Time: 7:30pm ET
Place: Little Caesar’s Arena
TV: FSD, FSAZ
Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM
You thought the Wings have had it bad? If the Wings are basement dwellers than the Coyotes are hanging out in the cellar from The Evil Dead. We are coming in off a shootout victory thanks to a great effort from Gustav Nyquist and will be looking to build momentum with a win in regulation tonight. We’re also well rested while the Coyotes played the Flyers last night, so no excuse for a slow start.
If the Coyotes are ever going to rise from the dead, stronger than ever, Halloween night is a pretty good time.
The defense report - one foot in the grave edition
It was announced yesterday that Danny DeKeyser is out another 2-3 weeks due to his ankle injury, the first week he will not be skating at all so it make take a little time for him to get back into shape. Maybe he will learn how to play defense during his time off, he should read some books or something.
Joe Hicketts time? He’s not even cast as an extra.
Blashill has stated that he will play Luke Witkowski on D before he calls anyone up. He’s still the extra man, seeing as Jensen and Ouellet sure have existed*, but Blash has indicated Luke will see some time on the blueline soon.
*I completely forgot about Nick Jensen even though he’s played in every game
The Silence of the Blashill
Jimmy was mostly in the starters’ net during practice yesterday, but while Blashill has promised less line juggling he has not promised to announce the starting goalie at a reasonable hour. Jimmy’s the hot hand, but Mrazek needs some starts to shake off the rust and keep his confidence building. Only time will tell if the line stability claim is true.
Closing Thoughts - The End?
Blash is the person in the movie who says “let’s split up”, claims it was just the wind, runs up the stairs, twists his ankle, forgets to charge his phone, accidently injures his friend thinking it was the killer, can’t get the keys in the lock, and then was the killer all along who would have gotten away with it if it wasn’t for the meddling Kid Line.
Let’s Go Red Wings!
Detroit Red Wings
Tomas Tatar - Henrik Zetterberg - Gustav Nyquist
Andreas Athanasiou - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Darren Helm - Frans Nielsen - Justin Abdelkader
Scott Wilson - Luke Glendening - Martin Frk
Niklas Kronwall - Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson - Trevor Daley
Xavier Ouellet - Nick Jensen
Max Domi - Derek Stepan - Clayton Keller
Brendan Perlini - Christian Dvorak - Anthony Duclair
Zac Rinaldo - Mario Kempe - Tobias Rieder
Jordan Martinook - Brad Richardson - Christian Fischer
Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Jason Demers
Alex Goligoski - Niklas Hjalmarsson*
Kevin Connauton - Luke Schenn
Antti Raanta (maybe)
Adin Hill (if Raanta can’t go)
*(Hjalmarsson left last night’s game in the third period and didn’t return. As of this writing, his status is unknown)
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.
First off, if you don't have an SBN Username, make one! We'd love to have you, plus it's much easier to track your predictions season-long. Then make your guess on the winning team, final score, and who the Red Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated. 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. Only one submission per person, please. The Red Wings 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 3 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct, you'll receive 15 points.