Red Wings vs Panthers: Gameday Updates, line combinations, key match-ups
First things first:
.@pmrazek34 first goalie off at morning skate. #RedWings #FLAvsDET— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 8, 2016
Yeah, that's the good stuff. Keep it coming...
green out, groin. day to day. kindl in.— gregg krupa (@greggkrupa) February 8, 2016
No, that's not.... no.
Without more info from the diggers, I'm kind of guessing at the pairings. I wouldn't be surprised to see Smith-Marchenko as a group and then Ericsson-Kindl, but I'm not entirely sure about that. If we get more updates, we'll be sure to send 'em your way.
Red Wings Lineup
|Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk||Justin Abdelkader|
|Darren Helm||Brad Richards||Dylan Larkin|
|Gus Nyquist||Andreas Athanasiou||Tomas Tatar|
|Luke Glendening||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Jurco|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Jakub Kindl|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Alexey Marchenko|
Scratches: Teemu Pulkkinen, Joakim Andersson
Injuries: Johan Franzen (super-long), Drew Miller (pretty long), Niklas Kronwall (kinda long), Mike Green (day-to-day)
- Larkin-Zetterberg-Nyquist-Abdelkader (net front)-DeKeyser
- Tatar-Datsyuk-Helm (net front)-Richards-Smith
|Jonathan Huberdeau||Aleksander Barkov||Jaromir Jagr|
|Jussi Jokinen||Vincent Trocheck||Reilly Smith|
|Brandon Pirri||Nick Bjugstad||Logan Shaw|
|Quinton Howden||Derek MacKenzie||Corban Knight|
|Dmitry Kulikov||Aaron Ekblad|
|Brian Campbell||Alex Petrovic|
|Steve Kampfer||Brent Regner|
Al Montoya first off the ice, looks like he starts for #FlaPanthers v #RedWings w/ Luongo at #Sabres tomorrow.— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) February 8, 2016
Eric Gudbrandson didn't play the Panthers' last game with an upper-body injury. He's considered a gametime decision right now
Red Wings all-time record against Florida: 17-6-5-6 (W-L-T-OTL)
Taco cat spelled backwards is "taco cat"
Horseshoe crabs have blue blood, making them the royalty of bottom-dwelling mudsuckers
Red Wings versus Bad Red Wings
I don't want to take credit away from the Atlantic Division-leading Florida Panthers and their run of wins that are either a little bit luckier than they should be or are created by a magic elixir that no other hockey team has been able to legitimately sustain for too long, but the last soul-crushing loss to the Panthers came with the Wings playing back-to-back. This is what they like to call a "statement game."
Jonathan Ericsson versus Jaromir Jagr
I know it's terrifying, but Ericsson has been known to occasionally rise to such matchups. Being the biggest guy on the Wings' blueline trying to contain a big powerful forward is supposed to be Ericsson's bailiwick. Riggy has to keep him away from the dangerous areas of the ice and he has to anchor the PK better than last time. It's a big challenge for a big guy.