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

Detroit Red Wings v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Game Day Updates

Not sure who Ericsson will replace. As of the time this posted, nobody’s posted lines from practice.

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
Jonathan Ericsson (will replace one of the above)

Goalies
Jimmy Howard
Calvin Pickard

New York

Forwards

Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Brendan Lemieux
Pavel Buchnevich - Ryan Strome - Jesper Fast
Brett Howden - Filip Chytil - Kaapo Kakko
Micheal Haley - Greg McKegg - Brendan Smith

Defense

Brady Skjei - Jacob Trouba
Marc Staal - Anthony DeAngelo
Ryan Lindgren - Adam Fox

Goalies

Igor Shesterkin
Henrik Lundqvist
Alexandar Georgiev

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

More shots more fun!