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Red Wings at Penguins: Gameday Updates, Line Combinations, Key Matchups

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

No changes to things from last game, per the diggers so here's what we've got.

Line Combinations

Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

Henrik Zetterberg Pavel Datsyuk Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar Dylan Larkin Brad Richards
Gus Nyquist Andreas Athanasiou Tomas Jurco
Darren Helm Riley Sheahan Luke Glendening

Defensemen

Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Mike Green
Xavier Ouellet Alexey Marchenko

Goaltenders

Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Teemu Pulkkinen, Jakub Kindl

Injuries: Johan Franzen, Drew Miller, Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson

Power-play units:

  1. Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader (net front)-Richards-Smith
  2. Nyquist-Larkin-Tatar-Helm (net front)-Green

Penguins Lineup

Forwards

Chris Kunitz Sidney Crosby Patric Hornqvist
Carl Hagelin Matt Cullen Phil Kessel
Tom Kuhnhackl Oskar Sundqvist Bryan Rust
Scott Wilson Kevin Porter Conor Sheary

Defensemen

Olli Maatta Kris Letang
Brian Dumoulin Trevor Daley
Derrick Pouliot Ben Lovejoy

Goaltenders

Marc-Andre Fleury
Jeff Zatkoff

Fun Facts!

Kevin Porter played for the Griffins last year!

I have never heard of Tom Kuhnhackl

Raccoons do indeed have knuckles

Key Matchups

Red Wings versus guys I've heard of

I recognize more than half of the forwards on the Penguins roster. I expect the Red Wings to control play against the rest of them, so the key will be taking care of the guys who are really good, like Sidney Crosby.

Petr Mrazek versus forgetting his last start

Mrazek got away with a bad game on Sunday. He needs to do better in this one. The Wings kind of feel like they're on the precipice of a potential bad streak and I think a good performance by Mrazek might short-circuit that.

Let's Go Red Wings.