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Gameday Updates: Detroit Red Wings vs Calgary Flames

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Despite some indications that Henrik Zetterberg might miss tonight's game, it is now clear that he will be playing tonight against the Calgary Flames. Jonathan Ericsson, however, may not be in the lineup tonight. If he cannot play, Jakub Kindl will take his spot.

Updated Line Combinations

Red Wings' Lineup

Forwards

Dylan Larkin Henrik Zetterberg Justin Abdelkader
Brad Richards Pavel Datsyuk Darren Helm
Gustav Nyquist RIley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
Joakim Andersson Luke Glendening Tomas Jurco

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser Jakub Kindl
Brendan Smith Alexey Marchenko

Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek (Starting)
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Tomas Nosek, Xavier Ouellet

Injuries: Johan Franzen, Drew Miller, Kyle Quincey, Teemu Pulkkinen

    Flames' Lineup

    Forwards

    Johnny Gaudreau Sean Monahan David Jones
    Sam Bennet Markus Granlund Jiri Hudler
    Mason Raymond Mikael Backlund Josh Jooris
    Michael Ferland Matt Stajan Joe Colborne

    Defensemen

    Mark Giordano T.J. Brodie
    Kris Russel Dougie Hamilton
    Deryk Engelland Dennis Wideman

    Goaltenders

    Karri Ramo (Starting)
    Jonas Hiller


    Key Match-Ups

    Jiri Hudler vs. The Red Wings:

    Oh Jiri! It has now been nearly four years since Jiri Hudler left Hockeytown for the Flames. At times Hudler has been able to showcase the potential that he never could live up to as a Wing. Last season he scored 76 points in 78 games. And he has not been a slouch this season either with his 17 points in 29 games.

    Special Teams:

    The Wings' special teams have been far from great this season, ranking 20th in powerplay percentage and 11th in penalty kill percentage. But this is nothing when compared to the Flames which rank last in the NHL in both categories. If the Wings can contain the Flames like the rest of the league has been able to do, they should have a good chance of winning tonight's game.

    Let's Go Red Wings!