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With Toronto in their rearview, the Red Wings aim to bounce back tonight against the Ottawa Senators. Detroit dropped the first meeting between these two teams twenty days ago 3-1. The Red Wings recalled veteran center Stephen Weiss, who scored two goals in two games over the weekend while playing with Grand Rapids. Weiss will slowly work himself into the line up and hopefully score some goals to add to the Red Wings depth. Datsyuk is still day-to-day with a lingering groin injury that kept him out of the last three games.
Look for the second line of Tatar, Sheahan, and Abelkader to stay together tonight. Since the switch, which occurred after last Sunday’s loss to Montreal, the new line has combined to produce six goals and 11 points in three games, including Saturday’s lone tally. “Yeah, they’ve been really great for us,” captain Henrik Zetterberg said. “Those guys played really good for us last year, maybe didn’t have the start that they wanted but they’ve been on fire here lately. They’re really good players and the plays they made today I think they could have had three or four goals. It’s fun to see.”
It will be Jimmy Howard between the pipes tonight for the Red Wings with Craig Anderson going for the Sens.
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