Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs: Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game




Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Anthony Mantha
Luke Glendening - Andreas Athanasiou - Taro Hirose
Christoffer Ehn - Valtteri Filppula - Adam Erne
Darren Helm - Jacob de la Rose - Justin Abdelkader

Danny DeKeyser - Alex Biega
Patrik Nemeth - Mike Green
Dennis Cholowski - Madison Bowey

Jimmy Howard
Jonathan Bernier


Andreas Johnsson - Auston Matthews - William Nylander
Kasperi Kapanen - John Tavares - Mitch Marner
Ilya Mikheyev - Alexander Kerfoot - Trevor Moore
Dmytro Timashov - Nick Shore - Frederik Gauthier

Morgan Rielly - Cody Ceci
Jake Muzzin - Tyson Barrie
Rasmus Sandin - Justin Holl

Frederik Andersen
Michael Hutchinson

Keys to the Game

The Elite and Most Radiant Sons of Detroit

We have Mantha (Hustle), Larkin (Heart), and Bertuzzi (GRIT) bringing all the important tangibles and intangibles together as an elite top line. They’ve been on a roll and show no signs of slowing down. They’re cranky pants about everyone writing this team off, which gives them the chip on their shoulder that keeps the fire going even when everyone else is playing Not Good™.

Larkin is going to score tonight.

Everybody else

We won in Montreal because the other three lines started rolling. Specifically, Erne has stumbled a bit at times, but he seems to be fitting in very well and de la Rose looks like he’s also found his stride. The return of Andreas Athanasiou is a huge gain for our second line and having shaken off the rust in Montreal we should see him up to his usual speedy goal scoring antics tonight.

And you know what, good work Danny DeKeyser on being pretty decent so far. This is his year!

Cheer louder than the Leafs fans YOU COWARDS

I’m not saying the arena has to be full, I’m just saying Leafs fans always show up and are always rowdy. Don’t let them bring that filth in our house.