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Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators, Projected Lineups, How to Watch

A crucial seven game road trip begins tonight with the Red Wings in Ottawa on Daniel Alfredsson night.

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

8:00 p ET, Canadian Tire Centre

Ottawa, Ontario


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

Senators Blog: Silver Seven

We appear to be standing upon the precipice staring into the abyss my fellow Red Wings faithful. After falling to the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Tuesday the Red Wings now sit tied for last place in the Atlantic division with those same Sabres. The Wings sit six points behind third place Boston and 10 points behind the second Wild Card spot. It is safe to say that things are looking bleak in Hockeytown.

Tonight, they will play the first of seven straight road games as the look to take on the somewhat surprising Ottawa Senators on a night when the Senators will raise Daniel Alfredsson’s number 11 to the rafters. Statistically Ottawa does not really look that much better than the Red Wings but unlike the Wings they have found ways to win and currently sit in second place in the Atlantic, six points up on fourth place Tampa Bay. Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson lead them offensively and Mike Condon has filled in quite well for Craig Anderson, who is away from the game to be with his ailing wife.

The Wings are entering untracked territory needing wins desperately and in a hurry if they have any hope of challenging for a playoff spot, and as the case has been all season the hockey gods are taking no pity on them as they enter the most difficult portion of their schedule at the same time. Tonight is about as absolute a must win game for the Wings as any game at the end of December can be because the road only gets steeper and tougher to travel from here.

Red Wings Lineup


Tomas Tatar

Henrik Zetterberg

Anthony Mantha

Gustav Nyquist

Frans Nielsen

Tomas Vanek

Andreas Athanasiou

Dylan Larkin

Luke Glendening

Drew Miller

Riley Sheahan

Steve Ott


Danny DeKesyer

Nick Jensen

Niklas Kronwall

Brendan Smith

Jonathan Ericsson

Xavier Ouellet


Petr Mrazek

Jared Coreau

Scratches: Tomas Jurco, Ryan Sproul

Injuries: Brian Lashoff (face), Mike Green (upper body), Alexey Marchenko (shoulder), Justin Abdelkader (knee), Darren Helm (shoulder), Tyler Bertuzzi (ankle), Johan Franzen (concussion), Joe Vitale (concussion)

Senators Lineup


Ryan Dzingel

Kyle Turris

Bobby Ryan

Mike Hoffman

Jean-Gabriel Pageau

Curtis Lazar

Tom Pyatt

Derick Brassard

Mark Stone

Casey Bailey

Chris Kelly

Chris Neil


Marc Methot

Erik Karlsson

Dion Phaneuf

Cody Ceci

Mark Borowiecki

Chris Wideman


Mike Condon

Matt O'Connor

Injuries: Clarke MacArthur (concussion), Andrew Hammond (ankle), Craig Anderson (personal), Zack Smith (abdominal strain)




15-16-4 (34 pts, t6th in the Atlantic)


20-12-3 (43 pts; 2nd in Atlantic)

2.31 (26th in NHL)

Goals Per Game

2.51 (t21st in NHL)

2.86 (22nd)

Goals Against Per Game

2.63 (12th)

12.5% (30th)

Power Play %

17.0% (19th)

81.5% (t16th)

Penalty Kill %

81.5% (t16th)

28.9 (t22nd)

Shots For Per Game

29.0 (21st)

30.5 (20th)

Shots Against Per Game

30.6 (21st)

53.5 (2nd)

Faceoff %

49.6 (t14th)

Dylan Larkin (10)

Goals Leader

Kyle Turris (12)

Zetterberg (24)

Points Leader

Erik Karlsson (32)


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.