Optional morning skate for #RedWings prior to tonight’s game against @MapleLeafs at @LCArena_Detroit Howard in starter’s net. Hronek not skating again, so he’s likely out and Biega in. Nielsen and Daley skating and expected back during Western Canada trip.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) October 12, 2019
Refs for @MapleLeafs @DetroitRedWings are Peter MacDougall #38 and Chris Rooney #5. Tonight's officials: https://t.co/K71i4t6HqF#TOR #DET #TORvsDET#LeafsForever #LGRW #MapleLeafs #RedWings— Scouting The Refs (@ScoutingTheRefs) October 12, 2019
Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Luke Glendening - Andreas Athanasiou - Taro Hirose
Christoffer Ehn - Valtteri Filppula - Adam Erne
Darren Helm - Jacob de la Rose - Justin Abdelkader
Danny DeKeyser - Alex Biega
Patrik Nemeth - Mike Green
Dennis Cholowski - Madison Bowey
Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Kasperi Kapanen - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Ilya Mikheyev - Alexander Kerfoot - Trevor Moore
Dmytro Timashov - Nick Shore - Frederik Gauthier
Morgan Rielly - Cody Ceci
Jake Muzzin - Tyson Barrie
Rasmus Sandin - Justin Holl
Keys to the Game
The Elite and Most Radiant Sons of Detroit
We have Mantha (Hustle), Larkin (Heart), and Bertuzzi (GRIT) bringing all the important tangibles and intangibles together as an elite top line. They’ve been on a roll and show no signs of slowing down. They’re cranky pants about everyone writing this team off, which gives them the chip on their shoulder that keeps the fire going even when everyone else is playing Not Good™.
Larkin is going to score tonight.
We won in Montreal because the other three lines started rolling. Specifically, Erne has stumbled a bit at times, but he seems to be fitting in very well and de la Rose looks like he’s also found his stride. The return of Andreas Athanasiou is a huge gain for our second line and having shaken off the rust in Montreal we should see him up to his usual speedy goal scoring antics tonight.
And you know what, good work Danny DeKeyser on being pretty decent so far. This is his year!
Cheer louder than the Leafs fans YOU COWARDS
I’m not saying the arena has to be full, I’m just saying Leafs fans always show up and are always rowdy. Don’t let them bring that filth in our house.
LET’S GO RED WINGS!