Red Wings at Hurricanes: GDU, Lineups, Keys to the Game

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Game Day Updates

Cool.

Finally, not strictly gameday-related but I wanted to share this news:

Lineups

Detroit

Forwards
Evgeny Svechnikov – Dylan Larkin – Filip Zadina
Vatteri Filppula – Michael Rasmussen – Anthony Mantha
Givani Smith – Vadislav Namestnikov – Frans Nielsen
Darren Helm – Luke Glendening – Adam Erne

Defense
Danny DeKeyser – Filip Hronek
Marc Staal – Troy Stecher
Christian Djoos – Jon Merrill

Goalies
Jonathan Bernier
Thomas Greiss

Hurricanes

Forwards
Andrei Svechnikov – Sebastian Aho – Jesper Fast
Nido Niederreiter – Vincent Trocheck – Martin Necas
Jordan Martinook – Jordan Staal – Warren Foegele
Cedric Paquette – Steven Lorentz – Morgan Geekie

Defense
Jaccob Slavin – Dougie Hamilton
Brady Skjei – Brett Pesce
Jake Gardiner – Jake Bean

Goalies
Petr Mrazek
Alex Nedeljkovic

1. Don’t Hurt the Trade Assets

Take this both ways – Don’t anybody get hurt and everybody play a good game. I’m more worried about the long-term implications of Monday’s trade deadline than I am in the outcome of this specific game.

2. Play More to Win for Each Other than Stand Up for Each Other

It’s a fine line between a team coming together and playing a well-structured game in which they also don’t take any shit from the other team. We’ve seen hints of that of late. We’ve also seen hints of a team that can get a little too worried about “defending their honor” or whatever else you want to call it and getting their asses kicked where it matters just so they can skate into the locker room with the idea that “well at least they didn’t also bully us.”

3. Support the Goalie

Both ends of the ice this time. Score a lot and don’t allow many chances.

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