Jeff Blashill said Bobby Ryan (injured) is out tonight for Red Wings vs. Stars. Hope is he’s available Saturday.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) March 18, 2021
Obligatory: Hope is not a strategy.
Blashill just finished up his media chat….Ryan will not play, continues to be day to day. As for Bertuzzi (upper body), not close to returning, still. #RedWings
— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) March 18, 2021
Jake Oettinger in net tonight, Rick Bowness said.
— Matthew DeFranks (@MDeFranks) March 18, 2021
Fabbri – Larkin – Mantha
Zadina – Namestnikov – Gagner
Rasmussen – Svechnikov
Helm – Glendening – Erne
DeKeyser – Hronek
Staal – Merrill
Djoos – Nemeth
Benn – Pavelski – Radulov
Robertson – Dickinson – Gurianov
Cogliano – Faksa – Comeau
Caamano – Gardner – Kiviranta
Lindell – Klingberg
Oleksiak – Heiskanen
Hanley – Sekera
Come out Flying
Dylan Larkin was all over the ice last game, and it made a major difference. He’s come on lately, and has played much better than earlier in the season. It seems likely that he wasn’t 100% even after sitting out a few games, but he looks back to what we’ve been used to now.
Take the Shot
Detroit has some forwards with fantastic shots, and sometimes they are too unselfish. Both Anthony Mantha and Filip Zadina have passed up opportunities recently where they could have shot, even though both are playing well overall. It comes from a good place (trying to be unselfish), but goal scorers gotta shoot.
Let’s Have Fun
I’m referring to the fans, not the players, although they could have fun too. Last game was fun. It’s nice to have fun games and not games we have to suffer through. I’d rather win, but even if we lose, a game that was as entertaining as last time is fine by me.