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How many Cups do YOU have?

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They call it "Motor City", but as someone who enters Bridgestone Arena through the Nissan entrance, up the escalator to my seats on the Acura Level overlooking the Lexus Lounge while listening to the Ford Keys to the Game, I'm not so sure they can claim that title anymore. But they DO have more Cups than you, in case you weren't aware. It's the second night of a back-to-back, but the NHL preview has Hutton starting morning skate today, so we'll see if that happens soon enough. Also, Anthony Bitetto has been called up from Milwaukee for the first time in his career, so congrats to him!

Projected lineups via

Filip Forsberg – Mike Ribeiro – Craig Smith

Colin Wilson – Mike Fisher – James Neal

Matt Cullen – Calle Jarnkrok – Olli Jokinen

Gabriel Bourque – Paul Gaustad – Taylor Beck

Roman Josi – Shea Weber

Mattias Ekholm – Seth Jones

Anton Volchenkov – Victor Bartley

Carter Hutton

Marek Mazanec

Scratched: Viktor Stalberg, Anthony Bitetto.

Injured: Pekka Rinne (sprained knee), Ryan Ellis (lower body), Eric Nystrom (upper body)


Henrik Zetterberg - Pavel Datsyuk - Justin Abdelkader

Gustav Nyquist - Riley Sheahan - Tomas Tatar

Stephen Weiss - Darren Helm - Teemu Pulkkinen

Drew Miller - Luke Glendening - Joakim Andersson

Jonathan Ericsson - Niklas Kronwall

Kyle Quincey - Danny DeKeyser

Brendan Smith - Xavier Ouellet

Petr Mrazek

Tom McCollum

Scratched: Dan Cleary, Brian Lashoff.

Injured: Jakub Kindl (elbow), Tomas Jurco (back), Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder), Johan Franzen (head), Jimmy Howard (groin).