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Gameday Updates: Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators: Line Combinations, Key Matchups

With another optional skate, we've got the lines/pairs the same as what was reported in yesterday's practice.

Line Combinations


Tomas Tatar

Henrik Zetterberg

Anthony Mantha

Gustav Nyquist

Frans Nielsen

Tomas Vanek

Riley Sheahan

Dylan Larkin

Luke Glendening

Drew Miller

Andreas Athanasiou

Steve Ott


Danny DeKeyser

Xavier Ouellet

Niklas Kronwall

Brendan Smith

Jonathan Ericsson

Nick Jensen


Jared Coreau (starting)

Petr Mrazek

Power Play units:

  1. Tatar-Zetterberg-Larkin-Mantha-Kronwall
  2. Nyquist-Nielsen-Vanek-Sheahan-Smith

Senator Line Combinations


Ryan Dznigel

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 (starting)

Matt O'Connor

Power Play units:

  1. Hoffman-Turris-Stone-Phanuef-Karlsson
  2. Dzingel-Brassard-Ryan-Ceci-Wideman

Keys to the Game:

Score the First Goal

The Red Wings have a hard time scoring goals right now. They have given up the first goal in 10 straight games. With the enormity of this road trip and the looming end of the playoff streak continuing to crush down on them and the amount of energy that will be feeding the Senators and their crowd early on from the pregame festivities it is vital that the Red Wings strike first.

Coreau the Coreaunderful

While Petr Mrazek has not been Petr the Great so far this season, the Red Wings desperately need a goaltender other than Howard to steal them a game or two on this road trip. Ottawa has some dangerous players but overall they are not overly scary offensively.

Continue to Shoot the Puck

The Wings have registered back to back games of 35+ shots on goal. They have also scored three goals in both games with several dangerous chances. This is a positive trend that they need to continue. Keep pushing the play and find ways to get rubber on the goalie.