Red Wings-Capitals morning skate Tweets and articles: a video of Jeff Blashill speaking with media, and some Tweets

The Detroit Red Wings sit at 15-13-and-3 today, and hope to make forward progress against the 19-6-and-7 Washington Capitals, who they host in the final game of 2021 (7:30 PM EST start on Bally Sports Detroit/NBCS Washington/97.1 FM).

Washington returned to play after the NHL’s pause with a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday, but’s Mike Vogel’s game preview for tonight’s affair reports that the Caps have some COVID issues on defense still, with Dennis Cholowski, Martin Fehervary, Nick Jensen and Justin Schultz all hitting the COVID list, so Washington brings a patchwork defensive corps into Detroit.

As you already know by now, the Capitals have an explosive offense, so if the Wings plan on sitting on their 11-3-and-2 home record, it’s going to be a bumpy New Year’s Eve.

I apologize for not having posted a more thorough game preview…Last night I had a bad anxiety attack, and it shut me down for about 2-and-a-half hours. I felt the attack coming, and took some medication to help shut it down, but living with chronic mental illnesses can be a pain in the ass.

You’ve got me this morning, at least.

Anyway, your friendly neighborhood Red Wings took to the ice at LCA for their morning skate at 10:30 AM, per the Wings’ Twitter account…

Morning skate getting started as the boys return to game action tonight at @LCArena_Detroit! #LGRW

💻:— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 31, 2021

The Wings’ beat writers were suspiciously quiet given that today’s morning skate was fully attended (maybe it was Orange Bowl envy or something). So we received some artistic impressions, and hints that Alex Nedeljkovic will start tonight:

A beautiful sight to see 😌#LGRW— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) December 31, 2021

So we moved on to the Wings’ post-morning skate media availabilities:

After the skate, Ken Kal also said, “Hello”:

Red Wings vs Capitals in the annual NYE game. Been 13 days since Detroit defeated NJ. Catch the game ⁦@971theticketxyt⁩ tonight 7:15pm. Ring in the New Year with Paul Woods and yours truly! #2022— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) December 31, 2021

For all the stats fans out there… tonight’ rosters— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) December 31, 2021

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My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

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