Morning Skate: Lightning at Red Wings - Game 4

7p ET, Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, NBCSN, CBC, TVAS2

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Bolts Blog: Raw Charge

It's another must win for the Red Wings... kind of. It's not necessarily do or die, but 2-2 sounds a whole hell of a lot better than 3-1. The Wings played arguably their most complete game of the season on Sunday night. I've made it clear in the past that hope is not a strategy, but holy hell I hope the Wings come out tonight and play the exact same way.

I want to believe that the Red Wings got their swagger back in Game 3. They found the right combination of lines. The right combination on the blue line. The right game plan for success. I need to see the one thing this team has lacked all year. I need to see some consistency. They did it one game. Now do it for another. And then a third. And a fourth.

Revenge against the Lightning is far from complete. It's only just begun.

Detroit's Expected Lineup


Gustav Nyquist Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larkin
Darren Helm Pavel Datsyuk Brad Richards
Justin Abdelkader Luke Glendening Riley Sheahan
Andreas Athanasiou Joakim Andersson Tomas Tatar


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


Petr Mrazek (starting)
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Jurco, Kyle Quincey

Injuries: Drew Miller, Johan Franzen

Tampa's Expected Lineup


Alex Killorn Tyler Johnson Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat Valtteri Filppula Jonathan Drouin
Cedric Paquette Vladislav Namestnikov Ryan Callahan
Mike Blunden Brian Boyle Erik Condra


Victor Hedman Matt Carle
Jason Garrison Andrej Sustr
Braydon Coburn Nikita Nesterov


Ben Bishop (starting)
Andrei Vasilevskiy


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.