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

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Confirmed Line Combinations For Tonight

Red Wings' Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensemen

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

Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: None.

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

Power-play Units:

1st unit: Justin Abdelkader, Henrik Zetterberg, Gustav Nyquist, Niklas Kronwall, Jakub Kindl

2nd unit: Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan, Tomas Tatar, Brad Richards, Mike Green

    Predators' Lineup

    Forwards

    Filip Forsberg Mike Ribeiro Craig Smith
    Colin Wilson Calle Jarnkrok James Neal
    Viktor Arvidsson Colton Sissons Cody Hodgson
    Eric Nystrom Paul Gaustad Miikka Salomaki

    Defensemen

    Roman Josi Shea Weber
    Barrett Jackman Seth Jones
    Mattias Ekholm Ryan Ellis

    Goaltenders

    Pekka Rinne
    Carter Hutton

    Key Match-Ups

    Wings PP vs Preds PK

    Detroit had two power-play goals against New Jersey. The Predators have one of the worst penalty kill units in the league. They should probably look into scoring some goals on the power-play tonight.

    Shea Weber

    He scored a hat-trick last time we played Nashville. Even though we won, that's not exactly something you should let a defenseman do. His shot is an absolute bomb. Detroit will need to try and keep the puck out off of his stick.

    Larkin-less lineup

    Detroit won't have Larkin tonight. He's out with an upper-body injury. The Red Wings will definitely be impacted by this, so it will be interesting to see what the team is like minus the rookie phenom, who leads the team in goal-scoring.