Red Wings vs Edmonton Oilers Morning Skate: TV Schedule, Start Time

When: 5:00 ET

Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit


Radio: WXYT- 97.1 - 1270

Oilers Blog: Copper & Blue

The Detroit Red Wings are in the midst of a four game winless streak. This includes three straight games without points at home. The Wings look to turn things around tonight against the Edmonton Oilers who are coming into town after a 4-3 shootout win last night in Brooklyn.

The beat writers were reporting on Saturday that Jimmy Howard will get the start against the Oilers. Luke Glendening and Niklas Kronwall did not practice, but both seem to be available for tonight's game. There could be some lineup changes announced in the next few hours so stay tuned for updates.

For Edmonton, Zack Kassian and Jesse Puljujarvi were hurt last night and both left the game early, so their statuses are still up in the air. A replacement option would be Anton Slepyshev. If both are injured it is very possible they bring up someone from the AHL. Cam Talbot started last night in Brooklyn. He has started all 11 games this season for Edmonton, so it is very possible he gets the nod on back-to-back nights. Former Red Wing Jonas Gustavsson has only seen 11 minutes of action this season.

Red Wings Expected Lineup


Gustav Nyquist Frans Nielsen Dylan Larkin
Tomas Tatar Henrik Zetterberg Justin Abdelkader
Andreas Athanasiou Darren Helm Riley Sheahan
Steve Ott Luke Glendening Drew Miller


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


Jimmy Howard (starter)
Petr Mrazek

Scratches: Ryan Sproul, Xavier Ouellet

Injuries: Thomas Vanek (mid-lower body injury), Tomas Jurco (back), Johan Franzen (post-concussion syndrome), Joe Vitale (post-concussion syndrome)

Oilers Expected Lineup


Patrick Maroon Connor McDavid Jordan Eberle
Benoit Pouliot Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Jesse Puljujarvi
Milan Lucic Leon Draisaitl Zack Kassian
Anton Lander Mark Letestu Tyler Pitlick


Oscar Klefbom Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera Eric Gryba
Darnell Nurse Matthew Benning


Cam Talbot
Jonas Gustavsson


Game Day Prediction Contest

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Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.

Each correct winning team prediction is worth 1 point. Each correct player of the game prediction is worth 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.