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Detroit Red Wings at Philadelphia Flyers (Fox Sports Detroit, 7:00pm)

Back to Philly, where things haven’t gone well for the Red Wings in a long time. Jeff Blashill is trying to shake things up by placing after he was called up, Tyler Bertuzzi on the Red Wings top line. Both teams come into the game at 6-6-1.

Can Bertuzzi provide the spark that Blashill is looking for? Just as important how long will Blashill keep Bertuzzi on the top line tonight?

The Wings have proven to be streaky coming out flat, then hot and now flat being winless in five games, including an OT loss in Philly last week. Scoring just nine goals in those five games while allowing 17.

Detroit needs to someway and somehow get it together and quick because including tonight the rest of this month looks tough. If they cannot improve their play, this could be a difficult few weeks for the Red Wings. It starts in a city where we know they simply haven’t won.

Red Wings Lineup

Red Wings Expected Lineups

Forwards

Dylan Larkin

Frans Nielsen

Tyler Bertuzzi

Tomas Tatar

Henrik Zetterberg

Justin Abdelkader

Andreas Athanasiou

Darren Helm

Gustav Nyquist

Riley Sheahan

Luke Glendening

Steve Ott


Defensemen

Danny DeKesyer

Mike Green

Brendan Smith

Xavier Ouellet

Jonathan Ericsson

Alexey Marchenko


Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard (starting)

Petr Mrazek

Flyers lineup

Flyers Expected Lineups

Forwards

Matt Read

Claude Giroux

Wayne Simmonds

Travis Konecny

Sean Couturier

Jakub Voracek

Michael Raffl

Brayden Schenn

Dale Weise

Scott Laughton

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

Chris VandeVelde


Defensemen

Michael Del Zotto

Shayne Gostisbehere

Ivan Provorov

Mark Streit

Brandon Manning

Radko Gudas


Goaltenders

Steve Mason (starting)

Michal Neuvirth

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Game Day Prediction Contest

Would you like to predict the outcome of the game and potentially become internet famous? Well you're in luck, because here's your opportunity. Here's how it works.

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.