God, wouldn’t it be funny if Blashill ran Coreau out there against Mrazek today? The answer is no, but fortunately it’s not funny.
The Flyers also aren’t ruining this for us.
Finally, while not an actual gameday update, save the date for tomorrow if you’re in the area:
DON’T MISS: Dylan Larkin will be serving “I Love the #RedWings” donuts at the Tim Hortons in Hazel Park (1825 E. 8 Mile Rd.) from 9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Wed, March 21. See ya there! #LGRW pic.twitter.com/2xGPElrVKH— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 20, 2018
Detroit Red Wings
(From the morning skate)
Tyler Bertuzzi - Henrik Zetterberg – Gustav Nyquist
Anthony Mantha – Dylan Larkin – Darren Helm
Andreas Athanasiou – Frans Nielsen – Justin Abdelkader
Evgeny Svechnikov – Luke Glendening – Martin Frk
Jonathan Ericsson – Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall – Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser – Nick Jensen
Claude Giroux - Sean Couturier - Travis Konecny
Oskar Lindblom - Nolan Patrick - Jakub Voracek
Michael Raffl - Valtteri Filppula - Wayne Simmonds
Jori Lehtera - Scott Laughton - Matt Read
Ivan Provorov - Shayne Gostisbehere
Travis Sanheim - Andrew MacDonald
Robert Hagg - Radko Gudas
Frans Nielsen vs. Valtteri Filppula
Detroit’s old 2C who turned out to be a 3C versus the guy who replaced the guy who replaced that guy. It’s Nielsen’s bobblehead night and Filppula’s vacant expression always looked vaguely bobbly anyway so I’m going to be watching them and rooting for the solid two-way center who has never quite scored enough as a Red Wing to satisfy the fans. Either way I win!
Radko Gudas vs. an angry Red Wings team
Detroit has been showing a lot more frustration of late, with the Ducks game involving three fights and Justin Abdelkader getting tossed out of Sunday’s game before it was over. Radko Gudas is a dirty head-hunting assbag who is pretty likely to bring out those frustrations. All it takes is one wrong spark and this game could go shitshow in a hurry. I really don’t want that.
Petr Mrazek vs. Jimmy Howard
They’re used to competing against one another by now. It’ll just be...different this time.