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Game #35: Flames at Red Wings Game Thread

Three games into their five-game Eastern Conference road trip and with just one win to show for it, the Flames take on the struggling Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena tonight.

The Red Wings: Uniting fans of Canadian teams.
The Red Wings: Uniting fans of Canadian teams.
Derek Leung


Next Game

Calgary Flames
@ Detroit Red Wings

Thursday, Dec 19, 2013, 5:30 PM MST
Joe Louis Arena

The Opposition:

Winging it in Motown

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The Red Wings have lost six games in a row and are missing starting goalie Jimmy Howard as well as six of their top nine forwards and defenceman Danny DeKeyser. That is ridiculous.

The Flames have lost two straight versus the Rangers and Bruins, but are perhaps the healthiest they've been all season with the exception of Dennis Wideman's broken hand.

So something interesting is probably going to happen tonight.

Projected Lines and Pairings:

Detroit:

Jurco-Datsyuk-Alfredsson

Miller-Andersson-Tatar

Cleary-Glendenning-Eaves

Bertuzzi-Sheahan-Tootoo

Kronwall-Ericsson

Quincey-Smith

Lashoff-Kindl

Gustavsson

Man, the Wings sure could use Jiri Hudler tonight.

Flames:

Glencross-Stajan-Stempniak

Cammalleri-Backlund-D. Jones

Byron-Monahan-Hudler

Bouma-Colborne-McGrattan

Russell-Brodie

Giordano-Smid

Butler-O'Brien

Ramo

T.J. Galiardi, Blair Jones and Chris Breen are healthy scratches for the Flames. Mikael Samuelsson is a healthy scratch for the Wings, somehow.

Go Flames!