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NHL: New Jersey Devils at Florida Panthers Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

When: 7 p.m. ET

Where: Sunrise, FL. BB&T Arena


Radio: WXYT 97.1 FM and 1270 AM

Panthers SB Nation Blog: Litter Box Cats

The Red Wings (0-1-0) continue their trek through the Sunshine State with a matchup in Sunrise against the Panthers (1-0-0).

Four straight unanswered goals, aided by Detroit penalties, spoiled the season opener in Tampa Bay. One game seems to be enough evidence for coach Jeff Blashill to tinker with the lineup, as three of the four offensive lines and two defensive pairings have changed from opening night. Steve Ott has been removed from the lineup entirely for Andreas Athanasiou.

Florida opened the season with a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils in overtime. In the offseason, the Panthers remodeled their defense adding Keith Yandle, Mark Pysyk, and Jason Demers to help out veteran goalie Roberto Luongo.

The Panthers will be without Nick Bjugstad (broken hand) and Jonathan Huberdeau (achilles).

Red Wings Expected Lineup


LW-Andreas Athanasiou C-Frans Nielsen RW-Henrik Zetterberg

LW-Tomas Tatar C-Dylan Larkin RW-Riley Sheahan

LW-Gustav Nyquist C-Darren Helm RW-Thomas Vanek

LW-Justin Abdelkader C-Luke Glendening RW-Drew Miller


LD-Danny DeKeyser RD-Mike Green

LD-Brendan Smith RD-Alexey Marchenko

LD-Jonathan Ericsson RD-Xavier Ouellet


Petr Mrazek (starter)

Jimmy Howard

Panthers Expected Lineup (From 10/13)


LW-Jonathan Marchessault C-Aleksander Barkov RW-Jaromir Jagr

LW-Jussi Jokinen C-Vincent Trocheck RW-Reilly Smith

LW-Jared McCann C-Denis Malgin RW-Colton Sceviour

LW-Greg McKegg C-Derek Mackenzie RW-Shane Harper


LD-Keith Yandle RD-Aaron Ekblad

LD-Michael Matheson RD-Jason Demers

LD-Mark Pysyk RD-Alex Petrovic


Roberto Luongo (starter)

James Reimer

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