“Talk To Me Goose” – Nyquist In

Helm is gone and we are sad.

Luckly we have a Swedish phenom that is ready to take his place.

“I’m going to put Gus in,” Babcock said. “We’re not filling (Helm’s role). It’s like all important players you miss. You don’t fill their role. You get someone else to do what they do.

“We’d like our bottom six to play more so ideally the game will be that way tomorrow (so) we can do that.”

Nyquist will not be jumping in on the fourth line, but rather to the third with Abdelkader in the middle and Cleary on the Wing.   I think that’s a good recongization of Nyquist’s skills (though possibly an overapproximation of Abdelkader’s). 

Tonight’s lines after the jump.

Valterri Filppula-Henrik Zetterberg-Jiri Hudler
Johan Franzen-Pavel Datsyuk-Todd Bertuzzi
Nyquist-Justin Abdelkader-Danny Cleary
Miller-Cory Emmerton-Tomas Holmstrom

Nicklas Lidstrom-Jonathan Ericsson
Niklas Kronwall-Brad Stuart
Kyle Quincey-Ian White

Jimmy Howard
Ty Conklin

Extra players: Chris Conner, Jan Mursak, Riley Sheahan, Jakub Kindl

I wish we saw Conner on line four, but we can’t always get what we want right?

Still, you can’t forget that Detroit dominated a good portion of game one without Helm, I expect that they will do the same tonight. 

Do it for Z’s helmet.  

(Credit Reddit’s keleron, I couldn’t help but laugh.)