Red Wings-Islanders morning skate Tweets and articles: Coreau to start in regular-season finale

Updated 3x at 11:37 AM: The Detroit Red Wings face the New York Islanders this evening (7:00 PM EDT on FSD/MSG +2/97.1 FM), concluding both teams’ 2017-18 campaigns.

The Red Wings took to the ice first at Little Caesars Arena, per MLive’s Ansar Khan…

Coreau first goalie off the ice, so he’s starting for second game in row for #RedWings

The Free Press’s Helene St. James…

Luke Glendening partaking in morning skate. Had been ruled out with upper-body symptoms, but maybe not.

And the Red Wings:

The Islanders website’s Cory Wright also penned a game preview:

The New York Islanders 2017-18 season comes to a close on Saturday night. While there’s team-wide disappointment in missing the playoffs for a second straight year, the Islanders will look to go out on a winning note.

The Islanders have won two straight heading into the season finale, with players hitting individual milestones against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday and sweeping a season series against the New York Rangers on Thursday.

There are still some individual milestones up for grabs in Detroit, as Anders Lee is one goal shy of 40 for the season, Brock Nelson is one shy of 100 for his career – and a fourth-straight 20-goal year – while John Tavares (83 points) is three points shy of matching his career-high (86).

Saturday marks the Islanders first trip to Little Caesars Arena.

LINEUP NOTES: Scott Mayfield is expected to return to the lineup after sitting out Thursday’s game. Johnny Boychuk will miss his second straight game as the Islanders have shut him down for the regular season.

Shane Prince returned to the Isles lineup on Thursday after missing 33 games with an upper-body injury. Prince drew in for a sick Tanner Fritz. There was no update on Fritz’s condition as the Islanders had Friday off.

SEASON SERIES: The Islanders are 1-1-0 against the Red Wings this season, splitting a pair of games at Barclays Center.

Their most recent meeting was a memorable one, as the Islanders scored four power-play goals on the same major penalty to turn a 5-2 deficit into a 6-5 lead late in the third period. The drama didn’t end there as the Red Wings forced overtime in the final minute, but Brock Nelson completed his hat trick to lift the Isles to a 7-6 OT win.

Update: Per the Islanders:

And, from Newsday’s Andrew Gross:

Update #2:

Update #3:

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10 thoughts on “Red Wings-Islanders morning skate Tweets and articles: Coreau to start in regular-season finale”

  1. So since Coreau is a UFA we wanted to get another look at him?

    Hmm, so what about all the other guys that we need to make decisions on? Why weren’t they getting a look here and there? Why did Jensen play almost every single game when you could have had more looks at Ouellet or Russo? Strange comment.

    1. I agree. I’d rather the wing’s management not even attend the game. They know what they have in Coreau. They should be at any other NHL game with an UFA goalie playing since they are going to need a backup. What a waste of time thinking the guy they have already is worth anything….That just boggles my mind.

      1. I agree with this bit of sarcasm. Back up goalie is a need for the Wings, not AHL level defensemen.

        Who ca

        1. Replied too early.

          It doesn’t matter if these old D prospects play well in the last 2-5 games, they are likely more or less figured out. Coreau probably is too…but maybe think there is something left.

          1. Mr. Coreau has overcome a lot of doubt to even get this far. His mental strength must continue to further his game, I think he can keep climbing if used right.

  2. Coreau is not an NHL goalie. That should be obvious to all. I’m pretty certain Blashill knows this too. He’s starting him as part of a stealth tank. But it’s pretty harsh to say…”yeah we’re starting Coreau because we kind of hope to lose tonight”. That’s harsh. So you spin it about him being a UFA and wanting to get another look. Totally see through. But I like it. Well played by Kenny and Blash. It’s worked on some already. But this is most likely the last NHL game of Coreau’s life. He’ll be an AHL journeyman that might get the odd emergency call-up. But hopefully with another franchise. Would rather free up a roster spot for someone else next year.

  3. “Totally see through. But I like it. Well played by Kenny and Blash. It’s worked on some already.”

    We get it, you’re smart and the rest of us are not just because we don’t agree with your viewpoint.

    1. I want the record to state that I do not believe there is a reason to “win the comments section,” or to go out with the intent thereof.

      There are the same people making provocative statements and arguing all the damn time here, and I am considering banning one or more of them to give my readers a rest!

    2. It’s not worth it to call out all of the trolling or passive aggressive commentary; half of it isn’t even related to interactions here.

      You’ll drive yourself nuts.

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