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Morning Skate: Red Wings @ Lightning, Predicted Lineups, How to Watch

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Detroit Red Wings
Get ready to feel the thunder.
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:30pm ET

Place: Amalie Arena


Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM

Lightning blog: Raw Charge

Best way to follow Valentine’s Day? Filling yourself with that sweet, delicious HATE. Bring on the Lightning!

The Red Wings have won their last two games, although the Capitals game barely counts after the soul-crushing third period. But they bounced back against the Ducks and played a more consistent game, a little drama giving up a goal in the third, but they held on to win.

The Lightning haven’t had the best start to 2018 including losing their last two games, to the Maple Leafs and Sabres respectively. And that’s the Sabres WITHOUT Jack Eichel. So they’ll be looking for redemption by beating up on the Red Wings - I expect at least one real fight and many scrums around the net.

It was reported yesterday that Jimmy would be in net tonight, he had a great game against the Ducks, stopping 32 of 33 shots, and helping the Wings hold onto the lead to win in regulation. On the flip side, the Wings only managed 16 shots on goal last game, and while 2 of them went in that’s still not good.

We haven’t beaten the Lightning since...we were in the playoffs. Seriously? Yuck. Tonight we try to prevent a series sweep by the Lightning for the second season in a row. Let’s go get ‘em!

P.S. Is it possible for someone to start the game playing for the Red Wings and then get traded and come out for the third playing for the Lightning? Probably not, but it would be funny.

Projected Lineups

Red Wings

(Based on practice Wednesday)

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

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

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek


(Based on their last game preview from Raw Charge)

Yanni Gourde - Steven Stamkos - Tyler Johnson
Alex Killorn - Brayden Point - Nikita Kucherov
Adam Erne - Vladislav Namestnikov - Cory Conacher
Chris Kunitz - Matthew Peca - Ryan Callahan

Victor Hedman - Anton Stralman
Mikhail Sergachev - Dan Girardi
Braydon Coburn - Andrej Sustr

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Louis Domingue

Gameday Prediction ContestGameday Prediction Contest


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!