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Red Wings at Devils: GDU, Lineups, Keys to the Game

Game Day Updates




Tyler BertuzziDylan LarkinAnthony Mantha
Robby FabbriValtteri FilppulaAndreas Athanasiou
Taro HiroseFrans NielsenBrendan Perlini
Christoffer Ehn – Luke GlendeningAdam Erne


Dennis Cholowski – Filip Hronek
Jonathan EricssonMadison Bowey
Alex Biega – Dylan McIlrath


Jonathan Bernier
Jimmy Howard

New Jersey


Taylor Hall – Nico Hischier – Kyle Palmieri
Jesper Boqvist – Jack Hughes – Wayne Simmonds
Blake Coleman – Travis Zajac – Nikita Gusev
Miles Wood – Pavel Zacha – Jesper Bratt


Andy Greene – Damon Severson
Will Butcher – P.K. Subban
Mirco Mueller – Sami Vatanen


Louis Domingue
Mackenzie Blackwood

Keys to the Game

1.  Test Domingue Early and Often

The New Jersey goaltender is making his starting debut for the Devils. He did get a taste of NHL action in a relief appearance last night making 5 saves coming into the game in the 3rd period after Pittsburgh had put four behind Blackwood. Domingue has previous experience at the NHL level getting 26 starts for Tampa Bay last season going 21-5-0 with a 2.88 GAA and .908 SV%. Those numbers are respectable but this is his first start this season and he hasn’t really faced NHL shooters in a game situation in months. The Red Wings need to exploit the backup netminder and get some goal support to give Bernier some breathing room to get a win.

2. Pounce On a Tired Group

New Jersey comes into the game fresh off a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh last night. Expect the Devils to come out swinging following two consecutive big losses. But with the quick turnaround they’ll likely be a tired group. The Wings need to take advantage of the extra day of rest they’ve had and get the tempo of the game up to a high pace and force the Devils to try and keep up. This could be one of the rare instances that an end to end game may actually favour Detroit.

3. Young Guns Must Continue to Drive the Bus

The hot hands right now belong to Tyler Bertuzzi, Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou, Robby Fabbri, and Filip Hronek. Assuming Dylan Larkin gets back on track in short order, this young core is responsible for carrying the load for this squad. They’ve done an admirable job so far each getting hot at various times. But given the rest of the roster, there’s no expectation that any further help is on the way. Combine that with the fact that the Wings have given up 3 or more goals in every game except for two in November and there’s no leeway for this group to let up.

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