Morning Skate: Red Wings vs Blue Jackets
7:00p ET, Nationwide Arena
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
Blue Jackets Blogs: The Cannon
Detroit comes into tonight being 4-3-3 in their last 10 games. That's not very good. Even though they pulled off an impressive performance against Chicago, they came back and shit the bed against Montreal. Tonight is a great chance to take advantage of a team who is hurting from injuries, and come out with a couple of points.
The Red Wings need to score more. It seems like they could score whenever they wanted against Chicago, and the exact opposite against Montreal. It's pretty simple.. Start winning more, or find yourselves playing catch-up in the standings. I believe they can do it. I know that they will. Let's score some goals.
The Expected Lineups
|Gustav Nyquist||Henrik Zetterberg||Johan Franzen|
|Tomas Jurco||Pavel Datsyuk (?)||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Darren Helm|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Joakim Andersson|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brian Lashoff||Brendan Smith|
|Jimmy Howard (starting)|
Scratches: Daniel Cleary, & Jakub Kindl
Injuries: Stephen Weiss (groin), Pavel Datsyuk (groin) (This could change. But as of right now, we don't know)
|Brian Gibbons||Ryan Johansen||Nick Foligno|
|Scott Hartnell||Boone Jenner||Cam Atkinson|
|Adam Cracknell||Artem Anisimov||Alexander Wennberg|
|Corey Tropp||Michael Chaput||Jared Boll|
|Jack Johnson||Dalton Prout|
|Jordan Leopold||David Savard|
|Tim Erixon||James Wisniewski|
|Sergei Bobrovsky (starting)|
Player to Fear: Ryan Johansen. He is one of the latest up-and-comers in the NHL. The kid is quick, and skilled. He can go head-to-head with any center in the league. Yes, even Luke Glendening.
X-Factor: Sergei Bobrovsky. Bob is a fantastic goalie, and can steal a game on any given night.
Familiar Faces: Scott Hartnell. Fuck that guy.
Stuff to think about:
- The Red Wings are 55-25-1 all-time in the regular season against the Columbus Blue Jacket.
- Henrik Zetterberg has 48 career points against CBJ.
- The Red Wings need to win this game.
Reasons to absolutely loathe the Blue Jackets:
#CBJ go for three straight tomorrow & we're pretty cool with that pic.twitter.com/EHOjPdcM5R— NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) November 17, 2014
.@taylorswift13 your thoughts plz the skaters gonna skate skate skate skate skate / the jackets got a power play play play play play— NHL Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) November 6, 2014