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NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

7:00p ET, Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI

TV: FS-D

Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket // 1270 AM CBS Sports Radio

Senators Blog: Silver Sevens

There are only four games left in this lost season and three games left in the history of Joe Louis Arena. Tonight, the Ottawa Senators travel for the last time to the Joe for the first half of a late season home and home.

Ottawa’s lines are based on their game Saturday against Winnipeg. Already without Erik Karlsson, who is back in Ottawa after getting injured blocking a shot, and Cody Ceci leaving the last game against Winnipeg with an injury, Ottawa called up Ben Harpur from their AHL affiliate Binghamton. Ottawa also signed and then called up their 2015 first round pick Colin White. With Ottawa on a four game losing streak, dropping them from second to a tie with Toronto for third in the division, we will likely see both in the lineup tonight as Ottawa tried to right the ship and keep Tampa Bay on the outside looking in on the playoffs.

We all know where the Red Wings are and I suspect most fans are looking to two things at this point, the last game at the Joe on Sunday against New Jersey and the start of the offseason (and rebuild).

My recommendation, find something beyond the score to watch and enjoy within the game.

Predicted Lineups

Red Wings

Forwards

Tomas Tatar Henrik Zetterberg Gustav Nyquist
Justin Abdelkader Dylan Larkin Andreas Athanasiou
Darren Helm Frans Nielsen Riley Sheahan
Drew Miller Tomas Nosek Ben Street

Defensemen

Dan DeKeyser Nick Jensen
Niklas Kronwall Mike Green
Xavier Ouellet Robbie Russo

Goaltenders

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

Scratches: None

Injuries: Anthony Mantha, Luke Glendening, Ryan Sproul, Jonathan Ericsson, Johan Franzen (LTIR), Joe Vitale (LTIR)

Senators

Forwards

Ryan Dzingel Kyle Turris Bobby Ryan
Alexandre Burrows Derrick Brassard Mark Stone
Mike Hoffman Jean-Gabriel Pageau Tom Pyatt
Viktor Stalberg Colin White Tommy Wingels

Defensemen

Dion Phaneuf Ben Harpur
Mark Borowiecki Chris Wideman
Fredrik Claesson Jyrki Jokipakka

Goaltenders

Craig Anderson
Mike Condon

Scratches/Injuries: Erik Karlsson, Cody Ceci, Clarke MacArthur, Chris Neil, Marc Methot

The Matchup

Red Wings Stat Senators
31-35-12 (74 pts, 8th in Atlantic) Record 41-27-9 (91 pts, t3rd in Atlantic)
2.41 (25th in NHL) Goals Per Game 2.52 (22nd in NHL)
3.00 (t25th) Goals Against Per Game 2.60 (t10th)
14.2 (28th) Power Play % 17.5 (23rd)
81.0 (t12th) Penalty Kill % 80.4 (18th)
28.4 (25th) Shots For Per Game 29.9 (21st)
30.6 (19th) Shots Against Per Game 30.4 (t16th)
51.9 (6th) Faceoff % 51.0 (t9th)
Tomas Tatar (23) Goals Leader Kyle Turris (26)
Henrik Zetterberg (66) Points Leader Erik Karlsson (68)

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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.