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Devils Blog: All About the Jersey
The Red Wings host the Devils in the final game both of these teams will play this season. With both teams out of the playoffs, what do you play for now? Well, as Zetterberg said, they play for the Winged Wheel. And the Devils? Well, the Devils are not too far removed from a 6 game losing streak, definitely on a downward spiral as the season ends.
Tonight isn’t really about the game; it’s about celebrating the end of an era and all the people to whom the Joe was home. There will be laughs, there will be tears, but above all else there should be hope. This is certainly the end of an era, but a new chapter of Red Wings history begins next season. The LCA may be shiny and new, and there are some shiny and new Red Wings players to go along with it, but at least for a while guys like Zetterberg will still be driving the bus, and the rafters will have plenty of decoration to honor the past.
What amazing moments of Red Wings history will take place at LCA? What players will become legends? What new banners will be raised? I look forward to seeing how things develop, but before we move on we have to say goodbye to the past.
Draft position be damned, let’s win tonight and send the Joe out in style.
Reports say that Andreas Athanasiou may play tonight, but we’ll have to wait until later to know.
LET’S GO RED WINGS!
|Tomas Tatar||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Justin Abdelkader||Dylan Larkin||Matt Lorito|
|Darren Helm||Frans Nielsen||Riley Sheahan|
|Drew Miller||Tomas Nosek||Ben Street|
|Dan DeKeyser||Nick Jensen|
|Niklas Kronwall||Mike Green|
|Xavier Ouellet||Robbie Russo|
Injuries: Andreas Athanasiou, Anthony Mantha, Luke Glendening, Ryan Sproul, Jonathan Ericsson, Johan Franzen (LTIR), Joe Vitale (LTIR)
|Adam Henrique||Travis Zajac||Kyle Palmieri|
|Taylor Hall||Pavel Zacha||Michael Cammalleri|
|Beau Bennett||Jacob Josefson||Stefan Noesen|
|Miles Wood||Blake Coleman||Michael Kapla|
|Andy Greene||Ben Lovejoy|
|John Moore||Damon Severson|
|Jon Merrill||Dalton Prout|
|32-36-13 (77 pts, 8th in Atlantic)||Record||28-39-14(70 pts, 8th in Metro)|
|2.40 (26th in NHL)||Goals Per Game||2.21 (28th in NHL)|
|3.00 (26th)||Goals Against Per Game||2.91 (23rd)|
|14.9 (27th)||Power Play %||18 20th)|
|81.0 (15th)||Penalty Kill %||79.8 (21st)|
|28.4 (25th)||Shots For Per Game||27.7 (30th)|
|30.7 (19th)||Shots Against Per Game||31.5 (21st)|
|51.8 (5th)||Faceoff %||50.2 (13th)|
|Tomas Tatar (24)||Goals Leader||Kyle Palmieri (26)|
|Henrik Zetterberg (66)||Points Leader||Kyle Palmieir (53)|
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.