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Scouting the Red Wings

Penguins at Red Wings

7 p.m. · Joe Louis Arena, Detroit

TV/Radio: Versus/WXDX-FM (105.9), Penguins Radio Network

Last game: Won, 4-3, in a shootout against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday.

Streak: Won 3.

Season series: First meeting; Penguins lost 2008 Stanley Cup final in six games to Red Wings.

About the Penguins (8-4-2, 18 points): Averaging 2.57 goals-allowed in seven road games. ... Injuries: C Evgeni Malkin (likely, left thumb), D Sergei Gonchar (out, left shoulder), D Ryan Whitney (out, left foot).

Player to watch: D RW Petr Sykora -- triple-overtime winner in Game 5 of Cup final at Detroit on June 2 is his only goal in past 18 road games.

About the Red Wings (9-2-2, 20 points): Entered Monday with top power-play, converting 30.9 percent (17 for 55). ... Injuries: D Chris Chelios (IR, fractured right tibia).

Player to watch: RW Marian Hossa - 9 goals, 39 points in 34 career games against the Penguins.

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