Red Wings Updates
Jeff Blashill said everyone available (except Darren Helm) for Red Wings vs. CBJ tonight. Going with same 6 D (so no Jonathan Ericsson, who will be healthy scratch).— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) November 26, 2018
Right now, the only known lineup change is Martin Frk telling Dana Wakiji hes in the lineup today. We’re assuming that means he’s in Christoffer Ehn’s spot, but will keep an eye out for more clarification on that as the day goes on.
#RedWings Howard in starter’s net. #CBJ in town tonight. pic.twitter.com/pTtdd1nNUl— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) November 26, 2018
#RedWings holding a regular morning skate, not optional today, after yesterday’s day off.— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) November 26, 2018
I like how vaguely-threatening this one sounds - J.J.
Blue Jackets Updates
#CBJ lineup based on skate:— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) November 26, 2018
Expecting Bobrovsky to start and will confirm soon.
Extras: Bjorkstrand, Kukan
Bobrovsky is starting tonight, Werenski/Jones indeed back together. #CBJ— Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) November 26, 2018
Three Keys to the Game
Restore Michigan’s honor. The University of Michigan got blasted by Ohio State on Saturday for the Big Ten Conference Title which
makes all us Spartan fans giddy on the insidewas a terrible tragedy. And hey, if that made Dylan Larkin’s blood boil and he goes off the rails against the Jackets to make himself feel better, then I’m more than game to watch.
- Adjust, adjust, adjust. These two teams have become pretty familiar with each other over the past two months. Both the Red Wings and Jackets should know one another’s intricacies, quirks, and talents. The coaching duel should be interesting.
- Pass Cleanly. The past two games Detroit has struggle with consistently making clean, crisp passes. Ultimately, this comes down to how the Wings deal with the Jackets’ coverage and checking. I just want them to deal with it well, because every time they don’t I think to myself here we go again. I guess the trauma of the last two years runs deep.