The Canes have won eight straight, and nine on Tuesday would tie a record set by the 2009 Hurricanes. Carolina is coming off a close 2-1 win over the Red Wings Sunday night, sparked by a good performance in net from Alex Nedeljkovic and goals from Dougie Hamilton and Nino Niederreiter.
Rod Brind’Amour said earlier Tuesday that the lineup for the Canes would remain the same, apart from a change in net with James Reimer in the crease. Carolina is still without Vincent Trocheck and Teuvo Teravainen Tuesday.
Here’s how the Canes will line up Tuesday in Detroit:
Nino Niederreiter - Sebastian Aho - Martin Necas
Andrei Svechnikov - Jordan Staal - Jesper Fast
Brock McGinn - Jordan Martinook - Warren Foegele
Cedric Paquette - Morgan Geekie - Steven Lorentz
Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Brady Skjei - Brett Pesce
Haydn Fleury - Jake Bean
Injuries and Scratches: Petr Mrazek (right thumb), Teuvo Teravainen (concussion symptoms, IR), Vincenct Trocheck (upper body)
Taxi Squad: Jake Gardiner, Joey Keane, Max McCormick, Beck Warm
At 8-17-4, Detroit sits last in the Central Division by a pretty wide margin. The Red Wings have won just one of their last six games, and are 1-3-0 against the Hurricanes this season.
For Detroit, Bobby Ryan won’t play with an upper-body injury, and Evgeny Svechnikov will slot into the lineup for another meeting against his younger brother, Andrei. Dylan Larkin will be a game-time decision for the Wings, but is expected to play according to The Athletic’s Max Bultman.
The Red Wings haven’t announced a starting goalie yet. Jonathan Bernier was good for Detroit in Sunday’s loss to the Canes, but Thomas Greiss could also go.
With Larkin in the lineup and Bernier in net (to be determined on both fronts), here’s how the Red Wings are likely to hit the ice Tuesday night:
Robby Fabbri - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Filip Zadina - Vladislav Namestnikov - Sam Gagner
Mathias Brome - Michael Rasmussen - Evgeny Svechnikov
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Adam Erne
Danny DeKeyser - Filip Hronek
Marc Staal - Jon Merrill
Christian Djoos - Patrik Nemeth
Injuries and Scratches: Bobby Ryan (upper body), Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body, IR), Troy Stecher
Taxi Squad: Frans Nielsen, Valtteri Flippula, Alex Biega, Calvin Pickard