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Red Wings vs. Coyotes: Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game

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Detroit Red WIngs v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Updates

Lineups

Detroit Red Wings

Darren Helm - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Gustav Nyquist - Frans Nielsen - Andreas Athanasiou
Justin Abdelkader - Luke Glendening - Tyler Bertuzzi
Martin Frk - Wade Megan - Michael Rasmussen

Trevor Daley - Mike Green
Niklas Kronwall - Dennis Cholowski
Danny DeKeyser - Nick Jensen

Jimmy Howard
Jonathan Bernier

Arizona Coyotes

Lawson Crouse - Alex Galchenyuk - Clayton Keller
Nick Cousins - Derek Stepan - Christian Fischer
Michael Grabner - Brad Richardson - Vince Hinostroza
Richard Panik - Dylan Strome - Brendan Perlini

Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Jason Demers
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Jakob Chychrun
Kevin Connauton - Jordan Oesterle

Darcy Kuemper
Hunter Miska

Keys to the Game

Can’t blow a 3rd period lead if you don’t have one

It’s somehow less stressful to be losing going into the 3rd than winning, lately it seems more likely we will take a lead than maintain one we’ve already got. Well, less stressful for the fans. I’m pretty sure Jimmy’s chronically fed up and Blash will be cranky even if we win by 100 goals.

Given how many leads we’ve blown in the third period, it’s extremely satisfying to inflict that misery on others. I’ve been saying it for months - if you can’t be champions then be the spoilers who ruin other teams’ lives.

The Old Young Guns Are More Than Adequate

Larkin, AA, and Mantha. Each has, and will continue, to be criticized for every little thing deserved or not but right now they are each carrying their weight and more.

Larkin has been the top line center of our dreams and shows no signs of slowing down, training wheels came off this season and he’s stepped into the leadership role marvelously. AA and Mantha have been on fire getting pucks to - and into - the net. I don’t think I’ve seen a criticism of Mantha calling him lazy in like two entire days, a record!

Maybe try not letting them get shots on net

Just a suggestion, I promised my friend Hames Jiberius Toward I would mention it.

LET’S GO RED WINGS!