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WE DON’T KNOW WHO WILL BACK UP HOWARD.

Detroit Red Wings v Nashville Predators Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Location: 7:30 PM Eastern at Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit, MI

TV: FSD, FSTN

Radio: 97.1 FM // 1270 AM

Predators Blog: On the Forecheck

The Wings are welcoming the Predators to Detroit. Good news for Nashville! Detroit just traded its Predator slayer in Petr Mrazek to the Flyers, so Jimmy Howard will be starting in net tonight. Makes me sad; I always liked Mrazek, and I remember getting excited watching him play in world juniors before he was ever a Wing or a Griffin.

No word on who is backing up Howard yet. The Preds licked the Sens 5-2 last night with Rinne in net, so expect Juuse Saros to start in net for Nashville. They’ve gone 6-2-2 in their last ten, which is good but isn’t sensational for a team that has, at times this season, looked like the league’s best squad. The Wings caught the Preds with their pants down on Saturday and took it to them to the tune of a 3-1 win. The memory will still be fresh for a very good Predators team, so expect Johansen, Subban, and friends to bring their A-game tonight to Detroit. It’s going to be a tough one.

Red Wings Projected Lines

Forwards

Mantha - Zetterberg - Nyquist
Tatar - Larkin - Athanasiou
Helm - Nielsen - Abdelkader
Bertuzzi - Glendening - Frk

Defensemen

Ericsson - Daley
Kronwall - Witkowski
DeKeyser - Jensen

Goalies

Howard
PROBABLY COREAU BUT WHO KNOWS SO DON’T ASK

Predators Projected Lines

Forwards

Forseberg - Johansen - Arvidsson
Fiala - Turris - Smith
Hartnell - Bonino - Jarnkrok
Salomaki - Sissons - Watson

Defensemen

Josi - Ellis
Ekholm - Subban
Emelin - Weber

Goalies

Saros
Rinne

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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!