The Detroit Red Wings look to snap a two-game losing streak on Friday when they visit the Winnipeg Jets. The Red Wings lost 3-2 to the Montreal Canadians on Tuesday. Andreas Athanasiou scored both goals for Detroit in the loss. Detroit completed a five-game home stand with just one win and in its last nine games is 1-6-2.
Winnipeg will be playing the second half of a back-to-back Thursday after visiting Minnesota on Wednesday prior to hosting the Red Wings. The Jets defeated the Colorado Avalanche 7-4 on Tuesday. Winnipeg’s Blake Wheeler scored one goal and notched three assists, while Jacob Trouba and Mark Scheifele each scored one goal and had two assists in the win.
Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings in goals scored with 18 and in points with 41. Gustav Nyquist is the assists leader with 27. Goalie Jimmy Howard is 11-12-5 with a goals against of 2.79 and a save percentage of .916. Detroit is 24th in goals scored per game at 2.76 and 25th in goals against at 3.31.
Patrik Laine leads the Jets in goals scored with 24. Blake Wheeler is the leader in assists with 48 and points leader with 55. Connor Hellebuyck is 19-12-1 with a goal’s against average of 2.86 and save percentage of .909. Winnipeg this season is 7th in goals scored per game at 3.45 and 12th in goals against at 2.83.