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Red Wings vs Panthers: Gameday Updates, line combinations, key match-ups

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Line Combinations

Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensemen

Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson Alexey Marchenko

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

Scratches: Jakub Kindl, Teemu Pulkkinen

Injuries: Johan Franzen, Drew Miller, Niklas Kronwall

Power-play units:

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

Lightning Those Other Assholes from Florida Lineup

Forwards

Jonathan Huberdeau Aleksander Barkov Jaromir Jagr
Jussi Jokinen Vincent Trocheck Reilly Smith
Brandon Pirri Nick Bjugstad Logan Shaw
Quinton Howden Derek MacKenzie Corban Knight

Defensemen

Brian Campbell Aaron Ekblad
Dmitry Kulikov Erik Gudbranson
Steve Kampfer Alex Petrovic

Goaltenders

Roberto Luongo
Al Montoya

Fun Facts!

Red Wings all-time record against Florida: 17-5-5-6 (W-L-T-OTL)

Red Wings goals for per game (GF/G) against the Panthers: 3.03

Red Wings goals against per game (GA/G) against the Panthers: 2.45

Key Matchups

Red Wings vs Scoring more than one god damn goal

PRETTY SIMPLE, FOLKS. You can't win games consistently when you score one goal. Teams like Tampa or Florida will eat you alive. Why? Because most NHL teams will. You have more than enough talent to score, now it's time to put on your big boy skates, and do your fucking job. Can you tell that I am irate? AND it's the second game back after the All-Star break! Man, this sucks.

Time running out vs The neglect to shake things up

I'm going doom on y'all. I apologize, but the Red Wings are stuck between a rock and a hard spot. If they are to continue their woes on offense, then some things need to change. Not just one thing, multiple things. Power-play personnel, line combinations, defensive pairings... The works. Keep in mind, it's February. There isn't that much time left, so if they want to compete with the top dogs, then they need to actually, you know, compete.

LGRW