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Red Wings vs. Islanders: Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

First things first: We’d like to echo this sentiment from WIIM in regards to last night’s tragic bus accident:


Tyler Bertuzzi - Henrik Zetterberg – Gustav Nyquist
Anthony Mantha – Dylan LarkinDarren Helm
Andreas Athansiou – Frans Nielsen – Justin Abdelkader
David Booth – Luke Glendening – Martin Frk

Jonathan Ericsson – Trevor Daley
Danny DeKeyser – Xavier Ouellet
Niklas Kronwall - Nick Jensen

Jared Coreau
Jimmy Howard

New York Islanders

Anders Lee - John Tavares - Josh Bailey
Anthony Beaulivier - Mathew Barzal - Jordan Eberle
Andrew Ladd - Brock Nelson - Shane Prince
Ross Johnston - Chris Wagner - Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy - Dennis Seidenberg
Thomas Hickey - Brandon Davidson
Adam Pelech - Ryan Pulock

Jaroslav Halak
Thomas Greiss

Keys to the Game

O Captain, My Captain

Springtime Zetterberg apparently doesn’t care if we’re in or out of the playoffs, he shows up every day and has been dishing out some absolute filth passes. Having spent so much of his career playing with Datsyuk, it’s easy to forget that Hank himself can be pretty sneaky. He’s always had an insane level of awareness for where people are and where they’re going, and he has been setting up goals all over the place.

The Rise of Bertuzzi

You can tell Zetterberg likes being on a line with Bertuzzi, and who wouldn’t like being on a line with Zetterberg, so it’s a great match. There’s no better teacher than Hank, plus he gifts so many scoring chances to Bertuzzi it’s great way to build up his confidence. Goose is also a great fit on the line, as he is a well-rounded player who can clean up messes, make sharp passes, or put the puck in the net.

Injury Reveal in 3..2..1…

It’s almost time for the offseason game of who has been playing injured, what are they going to do about it, and is every player going to be in the best shape of their lives going into next season?

We know Green has issues, Ericsson revealed back in 2016 he was battling an ongoing hip ailment that could (will) eventually need surgery, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Daley needed some organs rearranged after all the shots he’s blocked. Kronwall has looked healthy this season, I assume the devil will be by to collect her due at some point this summer.

Who do you think is hiding an injury?