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Detroit is finishing a challenging portion of its schedule. This is the Red Wings' sixth straight road game, and 17th in their past 23. They haven't seemed to slow down though, going 10-5-1 thus far before capping the stretch against Nashville, the only other team in the NHL that has not lost consecutive games in regulation.
Detroit is 3-1-1 on this road trip, which includes victories at the Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks.
Defenseman Brendan Smith doesn't have a fractured arm, just a bruise, after being slew-footed by San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture. Defenseman Kyle Quincey (bone chips in ankle) is ready to play if Smith cannot go. Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will start as the Red Wings look to close out the trip on a high note in the Music City.
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