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Fabbri hopes to build off two-goal debut for Detroit; Vegas ends four-game road trip

by Dave Hogg / Independent Correspondent

GOLDEN KNIGHTS (9-6-3) at RED WINGS (5-12-1)



The Game

Robby Fabbri will try to build off his two-goal debut for the Detroit Red Wings when they play the Vegas Golden Knights at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.

The forward, acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Blues for forward Jacob de la Rose on Nov. 6, scored twice on the power play in a 4-2 win against the Boston Bruins on Friday. The victory ended the Red Wings' four-game losing streak (0-4-4) and gave them two wins in their past 14 games (2-11-1).

The Golden Knights end a four-game road trip with the second of a back to back after a 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Vegas is 1-1-3 in its past five games, including 1-1-1 on the trip.


Players to watch

Golden Knights forward William Karlsson has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past seven games, but was held without a shot on goal by the Capitals.

Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha has three points (one goal, two assists) in two games since returning to the top line alongside Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin.


They said it

"I think we just have to keep things simple. We have to play smarter and take care of the puck. Tonight, we got away from what we needed to do and we over-complicated everything. It is a tight turnaround before we play Detroit, so hopefully we can forget about this one quick." -- Golden Knights forward Reilly Smith

"That was a huge win. To get that, playing the way we need to play, was a real emotional high. But just because we won doesn't mean we can take the next game for granted. We're going to have to play with the same energy and intensity we did against Boston." -- Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin


Golden Knights projected lineup

Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith

Max Pacioretty -- Paul Stastny -- Mark Stone

Tomas Nosek -- Cody Eakin -- Cody Glass

William Carrier -- Nicolas Roy -- Ryan Reaves

Brayden McNabb -- Nate Schmidt

Deryk Engelland -- Shea Theodore

Jon Merrill - Nick Holden

Malcolm Subban

Marc-Andre Fleury

Scratched: Brandon Pirri, Nicolas Hague

Injured: Alex Tuch (upper body)

Suspended: Valentin Zykov


Red Wings projected lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha

Robby Fabbri -- Valtteri Filppula -- Andreas Athanasiou

Brendan Perlini -- Frans Nielsen -- Adam Erne

Darren Helm -- Christoffer Ehn -- Justin Abdelkader

Patrik Nemeth -- Filip Hronek

Madison Bowey -- Mike Green

Dylan McIlrath -- Dennis Cholowski

Jonathan Bernier

Jimmy Howard

Scratched: Taro Hirose, Alex Biega

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


Status report 

Nosek replaced Pirri on the third line against the Capitals. … Glendening has started skating, but there's no timeline for his return.


Stat pack

Stastny is three points from 700 in the NHL. … The Red Wings are tied with the Los Angeles Kings for 30th in the NHL in shooting percentage (7.1 percent).

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