Red Wings Updates
Nothing new out today just yet, but we got all the info we needed yesterday, including Bernier telling the press he’s your starter. Lines from practice on Wednesday:
#RedWings in practice:— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) March 20, 2019
#RedWings Blashill said de la Rose has returned to Detroit and will be seeing a couple of specialists this week. Blashill said de la Rose not expected to return to the team during this trip.— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) March 20, 2019
#stlblues projected lineup:— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 21, 2019
Binnington in starter's net
Berube on Steen on 4th line: “I thought that Steen down on the fourth line really added stability to that line and they had an identity, which is very important for us.” #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) March 21, 2019
Keys to the Game
Get those 30 goal seasons out of the way. That’s right, Wings need 5 goals tonight, count em: five goals. Three from Dylan Larkin, two from Andreas Athanasiou. As we all know, these narratives are distracting from the season, and we need these two chases to just end so we can focus on the very pleasant big picture of this season.
Howard ought to prove everybody right for his extension. Fresh off a new contract, I know everyone is thinking “Great, this guy just cashed his millions, what does he have left to even play for?” But just wait. Double shut out tonight. What is a double shut out? You’ll have to watch to see.
Play some exciting, up-tempo hockey. This kind of goes without saying, since I’ve also written I want to see five goals tonight, but I don’t think a single fan would be disappointed if we lost out the remainder of the season in 7-6 decisions. With only a few games left, let’s have some fun.