Rangers Vs. Red Wings Preview: Nine Game Road Trip Ends Tonight In Detroit

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

The New York Rangers will conclude their nine game road trip tonight in Detroit, and will be looking to pick up two points in the standings.

The New York Rangers will finally conclude their nine game road trip tonight as they take on the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The start to this season hasn't been so kind to the Rangers as they have only been able to muster up two wins in their first eight games. Injuries, coupled with some poor play along the way hasn't been a recipe for success, but the Rangers have been dealing what they were dealt.

Tonight will be yet another tough task as they take on the Red Wings, who have a handful of threats which include Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, and Daniel Alfredsson just to name a few. Cam Talbot is expected to get his second straight start, as Henrik Lundqvist nurses his injury, and prepares for opening night on Monday. Mats Zuccarello will re-enter the lineup tonight after being a healthy scratch on Thursday, and will hopefully provide the Rangers with some offensive spark.

The Rangers full lineup can be found below.

VS. Det

New York Rangers (2-6-0) vs Detroit Red Wings (6-4-1)
Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI - 7:00 PM
Television: NHLN-US, MSG, FS-D | Radio: ESPN NY 98.7 |
Opponent's Blog: Winging It In Motown

Projected Lineup:

Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan - Brad Richards
Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - J.T. Miller
Mats Zuccarello - Dominic Moore - Jesper Fast
Taylor Pyatt - Brian Boyle - Derek Dorsett

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal - Michael Del Zotto
John Moore - Anton Stralman

Cam Talbot
Jason Missiaen

Scratches: Rick Nash (concussion), Carl Hagelin (shoulder), Ryan Callahan (hand), Henrik Lundqvist (unknown), Justin Falk (healthy), Brandon Mashinter (healthy).

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