Kings at Red Wings: Gameday Updates, Line Combinations, Key Match-ups

Line Combinations

Red Wings' Lineup


Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larki
Brad Richards Pavel Datsyuk Teemu Pulkkinen
Gus Nyquist Riley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Darren Helm


Niklas Kronwall Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser Jonathan Ericsson
Brendan Smith Alexey Marchenko


Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Brendan Smith (ill), Tomas Jurco (forgot to pick up Blashill's dry cleaning), Joakim Andersson (isn't Teemu Pulkkinen)

Injuries: Kyle Quincey, Brad Richards, Landon Ferraro, Johan Franzen

Power-play units:

  1. Nyquist-Zetterberg- Abdelkader Kronwall-Green
  2. Pulkkinen-Datsyuk-Tatar Larkin-Kindl

Ottawa Senators Lineup


Mike Hoffman Kyle Turris Mark Stone
Matt Puempel Mika Zibanejad Bobby Ryan
Milan Michalek Jean-Gabriel Pageau Alex Chiasson
Curtis Lazar Zack Smith Chris Neil


Marc Methot Erik Karlsson
Patrick Wiercioch Cody Ceci
Mark Borowiecki Chris Wideman


Craig Anderson
Matt O'Connor

Fun Facts!

Red Wings all-time record against Ottawa: 21-12-1-1

Red Wings goals for per game (GF/G) against the Senators: 3.23

Red Wings goals against per game (GA/G) against the Senators: 2.66

Key Match-ups

Glendening Line vs Turris Line

I think it's fair to expect the Wings 4th line to go head-to-head against the Sens top line. I also think it's fair to expect the 4th line to get their faces caved in. This seems to be the game Blashill wants to continue to play. He'll match Glendening up against Turris as much as he can. Of course, Turris is banged up and game time decision. If he doesn't go, the 4th line vs whatever the Sens top line is will still be key.

Red Wings PP vs Senators PK

On Saturday night, the Wings went 1-for-3 against the Bruins league worst PK. Tonight the Wings will face a Senators PK that ranks 29th out of 30. It's another chance to pad the PP stats and score some damn goals. The Wings will need to be better than 1-for-3 though if they want to win the game.