Carolina’s Jake Gardiner cleared waivers today.
Alex Nedeljkovic will get the start in net for the #Canes this evening in Detroit.— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) March 14, 2021
#RedWings power-play units:— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 13, 2021
Fabbri (net front), Gagner (bumper), Mantha-Ryan (flanks), Djoos (point).
Rasmussen (net front), Erne (bumper), Larkin-Zadina (flanks), Hronek (point). pic.twitter.com/ag2D7Ef1zz
Either somebody is hurt or they’re going back to 12-6 today. Troy Stecher skated with Alex Biega at practice yesterday so if one defenseman is coming out of the lineup, I’m guessing it’s the goal-scorer.
Detroit Red Wings
Robby Fabbri - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Sam Gagner - Vladislav Namestnikov - Filip Zadina
Mathias Bromé - Michael Rasmussen - Bobby Ryan
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Adam Erne
Danny DeKeyser - Filip Hronek
Marc Staal - Jon Merrill
Patrik Nemeth - Christian Djoos
Nino Niederreiter - Sebastian Aho - Martin Necas
Andrei Svechnikov - Jordan Staal - Jesper Fast
Brock McGinn - Jordan Martinook - Warren Foegele
Cedric Paquette - Morgan Geekie - Steven Lorenz
Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Brady Skjei - Brett Pesce
Haydn Fleury - Jake Bean
Keys to the Game
Keep the Structure
I don’t like harping on a fun game and I’m never going to complain about a win, but Detroit isn’t going to rely on dropping five against Curtis McElhinney and then trying to coast. Limiting Carolina’s speed, keeping them to the outside, and clearing the crease are going to be focus areas if the Wings want to keep building on the last couple games.
Carolina has the best PP in the league and the 10th best PK. Maybe tranquilize the refs or something?
Work for Each Other
I don’t really have a way to quantify this, but it just feels like the team has started to gel recently and I like that. Suddenly they have a better sense for where their teammates are and what they’re doing and so they’re completing more passes. I like that!