8 ET, Joe Louis Arena
Stream: NBC Live
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
Blues Blog: St. Louis Game Time
Both the Wings and the Blues can argue this season that they expected things to go better to this point. The Blues have fired their coach in favor of Mike Yeo taking over but still sit on a four-point and two-team cushion for the playoff race. They’re also just one of two teams currently occupying a playoff spot with a negative goal differential (hi, Ottawa!)
St. Louis isn’t a bad team, but they’re also almost certainly not good enough to be anything but playoff fodder. As the end of February approaches, they have the same hard decisions as the Wings about selling, made all the more difficult by the fact that Kevin Shattenkirk is second only to Vladimir Tarasenko in points this season.
We’ve got a weird late start thanks to NBCSN’s Rivalry Night between two teams that see each other only twice per year now. Detroit and St. Louis used to hate each other plenty. Anymore, this is more of a farewell to the Joe for the Blues.
The Wings will be without Gustav Nyquist tonight, as we’ll learn later today how many games he’s going to get suspended for slashing Jared Spurgeon in the face on Sunday. Thomas Vanek is also questionable with a sore ankle suffered on Saturday. The Blues are riding a four-game winning streak, but will be without Paul Stastny and also deodorant most likely.
Detroit Expected Lineup
|Tomas Tatar||Henrik Zetterberg||Anthony Mantha|
|Andreas Athanaisou||Frans Nielsen||Thomas Vanek|
|Dylan Larkin||Darren Helm||Justin Abdelkader|
|Luke Glendening||Riley Sheahan||Steve Ott|
|Danny DeKeyser||Mike Green|
|Brendan Smith||Xavier Ouellet|
|Niklas Kronwall||Nick Jensen|
St. Louis Expected Lineup
|Jaden Schwartz||Alex Steen||Vladimir Tarasenko|
|Kenny Agostino||Patrik Berglund||David Perron|
|Dmitri Jaskin||Jori Lehterable||Magnus Paajarvi|
|Scottie Upshall||Ivan Barbashev||Ryan Reaves|
|Jay Bouwmeester||Alex Pietrangelo|
|Joel Edmundson||Colton Parayko|
|Kevin Shattenkirk||Robert Bortuzzo|
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.
Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. 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. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. 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 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.