Red Wings vs. Blackhawks — Gameday Updates, Projected Lineups and Keys to the Game
#ReverseRetro sweaters hit the ice TONIGHT!@Hyundai | NBCSN | @WGNRadio pic.twitter.com/ADfFCgHDHt— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) February 28, 2021
UPDATE: Defenseman Alex Biega has been recalled from the #RedWings taxi squad. pic.twitter.com/JQRHPI6r9e— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 28, 2021
Will Biega be in the lineup? Not sure as of now.
Kevin Lankinen will start tonight vs. Detroit.— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) February 28, 2021
No other lineup changes. #Blackhawks
Detroit Red Wings
Bobby Ryan — Robby Fabbri — Anthony Mantha
Filip Zadina — Vladislav Namestnikov — Sam Gagner
Darren Helm — Luke Glendening — Adam Erne
Frans Nielsen — Valtteri Filppula — Evgeny Svechnikov
Dan DeKeyser — Filip Hronek
Marc Staal — Jon Merrill
Christian Djoos — Patrik Nemeth
Alex DeBrincat — Pius Suter — Patrick Kane
Brandon Hagel — Lucas Wallmark — Dominik Kubalik
Philipp Kurashev — Carl Soderberg — Mattias Janmark
Matthew Highmore — David Kampf — Ryan Carpenter
Duncan Keith — Ian Mitchell
Connor Murphy — Nikita Zadorov
Calvin de Haan — Adam Boqvist
Keys to the Game
- Follow up on the last two games. The last two games have been so much better than the ones that precede them. Incredible that putting a young player into the lineup with a lot to prove led to more energy.
- Don’t let Chicago’s stars shine. We saw how quickly Alex Debrincat can turn a chance into a goal. Detroit did a good job overall of shutting down Chicago’s offense, but momentary lapses could be the difference in a close game.
- Picking up the slack. Obviously Dylan Larkin hasn’t scored as much as the team would have liked so far, but he is often one of the top players on the ice even so. Detroit did a good job making up for that last night, they need to do that again.