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Morning Skate: Devils at Red WIngs

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7:30p ET, Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Devils Blogs: In Lou We Trust

Welcome to the last Red Wings game of 2014. Tonight they take on the New Jersey Devils. Devils as they are, it's only apt that they would currently be lead by a three-headed beast, as Lou Lamoriello, Scott Stevens, and Adam Oates are all the coach. If I had to guess, I'd say Lamoriello is chewing on Judas while Stevens got Brutus and Oates has Cassius.

The Wings get a chance to show how pissed off they are about losing to a pissed off team on Monday. The Devils are coming off a good performance where they beat the Penguins 3-1, but have had an altogether rough stretch since the last time these two teams met. New Jersey is without a whole host of injured players while Detroit is only without Jakub Kindl and Jonas Gustavsson. I think New Jersey's low-event style is a good matchup for the Red Wings, but Jaromir Jagr is always a pain in the ass to play against.

Let's see if the Wings can pull their collective heads out of the 9th circle

The Expected Lineups (subject to change... Duh)

Forwards

Henrik Zetterberg Pavel Datsyuk Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar Riley Sheahan Tomas Jurco
Johan Franzen Darren Helm Gustav Nyquist
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Stephen Weiss

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Xavier Ouellet Brendan Smith

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard (starting)
Petr Mrazek


Scratches: Brian Lashoff & Daniel Cleary

Injuries: Jakub Kindl (elbow) & Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder)

Forwards

Dainus Zubrus Scott Gomez Jaromir Jagr
Mike Cammalleri Travis Zajac Mike Sislo
Tuomo Ruutu Adam Henrique Steve Bernier
Stefan Matteau Joe Whitney Martin Havlat


Defensemen

Andy Greene Peter Harrold
Jon Merrill Marek Zidlicky
Eric Gelinas Adam Larsson


Goaltenders

Cory Schneider (starting)
Scott Clemmensen


DEVILS THE MATCH-UP RED WINGS
13-18-7 (21 pts; /th in East WC) Record 19-9-9 (47 pts; 3rd in Atlantic)
2.10 (28th in NHL) Goals Per Game 2.81 (14th in NHL)
2.68 (20th) Goals Against Per Game 2.35 (7th)
20.5% (9th) Power Play % 24.3% (1st)
78.7% (23rd) Penalty Kill % 87.7% (2nd)
Mike Cammalleri (11 goals) Goal Leader Tomas Tatar & Gustav Nyquist (15)
Adam Henrique & Jaromir Jagr (21 points) Points Leader Henrik Zetterberg (32 points)

  • The Red Wings are 44-36-1-1 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time in the regular season against the New Jersey Devils.
  • Last 10 Games: Detroit 3-3-4, New Jersey 2.5-3
  • Howard is 2-2-0 with a 2.27 GAA and .901 SV% in 4 career games against the Devils.


Let's Go Red Wings!!!