Red Wings Lineups
|Gustav Nyquist||Henrik Zetterberg||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Pavel Datsyuk||Darren Helm|
|Dylan Larkin||Riley Sheahan||Brad Richards|
|Teemu Pulkkinen||Luke Glendening||Tomas Jurco|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Mike Green|
|Petr Mrazek (starting)|
Power Play units:
- Nyquist-Zetterberg-Datsyuk, Abdelkader (net front), Kronwall
- Tatar-Larkin-Sheahan (net front), Richards, Green
|Jakub Voracek||Claude Giroux||Wayne Simmonds|
|Michael Raffl||Sean Couturier||Brayden Schenn|
|Chris VandeVelde||Pierre-Edouard Bellemare||Ryan White|
|Matt Read||Scott Laughton||R.J. Umberger|
|Nick Schultz||Mark Streit|
|Michael Del Zotto||Radko Gudas|
|Shayne Gostisbehere||Evgeny Medvedev|
|Steve Mason (starting)|
Rested Legs vs Tired Legs
The Wings are coming back home from a long absence but still have had two nights off since their last game. The Flyers lost in a shootout to the Rangers last night. There's the saying that the first game back after extended road trips are always difficult, but the Wings are in a position to take advantage of what should be a tired Philadelphia team.
Low-Scoring Squads with Bad Special Teams
Philadelphia and Detroit are nearly identical in total goals against and in their penalty kill opportunities and percentages, and neither are lighting up the scoresheet every night, though the Flyers are quite a bit worse than the Red Wings in total goal-scoring and their power play. As always, the Wings should be looking to raise both their PP and PK numbers, but in a game that could be another one-goal affair, they need to make sure they take advantage of opportunities given to them.
- The Red Wings are 53-60-21-0 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time in the regular season against the Flyers.
- Last 10 Games: Detroit 6-4-0, Philadelphia 5-3-2
- Petr Mrazek has never faced the Flyers in his career.