Game Day Updates
If the Stars defeat the Red Wings in regulation, Detroit will be eliminated from playoff contention. Any other result and Detroit will survive the night.— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) April 22, 2021
I love how it’s phrased like a horror movie. “Stormtroopers are all around. Will Detroit survive the night?”
If Dallas take two points from their game against Detroit in any fashion AND Columbus lose in regulation, then the Blue Jackets will be eliminated from playoff contention.— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) April 22, 2021
We can also play spoilers!
Oh, I’m getting word that is not how we want to be playing spoiler.
Coach Blashill says Dylan Larkin (upper body) is out tonight.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) April 22, 2021
Will have further tests done tomorrow with more info to come Saturday. #RedWings
I was hoping this meant we may be seeing Veleno, but he’s apparently not cleared to play yet.
Speaking of spoiling, thanks for spoiling my mood, Jeff!
Tyler Bertuzzi will not return this season— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) April 22, 2021
OK, enough Jeff! I know this is the correct decision unless they are 100% sure he’s ready to play without hurting himself more, but it still sucks.
Anton Khudobin will start tonight against Detroit— DailyDallasHockey (@DallasStarsDDH) April 22, 2021
Miro Heiskanen and Roope Hintz are both game time decisions#GoStars
(Complete guess at this point)
Evgeny Svechnikov - Michael Rasmussen - Filip Zadina
Jakub Vrana - Valtteri Filppula
Richard Panik - Vladislav Namestnikov - Sam Gagner
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Adam Erne
Thomas Greiss (Unconfirmed)
Jason Robertson - Jason Dickinson - Joe Pavelski
Tanner Kero- Jamie Benn - Denis Gurianov
Andrew Cogliano - Radek Faksa - Blake Comeau
Rhett Gardner - Justin Dowling - Ty Dellandrea
Esa Lindell - John Klingberg
Jamie Oleksiak - Sami Vatanen
Joel Hanley - Andrej Sekera
Keys to the Game
With last game being so bad, I wanted to lighten the mood using a pre-match chant our tennis team decided to use one day without telling me. It made me laugh for a long time, so maybe that’ll help here.
Every team has bad games, even the league’s best. While it can be hard to think about it when it’s happening, this season we had noticeably fewer horrible outings than last season. It’s how you react to them that matters. So the key to today’s game is to put the last one behind us and come out hard tonight.