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Morning Skate: Red Wings vs. Islanders

Faltering Red Wings head to Brooklyn to take on the Islanders, who are on the cusp of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

NHL: New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:30 PM

Place: Barclays Center


Radio: 97.1 The Ticket, AM 1270

Islanders Blog: Lighthouse Hockey

Oh, the Red Wings. If we thought last year was bad, well this year hasn’t been much better. They currently sit 6th worst in the NHL (Although, please give me Dahlin) and for us fans, it’s really the excitement of the trade deadline keeping us afloat. After getting screwed at the end of the game vs. the Panthers, the Red Wings dropped their last game vs. the Bruins in a lackluster performance at LCA. They head to the east coast for the first of two games on this road trip looking to build any kind of momentum they can.

Meanwhile, the Islanders currently sit 9th in the Eastern Conference. However, they are currently tied with the Blue Jackets for the final spot at 58 points, but have played two more games than Columbus. Matthew Barzal has been one of the stories of the year, as the rookie has been on fire with 53 points in 54 games this year. The Islanders come in desperate for points as the trade deadline nears, so expect their best game tonight at the Barclays Center.

Projected Lines

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Leddy-Aho (Fun Fact: There’s 2 Sebastian Aho’s in the league)

Halak (Started last night vs. the Sabres)

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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!