Player to watch: Moritz Seider – The Key to Red Wings’ Victory Over Original Six Foe

The Detroit Red Wings continue their three-game homestand by taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs in the middle game of the homestand. This is the Wings' third game against the Leafs this season, with Detroit losing both games, the first game was 4-2 Toronto in Detroit, and the second game was 4-1 Toronto in Toronto. The Red Wings are 0-6-0 against the Leafs over the last two seasons.

Moritz Seider

Tonight’s Red Wings player to watch: Moritz Seider

The reigning Calder Memorial Trophy winner looks like he is turning a corner on what has been a somewhat disappointing season for him after the season he had last year. Seider has appeared in 121 games for the Wings over the last two seasons. Last season in his Calder-winning season, he scored seven goals and had 43 assists for 50 points, good enough for him to finish the season fourth on the team in points. Heading into this one, Seider has scored two goals and has 15 assists for 17 points on the season.

Moritz Seider tallied four assists in Tuesday’s win over the Winnipeg Jets and has five assists over the last five games for five points averaging a point a game. Seider has played most of the season alongside Ben Chiarot, but as of late, that has changed. 

Seider also plays on the second power-play unit with Oskar Sundqvist, Jonatan Berggren, Lucas Raymond, and Dominik Kubalik. 

  • Recently, Seider has been playing alongside Jake Walman, which has seen both players succeed.
  • Walman has scored two goals in the last two games. 
  • Seider has six power-play points on the season, all coming on assists. 

Seider's History A Key Factor in the Red Wings' Upcoming Game

In his career against the Leafs, Seider has played in six games scoring a goal and six assists for seven points, not bad numbers against a very good team.

  • This season against the Leafs, in the two games so far, Seider has a goal and an assist for two points.

The Red Wings will need Seider to play as he did against Winnipeg to have a chance at a much-needed two points against a division rival and an original six rival.

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