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Detroit Red Wings vs New Jersey Devils Preview: Hughes Leads Devils to LCA


The New Jersey Devils will bring a strong performance from No. 1 pick Jack Hughes to Little Caesars Arena as they face off against the Detroit Red Wings. Hughes has 21 goals and 21 assists in 37 games this season and is in the first year of an eight-year, $64 million extension with the Devils.

Detroit Red Wings vs Devils

In addition to Hughes, the Devils have received strong performances from defenseman Dougie Hamilton and forward Tomas Tatar. Goalkeeper Vitek Vanecek has a 2.38 GAA and .911 save percentage in 24 games this season, while Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 43 of 47 shots in the Devils’ 5-4 shootout loss to Carolina on Sunday.

The Red Wings are coming off a 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, with goals from Pius Suter, Lucas Raymond, Elmer Söderblom, and Michael Rasmussen. The team will have to make room for forward Robby Fabbri, who is set to return from his injury.

Why it matters: Both teams will be looking to continue their winning streaks and make a statement on national television. The Red Wings will also be looking to make an impact on their home ice before they head to Toronto for an Original Six matchup on Saturday.

Detroit Red Wings Vs. Devils By the Numbers

  • The Red Wings are 7-10-3 at home this season, while the Devils are 8-8-3 on the road.
  • Vitek Vanecek has a 2.38 GAA and .911 save percentage in 24 games for the Devils.
  • Jack Hughes has 21 goals and 21 assists in 37 games for the Devils.

How to Watch Detroit Red Wings (16-12-7) vs. New Jersey Devils (23-11-3)

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

TV: TNT

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; Red Wings radio affiliates)

Streaming: Watch in 4k on FUBO TV

Written by Jeff Bilbrey

Founder of Detroit Sports Nation - Jeff Bilbrey manages the day to day operations of Detroit Sports Nation as well as all content delivery systems, ad networks and social platforms. Email him at [email protected]

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