Time: 8:00pm ET
Place: Wells Fargo Center
Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM
If there is a team that rivals the Red Wings on being confusing, frustrating, inexplicable, and annoying, it’s the Flyers. They lost 10, then won 6, and then lost to the Kings. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but they were riding a hot goaltender, their powerplay was suddenly good, they took a lot of shots but still lost, and were weak at even strength.
And their logo is like a darkest timeline bizarro version of the Winged Wheel. If their logo was a cartoon character, it would be constantly twirling its mustache.
How’s life in Red Wings land?
We saw some guys heat up last night with Frk scoring and the Goose getting loose on the powerplay, so that’s fun, and Mrazek sure does exist you guys. It was nice to see him getting a start for once (t-r-a-d-e-b-a-i-t) although is seems unlikely he gets the back-to-back, but you know how Blash likes to keep his secrets so we’ll see who’s in the starter’s net at practice. He was moving pretty well, especially considering how little he gets actual game time, and the Wings didn’t do him any favors WITKOWSKI.
Red Wings must have left their shots at home, because I think it took like, 12 minutes into the second for us to register a shot that period. Our 7th shot of the game. The Islanders at that point had 26 shots. Why.
A lot of chatter yesterday about strategies to get Mantha back to his scoring self again, we’re all beyond ready to see him lighting the lamp every five minutes so it will be interesting to see who he ends up playing with now that he has scored. Yes. MANTHA SCORED!!!!!!!
It was a kooky goal, where Zetterberg missed, Nyquist missed, I think I took a swing at it, and then Mantha finally buried it and I hope also buried the narrative that he is bad/lazy/cursed/whatever they’ve been going with. We’ll see if that changes his spot in the linup or not, the Blashill Bingo Wheel of Doom spins ever onward.
No idea what to expect with this one, but we get to listen to NBCSN blather on all night so...yay.
Let’s Go Red Wings!
Red Wings Lineup (Last Night)
Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar - Dylan Larkin - Andreas Athanasiou
Darren Helm - Frans Nielsen - Luke Glendening
Anthony Mantha - Martin Frk
Danny DeKeyser - Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson - Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall - Nick Jensen
Flyers Projected Lineup
Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl - Valtteri Filppula - Jakub Voracek
Jordan Weal - Nolan Patrick - Dale Weise
Taylor Leier - Scott Laughton - Travis Konecny
Ivan Provorov - Andrew MacDonald
Robert Hagg - Shayne Gostisbehere
Travis Sanheim - Radko Gudas
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.