Red Wings at Rangers: GDU, Lineups, Keys to the Game
Game Day Updates
#RedWings Howard in starter’s net of course.— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) January 31, 2020
#RedWings Ericsson said he is back in the lineup for first time since breaking his nose Dec. 15 against the #LAKings.— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) January 31, 2020
Based on Detroit Red Wings morning skate at MSG, Jimmy Howard in net tonight against Rangers, Jonathan Ericsson & Frans Nielsen in the lineup.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 31, 2020
Not sure who Ericsson will replace. As of the time this posted, nobody’s posted lines from practice.
Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Filip Zadina
Brendan Perlini - Valtteri Filppula - Robby Fabbri
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Adam Erne
Givani Smith - Christoffer Ehn - Justin Abdelkader
Patrik Nemeth - Filip Hronek
Trevor Daley - Madison Bowey
Dennis Cholowski - Alex Biega
Jonathan Ericsson (will replace one of the above)
Chris Kreider - Mika Zibanejad - Brendan Lemieux
Pavel Buchnevich - Ryan Strome - Jesper Fast
Brett Howden - Filip Chytil - Kaapo Kakko
Micheal Haley - Greg McKegg - Brendan Smith
Brady Skjei - Jacob Trouba
Marc Staal - Anthony DeAngelo
Ryan Lindgren - Adam Fox
Keys to the Game
1. Keep Trying Stuff
Among the things that remain reasons to keep watching has been the tenacity of the Dylan Larkin - Tyler Bertuzzi combination, the aggression by Filip Hronek, and the creativity by Filip Zadina. Continuing to figure out what you can regularly get away with and which kind of gambles are the ones that aren’t worth it is a tough process. Keep working on that learning.
2. Keep Composure
The Wings have talked about and demonstrated a willingness to play rougher and tougher of late. I do like that and want to see that continue. They also need to be aware of where the line is on that and ensure that they’re staying on the right side of it. Being a young group that’s hard to play against and sticks up for each other is good. Being a bunch of petulant goons is bad.
3. Shoot the Damn Puck
More shots more fun!