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

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NHL: MAR 09 Lightning at Red Wings Photo by Steven King/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Gameday Updates

Projected Lineups

Detroit Red Wings

Robby Fabbri - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Sam Gagner - Vladislav Namestnikov - Filip Zadina
Matthias Bromé - Michael Rasmussen - Bobby Ryan
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Adam Erne

Danny DeKeyser - Filip Hronek
Marc Staal - Jon Merrill
Patrik Nemeth - Christian Djoos

Jonathan Bernier
Thomas Griess

Tampa Bay Lightning

Forwards

Ondrej Palat — Brayden Point — Anthony Cirelli
Alex Killorn — Yanni Gourde — Steven Stamkos
Barclay Goodrow — Tyler Johnson — Blake Coleman
Patrick Maroon — Mathieu Joseph — Alexander Volkov

Defense

Victor Hedman — Eric Cernak
Ryan McDonagh — Andreas Borgman
Mikhail Sergachev — Callan Foote

Goalies

Andrei Vasilevskiy
Curtis McElhinney

Keys to the Game

Build off Tuesday

The kind of pace and structure from Tuesday will be crucial to staying in this one. Even then there are going to be breakdowns and responding to them will say a lot about whether this team is building that elusive identity we’ve been hoping for.

Powerplay Success

I’m stealing a key from the last GDU. The putrid PP is all the way up to just bad now that Detroit has been humming with the man advantage. they won’t get many chances, so capitalizing will go a long way.

Play Physical

Tampa doesn’t like getting hit. Nobody likes getting hit. Hit them.