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The Detroit Red Wings return home after going 1-1-1 out west and they will take on the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 7:00 PM. This is the Wings' first matchup of three against the Flyers this season. Last season the Red Wings went 3-0-0 against Philadelphia and outscored them 16-8.
Tonight’s Red Wings player to watch: Robby Fabbri
Fabbri has been a key player for the Wings since his return from surgery, providing a spark with 3 goals and 1 assist in 8 games. He has a history of success against the Flyers, with 7 goals and 3 assists in 8 career games.
Fabbri has provided a spark since his return as he has played in eight games now scoring three goals and an assist for four points. He had come back strong scoring three goals in his first four games back, since then he has only one assist in the last three games.
He's shifted around the lineup since he has come back but for this one, he is slated to play on the third line with Pius Suter and Adam Erne.
Fabbri plays on the second power-play unit alongside Oskar Sundqvist, Joe Veleno, Dominik Kubalik, and Filip Hronek.
- On the season, Fabbri has one power-play point coming on one goal against Toronto on January 12th.
Fabbri vs. the Philadelphia Flyers in his career
Fabbri’s loved playing against Philadelphia in his career and it could be very valuable to the Wings tonight. In his career against the Flyers, Fabbri has played in eight games scoring seven goals and three assists for ten points.
Last season he only played in two games against Philadelphia, and he scored a goal and had two assists for three points.
The Red Wings got a much-needed win over Vegas and that’s the kind of win that could turn this season around, only time will tell but it starts with a must-win against a Philadelphia team that is currently sitting one point behind the Red Wings.