#Leafs lines at morning skate:— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) March 24, 2018
Leivo, Moore, Martin
Teddy seems ready for things to be over, huh?
#RedWings morning skate:— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) March 24, 2018
DETROIT RED WINGS
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
Danny DeKeyser – Nick Jensen
Niklas Kronwall – Luke Witkowski
PP1 – Nyquist, Zetterberg, Abdelkader, Athanasiou, Kronwall
PP2 – Bertuzzi, Larkin, Mantha, Frk, Green
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Zach Hyman – Auston Matthews – William Nylander
Patrick Marleau – Nazem Kadri – Mitch Marner
James van Riemsdyk – Tyler Bozak – Connor Brown
Andreas Johnsson – Tomas Plekanec – Kasperi Kapanen
Morgan Rielly – Ron Hainsey
Jake Gardiner – Nikita Zaitsev
Travis Dermott – Roman Polak
PP1 – Kadri, Bozak, van Riemsdyk, Marner, Rielly
PP2 – Brown, Matthews, Nylander, Marleau, Gardiner
Keys to the Game
Toronto is very good at transitioning the puck. The Red Wings have had issues at times this season with being caught flat footed or maybe not working as hard as they need to in the offensive zone. Do that against Toronto and the puck is going to find the back of your net.
This probably sounds very obvious but for a team that has the fourth fewest goals in the league going up against the second highest scoring team, if they cannot find a way to score more than one or two goals they are not going to win this game.
Shine on Youngster
This is not so much a key to winning the game as it is a key aspect for the Red Wings for this game and hopefully the rest of the season. We have seen some good progress from the young forwards and that needs to continue. Hopefully Evgeny Svechnikov can settle in now after scoring his first NHL goal a couple games back and have a good eight game stretch to keep him hungry through the offseason and into next year’s camp. Being able to add him to the list along with Larkin, Mantha, Athanasiou, Bertuzzi and hopefully Rasmussen would give the Wings a forward core with promise to build around.