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NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins Don Wright-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:30pm ET

Place: Little Caesar’s Arena


Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM

Penguins blog: Pensburgh

6 games to go, and 4 of them are at home! We’re back in Hockeytown after taking on the Habs last night in Montreal where Nyquist scored his 20th goal of the season and gave exactly 0.37 poops about it. Coreau’s simulation seemed to lack important physical properties, but he sure looked like he was in the net.

The players are in moral victory mode talking about playing for pride, playing for the logo on their chest, and generally trying to ruin the lives of #TeamTank fans everywhere. And it sure is satisfying beating the Penguins no matter how meaningless - or even detrimental - the victory.

Speaking of teams hating each other, the Penguins last played on Sunday when they beat the Flyers 5-4 in OT. While tonight’s game isn’t huge for the Pens as we aren’t in the *waves hands* Metro Division, they are trying to chase down the Caps so every point counts.

One area the Penguins have struggled recently is the penalty kill, it’s hasn’t been terrible this season but they’ve had a down stretch. In general, they have been trying to find consistency - not unlike us - so this could be a very interesting game.

Let’s Go Red Wings!

Detroit Red Wings

Tyler Bertuzzi — Henrik Zetterberg — Gustav Nyquist
Darren Helm — Dylan Larkin — Anthony Mantha
Andreas Athanasiou — Frans Nielsen — Justin Abdelkader
Martin Frk — Luke Glendening — Evgeny Svechnikov

Jonathan Ericsson — Trevor Daley
Danny DeKeyser — Nick Jensen
Niklas Kronwall — Joe Hicketts

Jimmy Howard
Jared Coreau

Pittsburgh Penguins

Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Patrick Hornqvist
Carl Hagelin - Evgeni Malkin - Bryan Rust
Conor Sheary - Derick Brassard - Phil Kessel
Tom Kuhnhackl - Riley Sheahan - Dominik Simon

Jamie Oleskiak - Kris Letang
Brian Dumoulin - Justin Schultz
Olli Maatta - Chad Ruhwedel

Matt Murray
Casey DeSmith


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!