Detroit Red Wings (13-13-4 30pts) v. Washington Capitals (17-9-3 37pts)
Time: 730p EST
Station: NBC Sports Washington and NBC Sports Network
The Detroit Red Wings come to town to see if theyncan avenge their loss to the Washington Capitals on November 23rd. The Capitals will look to continue their winning ways as they get TJ Oshie back from a concussion that had him miss 11 straight games, while the Red Wings will be playing in the second game of their back to back.
Detroit Red Wings:
Gustav Nyquist — Dylan Larkin — Justin Abdelkader
Thomas Vanek — Frans Nielsen — Andreas Athanasiou
Tyler Bertuzzi — Luke Glendening — Michael Rasmussen
Martin Frk — Christoffer Ehn — Jacob de la Rose
Jonathan Ericsson — Nick Jensen
Niklas Kronwall — Mike Green
Trevor Daley — Dennis Cholowski
Scratched: Wade Megan, Luke Witkowski
Injured: Evgeny Svechnikov (knee surgery), Darren Helm (upper body), Anthony Mantha (hand), Danny DeKeyser (hand)
Keys to the Game:
1. Marathon, Not a Sprint
For the Red Wings they will be coming into today’s game having played the night before and will have some weary legs. If the Red Wings can pace themselves and control the game to a pace of their liking, it will be a great benefit to them against a rested Capitals team.
Keys to the Game:
1. Get the Jump on the Wings
The Red Wings will be playing their second game of a back to back and will have some weary legs. The Capitals need to get the jump on the Wings and get a quick start out of the gate.
2. Play full 60 minutes
Couple nights ago in Columbus the Capitals played an almost complete 60 minute game in their shut out victory. If the Capitals can replicate that performance and build upon it, this will be a good game for the Capitals.
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