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.
Right back at it in Columbus. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/RYkxjTx4PA— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 9, 2018
But we do know the Red Wings’ starter
Jared Coreau starts tonight— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) March 9, 2018
A few have asked … #CBJ coach John Tortorella said on Thursday that G Sergei Bobrovsky would be back in nets tonight against #RedWings.— Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) March 9, 2018
No morning skate for the boys today. Media availability starts around 4:30 p.m.
Some good info collected from the other side:
Morning #CBJ reads:@treed1919 on the coach who’s helping Werenski’s resurgence https://t.co/Wn8GSOfm14@Aportzline on last night’s W & Vanek back on the scoresheet https://t.co/mKgDlLxPt0— Alison (@AlisonL) March 9, 2018
My article on some momentum turning points and how #CBJ respond https://t.co/PuvIdqN6Ha
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
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
Keys to the Game
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!