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Morning Skate: Ducks at Red Wings- Game 6 Preview

Jeff Gross

8:00p ET, Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, NBCSN, PRIME, FS-D+, RDS, TSN

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

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No idea what the lineup is so far. Abdelkader is back from his suspension and Cleary is a maybe for feeling well enough after being boarded in game five. Samuelsson scored a goal, but most think Bertuzzi actually looked better. There's also a big question mark right now surrounding whether Babcock makes a change on defense after a shaky outing by Brian Lashoff.

It's win or stay home tonight in Detroit as the Wings are down to having zero room for error again. I don't have anything inspirational to say and it wouldn't matter anyway because the Wings aren't reading this.

Or maybe they are...?

Hey if you're reading this, win tonight.

The Expected Lineup

Henrik Zetterberg - Pavel Datsyuk - Justin Abdelkader

Johan Franzen - Valtteri Filppula - Daniel Cleary

Gustav Nyquist - Joakim Andersson - Damien Brunner

Patrick Eaves - Cory Emmerton - Mikael Samuelsson


Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson

Brendan Smith - Kyle Quincey

Brian Lashoff - Jakub Kindl


Jimmy Howard (starting)

Jonas Gustavsson

Scratches: Ian White, Carlo Colaiacovo, Todd Bertuzzi, and Jordin Tootoo

Injuries: Danny DeKeyser (thumb), Drew Miller (hand),and Darren Helm (back)

  • The Red Wings are 16-14 (W-L) all-time against the Anaheim Ducks in the postseason.
  • The Red Wings are 4-0 all-time versus the Ducks in the playoffs on Fridays.
  • Henry Samueli cheats at Monopoly
Prediction: The Wings outlive the Blues

Let's Go Red Wings.