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Gameday Updates: Detroit Red Wings @ New York Rangers: Line Combinations, Key Matchups

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New York Rangers v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Late update from Craig Custance on Mike Green:

Updated Lineups

Detroit Red Wings

Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Anthony Mantha

Tomas Tatar - Dylan Larkin - Andreas Athanasiou

Darren Helm - Frans Nielsen – Justin Abdelkader

Tyler Bertuzzi – Luke Glendening - Martin Frk

Jonathan Ericsson – Trevor Daley

Niklas Kronwall – Xavier Ouellet

Danny DeKeyser – Nick Jensen

Jared Coreau

Jimmy Howard

Power Play

PP1 – Athanasiou, Larkin, Abdelkader, Tatar, Daley

PP2 – Nyquist, Zetterberg, Mantha, Bertuzzi, Kronwall

NEW YORK RANGERS

Chris KreiderMika ZibanejadPavel Buchnevich

Jimmy VeseyKevin HayesMats Zuccarello

J.T. Miller – David Desharnais – Jesper Fast

Cody McLeodVinni LettieriPaul Carey

Brady SkjeiNeal Pionk

Marc StaalRob O’Gara

John GilmourAnthony DeAngelo

Henrik Lundqvist

Alexandar Georgiev

Power Play

PP1 – Vesey, Zibanejad, Zuccarello, Buchnevich, Skjei

PP2Miller, Desharnais, Hayes, DeAngelo, Gilmour

Keys to the Game

Play Aggressively Smart

If the team really does think it can get back into the race they need to be more aggressive, but they have to do it smartly. With a team that is not exactly fleet of foot on the blue line they need to look for opportunities to push the play up ice but the forwards cannot just bomb out of the zone.

Control the Pace

After playing last night and travelling to New York while the Rangers relaxed at home, the Wings must be wary about their energy level or face the ice tilting towards their net. Even more the reason to be smart about their counter attacks.

Make the Most of Their Chances

As always is the case against King Henrik, a team has to be efficient with their scoring chances in order to have a shot at winning. He might be having a not quite Henrik season, but he is still good and as a history of being really good against the Wings.