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Detroit aims to win three straight games for first time this season; Anaheim 3-6-1 in past 10

by Dan Arritt / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

RED WINGS (6-12-1) at DUCKS (9-8-1)

10 p.m. ET; PRIME, FS-D+, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The Detroit Red Wings will try to win three games in a row for the first time this season when they play the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Tuesday.

The Red Wings defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2 on Friday and the Vegas Golden Knights 3-2 on Sunday. They'll try to end a seven-game losing streak on the road (0-7-0).

The Ducks, 0-2-1 in their past three games and 3-6-1 in their past 10, hope to avoid their first four-game winless streak of the season. They have two games remaining in their season-long seven-game homestand.

 

Players to watch

Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri has three points (two goals, one assist) in two games since he was acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Blues on Nov. 6.

Ducks forward Rickard Rakell has scored one goal in each of his past two games.

 

They said it

"Our shooting percentage had been really low. The more we can have a bunch of guys find ways to score and feel good about themselves, the better." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill  

"For whatever reason, when you're lacking a little bit of confidence, you might look for the perfect play instead of simplifying things. But we've worked on (the power play) so much, we're trying. We've talked about it as a group. It's not a lack of effort thing. It's just, for whatever reason, the five guys on the ice don't seem to be working as a five-man unit, and we're going to keep working at it until we improve it." -- Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler on the 30th ranked power play (8.5 percent)

 

Red Wings projected lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha

Robby Fabbri -- Valtteri Filppula -- Andreas Athanasiou

Brendan Perlini -- Frans Nielsen -- Adam Erne

Christoffer Ehn -- Darren Helm -- Givani Smith

Patrik Nemeth -- Filip Hronek

Madison Bowey -- Mike Green

Dennis Cholowski -- Dylan McIlrath

Jonathan Bernier

Jimmy Howard

Scratched: Taro Hirose, Alex Biega

Injured: Justin Abdelkader (mid body), Luke Glendening (lower body), Trevor Daley (undisclosed), Danny DeKeyser (undisclosed)

 

Ducks projected lineup

Max Comtois -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Ondrej Kase

Rickard Rakell -- Adam Henrique -- Jakob Silfverberg

Max Jones -- Sam Steel -- Troy Terry

Nick Ritchie -- Derek Grant -- Carter Rowney

Brendan Guhle -- Cam Fowler

Josh Mahura -- Erik Gudbranson

Jacob Larsson -- Korbinian Holzer

Ryan Miller

John Gibson

Scratched: Devin Shore, Nicolas Deslauriers, Michael Del Zotto

Injured: Josh Manson (lower body), Hampus Lindholm (lower body)

 

Status report

Smith was recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey league on Monday and Abdelkader was placed on injured reserve. ... Guhle was recalled from San Diego of the AHL on Monday and will replace Del Zotto.

 

Stat pack

Mantha has four points (two goals, two assists) in a three-game point streak. ... Steel has four assists in a three-game point streak.

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