The Red Wings will use the same lineup they used in Pittsburgh on Sunday against the Predators tonight.
Johan Franzen remains out with bruised ligaments in his hand. He’s wearing a cast but hopes to return to the lineup on Sunday against the Colorado Avalanche.
Ty Conklin gets the start, fueling the the goalie controversey. Last year I said all along that Chris Osgood would be playing by the end of the playoffs but I’m not feeling the switch this year. Maybe it’s because I’ve always been an Ozzie fan so I give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe it’s because in the last year I’ve picked up playing goalie (albeit in a different sport) so I’m seeing things differently. I dunno.