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Red Wings vs Devils: Gameday Updates, Line Combinations, Key Match-Ups

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Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports

Line Combinations

Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensemen

Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Danny DeKeyser Alexey Marchenko
Brendan Smith Mike Green

Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Jakub Kindl

Injuries: Kyle Quincey, Johan Franzen, Drew Miller, Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Jurco

Power-play units:

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

Devils Lineup

Forwards

Jiri Tlusty Travis Zajac Kyle Palmieri
Tyler Kennedy Adam Henrique Lee Stempniak
Steffan Matteau Sergey Kalinin Mike Sislo
Bobby Farnham Stephen Gionta Jordin Tootoo

Defensemen

John Moore Andy Greene
David Schlemko Adam Larsson
John Merrill Damon Severson

Goaltenders

Cory Schneider
Keith Kinkaid

Fun Facts!

Red Wings all-time record against New Jersey: 45-37-11-2

Red Wings goals for per game (GF/G) against the Devils: 3.37

Red Wings goals against per game (GA/G) against the Devils: 3.18

Key Matchups

Red Wings vs Themselves

Seems like the team has been playing against themselves a lot this season. If they're not starting slow and giving up early goals, they're starting hot only to blow late-game leads. I don't care who is playing in net tonight, this team needs to play better defense. That's the reality if they can't put up five goals each game, which they certainly cannot given how anemic this offense has been. I feel like I say this every time we play New Jersey, but I'll go ahead and keep on saying it: The Red Wings should win this game. No excuses.