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Tonight, the Detroit Red Wings return from their Christmas break to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 7:30 PM puck drop. The Red Wings come into this one with 35 points good for fourth place in the Atlantic Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference Standings.
The Penguins currently sit in fourth place in the Metropolitan Division with 43 points. The Penguins are currently sixth in the Eastern Conference Standings. The Penguins sit eight points ahead of the Red Wings in the Eastern Conference. Here are the goalies for the Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Eastern Conference showdown.
Tonight’s Starting Goalies
Detroit Red Wings:
The Red Wings just announced their starting goalie for tonight, it’s Ville Husso who is back in goal coming off a great win against the Tampa Bay Lightning last Wednesday, 7-4. Husso seems to have the Lightning number this year as he stopped 34 of the 38 shots he saw to pick up the win.
Husso enters this one 12-6-5 with a 2.72 Goals Against Average and a .912 save percentage. Husso in his last five games is 1-2-2, with tonight’s start he is starting in his seventh game in the last nine for Detroit.
The Penguins are rolling with Casey DeSmith in this one after Tristan Jarry made the start last night against the New York Islanders. DeSmith is making his first start since December 18th, a game in which DeSmith lost and allowed three goals on 29 total shots.
In his last five starts, DeSmith is 2-3-0 This season DeSmith is 4-6-1 with a 2.83 Goals Against Average and a .914 save percentage.
HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN – Detroit Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Where: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: Bally Sports
Radio: 97.1 (Detroit Red Wings affiliates)