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Red Wings at Bruins: GDU, Lineups, Keys to the Game

NHL: NOV 04 Red Wings at Bruins Photo by M. Anthony Nesmith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Game Day Updates

Can’t get traded right now. Too many folks missing for suspension/injury:

Joe Sacco will be playing head coach tonight.

Blashill was asked about the callup of Crisculo done yesterday (I believe it was Max Bultman who asked) and said that without Grand Rapids playing they could call him up without disadvantaging the Griffins but otherwise indicated Criscuolo was an insurance policy against further injury/illness problems. I’m assuming he sits.

Lineups

Detroit

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

Defense
Jordan Oesterle - Moritz Seider
Nick Leddy - Filip Hronek
Marc Staal - Gustav Lindstrom

Goalies
Alex Nedeljkovic
Thomas Greiss

Boston

Forwards
Taylor Hall - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Nick Foligno - Charlie Coyle - Craig Smith
Tomas Nosek - Trent Frederic - Karson Kuhlman
Jake DeBrusk - Erik Haula - Curtis Lazar

Defense
Derek Forbort - Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo
Mike Reilly - Jakub Zboril

Goalies
Linus Ullmark
Jeremy Swayman

Keys to the Game

1. Don’t lose the game on special teams this time

Remember when these teams played last time and Patrice Bergeron lit them up for a rooster trick because they kept leaving him uncovered in the slot on the power play? Of course you do.

2. Ned continuing to be Ned

Constantly relying on your goalie to bail you out of bad situations isn’t a long term solution, but you gotta get big timely saves from your netminder and Nedeljkovic has been pretty locked in these last two games. The crease is his to lose and I’d just as soon not have him lose it.

3. Get mean

Boston is without their prime shit-stirrer here but that doesn’t mean they’re a bunch of pushovers. I have a feeling they’re going to try to spread the dirtbaggery around to make up for having it all come from the source. I’ve enjoyed the games where the Wings didn’t take shit more than the games where they did.