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Flyers at Red Wings: Gameday Updates, Line Combinations, Key Matchups

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Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Red Wings Lineups

Forwards

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


Defensemen

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


Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek (starting)
Jimmy Howard

Power Play units:

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

Flyers Lineups

Forwards

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


Defensemen

Nick Schultz Mark Streit
Michael Del Zotto Radko Gudas
Shayne Gostisbehere Evgeny Medvedev


Goaltenders

Steve Mason (starting)
Michal Neuvirth

Key Matchups:

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.

Fun Facts!

  • 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.