The Detroit Red Wings travel to Toronto tonight to face the struggling Maple Leafs. The Leafs have lost five straight and nine of their last 12 games.
The Detroit Red Wings face the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight in Toronto. The Red Wings are looking to rebound after losing 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. The Maple Leafs meanwhile are struggling. The Leafs have lost five straight games and nine of their last 12.
During this five game losing steak, the Maple Leafs have struggled to score goals. They have fallen out of a playoff spot although they’re only a point out. The Red Wings have obviously struggled all season as they’re dead last in the East and have the third fewest points in the league.
While the Leafs are still in the playoff hunt, the Red Wings are only able to play spoiler. The Red Wings look to beat Toronto for the first time this season. The Leafs have won the first two games against the Red Wings, including a 4-0 beatdown just before the All-Star break.
The Red Wings will get a look at defensemen Robbie Russo tonight. Russo is 24 years old and could be a very good defensemen for the Red Wings next season. Russo is finally making his NHL debut after being signed by the Red Wings two seasons ago. He’s taking the spot of Ryan Sproul who was injured against Edmonton.
This is what the Red Wings need to do the rest of the season. They need to bring up as many Grand Rapids players as possible and see what they have.
At least for tonight, fans will get to watch Robbie Russo. I am very excited to see him play. No starter has been named as of this writing but Petr Mrazek was in the starters net at practice. So most likely he’ll start tonight.
Here is all the important information for tonight’s game:
Detroit Red Wings (25-27-11) at Toronto Maple Leafs (28-22-14)
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