7:30p ET, Amalie Arena
TV: NBCS, FSDT
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
I'm not sure what to say. This is the biggest game of the season.. Win or go home.
With the recent suspension of Niklas Kronwall, the Detroit Red Wings find themselves in a very tough spot to be in for game seven. I am assuming that Jakub Kindl will take Kronwall's spot (it's just a guess), and all other pairings will stay the same.
It's been a wild ride this season.. We've seen the best of this team, and we've seen the worst of this team. There's not much I can say to make you feel better, or more confident.. So I'll just leave you with this:
Just. Win. Baby.
Update: It appears Marek Zidlicky is out indefinitely with a concussion sustained last game. Alexey Marchenko will be skating with Jonathan Ericsson, and Jakub Kindl will take Zidlicky's spot.
The Expected Lineups
|Justin Abdelkader||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Darren Helm||Pavel Datsyuk||Tomas Tatar|
|Joakim Andersson||Riley sheahan||Tomas Jurco|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Landon Ferraro|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Alexey Marchenko|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Jakub Kindl||Brendan Smith|
Scratches: Daniel Cleary, Niklas Kronwall (suspended), Alexey Marchenko and Stephen Weiss
Injuries: Erik Cole (spine), & Johan Franzen (concussion)
|Alex Killorn||Steven Stamkos||Ryan Callahan|
|Ondrej Palat||Tyler Johnson||Nikita Kucherov|
|Vladislav Namestnikov||Valtteri Filppula||Cedric Pacquette|
|Nikita Nesterov||Brian Boyle||Brenden Morrow|
|Victor Hedman||Anton Stralman|
|Braydon Coburn||Jason Garrison|
|Matt Carle||Andrej Sustr|
|LIGHTNING||THE MATCHUP (PLAYOFFS)||RED WINGS|
|2.50 (6th in NHL Playoffs)||Goals Per Game||2.50 (7th in NHL Playoffs)|
|2.50 (11th)||Goals Against Per Game||2.50 (10th)|
|7.7 (14th)||Power Play %||19.2 (6th)|
|80.8 (11th)||Penalty Kill %||92.3 (3rd)|
|Tyler Johnson (6 goals)||Goal Leader||Datsyk & Tatar (3 goals)|
|Tyler Johnson (7 points)||Points Leader||Pavel Datsyuk (5 points)|
- The Detroit Red Wings are 3-3 all-time against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoffs. This is a pointless stat, I'm sorry.
- Away teams are 65-92 all-time in game seven in the Stanley Cup Playoffs
- I'm scared. Hold me.