Game Day Updates: Red Wings at Panthers Line Combinations, Keys to the Game, Fun Facts

It was an optional morning skate for the Red Wings. The lines below are pretty much a guess. However, we do know who will start between the pipes.

Detroit Line Combinations


Tomas Tatar Henrik Zetterberg Anthony Mantha
Gus Nyquist Frans Nielsen Thomas Vanek
Dylan Larkin Riley Sheahan Luke Glendening
Steve Ott Andreas Athanasiou Tomas Jurco


Danny DeKeyser Ryan Sproul
Niklas Kronwall Nick Jensen
Jonathan Ericsson Xavier Ouellet


Jared Coreau (starting)
Petr Mrazek

Power Play units:

  1. Tatar-Sheahan-Mantha, Zetterberg-Kronwall
  2. Nyquist-Nielsen-Vanek, Larkin-Sproul

Florida Line Combinations


Seth Griffith Alexsander Barkov Jaromir Jagr
Jonathan Marchessault Vincent Trocheck Reilly Smith
Jussi Jokinen Denis Malgin Nick Bjugstad
Colton Sceviour Derek KacKenzie Shawn Thornton


Keith Yandle Aaron Ekblad
Mark Pysyk Michael Matheson
Jason Demers Jakub Kindl


James Reimer (starting)
Matt McKenna

Keys to the Game:

1. Need more shoot


2. Score on the power play


Fun Facts:

1. Gus Nyquist has 4 goals this season. However, top 5 player on the team Steve Ott has 5 goals in his last 176 games (including playoffs).

2. Gus Nyquist only knows how to bring it in one dimension. However, top 5 player on the team Steve Ott knows how to bring his impressive set of skills in not just one dimension, but all dimensions, including -- but not limited to -- the 5th dimension, Lego dimensions, the Dark Dimension and, of course, that dimension that James Spader and Kurt Russell go to after passing through the wormhole in Stargate.

Let's Go Red Wings.