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

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NHL: MAR 10 Hurricanes at Red Wings Photo by Scott Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Gameday Updates

Projected Lineups

Red Wings Lineup

Hurricanes Lineup

Forwards

Nino Neiderreiter - Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen
Andrei Svechnikov - Jordan Staal - Martin Necas
Warren Foegele - Vincent Trocheck - Jesper Fast
Ryan Dzingel - Jordan Martinook - Brock McGinn

Defense

Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Brady Skjei - Brett Pesce
Jake Gardiner - Haydn Fleury

Goalies

Petr Mrazek
James Reimer

Keys to the Game

Key One: Larkin Leads the Way

Now that officially has the C on his jersey, all eyes will be on Larkin to see how it affects him. He’s already been the de-facto leader of the team for a little while now, but will the official status change his game at all

Key Two: Start Fast, Finish Strong

Every Detroit fan remembers how inconsistent the team’s play could be last season (and before that). It’ll be a strange feeling playing that opening period without fans, while Carolina has experience from the playoffs last year. Detroit needs to start right away and keep pressure on Carolina all game.

Key Three: Let’s Get Physical

This goes together with the previous key. I’m not saying start fights. I’m not saying take penalties. I’m saying throw some big, legal checks early on to get your forecheck going and to take control of the game. Last year, Detroit looked a lot better in stretches of games where they were taking the body well.