Red Wings vs Hurricanes: Game Day Updates, Line Combinations, Key Match-ups
Red Wings Lineup
|Justin Abdelkader||Henrik Zetterberg||Dylan Larkin|
|Tomas Tatar||Brad Richards||Tomas Jurco|
|Gustav Nyquist||Riley Sheahan||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Landon Ferraro|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Mike Green|
|Brendan Smith||Jakub Kindl|
|Jimmy Howard (starting)|
Scratches: Joakim Andersson, Alexey Marchenko
Injuries: Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm, Johan Franzen, Danny DeKeyser
No-Man's Land: Daniel Cleary (still trying to find Grand Rapids, but MapQuest sent him on a crazy route)
Power Play Units:
|Brock McGinn||Eric Staal||Kris Versteeg|
|Nathan Gerbe||Jordan Staal||Andrej Nestrasil|
|Jeff Skinner||Victor Rask||Elias Lindholm|
|Joakim Nordstrom||Jay McClement||Chris Terry|
|Ron Hainsey||Justin Faulk|
|John-Michael Liles||Michal Jordan|
|Noah Hanifin||Ryan Murphy|
|Cam Ward (Starting)|
Scratches: Brett Pesce
Injuries: James Wisniewski, Riley Nash, Joakim Nordstrom
Players to Watch:
Tomas Jurco will be playing with Tomas Tatar, and Brad Richards. That line was potent during camp, and exhibition. The 2nd and 3rd lines need to have big games tonight.
The Canes' lineup is a bit different than the last time we saw it. Andrej Nestrasil will be playing 2nd line wing. He's good, but I'm not sure how he matches up against that level of competition. I think all three players on the Canes' 3rd line will be worth keeping an eye on. A lot of talent, and scoring abilities there.
This will be a top-six trench war, I think. The Red Wings have leaned on their first line through the first three games, and will likely continue doing so. The Canes will be rolling out recent call-up Brock McGinn on their first line. Admittedly, I don't know much about this player but nevertheless, it will be his first career NHL game.
The biggest thing is to not come out like you did when we played Carolina last time. They essentially skated circles around us, and throttled our puck possession. You cannot sustainably win games that way, so the Red Wings need to come out like a bat outta hell and show this Carolina team that wasn't the real Red Wings.
Again, we draw Cam Ward in net. We know the story with him last game. He's not a good goalie, and can get rattled extremely easily. Stay out of the penalty box, and throw the puck at the net as much as humanly possible. The Wings had a strong game against Tampa. They're well-rested for tonight and are looking at a back-to-back this weekend.
Reminder for those going to the game tonight! It's Breast Cancer Awareness Night!
Tonight is Breast Cancer Awareness Night at JLA. Wear pink in support if you are coming to the game tonight. Check out the auction items too— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) October 16, 2015