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Jeff Blashill On Detroit's Third Line

01/08/2022 at 5:19pm EST

from Brett McWethy of DetroitRedWngs.com,

Detroit is 16-15-3 this season with 35 points, while Los Angeles enters Saturday's game with a 16-13-5 record and 37 points. The Kings are 10-8-2 at home, and coming off a 4-2 loss to the visiting Nashville Predators on Thursday.

Anze Kopitar leads the Kings with 29 points including 20 assists, while Adrian Kempe has scored a team-high 14 goals. Los Angeles has used three netminders this season. Jonathan Quick has started 22 games with a 10-8-4 record and a pair of shutouts.

The Wings and Los Angeles will meet twice in just over three weeks' time. Detroit will host the Kings to conclude the season series on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

Red Wings third line tasked with bringing energy
The Red Wings' current third line featuring Joe Veleno, Vladislav Namestnikov and Adam Erne offers an energetic, change of pace dynamic that Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is interested to see develop on the road trip.

"Erns and Vladdy have played together a decent amount. I think they've done a good job of being an energy line at different times with skill," Blashill said. "Joe's a little different element than Ras. Joe can bring some different things to the table. We'd like to have a similar type of identity with what they have with Ras. It might even be a little more of a rush line with Joe because he is a good transporter of the puck. Can we get a little more rush offense out of that, but yet still be a good energy line, be a hard line to play against? We hope that's what they can bring.

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This is the only report I could find on the Wings, no video either.

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