No morning skate today, so we don’t know if there are any lineup changes. Athanasiou could be back in today, which would of course be fun.
|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|
|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|
Power Play Unit
Here’s the power play units from yesterday. This could change if Athanasiou is back in the lineup.
#RedWings power-play units:— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) April 8, 2017
Nyquist-Zetterberg-Abdelkader (net front), Kronwall-Tatar
Larkin-Nielsen-Sheahan (net front), Lorito-Green
Keys to the Game
Teary Eyes and Full Hearts
It’s going to be an emotional night, the actual game will be a relief from the nonstop barrage of memories and tributes and give you a chance to grab more tissues. It would be the most Red Wings thing ever to lose badly, especially in front of all the alumni, but hopefully the feelings factor will be in our favor and propel us to a solid victory.
A Bunch of Kids and an Old Goat
Tonight is game number 1000 for Henrik Zetterberg, and as Holmstrom got a snowmobile on his anniversary I only expect Zetterberg to receive some sort of Cinderella carriage or an Ikea branded blimp. Due to various circumstances we’ve had a chance to get a glimpse at a lot of kids and gotten a better idea of where this team is headed. With Zetterberg’s leadership and the kids’ energy, and if Blashill stays out of the way, this team could put together a decent new foundation and it will be interesting to see how things pan out over the summer.