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Detroit tries to end seven-game losing streak; St. Louis playing second of back to back

by Dave Hogg / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

BLUES (5-3-3) at RED WINGS (3-8-0)

5 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-D, FS-MW, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The Detroit Red Wings will try to end a seven-game losing streak (0-7-0) when they play the St. Louis Blues at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.

The Red Wings have been outscored 29-9 during the skid and come off a 2-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.

The Blues play the second of back-to-back games after a 3-0 loss at the Boston Bruins on Saturday, their first game against Boston since Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. St. Louis is 2-3-2 in its past seven games.

 

Players to watch

Blues forward Brayden Schenn has scored three goals in his past three games. His 11 points (eight goals, three assists) lead St. Louis.

Red Wings forward Darren Helm has scored four goals in 11 games after scoring seven in 61 games last season.

 

They said it

"We can play better. Our second period was not very good; just a little bit sloppy with the puck and stuff. But I thought we had a good first period and I thought we had a good third period." -- Blues coach Craig Berube after the loss in Boston

"We've got to continue to use the same process every game until we can dig ourselves out of a bit of a hole. We'll continue to do that. We'll play the right way and we'll be fine." -- Red Wings defenseman Mike Green

 

Blues projected lineup

Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Oskar Sundqvist

Alexander Steen -- Ryan O'Reilly -- David Perron

Zach Sanford -- Tyler Bozak -- Robert Thomas

Sammy Blais -- Ivan Barbashev -- Mackenzie MacEachern

Colton Parayko -- Alex Pietrangelo

Jay Bouwmeester -- Justin Faulk

Vince Dunn -- Robert Bortuzzo

Jordan Binnington

Jake Allen

Scratched: Carl Gunnarsson, Robby Fabbri

Injured: Vladimir Tarasenko (upper body)

 

Red Wings projected lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Darren Helm

Anthony Mantha -- Valtteri Filppula -- Andreas Athanasiou

Evgeny Svechnikov -- Frans Nielsen -- Taro Hirose

Christoffer Ehn -- Jacob de la Rose -- Givani Smith

Patrik Nemeth -- Filip Hronek

Mike Green -- Madison Bowey

Trevor Daley -- Dennis Cholowski

Jonathan Bernier

Jimmy Howard

Scratched: Alex Biega

Injured: Luke Glendening (upper body), Danny DeKeyser (lower body), Justin Abdelkader (lower body), Adam Erne (lower body)

 

Status report

Sundqvist replaced Tarasenko on the Blues' top line against the Bruins. … Nemeth missed most of Detroit's practice Saturday but said he will play against St. Louis.

 

Stat pack

Schenn has 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 18 games against the Red Wings. … Bertuzzi has three points (one goal, two assists) in his past four games.

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