|Arena: Joe Louis Arena-- Detroit, MI
|SBN Blog:||Second City Hockey||Last meeting:||We Won (Thanks for nothing, Dallas)
Today we've got an (almost) nationally-broadcast game on our hands, as the Blackhawks send their B-team into Detroit to tussle with a Red Wings scrimmage squad built of both Red and White components
Here's the Blackhawks' lineup according to their website:
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Also according to their website, a fun fact:
Forward Ben Smith scored his first career NHL on Apr. 8, 2011 in Detroit.
Damn you, Ben Smith! We'll get you for scoring your first career NHL against us!
Expected lineup for the Wings is as follows:
This is most of the White team lineup, but notable changes are that Miller is on the 2nd line in place of Helm (with Abdelkader moving to center) - Emmerton and Brunnstrom will play to get a longer look, as will Conner and Mursak. On the defensive side, the Brendan Smith-Mike Commodore pairing joins to make what could be a full NHL-caliber defense.