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Red Wings vs Panthers Morning Skate: Projected Lineups, How to Watch

NHL: Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:30 PM EDT

Place: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Panthers Blog: Litter Box Cats

The Wings welcome the Panthers to the LCA for the first time to kick off a week full of division games and battling with those same Panthers for the coveted fifth spot in the NHL’s weakest division. The Wings are up by one point on the Panthers, which is the extra point they earned in a shootout victory in Sunrase all the way back in October.

Florida is coming off a 7-3 loss at the hands of Colorado at home, so if you’re looking for the team motivated to bounce back after a humbling loss, there’s another eerie similarity for this one. Both teams are really similar in how they got to where they are via goal differential, except Florida scores more AND gives up more than the Wings and Florida’s goaltending problems are due to injury rather than inconsistency over the last month.

Detroit will be looking to get their power play going again after it’s cooled off of late, and the 27th-ranked PK in the league would be a good opportunity for that.

The Expected Lineup

Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Darren Helm - Frans Nielsen - Luke Glendening
Tyler Bertuzzi - Andreas Athanasiou - Martin Frk

Danny DeKeyser - Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson - Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall - Nick Jensen

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

Florida’s Projected Lineup

Jonathan Huberdeau - Vincent Trocheck - Nick Bjugstad
Jamie McGinn - Jared McCann - Denis Malgin
Dryden Hunt - Colton Sceviour - Radim Vrbata
Micheal Haley - Derek Mackenzie - Connor Brickley

Keith Yandle - Aaron Ekblad
Michael Matheson - Mark Pysyk
Ian McCoshen - Alex Petrovic

James Reimer
Harri Sateri


Game Day Prediction Contest

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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.

Good luck!