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

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Game Day Updates

Looks like we’ll see the Panthers going 11/7 again tonight with Lomberg slotting into the lineup in place of Marchment who moves in to the injured Anthony Duclair’s spot higher in the lineup.

On the Wings side, practice yesterday had Nielsen skating with Svech and Rasmussen with Filppula apparently taking Givani Smith’s place in practice. Blash told the press that Smith’s absence was protocol related, but that he’s good to go.

Guessing the lineup stays the same as it was Tuesday.

Lineups

Detroit

Forwards
Robby Fabbri - Dylan Larkin - Filip Zadina
Givani Smith - Vladislav Namestnikov - Anthony Mantha
Evgeny Svechnikov - Michael Rasmussen - Frans Nielsen
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Adam Erne

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

Goalies
Calvin Pickard
Thomas Greiss

Florida

Forwards
Jonathan Huberdeau - Alexander Wennberg - Brett Connolly
Noel Acciari - Carter Verhaeghe - Mason Marchment
Frank Vatrano - Juho Lammikko - Owen Tippett
Eetu Luostarinen - Ryan Lomberg

Defense
MacKenzie Weegar - Gustav Forsling
Keith Yandle - Radko Gudas
Riley Stillman - Anton Stralman
Markus Nutivaara

Goalies
Chris Driedger
Sergei Bobrovsky

Keys to the Game

1. Practice Passing

Gotta pass harder on softer ice.

2. Push the Pace

Getting outscored is going to happen even on a good day, but getting outskated is something you have a choice over.

3. Top Line Needs to Produce Like It

The scorers were real quiet at 5-on-5 and just not sharp enough on the power play. We’re already talking about “the kids” as not meaning guys like Larkin and Mantha and those are the guys who need to be more noticeable than guys like Rasmussen. Don’t get me wrong, I love the way Ras hustles, but he should be keeping up the pace, not setting it.