Detroit Red Wings vs Arizona Coyotes: Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game




[ED NOTE: These lines are just a guess thanks to the flu going around. don’t freak out about that top line just yet]

Justin Abdelkader - Dylan Larkin - Darren Helm
Tyler Bertuzzi - Andreas Athanasiou - Filip Zadina
Michael Rasmussen - Frans Nielsen - Luke Glendening
Christoffer Ehn - Jacob de la Rose - Luke Witkowski

Niklas Kronwall - Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser - Filip Hronek
Madison Bowey - Jonathan Ericsson

Jimmy Howard
Jonathan Bernier


Alex Galchenyuk - Nick Cousins - Clayton Keller
Vinnie Hinostroza - Brad Richardson - Richard Panik
Lawson Crouse - Christian Dvorak - Josh Archibald
Christian Fischer - Mario Kempe - Conor Garland

Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Alex Goligoski - Jakob Chychrun
Ilya Lyubushkin - Jordan Oesterle

Darcy Kuemper
Calvin Pickard

Keys to the Game

Start on Time

The last game and many other times this season the Red Wings did not show up fully at puck drop and found themselves in an early hole they had to fight out of. That can take a toll on a team over the course of a season and then things like the 8-1 drubbing from Montreal happen. While Arizona is having a better season than the Wings they are beatable but the Wings need to show up on time.

Get Zadina Involved

So, this is a bit cheating as it is really more of a long term key to success than this specific game, but it is important for the Wings to find some ways to keep Filip Zadina’s first two game progress going and get him involved as much as possible. The Coyotes are not an uber defensive team so this could be a game to let him loose a little more, get him into good scoring positions and see if they can get him on the scoreboard.