Jared Coreau was supposed to start tonight but out with flu. Howard starts, McCollum backup. Coreau likely start one of last 2 games.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) April 3, 2018
As of now (1:35), we haven’t gotten any info about the lines. If that changes, we’ll update accordingly.
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 Joe Hicketts
Columbus Blue Jackets
Artemi Panarin - Pierre-Luc Dubois - Cam Atkinson
Boone Jenner - Alexander Wennberg - Thomas Vanek
Sonny Milano - Brandon Dubinsky - Oliver Bjorkstrand
Markus Hannikainen - Mark Letestu - Matt Calvert
Zach Werenski - Seth Jones
Ian Cole - David Savard
Ryan Murray - Markus Nutivaara
Keys to the Game
Keep Leaning on the Kids
There’s not really much reason for Justin Abdelkader or Darren Helm to get too many minutes in this game. I’d like to see usage similar to last game where Bertuzzi played more than Abby, AA played more than Helm, and Hicketts played longer than Kronwall. Obviously, the kids should be expected to keep earning minutes and if they dog it then sitting is appropriate, but I want to see them not dogging it and getting rewarded for that.
At least Make Bobrovsky Work for it
Every time we play this guy he makes at least one jaw-dropping save and I’m tired of it. I want to see a Mantha-AA 2-on-0 against him actually finish for a change. That’s all I want. I don’t even want a win, just for that particular thing to happen.
Make John Tortorella Mad
There’s not much else to pull for on-ice other than the kids playing well and luck working against the Wings so I’m pulling for max entertainment and I’m maximally entertained when John Tortorella is getting upsetti in his spaghetti over silly things like he tends to do. I hope the refs blow an offside review and a goaltender interference challenge on the same play and he takes his shirt off.