No practice today.
Luke Glendening out with an injury, we’re assuming that Tomas Nosek will come back into the lineup for him. Petr Mrazek made the start last night, so it’s safe to say that Jimmy Howard gets the nod tonight.
Dan Renouf reassigned to Grand Rapids, so all signs point to Niklas Kronwall returning to the lineup tonight.
|Tomas Tatar||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Anthony Mantha||Frans Nielsen||Riley Sheahan|
|Andreas Athanasiou||Dylan Larkin||Justin Abdelkader|
|Darren Helm||Tomas Nosek||Drew Miller|
|Dan DeKeyser||Nick Jensen|
|Xavier Ouellet||Mike Green|
|Niklas Kronwall||Robbie Russo|
|Jimmy Howard (starting)|
PP1 – Nyquist, Tatar, Abdelkader, Russo, Zetterberg
PP2 – Sheahan, Nielsen, Larkin, Athanasiou, Green
|Phil Di Giuseppe||Jordan Staal||Teuvo Teravainen|
|Sebastian Aho||Victor Rask||Elias Lindholm|
|Jeff Skinner||Derek Ryan||Lee Stempniak|
|Joakim Nordstrom||Lucas Wallmark||Brock McGinn|
|Noah Hanifin||Justin Faulk|
|Jaccob Slavin||Brett Pesce|
|Klas Dahlbeck||Ryan Murphy|
|Cam Ward (starting)|
PP1 – Aho, Staal, Teravainen, Lindholm, Faulk
PP2 – Skinner, Rask, Ryan, Hanifin, Stempniak
Players to Watch:
A two-goal performance last night in Raleigh put a 20 goal season legitimately in reach for the big winger. Look for him to continue to press his advantage and use his size, speed and skill to create scoring chances.
Much like Mantha, a 20 goal season is in reach for possibly the Red Wings most exciting and electrifying player. Hopefully he can find it in his heart to not wait until overtime to score the game winner for once.
The captain has been a revelation of sorts this year as he tried to once again will the Red Wings into the playoffs. Alas it was not to be for a 26th season and with the streak potentially officially coming to an end tonight it should be interesting to see if he decides to take his frustrations out on the remainder of the Red Wings opponents this season.