It’s Detroit’s traditional New Year’s Eve home game tonight as the Red Wings host the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Jonathan Ericsson returns to the Detroit lineup, with Jakub Kindl the odd-man out on the blue line. Joakim Andersson will sit in favor of Tomas Nosek on the fourth line.
Petr Mrazek gets the start in goal for the Wings.
Stupid stat of the day: The Red Wings are unbeaten all-time against Pittsburgh on New Year’s Eve in games where the Penguins wear black and gold. Detroit’s lone NYE loss to the Pens came in 1978 when they still wore blue and white.
Game time is 6:00 PM on FSD.