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

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Line Combinations

Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

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


Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Danny DeKeyser Kyle Quincey
Brendan Smith Mike Green


Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek (starting)
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Alexey Marchenko (ugh)

Injuries: Teemu Pulkkinen (shoulder), Johan Franzen (concussion), Drew Miller (lower-body)


Power-play units:

  1. Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader (net front), Nyquist-Kronwall
  1. Tatar-Larkin-Sheahan (net front), Richards-Green

Coyotes Lineup

Forwards

Max Domi Antoine Vermette Mikkel Boedker
Tobias Rieder Martin Hanzal Anthony Duclair
Jordan Martinook Brad Richardson Shane Doan
Kyle Chipchura Boyd Gordon Viktor Tikhonov


Defensemen

Oliver Ekman-Larsson Connor Murphy
Klas Dahlbeck Zbynek Michalek
Nicklas Grossmann Michael Stone


Goaltenders

Louis Domingue (starting)
Anders Lindback

Key Match-ups

Slow start vs Quick start

The Wings have been off for a couple of days, while the Yotes have been playing. I'm afraid of them coming out with feet made of lead tonight. However, after the game against LA, perhaps a break bodes well for the team. I guess I don't feel comfortable either way. Dammit.

Gustav Nyquist vs Scoring slump

Nyquist needs to get it going. The lack of scoring from him is highly problematic to the team, especially since they've only managed to win one-goal games lately. They need a big, dominating win. Oddly enough, the last win they had like that was against Arizona.

Petr Mrazek vs Louis Domingue

Two young goalies who are playing hot lately. What isn't to love about that?