RED WINGS (8-7-1) at FLAMES (8-7-0)
9 p.m. ET; SNF, FS-D, NHL.TV
Goaltender Petr Mrazek will start for the Detroit Red Wings, who look for a season-high third straight win when they visit the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday.
Mrazek is 2-2-1 with a 2.55 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in five games this season, including a 36-save shutout in a 4-0 win at the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
The Red Wings have won four of their past five games following a six-game losing streak (0-5-1).
Defenseman Rasmus Andersson will make his season debut for the Flames, who are 3-1-0 in their past four games. Andersson, 21, has played one NHL game in his career, a 3-1 loss at the San Jose Sharks on April 8 last season. He has eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 10 games with Stockton of the American Hockey League this season.
Players to watch
Red Wings defenseman Mike Green is tied for second on the team with 13 points (one goal, 12 assists).
Flames forward Micheal Ferland has three points (two goals, one assist) in his past two games, and four goals and two assists in his past seven games.
They said it
"As long as you're getting better every day, that's the key in this league. By the time January, February comes, teams are rolling. We just have to make sure to continue to do what we're doing and keep getting better." -- Red Wings defenseman Mike Green
"Last year was kind of the last game of the year and they rested a lot of players and we rested a lot of players. This feels like it's more of my real first game. It's on home ice too, so I'm really excited about that." -- Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson
Red Wings projected lineup
Gustav Nyquist -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Anthony Mantha
Tomas Tatar -- Dylan Larkin -- Justin Abdelkader
Darren Helm -- Frans Nielsen -- Luke Glendening
Scott Wilson -- Andreas Athanasiou -- Martin Frk
Jonathan Ericsson -- Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall -- Mike Green
Xavier Ouellet -- Nick Jensen
Scratched: Luke Witkowski, David Booth
Injured: Danny DeKeyser (ankle)
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Micheal Ferland
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett -- Mark Jankowski -- Jaromir Jagr
Kris Versteeg -- Curtis Lazar -- Troy Brouwer
Mark Giordano -- Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie -- Michael Stone
Brett Kulak -- Rasmus Andersson
Scratched: Matt Stajan, Freddie Hamilton, Matt Bartkowski
Injured: Travis Hamonic (lower body)
The Flames held an optional skate. … Hamonic skated on his own and will miss his third game. ... Wilson (lower body) will be a game-time decision.
Abdelkader has three assists in his past two games. Helm has four points (two goals, two assist) in his past four games. Mantha has three goals and five points in his past five games. … Monahan (three goals, three assists) and Gaudreau (two goals, five assists) each has a five-game point streak.