RED WINGS (4-2-0) at MAPLE LEAFS (5-1-0)
7:30 p.m. ET; SN1, SN360, TVA Sports, FS-D+, NHL.TV
Forward Patrick Marleau is expected to play in his 1,500th NHL game when the Toronto Maple Leafs face the Detroit Red Wings at Air Canada Centre.
Marleau, who has appeared in 630 consecutive games since April 7, 2009, would become the 18th player to reach the milestone.
The Red Wings' two-game winning streak ended with a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. Detroit can match its 6-2-0 start last season with wins against the Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals on Friday.
Players to watch
Red Wings defenseman Mike Green has nine points (goal, eight assists) in six games. He is tied for second in scoring among defensemen with Will Butcher (0-9-9) of the New Jersey Devils, one point behind Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers (1-9-10).
Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews had one shot in 17:37 against the Capitals and was held without a point, ending his five-game point streak. His eight points (five goals, three assists) lead Toronto.
They said it
"He works hard at his game. He went home, he's a great skater, he's 30 something years old (32) and he had a skating instructor all summer. That's the type of commitment it takes to be an elite athlete and he's got that type of care level." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill on Mike Green
"Not really no. At that time, you are just trying to get a foothold in the game, playing for a club and in the NHL. You're not really thinking about much more than that." -- Maple Leafs forward Patrick Marleau on if he ever envisioned playing 1,500 games when he entered the League with the San Jose Sharks in 1997
Red Wings projected lineup
Anthony Mantha -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Gustav Nyquist
Tomas Tatar -- Dylan Larkin -- Justin Abdelkader
Martin Frk -- Frans Nielsen -- Darren Helm
Luke Glendening -- Riley Sheahan -- Luke Witkowski
Niklas Kronwall -- Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson -- Trevor Daley
Xavier Ouellet -- Nick Jensen
Scratched: David Booth
Injured: Danny DeKeyser (lower body)
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander
James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Connor Brown
Patrick Marleau -- Nazem Kadri -- Leo Komarov
Matt Martin -- Eric Fehr -- Mitchell Marner
Morgan Rielly -- Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner -- Nikita Zaitsev
Andreas Borgman -- Connor Carrick
Scratched: Dominic Moore, Josh Leivo, Calle Rosen
DeKeyser skated with the Red Wings for the first time since he was injured during a 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Oct. 10. Blashill did not commit to a timeframe on his return.
Howard is 3-1-0 with a 1.97 goals-against average and .942 save percentage in four appearances. … The Maple Leafs are first in goals per game with 4.67, ahead of the Flyers (4.33).