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

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Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Gameday Updates

Will Biega be in the lineup? Not sure as of now.

Projected Lineups

Detroit Red Wings

Forwards

Bobby Ryan — Robby Fabbri — Anthony Mantha

Filip Zadina — Vladislav Namestnikov — Sam Gagner

Darren Helm — Luke Glendening — Adam Erne

Frans Nielsen — Valtteri Filppula — Evgeny Svechnikov

Defense

Dan DeKeyser — Filip Hronek

Marc Staal — Jon Merrill

Christian Djoos — Patrik Nemeth

Goalies

Thomas Greiss

Jonathan Bernier

Chicago Blackhawks

Forwards

Alex DeBrincat — Pius Suter — Patrick Kane

Brandon Hagel — Lucas Wallmark — Dominik Kubalik

Philipp Kurashev — Carl Soderberg — Mattias Janmark

Matthew Highmore — David Kampf — Ryan Carpenter

Defense

Duncan Keith — Ian Mitchell

Connor Murphy — Nikita Zadorov

Calvin de Haan — Adam Boqvist

Goalies

Kevin Lankinen

Malcolm Subban

Keys to the Game

  1. Follow up on the last two games. The last two games have been so much better than the ones that precede them. Incredible that putting a young player into the lineup with a lot to prove led to more energy.
  2. Don’t let Chicago’s stars shine. We saw how quickly Alex Debrincat can turn a chance into a goal. Detroit did a good job overall of shutting down Chicago’s offense, but momentary lapses could be the difference in a close game.
  3. Picking up the slack. Obviously Dylan Larkin hasn’t scored as much as the team would have liked so far, but he is often one of the top players on the ice even so. Detroit did a good job making up for that last night, they need to do that again.