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NHL Preview: Detroit Red Wings (28-23-8) at Ottawa Senators (29-26-4)


RED WINGS 2 at OTTAWA 6 (2/27/23)
1ST PERIOD: DET Bertuzzi (Suter, Sundqvist) 11:48-EV
2ND PERIOD: OTT Sanderson (Giroux, Brassard) 3:41-PP; DET Perron (Hronek) 5:11-PP; OTT Batherson (Chabot, DeBrincat) 12:25-
PP; OTT Giroux (Gambrell, Chabot) 14:10-EV; OTT Tkachuk (Giroux, Zub) 17:41-EV
3RD PERIOD: OTT Chabot (Giroux, Zub) 0:47-EV; OTT Stützle (unassisted) 15:00-EV
SHOTS: DET 24 (9-9-6) / OTT 42 (15-16-11)
GOALIES: DET Hellberg (L, 36-42) / OTT Talbot (W, 22-24)
PP: DET 1-4 / OTT 2-6

MAN GAMES LOST (games missed / out since)
Michael Rasmussen – lower body (3 / Feb. 25)
Jordan Oesterle – undisclosed (1 / Feb. 27)
Total Man Games Lost: 236
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), Lucas Raymond (8), Oskar Sundqvist (7), Olli Määttä (4), Jake Walman (3), Ville Husso (2), Dylan Larkin (1)

2/28 – Signed defenseman Jake Walman to a three-year contract extension with an average annual value of $3.4 million
2/27 – Activated forward Lucas Raymond from injured reserve … Placed defenseman Jordan Oesterle on injured reserve

RED WINGS at SENATORS / 7:00 P.M. EST / Canadian Tire Centre / TV: BSD / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM

TONIGHT: 61st all-time meeting, 31st at Ottawa … Fourth of four games this season, second of two at Ottawa
ALL-TIME vs. OTT: 33-23-1-3 / AWAY: 16-11-1-2 / LAST 10: 2-7-1 / IN 2021-22: 0-3-0 / THIS SEASON: 1-2-0
DET top scorers vs. OTT: David Perron (6-8-14 in 20 GP), Dylan Larkin (8-6-14 in 25 GP), Jakub Vrána (3-8-11 in 11 GP), Filip
Hronek (1-10-11 in 11 GP), Andrew Copp (4-7-11 in 22 GP), Tyler Bertuzzi (4-3-7 in 11 GP), Lucas Raymond (3-3-6 in 6 GP),
Dominik Kubalík (2-3-5 in 6 GP), Michael Rasmussen (3-1-4 in 8 GP), Pius Suter (1-2-3 in 6 GP)
OTT top scorers vs. DET: Claude Giroux (10-25-35 in 32 GP), Alex DeBrincat (10-18-28 in 19 GP), Thomas Chabot (3-8-11 in 13
GP), Mathieu Joseph (5-6-11 in 19 GP), Brady Tkachuk (4-5-9 in 14 GP), Tim Stützle (3-4-7 in 5 GP), Drake Batherson (5-2-7 in 9
GP), Artem Zub (1-2-3 in 4 GP)

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
Sunday, March 5: RED WINGS vs. FLYERS / 6:00 p.m. / Wells Fargo Center / TV: NHLN, BSD / RADIO: WXYT 97.1 FM

Feb. 27 at Ottawa – 6-2 L
Detroit fell at Ottawa to move to 28-23-8 overall and 13-11-5 on the road … Detroit (64 points) remains three points behind Pittsburgh (67 points) for the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference … The Red Wings also trail the Sabres (66 points) by two points, but are still ahead of the Panthers (64 points) and Capitals (64 points) in terms of points percentage … Detroit is 8-2-0 against Canadian clubs since Jan. 10 vs. Winnipeg … Tyler Bertuzzi opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the season … Bertuzzi has recorded nine points (3-6-9) in 11 games since Feb. 7 vs. Edmonton … David Perron scored on the power play to give Detroit a 2-1 lead … Perron tied Lucas Raymond for third place among Detroit skaters with his 15th goal of the season … Perron also tied Jonatan Berggren and Filip Hronek with his fourth power play goal of the campaign … It marked Perron’s first power play goal since Dec. 28 at Pittsburgh … Perron has tallied eight points (1-7-8) in 10 games since Feb. 9 vs. Calgary … Pius Suter tallied the primary assist on Bertuzzi’s goal, giving him six points (5-1-6) in eight games since Feb. 13 at Vancouver … Hronek picked up the lone assist on Perron’s power play goal, giving him five points (2-3-5) in nine games since Feb. 11 vs. Vancouver … Hronek collected his 38th point of the season (9-29-38 in 59 GP), matching his career high from 2021-22 in 19 fewer games (5-33-38 in 78 GP) … Perron (15-23-38 in 59 GP) and Hronek (9-29-38 in 59 GP) are tied for second place among Detroit skaters with 38 points … Perron and Hronek also tied Dominik Kubalík for second place among Red Wings skaters with 16 power play points … Jake Walman set a career high with seven blocks … Walman leads the Red Wings with a plus-17 rating in 40 games … Detroit is 20-7-5 this season when scoring a power play goal … The Red Wings continue to own the NHL’s second-best power play on the road (25.6%), trailing only Edmonton (30.3%) … Detroit is 18-7-7 this season when scoring first, and 8-2-5 when doing so on the road … The Red Wings are 11-3-2 this season when leading after one period, and 5-2-2 when doing so on the road … Detroit is 5-5-0 in the first half of back-to-backs this season, and 4-4-1 in the second half.


  • Detroit is 6-3-0 in its last nine road games dating back to Jan. 19 at Vegas. The Red Wings finished 4-1-0 on their season-long five-game road trip from Feb. 13-21, sweeping Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary on the road for the first time since Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2013.
  • Detroit has scored three-or-more goals in 11 of its last 15 road games since Dec. 19 at Washington.
  • The Red Wings own the NHL’s second-best power play on the road (25.6%), trailing only Edmonton (30.3%). Detroit went 5-for-7 (71.4%) on the man advantage during its three-game sweep of Western Canada from Feb. 13-16.
  • Dylan Larkin paces the Red Wings with 27 points (12-15-27) in 28 road games. Seven of his 11 power play goals this season have come on the road.
  • David Perron has recorded 23 points (10-13-23) in 29 road games, while Filip Hronek has collected 22 points (4-18-22) in 29 road contests. Additionally, 12 of Dominik Kubalík’s 16 goals this season have been scored on the road, including six of his seven PPGs.


LAST GAME: Feb. 27, 6-2 win vs. Detroit: Ottawa recorded six goals in a game against Detroit for the second time this season to emerge with a 6-2 win at Canadian Tire Centre. The home side was paced by Giroux who tallied a season-high four points (one goal, three assists) to become the sixth player in franchise history to reach 55 points in their first season with the club. Sanderson became the second NHL defender to record a second power-play goal, Batherson (with his team-high 12th power-play goal), Tkachuk and Chabot (as part of a three-point night) also found the back of the net for Ottawa. Zub equaled a career-high with two assists. Bertuzzi and Perron scored for the Red Wings. Talbot earned the win for Ottawa with 22 saves while Hellberg took the loss for Detroit in turning aside 36 shots. Scratches: Kelly, Larsson; Injuries: Forsberg, Norris; Shots: OTT – 42, DET – 24; PP: OTT – 2-6, DET – 1-4.

BROADCAST INFORMATION: This evening’s game against Detroit will be broadcast regionally on TSN5 and RDS. On the radio, the game will be available locally via TSN 1200 (English) and 94,5 Unique-FM (French).

WHAT’S NEXT: Ottawa heads to Manhattan to take on the New York Rangers on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The contest will mark the third of three regular-season meetings and the second of two matchups at Madison Square Garden.

INJURY REPORT: G Forsberg and C Norris are on IR and will not oppose the Red Wings this evening. Total man-games lost: 209.

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 (6-2 win), 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: 26-24-1-9; Home: 13-11-1-5; Away: 13-13-0-4
Last Ottawa win: @ Ottawa: Feb. 27 (6-2); @ 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, (3x, Last: Feb. 27, 6-2 win); Allowed: 8, (12/3/93, 8-1 loss); Both teams: 12, (2/2/11, 7-5 loss)

Last Game: Feb. 27, 6-2 win @ Ottawa; OTT Goals: Sanderson, Batherson, Giroux, Tkachuk, Chabot, Stützle; DET Goals: Bertuzzi, Perron; OTT Scratches: Kelly, Larsson; OTT Injuries: Forsberg, Norris; OTT Goalie: Talbot; DET Goalie: Hellberg; OTT PP: 2-6; DET PP: 1-4; Shots: 42-24.
Career vs. Detroit: Brassard leads all players in career games played (49) and is tied with DeBrincat and Giroux in goals (10); Giroux leads in assists (25) and in points (35); Hamonic leads in penalty minutes (40) against Detroit.

HOME ON THE RANGE: Ottawa has a record of 17-12-2 at home this season … Tim Stützle is the Senators leader with 18 goals at home while also maintaining the club lead with 22 assists at Canadian Tire Centre … Through 31 home games, Stützle leads the team with 40 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 conclude their ninth set of the season this evening when the team hosts Detroit … 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 (6-3-0 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 56 for 222 (25.2%) on the power-play in 2022-23 … Drake Batherson leads with 12 powerplay goals while Batherson and Alex DeBrincat maintain the club lead with 23 points while the team enjoys a man advantage … Ottawa has recorded multiple power-play goals 14 times in an individual contest in 2022-23 after having done so 11 times in 2021-22.

ON THE PENALTY KILL: Ottawa has overcome 174 of the 212 occasions the team has been shorthanded in 2022-23 to maintain an efficiency of 82.1% through 59 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.

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