The Detroit Red Wings head outdoors today to face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Centennial Classic. The Red Wings are coming off a OT win against the Sens.
The Detroit Red Wings look to win back to back games for the first time since early December today as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Anthony Mantha got the winner for the Red Wings in overtime against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. Mantha was once again the best player on the ice and he was rewarded.
I was disappointed with a couple things about this game though. Once again the Red Wings did not score a power play goal as they went 0 for 5. The power play is now at 12 percent which is dead last in the NHL.
This is the issue that I have with Jeff Blashill, a young player like Athanasiou is going to struggle if he doesn’t get ice time. For some reason Blashill continues to not give Athanasiou ice time. The only way he gets better is if Blashill gives him more ice time.
Moving on to today, for the second time in three years the Red Wings and Leafs will play a outdoor game. This time in Toronto at BMO Field.
The Maple Leafs beat the Red Wings three years ago today at Michigan Stadium. The Red Wings lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Maple Leafs.
With how good Jared Coreau has been in his two starts, it looks like he will be the starter for today’s game. Jeff Blashill thought that was the best game he’s played this year and he has played better than Petr Mrazek lately. I think Coreau deserves to start today. After the Maple Leafs won in the Winter Classic in 2014 in Detroit, I hope the Red Wings return the favor today in Toronto.
Here is all the important information for tonight’s game:
Detroit Red Wings (16-16-4) at Toronto Maple Leafs (16-12-7)
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