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Red Wings at Sabres: GDU, Lineups, Key to the Game

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Detroit Red Wings v Buffalo Sabres Photo by Joe Hrycych/NHLI via Getty Images

Game Day Updates

Don’t worry, folks, we’re working hard to get the names of all the people who took the option to not skate and we’re writing a sternly-worded letter about rest, recuperation, free time and how all that’s bullshit because THEY OWE US.

Lineups

Detroit

Forwards
Robby Fabbri - Dylan Larkin - Darren Helm
Tyler Bertuzzi - Valtteri Filppula - Justin Abdelkader
Andreas Athanasiou - Luke Glendening - Taro Hirose
Givani Smith - Christoffer Ehn - Adam Erne

Defense
Dennis Cholowski - Filip Hronek
Patrik Nemeth- Alex Biega
Trevor Daley - Gustav Lindstrom

Goalies
Jonathan Bernier
Jimmy Howard

Buffalo

Forwards

Jimmy Vesey - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart
Conor Sheary - Marcus Johansson - Michael Frolik
Jeff Skinner - Evan Rodrigues - Rasmus Asplund
Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Jean-Sebastien Dea

Defense

Brandon Montour - Rasmus Ristolainen
Jake McCabe - Henri Jokiharju
Lawrence Pilut - Colin Miller

Goalies

Jonas Johansson
Carter Hutton

Keys to the Game

Maybe try to score a goal

I dunno; it’s just that these last two shutouts haven’t been as much fun to watch. Goal-scoring isn’t really as hard as y’all are making it look of late. The little black rubber piece goes behind the big doofus wearing a mattress under his shirt.

In trying to score a goal, don’t give up too many

These things tend to happen in waves for the Wings where they either can’t score but can (kinda) defend or they can (kinda) score but they can’t defend. I may be asking for the world, but scoring AND defending in one game? How about a little, as a treat?

Shut down Jack Eichel

Not any more important to winning than anything else, but I don’t like him so I want to see him erased from this game.