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Red Wings vs Senators: Gameday Updates, Line Combinations, Key Match-ups

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Erik Karlsson and Riley Sheahan react to Chris Neil eating his own boogers.
Erik Karlsson and Riley Sheahan react to Chris Neil eating his own boogers.
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Line Combinations

Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

Dylan Larkin Henrik Zetterberg Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar Riley Sheahan Gustav Nyquist
Teemu Pulkkinen Darren Helm Tomas Jurco
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Joakim Andersson

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Danny DeKeyser Alexey Marchenko
Jakub Kindl Brendan Smith

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

Scratches: Landon Ferraro

Injuries: Johan Franzen, Pavel Datsyuk, Brad Richards, Mike Green, Kyle Quincey

Power-play units:

Tatar-Zetterberg-Nyquist Abdelkader-Kronwall

Pulkkinen-Sheahan-Larkin Jurco-Kindl

Senators Lineup

Forwards

Shane Prince Kyle Turris Mark Stone
Matt Puempel Mika Zibanejad Bobby Ryan
Milan Michalek Jean-Gabriel Pageau Alex Chiasson
Max McCormick Zack Smith Chris Neil

Defensemen

Marc Methot Erik Karlsson
Patrick Wiercioch Cody Ceci
Jared Cowen Mark Borowiecki

Goaltenders

Craig Anderson
Andrew Hammond

Fun Facts!

Red Wings all-time record against Ottawa: 20-11-1-1

Red Wings goals for per game (GF/G) against Ottawa: 3.24

Red Wings goals against per game (GA/G) against Ottawa: 2.64

Data provided by hockeyreference.com

Key Match-up

3rd line matchups

Blashill's new 3rd line concoction looks on paper like it could kick some serious butt. If the line of Teemu Pulkkinen, Darren Helm, and Tomas Jurco can get some offense going for the Wings against  Milan Michalak, Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Alex Chiasson that could be the difference maker for the Wings. Who knows, maybe playing with Pulkkinen will help jump start Tomas Jurco!

Red Wings vs Red Wings

So much of the Red Wings struggles to date have been a result of them beating themselves that I'm more concerned about then not kicking their own butts, than I am about any opposing players.

Let's Go Red Wings!!!