped a 3-0 decision to move to 28-22-8 overall and 15-12-3 inside Little Caesars Arena … The Red Wings fell to the Lightning in regulation for the first time since March 4, 2022, ending a four-game point streak (3-0-1) … Detroit has been shut out three times this season … With 45 shots, the Red Wings were one shot away from matching their season high which was accomplished on Dec. 28 at Pittsburgh … In total, Detroit has recorded 40-or-more shots nine times this season … The Red Wings outshot the Lightning by a 20-3 margin in the second period … It marked the first time Detroit has logged 20-or-more shots in a single frame since racking up 25 shots in the opening period on Oct. 14 vs. Montreal … Detroit posted 32 shots through the opening two periods, which is more than the club had totaled in each of its last eight games … The Red Wings were 7-1-0 over their previous eight contests from Feb. 9-23 … Detroit recorded its most shots in a single game without scoring a goal since compiling 51 shots in a 5-0 defeat to Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 2010 … Jake Walman set a career high with eight shots on goal … Dylan Larkin led all Red Wings forwards with six shots, while Tyler Bertuzzi registered five shots … Detroit allowed a season-low 18 shots, marking the fewest the team has surrendered in a single game since conceding 17 shots on April 24, 2022 at New Jersey … Ville Husso stopped 15-of-17 shots in his 100th career NHL appearance … Husso has allowed two goals or fewer in three-consecutive starts, and nine of his last 13 contests dating back to Jan. 19 at Vegas … Husso is 6-2-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a 0.935 save percentage in his last eight games since Feb. 9 vs. Calgary … Detroit finished a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill … The Red Wings are 34-for-38 (89.5%) on the penalty kill since Jan. 17 at Arizona.
OTTAWA SENATORS NOTES:
LAST GAME: Feb. 25, 5-2 win at Montreal: The Senators scored four unanswered goals across the final two periods to emerge with a 5-2 victory at Bell Centre and sweep the season series from Montreal. The win marked the first time in franchise history the club recorded a victory in each of its games against the Canadiens in a season. Brassard opened the scoring for the visitors before Matheson and Suzuki posted the home side to a 2-1 lead by 8:46 of the middle stanza. Pinto managed to draw the score even at 13:51 of the second period before Watson, Batherson and Gauthier (with his first in a Senators uniform) all found the back of the net in the third period to provide the evening’s final score. Holden recorded two assists for the second time against Montreal this season. Sogaard (who became the 17th goaltender in franchise history to record a point when he earned an assist on Batherson’s goal) registered the win in making 29 saves while Montembeault turned aside 17 shots to take the loss for Montreal. Scratches: Kelly, Larsson; Injuries:
Forsberg, Norris; Shots: OTT – 22, MTL – 31; PP: OTT – 0-1, MTL – 0-3.
BROADCAST INFORMATION: This evening’s game against Detroit will be broadcast regionally on TSN5 and RDS2. On the radio, the game will be available locally via TSN 1200 (English) and 94,5 Unique-FM (French).
WHAT’S NEXT: Ottawa concludes two consecutive home games against Detroit tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. The contest will mark the fourth of four regular-season meetings and the second of two matchups at Canadian Tire Centre.
INJURY REPORT: G Forsberg and C Norris are on IR and will not oppose the Red Wings this evening. Total man-games lost: 207.
RECENT TRANSACTIONS: Re-assigned C Greig and recalled C Kastelic to/from Belleville (AHL) on Feb. 25.
OTTAWA vs. DETROIT – History:
2022-23 (1-1-0): Dec. 17 @ Detroit (6-3 win), Dec. 31 @ Detroit (4-2 loss), Feb. 27 @ Ottawa, Feb. 28 @ Ottawa
2021-22 (3-0-0): 4/1/22 @ Detroit (5-2 win), 4/3/22 @ Ottawa (5-2 win), 4/12/22 @ Detroit (4-1 win)
Series record: Overall: 25-24-1-9; Home: 12-11-1-5; Away: 13-13-0-4
Last Ottawa win: @ Ottawa: 4/3/22 (5-2); @ Detroit: Dec. 17 (6-3)
Last Detroit win: @ Ottawa: 2/2/19 (2-0); @ Detroit: Dec. 31 (4-2)
Last OT result: 1/3/18 (2-1 OT loss) @ Detroit
Last shootout: 2/29/20 (4-3 SO win) @ Ottawa
Most goals, game: Scored: 6, (2x, Last: Dec. 17, 6-3 win); Allowed: 8, (12/3/93, 8-1 loss); Both teams: 12, (2/2/11, 7-5 loss)
Last Game: Dec. 31, 4-2 loss @ Detroit; OTT Goals: Watson, Giroux; DET Goals: Suter, Raymond, Soberblom, Rasmussen; OTT Scratch: Larsson; OTT Injuries: Brannstrom, Chartier, Joseph, Motte, Norris, Zaitsev; OTT Goalie: Talbot; DET Goalie: Hellberg; OTT PP: 0-4; DET PP: 0-4; Shots: 23-25.
Career vs. Detroit: Brassard leads all players in career games played (48) and is tied with DeBrincat in goals (10); Giroux leads in assists (22) and in points (31); Hamonic leads in penalty minutes (40) against Detroit.
HOME ON THE RANGE: Ottawa has a record of 16-12-2 at home this season … Tim Stützle is the Senators leader with 17 goals at home while also maintaining the club lead with 22 assists at Canadian Tire Centre … Through 30 home games, Stützle leads the team with 39 points on home ice … The Senators earned a record of 15-22-4 at home through 41 home contests in 2021-22.
BACK-TO-BACK GAMES: Ottawa will play back-to-back games on 12 occasions in 2022-23 and will open their ninth set of the season this evening when the team hosts Detroit ahead of a second consecutive visit from the Red Wings tomorrow evening … The Senators played 17 back-to-back sets last season and earned a record of 6-9-2 in the first half of contests on consecutive nights (5-3-0 this season) while posting an 8-8-1 record (5-3-0 this season) in the second half of games on consecutive days.
ON THE POWER PLAY: The Senators are 54 for 216 (25.0%) on the power-play in 2022-23 … Drake Batherson leads with 11 powerplay goals while Batherson, Alex DeBrincat, Tkachuk and Stützle maintain the club lead with 22 points while the team enjoys a man advantage … Ottawa has recorded multiple power-play goals 13 times in an individual contest in 2022-23 after having done so 11 times in 2021-22.
ON THE PENALTY KILL: Ottawa has overcome 171 of the 208 occasions the team has been shorthanded in 2022-23 to maintain an efficiency of 82.2% through 58 regular-season games … The team has registered five (Joseph x2, Watson x2, Motte) shorthanded markers this season after recording nine such goals in 2021-22.