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Game Four.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

7:30p ET, Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, Fox Sports South

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Hurricanes Blog: Canes Country


Let's do this again, shall we?

Wings played the Canes in game two, just over a week ago. It was ugly. The Hurricanes skated circles around the Red Wings, and pumped them in terms of puck possession. Had it not been for Petr Mrazek, that game would have been lost. But, in true fun Red Wings fashion, the good guys scored three goals in the third period to defeat Carolina 4-3. Tonight, I'm hoping for a similar outcome, but a much better performance. The top six has been adjusted a little in terms of the 2nd line, Tomas Jurco looks like he'll be playing with Brad Richards and Tomas Tatar. From our injury updates post yesterday, Johan Franzen looks like he's done-zo for a while. Concussion symptoms are back, and that means it's probably time to look towards retirement. Additionally, Luke Glendening's status for tonight is unknown, as he had some gnarly swelling from block a Steven Stamkos slapshot. Ouch.

The game plan for tonight? Just win, baby.


The Expected Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensemen

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

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard (starting)
Petr Mrazek


The Expected Hurricanes Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensemen

Ron Hainsey Justin Faulk
John-Michael Liles Michal Jordan
Noah Hanifin Ryan Murphy

Goaltenders

Cam Ward (starting)
Eddie Lack

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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.

Let's Go Red Wings!