Morning Skate: Maple Leafs at Red Wings
7:00p ET, Joe Louis Arena
TV: Fox Sports Detroit, NHL Network & CBC
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
Leafs Blogs: Pension Plan Puppets
The Red Wings won a great game in Toronto last night. These teams play again tonight. It probably won't be as easy of a game for the Wings. Johan Franzen might be out with leg spasms. He went hard into the boards after scoring his 2nd goal of the night. If Mule is out, Justin Abdelkader moves to the top line and Stephen Weiss will make his season debut.
Read the rest of this post and then go here immediately so we can all laugh at Phil Kessel some more!
The Expected Lineups
|Gustav Nyquist||Henrik Zetterberg||Johan Franzen|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Jurco|
|Justin Abdelkader||Darren Helm||Andrej Nestrasil|
|Joakim Andersson||Luke Glendening||Drew Miller|
|Niklas Kronwall||Brendan Smith|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Jakub Kindl|
|Jonas Gustavsson (starting)|
Scratches: Daniel Cleary, Stephen Weiss & Brian Lashoff
Injuries: Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder)
|James van Riemsdyk||Tyler Bozak||Phil Kessel|
|Joffrey Lupol||Nazem Kadri||Daniel Winnik|
|Leo Komarov||Mike Santorelli||David Clarkson|
|Not Brandon Kozun||Peter Holland||Richard Panik|
|Dion Phaneuf||Cody Franson|
|Roman Polak||Stuart Percy|
|Morgan Rielly||Jake Gardiner|
|Joanthan Bernier (starting)|
Bullets of Knowledge
- The Red Wings are 278-273-93-4 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time in the regular season against the Maple Leafs.
- Here are the responses I got from family & friends about Phil Kessel's profession: pipefitter, hot dog eating contestant, gynecologist, preschool teacher, anger management and drinking.
- Gustavsson has only faced the Leafs once. It occurred last season and he allowed 4 goals on 23 shots. The Wings won the game in a shootout./