Detroit (10-2-3) at Florida (6-8-1) 7:30 p.m. EST
SUNRISE, Florida (Ticker) — Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris
Osgood has been red-hot on the road. A visit to the Florida
Panthers should not stop his success.
Osgood hopes to be in goal against the Panthers on Friday when
the Red Wings look to claim back-to-back wins.
The 35-year-old netminder made 15 saves and Detroit scored three
times in the third period to escape with a 4-3 victory against
the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday. With the win, Osgood
improved to 4-0-1 away from home in the new campaign, posting a
2.94 goals-against average over that span.
Osgood should be able to build on that performance against
Florida. He owns a 13-1-1 record with five ties and a 2.20 GAA
in 20 career starts against the Panthers, who rank second to
last in the NHL with 35 goals.
Despite struggling to find the back of the net, Florida enters
the game on a winning streak. Craig Anderson made 44 saves en
route to a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, helping
Florida end a 0-5-1 slide.
Anderson, who is 3-1-1 with a 1.85 GAA, followed that
performance with his first shutout of the season and fifth of
his career on Wednesday, stopping 24 shots during a 4-0 win over
the Tampa Bay Lightning.