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Red Wings vs Devils — Gameday Updates, Projected Lineups and Keys to the Game

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NHL: FEB 13 Red Wings at Devils Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Gameday Updates

Gagner and Timashov will not be in the lineup tonight. Also:

Projected Lineups

Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

Robby Fabbri - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Tyler Bertuzzi - Valtteri Filppula - Brendan Perlini
Darren Helm - Frans Nielsen - Luke Glendening
Christoffer Ehn - Justin Abdelkader

Defense

Patrik Nemeth - Alex Biega
Madison Bowey - Trevor Daley
Jonathan Ericsson - Gustav Lindstrom
Cody Goloubef

Goalies

Jonathan Bernier
Jimmy Howard

Devils Lineup

Forwards

Jack Hughes - Nico Hischier - Kyle Palmieri
Jesper Bratt - Pavel Zacha - Nikita Gusev
Joey Anderson - Travis Zajac - Miles Wood
John Hayden - Michael McLeod - Kevin Rooney -

Defense

Mirco Mueller - P.K. Subban
Dakota Mermis - Damon Severson
Fredrik Claesson - Connor Carrick

Goalies

Cory Schneider
Mackenzie Blackwood

Keys to the Game

Key One: Start Off Strong

The Devils traded a forward and a defenseman as well yesterday. Both teams will be adjusting to not having those players in the lineup, although Detroit also played last game without Green and Athanasiou, so maybe they have a head start? Regardless, they need to come out strong.

Key Two: No Second Period Collapse

Detroit’s team has a very bad habit of falling apart in a short period of time in the second period. While NJ is not doing very well this season, they have some offensive firepower, and they can take advantage of any lapses.

Key Three: Let’s Get Physical

Detroit has played well this season in stretches when the team has played more physically. That doesn’t mean fighting or taking bad penalties. Forecheck aggressively and finish checks.