Morning Skate: Detroit Red Wings at Boston Bruins
7PM EST, TD Garden
TV: NHL Network (U.S.), NESN, FS-D
Bruins Blog: Stanley Cup of Chowder
After a string of good performances by the Red Wings, the Wings were not able to keep their momentum going, and lost last night to the San Jose Sharks.
Today it is time to right the wrong, and hopefully the Wings will leave Boston with two more points than they had when they arrived.
Tonight's game will be an interesting one. Yesterday was Pavel Datsyuk's first game of the season and Justin Abdelkader's first game since he signed his new seven-year extension. Abdelkader did not have a phenomenal game, which did not help answer some of the questions that had been raised about giving him such a long-term contract. I am expecting Abdelkader to be hungry to prove his critics wrong tonight.
While the season is still very young, the Wings currently hold a two point lead over the Bruins in the Atlantic Division, with one more game played. As the season continues on, I would expect the Wings and the Bruins to continue at close to their current paces, and given that, the two points that are up for grabs tonight may very well come into play come April.
Line Combinations (Subject to Change)
Red Wings' Lineup
|Justin Abdelkader||Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk|
|Gustav Nyquist||Dylan Larkin||Tomas Tatar|
|Riley Sheahan||Andreas Athanasiou||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Darren Helm|
|Niklas Kronwall||Mike Green|
|Danny DeKeyser||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Jakub Kindl||Alexey Marchenko|
|Petr Mrazek (Starting)|
Scratches: Brendan Smith, Tomas Jurco, Joakim Andersson
Injuries: Johan Franzen, Brad Richards, Landon Ferraro, Kyle Quincey
|Matt Beleskey||Patrice Bergeron||Brett Connolly|
|Frank Vatrano||David Krejci||Loui Eriksson|
|Brad Marchand||Ryan Spooner||Jimmy Hayes|
|Zac Rinaldo||Joonas Kemppainen||Tyler Randell|
|Zdeno Chara||Colin Miller|
|Dennis Seidenberg||Adam McQuaid|
|Torey Krug||Keven Miller|
|Tukka Rask (Starting)|
Let's Go Red Wings!
Game Day Prediction Contest
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Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.
Each correct winning team prediction is worth 1 point. Each correct player of the game prediction is worth 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.