Red Wings vs Capitals: Gameday Updates, Line Combinations, Key Match-ups

Line Combinations

Red Wings' Lineup


Dylan Larkin Henrik Zetterberg Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar Riley Sheahan Gustav Nyquist
Joakim Andersson Andreas Athanasiou Teemu Pulkkinen
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Darren Helm


Niklas Kronwall Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser Jonathan Ericsson
Jakub Kindl Alexey Marchenko


Petr Mrazek (Starting)
Jimmy Howard

Scratches: Tomas Jurco, Brendan Smith

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

Power-play units:

  1. Green, Nyquist, Zetterberg, Kronwall, Abdelkader (net-front)
  2. Tatar, Sheahan (net-front), Pulkkinen, Kindl, Larkin

Washington's Lineup


Alex Ovechkin Evgeny Kuznetsov T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson Nicklas Backstrom Andre Burakovsky
Jason Chimera Michael Latta Justin Williams
Brooks Laich Chandler Stephenson Tom Wilson


Brooks Orpik John Carlson
Karl Alzner Matt Niskanen
Dmitri Orlov Nate Schmidt


Braden Holtby
Philipp Grubauer

Fun Facts!

Red Wings all-time record against Washington: 47-42-16-2

Red Wings goals for per game (GF/G) against Washington: 3.25

Red Wings goals against per game (GA/G) against Washington: 3.29

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Key Match-ups

Red Wings vs. Alexander Ovechkin

We all know who Ovechkin is. He's in the upper-echelon of all-time goal-scorers, and he has a chance to become tops in terms of Russian goal-scorers in front of the man who currently holds the record with his next goal. He's a damn freak of nature, and will be hell-on-wheels tonight. Stop Ovechkin, and you can stop the Capitals.

Mike Green vs. His Old Team

Just going with the narrative here. Mike Green played with Washington for a decade, and now he's with the Red Wings. It would be pretty cool to see him rip a power-play goal tonight.

Update on Pavel Datsuk (keep your fingers crossed):