While the Detroit Red Wings have managed to isolate some of their losses, they've yet to win just one game on its own, always launching winning streaks, if only for two games. On Saturday, they'll look to get beyond that and pick up their third-straight as they continue a four-game road trip by taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Detroit has been very good at home this season, but has struggled mightily on the road, though their last outing was a 5-4 win on the road over the Dallas Stars, a quality result away from the Joe Louis Arena if there ever was one.
The Maple Leafs are doing well right now, too, and are also searching for their third-straight win. Over their last two games, they've scored 11 points, counting a 7-3 thrashing of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. Their last outing was a 4-0 shutout of the Winnipeg Jets, and they're currently 2-0 on their present four-game homestand. Toronto plays nine of their next ten at home, as well.
Detroit boasts one of the best offenses in the league, but the differences with their performances on the road against home at The Joe are significant. They've allowed one more goal than they've scored in 21 games outside of Detroit. To contrast, they've scored 41 more goals at home than they've allowed. That's a huge margin, and almost unheard of at this point.
The game is set for 7:00 p.m. eastern.