Morning Skate: Detroit Red Wings at St. Louis Blues

8PM, Scottrade Center

St. Louis, Missouri


Radio: 97.1

Blues' Blog: St. Louis Game Time

After yesterday's satisfying win over the Los Angeles Kings, the Wings seem to finally be turning a corner. Their season has been off to a bumpy start, and while they still have a long way to go, the team looks like it is clicking more so than ever before.

Tonight we face off against an old division foe that has been off to a pretty good start to their season. The Wings need to build up a series of consistent wins at this point, and tonight should be a great opportunity to build off of last night's victory.

Jimmy Howard is in net today, and that is the only change from last night's lineup that has been confirmed. Also, Dylan Larkin was a little banged up during yesterday's game, but it does not appear to be anything significant.

As always, two important points are on the line tonight. Let's hope that when the night comes to its close, those points are resting safely within the grasp of the winged wheel.

Line Combinations (Subject To Change)

Red Wings' Lineup


Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larkin
Brad Richards Pavel Datsyuk Teemu Pulkkinen
Gustav Nyquist Riley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Darren Helm


Niklas Kronwall Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser Jonathan Ericsson
Brendan Smith Alexey Marchenko


Jimmy Howard (Starting)
Petr Mrazek

Scratches: Tomas Jurco, Joakim Andersson, Jakub Kindl

Injuries: Kyle Quincey, Landon Ferraro, Johan Franzen

Blues' Lineup


Alexander Steen David Backes Vladimir Tarasenko
Robby Fabbri Scott Gomez Troy Brouwer
Magnus Paajarvi Jori Lehtera Dmitrij Jaskin
Steve Ott Kyle Brodziak Jeremy Walsh


Jay Bouwmeester Alex Pietrangelo
Joel Edmundson Kevin Shattenkirk
Carl Gunnarson Robert Bortuzzo


Jake Allen (Starting)
Brian Elliott

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.