Hurricanes at Red Wings Game Day Updates, Keys to the Game
#RedWings Howard in starter’s net. Hosting #Canes tonight at @LCArena_Detroit. pic.twitter.com/RA0IwJmgOa— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) March 10, 2020
#RedWings Blashill said Zadina skated before practice but wasn't able to skate with team due to mid-body issue. Won't play tonight and status for Thursday's game at #Capitals uncertain.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 10, 2020
#RedWings power-play units:— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 10, 2020
1. Bertuzzi (net front), Gagner (bumper), Larkin-Mantha (half walls), Hronek (point).
2. Nielsen (net front), Filppula (bumper), Bowey-Fabbri (half walls), Lindstrom (point).
#RedWings lines/D pairs at skate:— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) March 10, 2020
Abdelkader not skating
Red Wings Projected Lineup
Bertuzzi - Larkin - Mantha
Helm - Filpulla - Gagner
Ehn - Glendening - Fabbri
Perlini - Nielsen - Timashov
Daley - Hronek
Nemeth - Bowey
Ericsson - Lindstrom
Hurricanes Projected Lineup
Svechnikov - Aho - Tervainen
Foegele - Trocheck - Necas
McGinn - Staal - Williams
Niederreiter - Geekie - Martinook
Edmundson - Slavin
Fleury - Skjei
Gardiner - Van Riemsdyk
Three Keys to the Game
Keep being wild with Fabbri’s deployment. One of the ways that Blashill used this flawed roster effectively on Sunday was with Fabbri’s deployment. If Blashill decides to go with seven defensemen and eleven forward again, he can use Fabbri as a suprising element to exploit weaknesses in Carolina’s game.
Bernier has to stand tall. This Wings team isn’t going to give their goalies a night off. Bernier has been excellent since a slow start to the season, but if the Wings want to get back some cred this season, Bernier has to lead the way.
Stop giving me heart attacks, Bowey. His last game was undisciplined, with bad penalties, bad passes, and some questionable coverage. The Red Wings rely in him more than they should have to, but Bowey needs to seize the opportunity and make the best of the tough situation.