It’s been a rough stretch for the Detroit Red Wings as of late. Losers of their last 12 games, they are inching closer and closer to hockey history – for all the wrong reasons.
The NHL record for most consecutive losses is 17. While there is still time for the Red Wings to snap their losing skid, I am sure that the record is sitting painfully in the minds of the Red Wings roster.
Online bookmaker BetOnline has the Jets at -216 on the Money Line.
Tonight, Detroit looks to snap their losing streak when they face off against the Winnipeg Jets. Winnipeg is one of the top teams in the Western Conference and enters tonight having won two straight games.
These two teams met on December 10th, with the Jets easily defeating the Red Wings 5-1. Will lightning strike twice, but this time in front of the Red Wings’ faithful?
Jonathan Bernier is the expected starter for the Red Wings. Bernier owns a 5-9-2 record in the crease this season, with a 3.41 GAA. Bernier’s last win came a month ago today. On November 12th, Bernier helped the Red Wings pick up a win against the Anaheim Ducks.
It should come as no surprise that Connor Hellebuyck will get the start for Winnipeg. This season, Hellebuyck owns a 15-7-2 record, with 2 shutouts and a .933SV%.
Mark Scheifele is the leading scorer for Winnipeg. He has tallied 30 points in 31 games this season. For the Red Wings, Tyler Bertuzzi has potted 10 goals and leads the team with 25 points in 32 games.