Morning Skate: Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, Projected Lineups, How to Watch

Where: Detroit, Michigan

When: 7:30 ET


Radio: WXYT

Blue Jackets Blog: The Cannon

The Detroit Red Wings start a five game homestand with a Friday night match-up against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Columbus is one of the more interesting stories in the NHL. They are riding a four game win streak and are just a point behind the Pittsburg Penguins and the New York Rangers for first in the Metropolitan division. They present a balanced scoring attack with seven players over the 15 point mark and one of the best goaltenders in the NHL, Sergei Bobrovsky. Meanwhile, the Red Wings are gaining strength. Andreas Athanasiou and Jimmy Howard have returned to the active roster. However, Petr Mrazek looks to be in line for the start and Athanasiou is ready to play, but still not sure if he will be in the lineup.


Red Wings Projected Line-up

Tomas Tatar Henrik Zetterberg Anthony Mantha
Dylan Larkin Frans Nielsen Luke Glendening
Gustav Nyquist Riley Sheahan Thomas Vanek
Drew Miller Steve Ott Tomas Jurco
Danny DeKeyser Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson Xavier Ouellet
Niklas Kronwall Brian Lashoff
Petr Mrazek (Starting)
Jimmy Howard

Blue Jackets Projected Lineup

Brandon Saad Alexander Wennberg Nick Foligno
Boone Jenner Brandon Dubinsky Cam Atkinson
Scott Hartnell William Karlsson Josh Anderson
Matt Calvert Lukas Sedlak Sam Gagner
Seth Jones David Werenski
Jack Johnson David Savard
Ryan Murray Markus Nutivaara
Sergei Bobrovsky (Starting)
Curtis McElhinney


Game Day Prediction Contest

Would you like to predict the outcome of the game and potentially become internet famous? Well you're in luck, because here's your opportunity. Here's how it works.

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.