Morning Skate: Devils at Red Wings

7:30p ET, Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit Plus

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket/1270 AM

NJ Blog: All About The Jersey

Tonight is about building off the solid win against the Flames and entering the Christmas break on a high note. There's also a nice little revenge factor in this game. I'd appreciate it if the Wings righted the wrong of blowing the game 10 days or so ago in New Jersey.

A lot of unknowns in the lineup at the moment. Jonathan Ericsson is still questionable to return due to an upper body injury. If he doesn't play, Jakub Kindl will get another chance or Xavier Ouellet will get his shot. Either way, the defensive pairs were shaken up yesterday in practice. Danny DeKeyser has moved up next to Niklas Kronwall. Mike Green is now with Brendan Smith. We'll see if those stick come game time.

As far as the forwards go, Jeff Blashill said he hadn't decided if Tomas Nosek will make his debut. I'd personally like to see him get a shot on the 4th line in place on Joakim Andersson. That 4th line might actually be good. No word on who's officially starting in net either. As always, we will update the lines after the Wings morning skate!

Detroit's Expected Lineup


Dylan Larkin Henrik Zetterberg Justin Abdelkader
Brad Richards Pavel Dastyuk Darren Helm
Gus Nyquist Riley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
Joakim Andersson Luke Glendening Tomas Jurco


Niklas Kronwall Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Mike Green
Jakub Kindl Alexey Marchenko


Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Xavier Ouellet, Tomas Nosek

Injuries: Kyle Quincey, Johan Franzen, Teemu Pulkkinen, Drew Miller, Jonathan Ericsson

New Jersey's Expected Lineup


Mike Cammalleri Adam Henrique Lee Stempniak
Tuomu Ruutu Travis Zajac Kyle Palmieri
Jacob Josefson Sergey Kalinin Tyler Kennedy
Jiri Tlusty Stephen Gionta Jordin Tootoo


Andy Greene Adam Larsson
John Moore Damon Severson
Eric Gelinas David Schlemko


Cory Schneider
Keith Kinkaid


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.