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Game Preview / Gamethread #55: Canucks vs Wings

February 15, 2024
- Westy

RED WINGS (27-19-6) at CANUCKS (36-12-6)

10 p.m. ET; TVAS, SNP, BSDET

Didn't we just play these guys? Gotta love the schedule maker and their sense of humor. But as they say, revenge is a dish best served cold...and quickly. I added the last part. Giving up an early goal and then blowing a 2 goal lead to the Wings should be a motivator tonight. The possible addition of Flying Phil Kessel should also be motivation to the bottom line. There has been lots of discussion as to what Phil brings to the table besides Stanley Cup experience. Would you trust him to play top 6 minutes? Would you trust him on the fourth line to grind it out? He definitely is not going on the third don't mess with that line. I'm not sure you need to sign a guy just to have him for practices.

No Joshua tonight so Aman is back into the lineup and Miky might get a goal with the mythical third line.

Red Wings projected lineup

Alex Debrincat -- Dylan Larkin -- Lucas Raymond

David Perron -- J.T. Compher -- Patrick Kane

Michael Rasmussen -- Andrew Copp -- Christian Fischer

Klim Kostin -- Joe Veleno -- Daniel Sprong

Jake Walman -- Moritz Seider

Ben Chiarot -- Jeff Petry

Olli Maatta -- Shayne Gostisbehere

Alex Lyon

James Reimer

Scratched: Robby Fabbri, Justin Holl

Injured: Ville Husso (lower body)

Canucks projected lineup

Pius Suter -- J.T. Miller -- Brock Boeser

Nils Hoglander -- Elias Lindholm -- Elias Pettersson

Ilya Mikheyev -- Teddy Blueger -- Conor Garland

Phillip Di Giuseppe -- Nils Aman -- Sam Lafferty

Quinn Hughes -- Filip Hronek

Nikita Zadorov -- Tyler Myers

Ian Cole -- Noah Juulsen

Thatcher Demko

Casey DeSmith

Scratched: Jett Woo, Mark Friedman

Injured: Dakota Joshua (upper body), Carson Soucy (hand)

Status report

Husso, a goalie, is week to week after leaving at 8:48 of the first period during an 8-4 loss at the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. … Fabbri, a forward, remains away from the team after the birth of his first child on Wednesday but is expected to rejoin the Red Wings in time to play at the Calgary Flames on Saturday. … Joshua, a forward, will not play after being injured in a fight in the third period of a 4-2 win at the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday; coach Rick Tocchet said the extent of the injury and timeline wouldn't be known until after a meeting with doctors later Thursday. … Zadorov returns after serving a two-game suspension for a high hit on Raymond during a 4-3 overtime loss at Detroit on Saturday. ... Demko will make his 15th start in 19 games.

Game Day Battle Hymn

Good beat....gets the blood pumping....toes tapping....maybe has a message. ELO might have some of things with this song.

A loss would bring me, Canucks, don't do that.

Go Canucks Go!


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