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Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks: Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game

Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Updates

Projected Lines

RED WINGS

Forwards

Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Lucas Raymond
Robby Fabbri - Pius Suter - Filip Zadina
Vladislav Namestnikov - Michael Rasmussen - Adam Erne
Givani Smith - Mitchell Stephens - Sam Gagner

Defense

Danny DeKeyser - Filip Hronek
Nick Leddy - Moritz Seider
Marc Staal - Gustav Lindstrom

Goalies

Alex Nedeljkovic
Thomas Greiss

BLACKHAWKS

Forwards

Alex DeBrincat – Kirby Dach – Brandon Hagel
Dominik Kubalik – Jonathan Toews – Tyler Johnson
Adam Gaudette – Henrik Borgstrom - Dylan Strome
Reese Johnson – MacKenzie Entwistle – Jujhar Khaira

Defense

Calvin de Haan – Seth Jones
Jake McCabe – Connor Murphy
Riley Stillman - Erik Gustafsson

Goaltender

Kevin Lankinen
Marc-Andre Fleury

Keys to the Game

Keep It Even

As was laid out in the Morning Skate, Chicago is an awful team five on five but have a very dangerous power play and an excellent penalty kill. Detroit has shown some improvements on both specialty teams units so far but tonight is not the night to try and work on it.

Find the Spark Smartly

As we have seen so far, this team tends to do better when they are emotionally into the game. Sometimes that spark has come from some extracurriculars that put the team down a man, and as already discussed keeping to even strength will be vital tonight.

Start Out Strong

This is a Chicago team struggling with confidence and a fanbase ready to run the coach out of town. A fast start by Detroit tonight could be enough to deflate any get up the Blackhawks and their fans pull together from facing their old rivals.