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

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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

[Note: The Wings had just an optional skate so far and the diggers haven't reported any changes as of time of posting. We'll update if anything new comes out]

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: 20-12-1-1

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

Special Teams

Detroit did a great job at holding the Senators scoreless on the power-play, and managed to score a goal on the man advantage last night. The fact of the matter is that the Red Wings only scored one goal in five attempts. That needs to change if this team is going to find it's traction going forward. Who knows if Detroit gets that many chances, but nevertheless, they need to capitalize on what is given to them.

Red Wings vs Zone Entries

You guys, the team needs to enter the zone with dominance. No more hesitating, or "too much passy, not enough shooty." It's time to figure it out, and carry the puck into the zone with confidence, and dominate puck control while in the opposing team's zone. Let's go. We can do this.

Let's Go Red Wings!!!