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 again...no 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 NHL.com:
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
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
Scratched: Dan Cleary, Brian Lashoff.
Injured: Jakub Kindl (elbow), Tomas Jurco (back), Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder), Johan Franzen (head), Jimmy Howard (groin).