As of right now we dont have him in the lineup, but the mere possibility of Biega taking Andreas Liljas old number against the Ducks gives me the ol orange-juice-and-toothpaste taste in my mouth.
Red Wings Madison Bowey excited about chance to get into lineup
#RedWings power play units:1. Bertuzzi (net front), Larkin (slot), Hirose-Mantha (half walls), Cholowski (point).2. Erne (net front), Filppula (slot), Hronek-Athanasiou (half walls), Green (point).
Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks: Time, TV, game info
Brothers in hockey: Ryan Miller and Drew Miller together back home in Detroit. pic.twitter.com/SI9oMVHAAO
The big question is whether well have SuperMantha versus the Ducks own man of Steel tonight. Were currently showing he wont be in as hes been injured, but well see!
Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Anthony ManthaTaro Hirose – Andreas Athanasiou – Luke GlendeningValtteri Filppula – Christoffer Ehn – Adam ErneDarren Helm – Jacob de la Rose – Justin Abdelkader
Nick Ritchie – Ryan Getzlaf – Ondrej KaseRickard Rakell – Isac Lundestrom – Jakob SilfverbergMax Jones – Adam Henrique – Troy TerryNicolas Deslauriers – Derek Grant – Carter Rowney
The whole depth thing is probably going to be in 90% of these posts, but its worth bringing up until the Red Wings start showing the guys can match well from the bottom up. Anaheim is a team with skill smattered throughout their lineup thats largely going to be expected to make a few… eh… not-household-names better.
When youve got the hot hand like Big Tony, you keep dishing it to him and enjoy him serving up his spicy meatballs.
Youll notice opposing PK units putting a lot more pressure on the puck when our second unit is on the ice. With less skill on that line, the defense can get a bit more aggressive. Quick puck movement to open areas is tough to do against pressure, but if that 2nd unit can figure it out, theyre going to get some real good looks at the net.
Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou (72) looks on during the second period of their NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)