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New Additions, Mantha-less Red Wings Set to Face Blackhawks

BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 9: Jakub Vrana #13 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his goal against the Buffalo Sabres during the third period at KeyBank Center on April 9, 2021 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images)

Fans and NHL insiders are eager to get another glimpse of the new-look, Anthony Mantha-less Detroit Red Wings.

Everyone will get their chance tonight when the Red Wings face the Chicago Blackhawks at Little Caesars Arena. Opening faceoff is 7:30 p.m.

Hours after Monday’s trade deadline news broke of Mantha being jettisoned to the Washington Capitals for forwards Jakub Vrana and Richard Panik and two high draft picks, the Red Wings passed their first test by frustrating the Central Division-leading Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1.