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[Game Thread] Flyers @ Wings

The Red Wings preseason kicks off today as they host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Coach Mike Babcock told reporters yesterday that he will play all the veterans for a total of four games (spread around) and then fill in the rest with the prospects.

Courtesy of Ansar Khan at, we have the lineup for today's game:

Johan Franzen-Pavel Datsyuk-Tomas Holmstrom
Kris Draper-Justin Abdelkader-Patrick Eaves
Mattias Ritola-Kris Newbury-Jan Mursak
Johan Ryno-Cory Emmerton-Jeremy Williams

Nicklas Lidstrom-Jakub Kindl
Derek Meech-Brian Rafalski
Jonathan Ericsson-Andy Delmore

Jimmy Howard

Daniel LarssonUnfortunately, tonight's game is not televised so you will either have to listen to the call of the game online at 97.1 The Ticket or keep refreshing's scores page. While it'll be nice to have it televised at a later game, it's just exciting to know that hockey season is about to begin once again. Go Wings!