Red Wings vs. Wild preview: Detroit looking for first home win

Claus Andersen

The Detroit Red Wings dropped their home opener on Tuesday and look to rebound on Friday against the Minnesota Wild.

The Detroit Red Wings (1-2-0) host the Minnesota Wild (1-2-0) on Friday night after a much-needed two days of rest, with the puck set to drop at 7:30 p.m. ET live on NHL Network.

The Red Wings are looking to rebound after a disappointing 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars in the season's home opener on Tuesday, not finding the back of the net until the final seconds despite putting 40 shots on goal. The Red Wings are now 0-for-15 on the power play in the young season.

Despite the strong play of young forward Damian Brunner, Detroit has struggled to score in three games so far, averaging just 1.33 goals per game while allowing an alarming 3.67 goals against.

The new-look Minnesota Wild started strong on the season with back-to-back wins over the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars, before falling at home to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. The Wild have scored just one goal in each of their past two games and are now 2-for-13 on the power player, allowing just one goal on the penalty kill so far this season.

This is the first of three meetings between the Wild and the Red Wings this season.

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