7:00p ET, PNC Arena
TV: Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports Carolina
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
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
|Justin Abdelkader||Henrik Zetterberg||Dylan Larkin|
|Tomas Tatar||Brad Richards||Gustav Nyquist|
|Johan Franzen||Riley Sheahan||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Landon Ferraro|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Mike Green|
|Brendan Smith||Jakub Kindl|
|Petr Mrazek (starting)|
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
|Kris Versteeg||Eric Staal||Elias Lindholm|
|Nathan Gerbe||Jordan Staal||Riley Nash|
|Jeff Skinner||Victor Rask||Chris Terry|
|Joakim Nordstrom||Jay McClement||Andrej Nestrasil|
|Ron Hainsey||Justin Faulk|
|John-Michael Liles||Danny Biega|
|Noah Hanifin||Ryan Murphy|
|Cam Ward (Starting)|
Scratches: Brad Malone, Michal Jordan
Injuries: James Wisniewski
Let's Go Red Wings!!!
Game Day Prediction Contest
Would you like to predict the outcome of the game and potentially become internet famous? Well you're in luck, because here's your opportunity. Here's how it works.
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.
Each correct winning team prediction is worth 1 point. Each correct player of the game prediction is worth 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.