The Red Wings (10-4-5) are in town to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-8-2) in an original six divisional matchup on Hockey Night in Canada.

The Maple Leafs haven’t had much luck against the Red Wings in their two meetings so far, a pair of losses including one in overtime. Last time the Wings came to Toronto, Zetterberg tore them apart and they got outshot in the third period 2:1 despite a 4-1 deficit. Jerseys were thrown on the ice, so on and so forth. The Zetterberg, Nyquist and Franzen matchup is an unresolved task going into this game — they won that mid October meeting at the ACC on their own in terms of the scoring.

The Red Wings squeezed the life out of the Leafs in the neutral zone that game and the Leafs went silently into the night. Can Toronto build off of a win versus Tampa Bay or will they continue the rollercoaster act? That is the big question going into this one.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

Head to Head:Maple LeafsRed Wings
Record10-8-2 (.550% - 17th)10-4-5 (.658 - 14th)
Goal Differential+1+9
GF/G3.15 (4th)2.84 (9th)
GA/G3.10 (24th)2.21 (7th)
SF/G31.2 (8th)29.9 (17th)
SA/G3.05 (24th)28.4 (9th)
PP20.3% (11th)19.5% (15th)
PK84.3% (8th)89.6% (2nd)
5v5 Sh%9.01% (6th)7.84% (17th)
5v5 Sv%91.29% (20th)92.13% (15th)
FO%52.6% (8th)53.2% (4th)

Red Wings Projected Lines

Henrik Zetterberg – Gustav Nyquist – Johan Franzen
(4g 13a 17pts) – (9g 3a 12pts) – (6g 7a 13pts)
Justin Abdelkader – Riley Sheahan – Tomas Tatar
(6g 8a 14pts) – (3g 6a 9pts) – (8g 3a 11pts)
Tomas Jurco – Darren Helm – Daniel Cleary
(1g 4 a5pts) – (2g 5a 7pts) – (1g 1a 2pts)
Drew Miller – Joakim Andersson – Luke Glendening
(0g 3a 3pts) – (0g 2a 2pts) – (2g 1a 3pts)

Niklas Kronwall – Jonathan Ericsson
(3g 9a 12pts) – (0g 4a 4pts)
Kyle Quincey – Danny DeKeyser
(0g 1a 1pts) – (0g 7a 7pts)
Brian Lashoff – Xavier Ouellet
(0g 1a 1pts) – (0g 0a 0pts)

Jimmy Howard (8W 3L 4OT – 1.97GAA – .924%)
Petr Mrazek (1L – 3.00GAA – .903)

Scratched: Jakub Kindl
Injured: Pavel Datsyuk (groin), Stephen Weiss (groin – IR), Brendan Smith (hand – IR), Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder – IR)

Maple Leafs Projected Lines

James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
(9g 8a 17pts) – (6g 11a 17pts) – (11g 12a 23pts)
Daniel Winnik – Peter Holland – David Clarkson
(1g 7a 8pts) – (4g 4a 8pts) – (6g 1a 7pts)
Leo Komarov – Nazem Kadri – Mike Santorelli
(1g 11a 12pts) – (5g 4a 9pts) – (3g 6a 9pts)
Richard Panik – Trevor Smith – Josh Leivo
(4g 1a 5pts) – (0g 1a 1pts) – (1g 0a 1pts)

Dion Phaneuf – Cody Franson
(1g 9a 10pts) – (3g 11a 14pts)
Jake Gardiner – Roman Polak
(1g 3a 4pts) – (3g 2a 5pts)
Morgan Rielly – Stephane Robidas
(2g 5a 7pts) – (0g 3a 3pts)

Jonathan Bernier (6W 5L 2OT – 2.66GAA – .916%)
James Reimer (4W 3L 3OT – 3.64 – .898)

Scratched: Carter Ashton (suspended)
Injured: Joffrey Lupul (broken hand – IR), Brandon Kozun (high ankle sprain – IR), David Booth (broken foot – IR)

Status report: Datsyuk’s groin injury kept him out of the past two games and will keep him out against Toronto. … Kessel hurt his neck during practice on Friday, but will be good to go.

Who’s hot: Franzen has points in seven of the past eight games and has four goals and four assists during that run. … For the Maple Leafs, Franson has a nine-game point streak.