The Red Wings end their trip out West tonight in Seattle
The Detroit Red Wings are looking to continue their modest winning streak tonight in Seattle. The Kraken are on a one-game losing streak and are 2-6-2 in their last 10 games.
Game time tonight is 10:00 p.m. ET at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, WA.
Player focus: Riley Sheahan (C, Seattle)
Former Red Wings player Riley Sheahan prepares for an enjoyable but unspectacular inaugural season in Seattle. Sheahan signed as a free agent with Seattle and played 49 games with the Kraken.
This season, Sheahan has two goals, nine assists, 11 points and a +4 differential. Sheahan is a reliable 4th-line center at this point in his career, and Seattle was the perfect place for Detroit’s former first-rounder.
At 30, Sheahan is currently playing his 11th season in the NHL. He played in 614 NHL games and scored 72 goals, 116 assists, 188 points and a -54 odds.
Sheahan is in the final season of his current contract and will be a UFA at the end of the season. Sheahan’s contract has a cap of $850,000 per year.
Notes Red Wings
- Detroit is currently 5th in the Atlantic Division with a 25-29-7 record.
- The Red Wings are currently 27th in PP (17.7%) and 30th in PK (73.2%)
- Dylan Larkins leads Detroit with 27 goals and 58 points in 56 games
- Moritz Seider leads the Red Wings with 37 assists in 61 games
- Seider leads all Detroit defenders in points with 42 points
- Lucas Raymond is currently the 2nd scoring NHL rookie with 46 points in 61 games
- Defender Marc Stael leads the Red Wings with a +10 rating
- Goalkeeper Alex Nedeljkovic should start and has a record of 16-18-6, 3.15 GAA, a .903 SV% and two SO in 44 games
- There remains trade speculation regarding Nick Leddy like he’s still a healthy scratch tonight
Detroit Projected Lineup
Valdislav Namestnikov – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
Tyler Bertuzzi – Pie Suter – Filip Zadina
Jakub Vrana – Joe Veleno – Sam Gagner
Givani Smith – Michael Rasmussen – Adam Erne
Jordan Oesterle – Moritz Seider
Olli Juolevi – Filip Hronek
Marc Staal – Troy Stecher
Alex Nedeljkovic (starter)
Striped: Gustav Lindstrom, Nick Leddy, Taro Hirose
Hurt: Robby Fabbri (Lower Body), Carter Rowney (Lower Body), Mitchell Stephens (Lower Body), Danny DeKeyser (Upper Body)
- Seattle is currently 8th in the Pacific Division with a record of 18-38-6
- Kraken Special Teams are currently 29th in PP (15.3%) and 28th in PK (74.6%)
- Yanni Gourde leads Seattle with 22 assists and 36 points in 54 games
- Jared McCann leads the Kraken with 23 goals in 54 games
- Vince Dunn leads all Seattle defensemen in scoring with 24 points
- Defender Carson Soucy leads all Kraken players with a +9 differential
- Philipp Grubauer is expected to start and is 13-26-5, 3.23 GAA, 0.888 SV% and SO in 45 games
- Former Red Wings rookie Calle Jarnkrok was traded from Seattle to Calgary on Thursday
- Trade speculation will keep captain Mark Giordano out of the Kraken lineup tonight
Seattle Projected Lineup
Jaden Schwartz – Alexander Wennberg – Jordan Eberle
Colin Blackwell – Yanni Water Bottle – Mason Appleton
Marcus Johansson- Jared McCann- Ryan Donato
Riley Sheahan – Morgan Geekie – Karson Kuhlman
Carson Soucy – Jamie Oleksiak
Vince Dunn – Jeremy Lauzon
Haydn Fleury – Adam Larsson
Philipp Grubauer (starter)
Striped: Mark Giordano, Kole Lind, William Borgen
Hurt: Brandon Tanev (knee), Joonas Donskoi (undisclosed)