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NHL: Ottawa Senators at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

8:00p ET, Madison Square Garden

New York, NY

TV: NBCSN

Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket // 1270 AM CBS Sports Radio

A Win! A dominating one at the Joe on Monday night led by the first Career hat-trick for Mike Green. Tonight, “Wednesday Night Rivalry!” It will be Detroit’s first look at Jimmy Vesey, who scored his first NHL goal Monday night against San Jose.

Each game against the Rangers the past two seasons has been decided by one goal. Between Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek, seven of the last eight games they started against the Rangers have been one goal games, except a 3-0 loss in March of 2014, in which Howard started at MSG. History tells us this, there will be little margin for error tonight for the Red Wings as these teams have played close games.

Both of the Rangers wins this season have been at The Garden. Henrik Lundqvist is 1-1 with a 3.03 goals against average and a save percentage of 87% this season. They put seven goals up on San Jose on Monday night at Chris Kreider is playing good hockey right now with six points in three games.

After a dominating performance Monday night, these follow up games are critical for the Red Wings to establish some consistency and structure that will carry out through the season. They need to show us is this Wings team more of what we saw in Florida or closer to what we saw at the Joe?

Red Wings Expected Lineups

Red Wings Expected Lineups

Forwards

Justin Abdelkader

Frans Nielsen

Riley Sheahan

Tomas Tatar

Dylan Larkin

Henrik Zetterberg

Gustav Nyquist

Darren Helm

Tomas Vanek

Andreas Athanasiou

Luke Glendening

Drew Miller


Defensemen

Danny DeKesyer

Mike Green

Brendan Smith

Xavier Ouellet

Jonathan Ericsson

Alexey Marchenko


Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek (starting)

Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Ryan Sproul , Steve Ott

Injuries: Niklas Kronwall (knee), Tomas Nosek (lower body injury), Tomas Jurco (back), Johan Franzen (concussion), Joe Vitale (concussion) Villi Saarijarvi (wrist), Daniel Renouf (knee)

Rangers Expected Lineups

Injuries:

Rangers Expected Lineups

Forwards

Chris Kreider

Mika Zibanejad

Rick Nash

Jimmy Vesey

Derek Stepan

Mats Zuccarello

J.T. Miller

Kevin Hayes

Jesper Fast

Josh Jooris

Brandon Pirri

Michael Grabner


Defensemen

Ryan McDonagh

Nick Holden

Marc Staal

Adam Clendening

Brady Skjei

Dylan Mcllrath


Goaltenders

Henrik Lundqvist (starting)

Antti Raanta

Injuries: Dan Girardi (groin), Pavel Buchnevich (back), Oscar Lindberg (hip)

RED WINGS

THE MATCH-UP

RANGERS

1-2-0 (2pts, last in Atlantic)

Record

2-1-0 (4pts; 3rd in Metropolitan)

3.33 (14th in NHL)

Goals Per Game

4.67 (t2nd in NHL)

3.67 (t21st)

Goals Against Per Game

3.33 (t17th)

37.5% (6th)

Power Play %

20.0% (15th)

72.7% (25th)

Penalty Kill %

83.3% (t14th)

Mike Green (3)

Goals Leader

Chris Kreider (3)

Vanek/Green (5)

Points Leader

Chris Kreider (6)

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Game Day Prediction Contest

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Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.

Each correct winning team prediction is worth 1 point. Each correct player of the game prediction is worth 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.