Morning Skate: Red Wings @ Penguins, Predicted Lineups, How to Watch

Time: 1:00pm ET

Place: PPG Paints Arena


Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM

Penguins Blog: Pensburgh

Welcome back! Hope you all had a terrible bye week and now appreciate how much you enjoy the constant emotional trauma that is Red Wings hockey.

The big news out of Pittsburgh yesterday was that Matt Murray is out attending to a personal family matter with no timetable for his return. We will be facing Tristan Jarry, backed up by Casey DeSmith who was called up again from Wilkes-Barre.  The Pens haven’t had a great season so far, but they’ll be looking to come back from bye week energized and ready to work their way into the playoffs.  Knowing us, Jarry will have the game of his life with a 40 save shutout.

Good news, Jimmy is back and ready for action as we enter what’s going to be a tough second half of the season. But, the Wings just can’t help themselves, they’re feeling a little optimistic after a fairly good stretch of games at home and would love nothing more than to slide into a wildcard spot. That’s highly unlikely, but it isn’t out of the question for the Red Wings to get close to the playoffs and make themselves worse losers in the draft lottery. Trust the process.

Even #TeamTank shouldn’t mind two points if we get them against the Pens, hold that grudge forever. It’s the Red Wings way. Speaking of grudges, tomorrow we’re off to Chicago for another early afternoon game, so make sure to save some rage, whining, and eye rolling for them.

Because not only is it Chicago, it’s Chicago on NBC. Pace yourselves.

Let’s Go Red Wings!

Red Wings Projected Lines

Nyquist - Zetterberg - Bertuzzi
Tatar - Larkin - Athanasiou
Helm - Nielsen - Abdelkader
Frk - Mantha

Ericsson - Daley
DeKeyser - Green
Kronwall - Jensen


Penguins Projected Line Up

Simon - Crosby - Sprong
Hagelin - Malkin - Hornqvist
Sheary - Guentzel - Kessel
Kuhnhackl - Sheahan - Reaves

Dumoulin - Letang
Maatta - Schultz
Hunwick - Oleksiak



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.

First off, if you don't have an SBN Username, make one! We'd love to have you, plus it's much easier to track your predictions season-long. Then make your guess on the winning team, final score, and who the Red Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated. 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. Only one submission per person, please. The Red Wings 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 3 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct, you'll receive 15 points.

Good luck!