Game Day Updates
Mom Road Trip in full effect!
The Mom’s trip is here! On way to arena for the morning skate. pic.twitter.com/Cxhs9iFePc— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) January 3, 2020
Today’s morning skate is optional for both teams.
Anton Khudobin will be the starting goalie for the Stars vs Detroit tonight— Bruce LeVine (@BruceLeVinePuck) January 3, 2020
Rick Bowness says John Klingberg will not play tonight. He’s day to day with a lower body injury— Bruce LeVine (@BruceLeVinePuck) January 3, 2020
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
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
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
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.