Morning Skate: Vegas Golden Knights vs Detroit Red Wings- Preview, How to Watch
Time: 5:00 p.m. ET
Place: Small Caesars Arena, Detroit MI
Radio: 97.1 FM Das Ticket, 1270 p.m.
Knights Blog: Knight on Ice
Well the last game was a lot more fun than the root canal on ice we had before. Robby Fabbri set off on the power game and old buddy at home Tyler Bertuzzi There was no time to feed him. Almost as impressive as Fabbri, who scored two PPGs 48 hours after the trade, was the MLB line, which almost completely shut down the Marchand-Bergeron-Pastrnak line. It was at times physical to the point of chippy (see Filip Hronek actually enough to get under Marchand’s skin to actually make him drop the gloves instead of hiding behind them Zdeno Chara). There have been scoring changes, puck moves, and some great saves (see you) Jonathan Bernier). It was fun to see another competitive hockey game. We hope that the Red Wings can build on that and play two entertaining hockey games in a row tonight against a very good but tired Vegas Golden Knights team.
Vegas arrived in Detroit late last night after her (WIN / LOSS) in Washington. They also arrive somehow lost in mediocre results. They haven’t won more than two games in a row this season, but they haven’t lost more than two games in a row either. On the offensive, they are led by Mark Stone (8G / 10A), William Karlsson (4G / 12A), Max Pacioretty (4G / 10A) and Reilly Smith (9G / 4A). The blue line is a solid, if unspectacular group led by people like Shea Theodore, Nick Holden and Brayden McNabb. They’re not an overly flashy offensive group like some of the blue lines the Wings have faced so far, but they are very good on their own end and know how to get the puck to their seasoned strikers quickly when they break out. The apparently never-aging Marc Andre-Fleury has worn the lion’s share online this season and looked vintage at the same time. With a hefty 0.924 percent saving and an equally impressive 2.40 goals against the average in 15 of Vegas’ first 18 games, it’s safe to say he’s got off to a great start at his 34/35 age.
Like almost every game this season, this will be a tough task for the Red Wings. Vegas plays hard together and does many of the little things that are necessary to win hockey games well. Detroit must make the same efforts that they made against Boston. We hope they can make it 2-0 Robby Fabbri Epoch.
Fun fact: With his two goals in beating Boston, Robby Fabbri finished sixth on the wings in goals scored with just one game on the winged wheel.