Morning Skate: Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins, Projected Lineup, How to Watch

Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

When: 7 P.M. ET


Radio: WXYT 97.1 / 1270

Penguins Blog: PensBurgh

The Red Wings head to Pittsburg for their first meeting of the season with the defending Stanley Cup champs. Detroit has notched at least a point in each of their last 5 games and will look to extend that streak in a tough road match-up. A quick check of the front page of the Penguins SB Nation blog and the top three stories all have one thing in common...


So the best player in hockey is playing well for the defending champs and the Wings come to town with a depleted lineup. This is not the ideal recipe for success, but hey any given Saturday right?

There will be some lineup juggling heading into this game as a result of the injury to Justin Abdelkader. Drew Miller will be inserted in his place giving Jeff Blashill all the ingredients to revive the OMG line. The projected lineups are a guess so hold on to those fire comments until we actually see how the Wings will line-up in Pittsburgh. It is also very possible to see a Jared Coreau start either tonight or tomorrow in Brooklyn.


Red Wings Projected Lineup


Tomas Tatar
Henrik Zetterberg
Anthony Mantha
Riley Sheahan
Frans Nielsen
Tomas Jurco
Gustav Nyquist
Dylan Larkin
Thomas Vanek
Drew Miller
Luke Glendening 
Steve Ott


Danny DeKeyser
Mike Green
Niklas Kronwall
Xavier Ouellet
Jonathan Ericsson
Ryan Sproul


Petr Mrazek
Jared Coreau

Penguins Projected Lineup


Conor Sheary
Sidney Crosby
Patric Hornqvist
Carl Hagelin
Evgeni Malkin
Bryan Rust
Scott Wilson
Nick Bonino
Phil Kessel
Tom Kuhnhackl
Matt Cullen
Eric Fehr


Olli Maatta
Kris Letang
Brian Dumoulin
Trevor Daley
Ian Cole
Justin Schultz


Matt Murray
Marc-Andre Fleury


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.