Red Wings at Blue Jackets: GDU, Lineups, Key to the Game

Game Day Updates

I feel a little irritation every day, Dennis.  I got you.

With no skate I’m just going to guess that Cholowski is feeling happier and will be in. If (when) I’m proven wrong, we’ll let you know. [Update: the Wings tweeted out an anticipated lineup that’s the same as last night’s, so Bowey in for Cholowski]

The Jackets also didn’t skate this morning because they’re all super excited about the hockey analytics conference they’re hosting this weekend (waves in the direction of Peter & Prashanth).



Robby Fabbri - Dylan Larkin - Darren Helm
Tyler Bertuzzi - Valtteri Filppula -  Justin Abdelkader
Andreas Athanasiou - Luke Glendening - Taro Hirose
Givani Smith - Christoffer Ehn - Adam Erne

Madison Bowey - Filip Hronek
Patrik Nemeth- Alex Biega
Trevor Daley  - Gustav Lindstrom

Jonathan Bernier
Jimmy Howard



Nick Foligno - Pierre-Luc Dubois - Oliver Bjorkstrand
Gustav Nyquist - Boone Jenner - Cam Atkinson
Sonny Milano - Riley Nash - Emil Bemstrom
Nathan Gerbe - Ryan MacInnis - Eric Robinson


Zach Werenski - Seth Jones
Vladislav Gavrikov - David Savard
Markus Nutivaara - Scott Harrington


Elvis Merzlikins
Matiss Kivlenieks

Keys to the Game

Keep up the structure

Going from the Sabres to the Jackets is going to be a bit of a step up in terms of overall team comportment. The Wings were able to limit their breakdowns (and still found a way to give up three goals). Have to be even tighter than that.

Don’t go on the power play

I know they score more than they allowed on Thursday but I’m not looking forward to Gustav Nyquist scoring shorthanded against us.

Score on a breakaway

Just once, please?