Red Wings @ Blue Jackets: Gameday Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game

With both teams in action last night, not a lot of skating going on today.

But we do know the Red Wings’ starter

Some good info collected from the other side:

Predicted Lineups

Detroit Red Wings

Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Tyler Bertuzzi
Martin Frk - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Justin Abdelkader - Andreas Athanasiou - Evgeny Svechnikov
Luke Witkowski - Luke Glendening - (Not-Luke) Helm

Jonathan Ericsson - Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall - Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser - Nick Jensen

Jared Coreau
Jimmy Howard

Columbus Blue Jackets

Artemi Panarin - Pierre-Luc Dubois- Cam Atkinson
Sonny Milano - Nick Foligno - Oliver Bjorkstrand
Boone Jenner - Alexander Wennberg - Thomas Vanek
Matt Calvert - Brandon Dubinsky - Mark Letestu

Zach Werenski - Seth Jones
Jack Johnson - Ryan Murray
Ian Cole - David Savard

Sergei Bobrovsky
Joonas Korpislao

Keys to the Game

Svechnikov ZZZZZzzzzZZZZzzzzZZZ

Svechnikov didn’t particularly standout in the game against Vegas, for good or for bad reasons.  It’ll be interesting to see how he handles the whirlwind events of getting the call-up and immediate back-to-back games. To start with, his trip to Detroit was a bit eventful as he flew from Ottawa -> Montreal -> Chicago -> Grand Rapids. But oops, his power was out. And double oops, hotels were all booked up. So he got about 2.5 hours of sleep and then drove from Grand Rapids to Detroit for the morning skate.

Then last night the game was not particularly inspiring and he had to take the short, but still annoying, trip to Columbus and has to get himself in the right physical and mental state to play tonight without the benefit of the first game + home “crowd” adrenaline.

Find the middle ground. Find any ground.

We’ve found a bunch of different ways to lose, we’ve give up a lot of goals and scored almost as many goals, we’ve give up a lot of goals and scored none goals, we’ve been boring, we’ve been bad, we’ve tried hard and didn’t get the win. I’m not going to say we have to find a way to win but we should try and identify a strategy that will allow our team to emerge the victors and then execute said strategy.


That game last night really was frustrating and sometimes screaming is healthy.

Let’s Go Red Wings!