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Red Wings at Stars Game Day Updates, Keys to the Game

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Dallas Stars Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Game Day Updates

Mom Road Trip in full effect!

Today’s morning skate is optional for both teams.

So there will be a d-change for Dallas from their projected lineups below, but no word on who will draw into their lineup. Based on their roster, Taylor Fedun would be a good educated guess.

Bernier is the likely starter

Projected Lines

Red Wings

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

Patrik Nemeth - Filip Hronek
Trevor Daley - Madison Bowey
Brian Lashoff - Mike Green

Jonathan Bernier
Jimmy Howard

Stars

Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Alexander Radulov
Andrew Cogliano - Radek Faksa - Blake Comeau
Denis Gurianov - Roope Hintz - Joe Pavelski
Mattias Janmark - Jason Dickinson - Joel Kiviranta

Esa Lindell - John Klingberg
Jamie Oleksiak - Miro Heiskanen
Andrej Sekera - Roman Polak

Anton Khudobin
Ben Bishop

Keys to the Game

1. Avoid the Box

If you don’t want to go down against this team, you should stay disciplined and avoid giving them opportunities to give you a licking.


2. Push the Pace

Dallas is going to be riding high off proving that they deserved to host a Winter Classic before Minnesota and nobody is going to blame them for looking past what the Red Wings are bringing to town. The Wings should play an uptempo and physical game for the entire contest. If nothing else, knowing that they were scheduled as the cool-down game from the 1st should help motivate them.


3. Make your Momma’s Proud

The mom’s trip is cool and I’m looking forward to what kind of goofy shit Trevor Thompson is going to ask Brendan Perlini’s mom during this game. On the ice I want to see all those handsome young men trying their best and behaving.