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Gameday Updates: Carolina Hurricanes @ Detroit Red Wings: Line Combinations, Key Matchups

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Detroit Red Wings v Carolina Hurricanes Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

ICYMI from yesterday too:

And for today

Updated Lineups

DETROIT RED WINGS

Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Anthony Mantha

Tomas Tatar - Dylan Larkin - Andreas Athanasiou

Darren Helm - Frans NielsenJustin Abdelkader

Tyler BertuzziLuke Glendening - Martin Frk

Jonathan EricssonTrevor Daley

Niklas KronwallXavier Ouellet

Danny DeKeyserNick Jensen

Jimmy Howard

Jared Coreau

Power Play

PP1 – Athanasiou, Larkin, Abdelkader, Tatar, Daley

PP2 – Nyquist, Zetterberg, Mantha, Bertuzzi, Kronwall

CAROLINA HURRICANES

Sebastian AhoElias Lindholm – Teuvo Teravainen

Brock McGinn – Victor RaskJustin Williams

Jeff Skinner – Derek RyanLee Stempniak

Joakim Nordstrom – Josh Jooris – Phil de Giuseppe

Jaccob Slavin – Brett Pesce

Hayden Fleury – Justin Faulk

Noah Hanafin – Trevor Van Riemsdyk

Cam Ward

Scott Darling

Power Play

PP1 Aho, Rask, Lindholm, Teravainen, Faulk

PP2 – Skinner, Ryan, Williams, Hanafin, Stempniak

Keys to the Game

Get the Goal Scorers Going

The Red Wings big scorers, such as they are, have been in a bit of a slump. If they want to have even the slightest of chances of going on a run the guys expected to score the goals need to get hot. This is not the best of situations to start with as Carolina is a good, but not great, team on the back end and their defensemen can skate with all but the fastest of Red Wings.

Protect the Crease

Too many times in recent memory the Wings have given up goals in and around the crease simply because the other team outworks and out muscles them for the space. While Carolina is not the biggest team in the league, they do have guys like Lee Stempniak who have a knack for finding that space and getting to it. The Wings have to tighten down in front of their own net.

Get Greasy

On the flip side, it seems they are not able to find those greasy goals themselves lately. Tyler Bertuzzi has shown a lot of skill in getting to the net and digging out a goal in his time in the AHL. It is time for him to start showing that ability at the NHL level and not just the on the ragged edge feistiness we have seen so far.