Morning Skate: Red Wings at Devils

Game 23

7:00p ET, Prudential Center

Newark, NJ

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Devils Blogs: In Lou We Trust

Happy day after Thanksgiving! You know what's perfect for the day after eating (probably) way too much yummy food? Watching Hockey! The Wings traveled to New Jersey yesterday morning and are (hopefully) ready to not only shout at the Devil(s) but sweep the ice with them and make them feel like losers.

The Wings have had four 2-game win streaks this year but not a 3-game win streak. Will they do it tonight? Pavel Datsyuk is back and doesn't look like he's missed a beat, Stephen Weiss is on fire (figuratively, his groin isn't on fire), Tomas Jurco is heating up despite playing on the 4th line and not getting much ice time, Jimmy Howard is pretty good, the kids are alright, and *deep breathe* I think the Wings should win this game.

There's been no update on lines since Wednesday night, so we'll assume the same lines until we hear otherwise

Update: Mrazek will start tonight

The Expected Lineups (subject to change... Duh)


Gustav Nyquist Henrik Zetterberg Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar Riley Sheahan Johan Franzen
Pavel Datsyuk Darren Helm Stephen Weiss
Tomas Jurco Luke Glendening Drew Miller


Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Xavier Ouellet Jakub Kindl


Jimmy Howard (starting)
Petr Mrazek

Scratches: Brian Lashoff & Daniel Cleary

Injuries: Brendan Smith (hand infection) & Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder)


Mike Cammalleri Travis Zajac Jaromir Jagr
Adam Henrique Patrik Elias Martin Havlat
Tuomo Ruutu Jacob Josefson Michael Ryder
Dainus Zubrus Stephen Gionta Steve Bernier


Andy Greene Damon Severson
Peter Harrold Marek Zidlicky
Adam Larsson Seth Helgeson


Cory Schneider (starting)
Scott Clemmensen

9-10-3 (21 pts; 6th in East WC) Record 12-5-5 (29 pts; 3rd in Atlantic)
2.36 (25th in NHL) Goals Per Game 2.91 (7th in NHL)
2.77 (21st) Goals Against Per Game 2.32 (9th)
20.0% (13th) Power Play % 20.2% (11th)
74.7% (26th) Penalty Kill % 88.6% (1st)
Mike Cammalleri (8 goals) Goal Leader Gustav Nyquist (10)
Jaromir Jagr (13 points) Points Leader Henrik Zetterberg (19 points)

  • The Red Wings are 43-36-1-1 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time in the regular season against the New Jersey Devils.
  • Last 10 Games: Detroit 6-2-2, New Jersey 3-6-1
  • Howard is 2-2-0 with a 2.27 GAA and .901 SV% in 4 career games against the Devils./
Let's Go Red Wings!!!