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DeSmith will get the starting nod in Detroit on Saturday, according to Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650.

DeSmith has lost his last two starts in extra time, giving the 32-year-old netminder a 7-3-4 record this season with a 2.65 GAA and a .909 save percentage. The Red Wings have been finding the back of the net at a high rate this season, ranking fifth in the league with a 3.48 goals per game.

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