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Morning Skate: Detroit Red Wings at Edmonton Oilers Line Combinations, Start Time, TV Schedule

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Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

9:30p ET, Rexall Place

Edmonton, Alberta

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, Sportsnet 1

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Oilers Blog: Copper & Blue

The Wings have lost two straight games after starting the season with three straight wins. The Oilers have won two straight after starting the season with four straight losses. The Wings are in Western Canada trying to find the chemistry they were showing in preseason and through the start of the season; they're facing a squad with a lot of first overall picks, none of which play defense.

Detroit takes too few shots and allows too many. Edmonton is the exact same way (though not as bad in both categories). Hopefully the Oilers will be the cure for what's ailed Detroit to start things; The Oilers are another team that's capable of skating with anybody. They have a lot of team speed that should give the Wings' defense trouble. The Wings have experience and depth.

Should be a good matchup. Should be.

The Expected Lineups (Subject To Change)

Forwards

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

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Danny DeKeyser Mike Green
Kyle Quincey Jakub Kindl

Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek (starting)
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Brendan Smith, Joakim Andersson, Tomas Jurco

Injuries: Johan Franzen, Pavel Datsyuk

The Expected Oilers Lineup

Forwards

Taylor Hall Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Anton Slepyshev
Benoi Pouliot Connor McDavid Nail Yakupov
Lauri Korpikoski Anton Lander Teddy Purcell
Luke Gazdic Mark Letestu Rob Klinkhamer

Defensemen

Oscar Klefbom Justin Schultz
Andrej Sekera Mark Fayne
Griffin Reinhart Eric Gryba

Goaltenders

Cam Talbot (starting)
Anders Nilsson

Scratches: Andrew Miller, Brandon Davidson, Andrew Ference

Let's Go Red Wings!!!

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