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Morning Skate: Red Wings vs Hurricanes, Lines Combinations, Start Time, & TV Schedule

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

7:00p ET, PNC Arena

Raleigh, NC

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Carolina

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Hurricanes Blog: Canes Country

What a day to wake up to. A 4-0 trouncing of the Maple Leafs, after a hattrick from Justin Abdelkader and a goal from Dylan Larkin, has the Wings off to a great start to their season.

Tonight the Wings face off against the Carolina Hurricanes, a team not too dissimilar from the Maple Leafs. Both teams are going through a rebuilding phase and both teams boast a group of young talented players. And, the Hurricanes also employ a former Red Wings' coach, Bill Peters, who was one of Mike Babcock's assistants here in Detroit.

The circumstances are similar. Let's hope that the result will be as well.

Petr Mrazek will be starting tonight's game, while the Hurricanes, coming off a 2-1 loss to the Predators on Thursday, will be without one of their better players, James Wisniewski, after he tore his ACL and is now out for six months.

Game two of 82 is tonight, and while there is a long season ahead, every single win counts. Let's Go Red Wings!

The Expected Lineup

Forwards

Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larkin
Tomas Tatar Brad Richards Gustav Nyquist
Johan Franzen Riley Sheahan Teemu Pulkkinen
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Landon Ferraro

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey Mike Green
Brendan Smith Jakub Kindl

Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek (starting)
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Alexey Marchenko, Joakim Andersson, Tomas Jurco

Injuries: Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm

No-Man's Land: Daniel Cleary (he has been waived, but he isn't in Grand Rapids, so...?)

The Expected Hurriances' Lineup

Forwards

Kris Versteeg Eric Staal Elias Lindholm
Nathan Gerbe Jordan Staal Riley Nash
Jeff Skinner Victor Rask Chris Terry
Joakim Nordstrom Jay McClement Andrej Nestrasil


Defensemen

Ron Hainsey Justin Faulk
John-Michael Liles Danny Biega
Noah Hanifin Ryan Murphy


Goaltenders

Cam Ward (Starting)
Eddie Lack

Scratches: Brad Malone, Michal Jordan

Injuries: James Wisniewski

Let's Go Red Wings!!!

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Game Day Prediction Contest

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Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.

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