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Red Wings at Hurricanes Game Day Updates, Lines, Keys to the Game

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NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Carolina Hurricanes James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Game Day Updates

Detroit Lines

Larkin - Zadina
Filpulla - Rasmussen - Mantha
Svetchnikov - Namestnikov - Nielsen
Erne - Glendening - Helm

DeKeyser - Hronek
Staal - Stetcher
Djoos - Biega
Cholowski

Bernier
Greiss

Carolina Lines

Svetchnikov - Aho - Fast
Niederreiter - Trochek - Necas
Martinook - Staal - Foegele
Paquette - Lorentz - Geekie

Slavin - Hamilton
Skjei - Pesce
Gardiner - Fleury

Reimer
Mrazek

Three Keys to the Game

Get those prospects integrated into the team. Let’s see some big nights tonight for guys like Cholowski and Svechnikov. With other players out due to injury or because they’ve been traded, it’s really time for these guys to sink their teeth into this roster and hang on like a bulldog on a steak.

Do it for standings pride! The Wings are one win shy of being on equal footing with Columbus in the wins column. Columbus outpaces Detroit by four points thanks to more OTLs, so catching them in the standings is not possible tonight, but just saying that we have the same number of wins as another team in our division would feel pretty nice.

Stay out of the shootout. It’s a Monday night, for cryin’ out loud. You guys want to do OT and shootouts, do them on a day when we don’t have work tomorrow. Now excuse me while I go and complete my withering into old age like the guy who drinks from the wrong chalice in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.