Game Day Updates: Red Wings at Stars

So yesterday folks in Dallas expected Jamie Benn to miss another game. Today? Different story.

So much for the Wings catching a break there. If they're going to take down the Stars, they're going to have to take them down with one of the top Stars in the lineup. Antti Niemi was the first goalie off the ice for Dallas this morning. He's expected to start tonight.

The Red Wings held an optional skate this morning. Petr Mrazek is getting the start in net and Tomas Tatar is expected to be good to go. Because it was optional, there were no updated line combos. The combinations below are just speculation and we won't know exactly until warmups. I wouldn't be shocked to see Steve Ott get back in the lineup.

Update: This has been confirmed by Ken Holland

Detroit Line Combinations


Gus Nyquist Henrik Zetterberg Anthony Mantha
Andreas Athanasiou Frans Nielsen Thomas Vanek
Tomas Tatar Dylan Larkin Justin Abdelkader
Drew Miller Riley Sheahan Luke Glendening


Danny DeKeyser Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson Nick Jensen
Xavier Ouellet Alexey Marchenko


Petr Mrazek (starting)
Jared Coreau

Power Play units:

  1. Nyquist-Zetterberg-Nielsen-Vanek (net front)-DeKeyser
  2. Athanaisou-Larkin-Mantha-Abdelkader (net front)-Green

Dallas Line Combinations


Jiri Hudler Jason Spezza Tyler Seguin
Jamie Benn Cody Eakin Patrick Eaves
Antoine Roussel Radek Faksa Patrick Sharp
Lauri Korpikoski Devin Shore Brett Ritchie


Esa Lindell John Klingberg
Dan Hamhuis Stephen Johns
Johnny Oduya Jordie Benn


Antti Niemi (starting)
Kari Lehtonen

Let's Go Red Wings.