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Morning Skate: Red Wings at Jets

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Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

8p ET, MTS Centre

Winnipeg, MB

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket/1270 AM

Winnipeg Blog: Arctic Ice Hockey

Well last night's loss was a huge pile of crap. I think J.J. said it best on the WIIM twitter feed when he called it the Red Wings "most-complete loss of December." It was just ugly. At no point when I watched the game did I feel like the Wings were going to pull it out. Maaaaaaaybe a few times after Petr Mrazek came up with a huge save. Could they steal a point or two? Nope. If it wasn't for the goaltender, it might've been a hell of a lot worse.

The good news is the Red Wings have a chance to bounce back immediately and correct all the wrongs from last night. Things could look a little different too.

Not sure what will exactly change. If Eric Tangradi gets a shot, who do you take out? The initial answer is Joakim Andersson, but he and the 4th line weren't terrible last night. You're probably not taking out Riley Sheahan or anyone else on the top 9 alongside him. I'd probably sit Andersson and see what a 4th line of Tangradi-Tomas Nosek-Tomas Jurco looks like. Who knows? Maybe shake up the other 3 lines? Maybe Luke Glendening is over his illness? We'll make sure to update this afternoon with any news if the Wings have a morning skate.

Detroit's Expected Lineup

Forwards

Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larkin
Brad Richards Pavel Dastyuk Darren Helm
Gus Nyquist Riley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
Joakim Andersson Tomas Nosek Tomas Jurco

Defensemen

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

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

Scratches: Eric Tangradi, Luke Gledending (ill)

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

Winnipeg's Expected Lineup

Forwards

Drew Stafford Bryan Little Blake Wheeler
Andrew Ladd Adam Lowry Alex Burmistrov
Nikolaj Ehlers Mathieu Perreault Chris Thorburn
Matt Halischuk Andrew Copp Joel Armia

Defensemen

Jacob Trouba Dustin Byfuglien
Tobias Enstrom Tyler Myers
Mark Stuart Ben Chiarot

Goaltenders

Connor Hellebuyck
Michael Hutchinson

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Game Day Prediction Contest

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Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.

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