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Red Wings at Wild: GDU, Lineups, Keys to the Game

Detroit Red Wings v Minnesota Wild

Game Day Updates

Well, there’s the answer to who is being called up with Green out. You’d have to think they wouldn’t call him up if he wasn’t going to play. *Checks bobblehead schedule*

UPDATE: He’s skating on a pair in the morning skate.

No surprise here: Howard is starting.

Lineups

Detroit

Forwards
Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Filip Zadina
Brendan Perlini - Valtteri Filppula - Robby Fabbri
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Adam Erne
Givani Smith - Christoffer Ehn - Justin Abdelkader

Defense
Patrik Nemeth - Filip Hronek
Trevor Daley - Madison Bowey
Dennis Cholowski - Alex Biega

Goalies
Calvin Pickard
Jimmy Howard

Minnesota

Forwards

Zach Parise - Eric Staal - Mats Zuccarello
Jason Zucker - Ryan Donato - Kevin Fiala
Marcus Foligno - Joel Eriksson Ek - Luke Kunin
Jordan Greenway - Mikko Koivu - Ryan Hartman

Defense

Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin - Mathew Dumba
Greg Pateryn - Carson Soucy

Goalies

Alex Stalock
Devan Dubnyk

Keys to the Game

1. Keep Trying Stuff

Among the things that remain reasons to keep watching has been the tenacity of the Dylan Larkin - Tyler Bertuzzi combination, the aggression by Filip Hronek, and the creativity by Filip Zadina. Continuing to figure out what you can regularly get away with and which kind of gambles are the ones that aren’t worth it is a tough process. Keep working on that learning.

2. Keep Composure

The Wings have talked about and demonstrated a willingness to play rougher and tougher of late. I do like that and want to see that continue. They also need to be aware of where the line is on that and ensure that they’re staying on the right side of it. Being a young group that’s hard to play against and sticks up for each other is good. Being a bunch of petulant goons is bad.

3. Shoot the Damn Puck

Only the Sharks have given up more goals in the West than Minnesota (who has allowed 31 fewer goals than Detroit). The Wings are the worst scoring team in the NHL. This is going to be a good opportunity to at least take a step towards respectability in the GF department.