Confirmed Line Combinations For Tonight
Red Wings' Lineup
|Dylan Larkin||Henrik Zetterberg||Justin Abdelkader|
|Darren Helm||Pavel Datsyuk||Brad Richards|
|Gustav Nyquist||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Tatar|
|Joakim Andersson||Luke Glendening||Tomas Jurco|
|Niklas Kronwall||Mike Green|
|Danny DeKeyser||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Brendan Smith||Alexey Marchenko|
|Max Pacioretty||Alex Galchenyuk||Sven Andrighetto|
|Lars Eller||Tomas Plekanec||Paul Byron|
|Tomas Fleischmann||David Desharnais||Dale Weise|
|Daniel Carr||Brian Flynn||Charles Hudon|
|Andrei Markov||P.K. Subban|
|Alexei Emelin||Jeff Petry|
|Greg Pateryn||Tom Gilbert|
NOTE: There were no actual updates from Habs writers, just speculation that Nathan Beaulieu, and Christian Thomas may sit, while Charles Hudon and Greg Pateryn will play.
UPDATE: They are in. Lineups have been adjusted. Charles Hudon will make his NHL debut.
Top-six vs Top-six
We have a whole slew of talent between these 12 players. Not sure how Blashill will match lines, but I'd really like to see the Datsyuk line go head-to-head with the Plekanec line.
Petr Mrazek vs Dustin Tokarski
We are playing a "3rd string" goalie this evening. That either means we're going to get shutout, or we'll win 1-0. Or we'll score alot. One of the three. Regardless, Mrazek is going to have a lot on his plate with one of the most-scoring teams in the NHL. Gotta be sharp.
Energy vs Fatigue
As I said in the Morning Skate, the Habs played Boston last night, while the Red Wings had the day off. Here is to hoping that the Wings come out with some hop in their stride, and take advantage of a tired team.