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Perlini to make Detroit debut; Carolina goes for third straight win

by Kurt Dusterberg / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

RED WINGS (4-8-1) at HURRICANES (8-3-1) 

7:30 p.m. ET; FS-D, FS-CR, NHL.TV

 

The Game

Brendan Perlini will play his first game for the Detroit Red Wings against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Friday.

The 23-year-old forward was acquired in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman prospect Alec Regula on Monday. Perlini played one game this season with the Blackhawks, on Oct. 12.

Detroit ended its eight-game winless streak (0-7-1) with a 3-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

The Hurricanes will go for their third straight win. Goaltender Petr Mrazek will try for his 15th straight win at home, including the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, dating to Feb. 16. He's 6-1-1 with a 2.24 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in eight games this season.

 

Players to watch

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin has a goal and an assist in each of the past two games.

Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov has scored two goals in each of the past two games.

 

They said it

"You want to come out and show what you're about. I've only played one game (this season), so for me it's about getting back in. I'm excited to play. I've been waiting around a lot the last few weeks in Chicago. It's good to be here now. Getting the opportunity to play from the start is big." -- Red Wings forward Brendan Perlini

"They've been playing really well. In a lot of their games I thought they were the better team. They certainly play a similar style (to Carolina). They try to push the pace. They've got some real speedy guys who look for breakaways and they actually get a couple every night." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour

 

Red Wings projected lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Darren Helm

Andreas Athanasiou -- Valtteri Filppula -- Anthony Mantha

Brendan Perlini -- Frans Nielsen -- Taro Hirose

Justin Abdelkader -- Jacob de la Rose -- Adam Erne

Patrik Nemeth -- Filip Hronek

Mike Green -- Joe Hicketts

Trevor Daley -- Madison Bowey

Jimmy Howard

Jonathan Bernier

Scratched: Christoffer Ehn, Alex Biega, Dennis Cholowski

Injured: Luke Glendening (upper body), Danny DeKeyser (lower body)

 

Hurricanes projected lineup

Andrei Svechnikov -- Sebastian Aho -- Warren Foegele

Nino Niederreiter -- Jordan Staal -- Teuvo Teravainen

Ryan Dzingel -- Erik Haula -- Martin Necas

Brock McGinn -- Lucas Wallmark -- Brian Gibbons

Jaccob Slavin -- Dougie Hamilton

Jake Gardiner -- Brett Pesce

Joel Edmundson -- Trevor van Riemsdyk

Petr Mrazek

James Reimer

Scratched: Haydn Fleury

Injured: Jordan Martinook (core muscle surgery)

 

Status report

The Red Wings held an optional morning skate. … Abdelkader, who missed three games with a lower-body injury, is expected to play.

 

Stat pack

Bertuzzi has six points (two goals, four assists) in the past six games. Athanasiou has eight points (four goals, four assists) in eight games against Carolina. … Hamilton has five points (two goals, three assists) during a five-game point streak. Carolina matched a Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers record for wins (eight) and points (17) for the month of October.

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