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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Detroit Red Wings Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:30pm ET

Place: Little Caesar’s Arena

TV: FSD, SN

Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM

Senators Blog: Silver Seven

Dare we make it three wins in a row?

Tonight we take on the Sens and they are at “jerseys tossed to the ice” levels of disappointment. They’ve lost 5 of their last 6 games, including being dismantled by the Bruins twice (5-1 and then 5-0). In fact, they’ve actually lost 17 of their last 21 games, including being shut out 5 times in December alone. We’ve got two wins in a row and are looking for number three - have we even had a 3 game win streak this season? I don’t think so…

There’s quite a bit of good news in Red Wings land lately. Nyquist found his scoring touch, he had a lot of chances over the past few games and it paid off with goals #99 and #100 against the Penguins. Jimmy was very strong our last two games, he especially helped us get the victory against the Rangers. Bertuzzi was told to find a place to live because he is staying in Detroit with the Wings and Mantha skated with the team yesterday and is ready to join the lineup tonight after missing two games with a groin injury.

Zetterberg took a maintenance day yesterday so he’ll be refreshed and ready to go on his new year scoring run as well. He’s expected to be ready to go tonight.

The past two games had the fanbase back to our rowdy obnoxious selves - let’s keep the party going!

Let’s Go Red Wings!

Projected Lineups

Detroit Red Wings

Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Tyler Bertuzzi
Tomas Tatar - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Darren Helm - Frans Nielsen - Justin Abdelkader
Martin Frk - Andreas Athanasiou - David Booth

Jonathan Ericsson - Trevor Daley
Danny DeKeyser - Mike Green
Niklas Kronwall - Nick Jensen

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

Ottawa Senators

Ryan Dzingel - Derick Brassard - Mark Stone
Mike Hoffman - Matt Duchene - Bobby Ryan
Tom Pyatt - Filip Chlapik - Jean-Gabriel Pageau
Gabriel Dumont - Nate Thompson - Alexandre Burrows

Johnny Oduya - Erik Karlsson
Dion Phaneuf - Cody Ceci
Fredrik Claesson - Thomas Chabot

Craig Anderson
Mike Condon

Gameday Prediction ContestGameday Prediction Contest

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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.

First off, if you don't have an SBN Username, make one! We'd love to have you, plus it's much easier to track your predictions season-long. Then make your guess on the winning team, final score, and who the Red Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated. 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. Only one submission per person, please. The Red Wings 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 3 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct, you'll receive 15 points.

Good luck!