Game Day Updates
Tweet of the day for sure, give this one a watch
In honor of Kids Day tomorrow, we played 'Name that Red Wing' with some of the guys...— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 12, 2020
As drawn by 2nd graders. pic.twitter.com/sVV1WOntNL
Wishing a happy birthday to Niklas Kronwall! pic.twitter.com/UzXoF4oMGO— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 12, 2020
#RedWings Blashill said Nielsen had a tweak last night but expects him to play tomorrow.— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) January 11, 2020
We fall to the Canucks. pic.twitter.com/KyaBSHVtd5— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) January 11, 2020
Head Coach Ralph Krueger addresses the media following today's game. pic.twitter.com/irIYUu33V9— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) January 11, 2020
And from the Griffins...
GOAL! Moritz Seider makes it 4-2 Grand Rapids with 4:26 to play in the 2nd period.#GoGRG— Griffins Game Day (@GriffinsGameDay) January 12, 2020
Looks like same lineup as last game.
So, it looks like one of the goalies isn’t ready to go. Not sure which one as of press time.
Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Robby Fabbri
Adam Erne - Valtteri Filppula - Filip Zadina
Darren Helm - Frans Nielsen - Luke Glendening
Justin Abdelkader - Christoffer Ehn - Givani Smith
Scratches: Brendan Perlini
Patrik Nemeth - Mike Green
Madison Bowey - Filip Hronek
Brian Lashoff - Alex Biega
Jimmy Vesey - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart
Conor Sheary - Marcus Johansson - Michael Frolik
Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Kyle Okposo
Rasmus Asplund - Curtis Lazar - Evan Rodrigues
Jake McCabe - Rasmus Ristolainen
Rasmus Dahlin - Brandon Montour
Lawrence Pilut - Henri Jokiharju
Keys to the Game
1. Keep the Pace High
The Sabres are coming off of a game yesterday against Vancouver, providing the Red Wings an extra day of rest. Detroit needs to use to their advantage by keeping the tempo of the game and hopefully forcing Buffalo to burn out late in periods and the end of the game. It’s not often the Red Wings look to employ this strategy as they usually don’t have the talent to go toe to toe with most teams. Keep an eye for it today to see if there’s more action than usual.
2. Larkin Needs to Continue His Hot Streak
Larkin is riding a five game point streak and has put up seven points (3G, 4A) in his past seven games. This is the the production the team needs from him to be competitive, especially with Mantha and Athanasiou out of the lineup. Larkin continues to build his resume as a two-way player. But unfortunately without much support behind his line he’ll have to do it all to give the Red Wings a chance in most games. Look for Larkin to carry his team in this one.
3. Win It For the Kids
It’s a big promotional day at Little Caesar’s Arena for tonight’s game. It’s Kids Day at the LCA. The event features lots of activities for kids and the event is geared towards sparking the next generation of Wing Nuts. So the least the team could do is create a lasting memory for their young impressionable minds but giving them a big entertaining win.