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

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings
“I know Hank, I can’t believe they think you did something wrong either. You, who has never and would never. Preposterous.”
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 8:00pm ET

Place: Scottrade Center


Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM

Blues blog: St. Louis Game Time

I hear the tank a-comin’, it’s rollin’ round the bend, and I ain’t seen the playoffs since I don’t know when. We’re stuck in Holland’s prison, the season’s draggin’ on, but that tank keeps a-rollin’ on through to St. Lou(is).

Tonight is game one of our life after Tatar, and he definitely took a big bag of fun with him as he was one of our more light-hearted guys. He always had a trick up his sleeve whether on the ice or in the locker room. However, the Age of The Kids is upon us and this will give Tyler Bertuzzi his best opportunity to shine and show what he can do for us in the years ahead.

The Blues have been awful lately, just a complete collapse, with a 6 game losing streak leading up to the trade deadline. Their trade of Paul Stastny was their only move seeming to indicate either 1. they are confident they will break this slump and make the playoffs with no extra help or 2. they are committing to the tank. It’s now or never for them if they’re going to turn things around, they’re close enough to sneak into the playoffs but - like us - it may be best if they don’t. We know better than anyone the damage the playoff push that ends in an early exit can do.

The Wings have had perhaps too much good fortune for some fans lately. A small gain in the standings has lead to the whispers of a playoff push to elevate to outright murmuring. A win tonight, and some key losses for the bad guys, could bring us all the way up to indoor-voice levels of chatter.

Let’s see what NBCSN makes of all this. Anyone want to go in on a timeshare in NHL standings purgatory?

Let’s Go Red Wings!



Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Anthony Mantha
Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Andreas Athanasiou
Darren Helm - Frans NielsenJustin Abdelkader
David Booth – Luke Glendening - Martin Frk

Jonathan EricssonTrevor Daley
Niklas KronwallXavier Ouellet
Danny DeKeyserNick Jensen

Jimmy Howard
Jared Coreau

St. Louis Blues

Alex Steen - Ivan Barbashev - VladimirTarasenko
Jaden Schwartz - Brayden Schenn - Nikita Soshnikov
Patrik Berglund - Vladimir Sobotka - Tage Thompson
Scottie Upshall - Kyle Brodziak - Dmitrij Jaskin

Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko
Carl Gunnarsson - Jordan Schmaltz

Carter Hutton
Jake Allen


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!