Detroit made a pair of roster moves today:
#CBJ have been informed by #NHL that David Savard will NOT face a one-game suspension nor will coach John Tortorella be fined $10K for Savard’s instigator penalty late in Monday’s win over Caps 3-0. Savard fought Washington’s Tom Wilson after Wilson’s hit on Vladislav Gavrikov.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) December 17, 2019
Elvis Merzlikins: Goalie Start: Merzlikins is expected to start Tuesday in Detroit. https://t.co/SDaD69gDbU— Daily Faceoff (@DailyFaceoff) December 17, 2019
Here is the Red Wings lineup based on Khan’s tweet from practice this morning.
Abdelkader and Ehn appear to be extras.
Gustav Nyquist - Boone Jenner - Oliver Bjorkstrand
Eric Robinson - Pierre-Luc DuBois - Alexandre Texier
Nick Foligno - Alexander Wennberg - Cam Atkinson
Marko Dano - Riley Nash - Kevin Stenlund
Zach Werenski - Seth Jones
Dean Kukan - Denis Savard
Vladislav Gavrikov - Scott Harrington
Keys to the Game
-time to embrace chaos, it is. If the Blashill Bingo Wheel of Doom is spinning up a storm tonight, we may just have to roll with it and hope the five guys who still have legs in the third period can carry the team alongside a big serving of lights out goaltending. Maybe some divine intervention. Whatever it takes.
1-2-3 Let’s have fun
Mantha said the guys need to have fun, which obviously in short supply this season, but I’ll take a close/fun loss over complete despair any day. I mean, we could also win, I’m not saying don’t try to win, but at least make it interesting and score a cool goal or three.