3 ET, PPG Paints Arena
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
Pens Blog: Pensburgh
Don’t look now... but here come the Red Wings.
Just kidding. Yesterday was surely a nice win though. With the way this season has gone so far, I’ll definitely enjoy the W’s when they happen. One could argue the Red Wings are better off losing every game and getting the highest pick possible, but whatever. I’m a fan and I like winning. Beating the Capitals brought a smile to my face and I’d enjoy that feeling again this afternoon against the Penguins.
In fact, today would be a GREAT day for Brendan Smith to showcase any hockey-related talents he might have hidden away. The trade deadline is coming quickly. The best plan for today would be a victory for the Wings with many goals and assists from Smith and Thomas Vanek.
We’ll see if Mike Green returns to the lineup today. He missed yesterday’s game due to illness. It’s expected that Petr Mrazek will be between the pipes once again. We’ll see if Tomas Jurco gets back into a game as well. All lineup decisions will probably be made after warm-ups this afternoon.
Detroit Expected Lineup
|Tomas Tatar||Henrik Zetterberg||Anthony Mantha|
|Andreas Athanaisou||Frans Nielsen||Thomas Vanek|
|Justin Abdelkader||Darren Helm||Dylan Larkin|
|Luke Glendening||Riley Sheahan||Steve Ott|
|Danny DeKeyser||Xavier Ouellet|
|Brendan Smith||Niklas Krownall|
|Nick Jensen||Ryan Sproul|
Pittsburgh Expected Lineup
|Chris Kunitz||Sidney Crosby||Jake Guentzel|
|Carl Hagelin||Evgeni Malkin||Patric Hornqvist|
|Scott Wilson||Nick Bonino||Phil Kessel|
|Tom Kuhnhackl||Matt Cullen||Eric Fehr|
|Brian Dumoulin||Kris Letang|
|Ian Cole||Chad Ruhwedel|
|Steven Oleksy||Trevor Daley|
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.
Let’s Go Red Wings.