Wings @ Canes - Updates, Lineups, Keys to the Game

The Wings’ skate at PNC was optional.  Larkin did take part and is still expected to play.

Detroit Red Wings

Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Darren Helm
Andreas Athanasiou - Valtteri Filppula - Anthony Mantha
Taro Hirose - Frans Nielsen - Brandon Perlini
Justin Abdelkader - Jacob de la Rose - Adam Erne

Patrik Nemeth - Filip Hronek
Joe Hicketts - Mike Green
Trevor Daley - Madison Bowey
Jimmy Howard
Jonathan Bernier

Carolina Hurricanes

Nino Niederreiter - Jordan Staal - Teuvo Teravainen
Andrei Svechnikov - Sebastian Aho - Warren Foegele
Ryan Dzingel - Erik Haula - Martin Necas
Brock McGinn - Lucas Wallmark - Brian Gibbons

Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Jake Gardiner - Brett Pesce
Joel Edmundson - Trevor van Riemsdyk

Petr Mrazek
James Reimer

Keys to the Game

Party Poopers

The best thing you can be if you can’t be a Champion is the Anti-Champion. Whatever games we win, let’s make them count. We don’t want points against teams we don’t care about, let’s hoard our victories and save them for teams who are really good or who we really hate. Unfortunately, it’s kind of hard to hate Carolina even for the fiercest Mrazek-haters, but luckily they are good and are having fun and we can work with that to fuel our Detroit Trap Energy.

Brendan Perlini

He seems to have a great attitude and is looking forward to getting the chance to play at all. He only played one game for the Blackhawks this year and we’re offering him a fresh start. In return, we’re hoping he becomes an impact player where our middle lines have been [fart noise]. Fans were a bit “huh?” about seeing him on a line with Taro and Frans at practice yesterday, but we all know how the Blash Bingo Wheel spins and he may audition with all kinds of linemates in the next week. Or even by the end of the first period.

Break the Curse

Keep the faith and blieve that the Snakebite Curse on Andreas Athanasiou will soon be lifted. Lightning is the superior weather phenomenon (phenomena?) and tonight he WILL prove it.

Here’s my idea for a curse breaking ritual, I’ve never tried it but it’s guaranteed to work:

  1. Take off shoes and/or put on socks
  2. Shuffle across a carpeted surface
  3. Touch something metal
  4. Repeat this process if there isn’t a good zap
  5. Dramatically state: “The electric charges have been balanced, so too must the universe. Light the Lamp.”

Let’s Go Red Wings!