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

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Gameday Updates

As of article post time, there are no updates.

Projected Lineups

Red Wings Lineup

Assuming Smith enters the lineup, but no word yet on how the lines will shake out. Nielsen will likely be in as well.

Forwards

Mathias Brome - Dylan Larkin -
Anthony Mantha - Vadislav Namestnikov - Bobby Ryan
Valtteri Filppula - Taro Hirose - Darren Helm
Michael Rasmussen - Luke Glendening - Givani Smith

Defense

Filip Hronek - Patrik Nemeth
Danny Dekesyer - Christian Djoos
Marc Staal - Troy Stecher

Goalies

Thomas Greiss
Calvin Pickard

Panthers Lineup

Forwards

Carter Verhaeghe - Aleksander Barkov - Anthony Duclair
Jonathan Huberdeau - Alexander Wennberg - Patric Hornqvist
Frank Vatrano - Eetu Luostarinen - Brett Connolly
Vinnie Hinostroza - Noel Acciari - Gustav Forslin

Defense

Mackenzie Weegar - Aaron Ekblad
Markus Nutivarara - Anton Stralman
Keith Yandle - Radko Gudas

Goalies

Chris Driedger
Sergei Bobrovsky

Keys to the Game

Key One: Decline any Powerplays

If the coaching staff is going to refuse to make system changes to the awful powerplay, at least don’t make us have to watch it.

Key Two: Start on Time

So many times when a game starts earlier than usual, the team gets off to a rough start. Don’t do that.

Key Three: Score more goals than Florida

Obvious? Yes. But I’m not wrong.