[Game Thread] Wings @ Canucks

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The Detroit Red Wings look to end their three-game losing skid tonight in Vancouver as they face off against the Canucks and former teammate Mikael Samuelsson. Sammy currently leads his new team in goals (5) and is second in points (10).

Head coach Mike Babcock broke up the line featuring Williams and the two Finns during Monday's practice, but he has not ruled out keeping the previous game lineup for today's contest. According to MLive.com, here were the lines the team was practicing with on Monday.

Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Cleary-Filppula-Bertuzzi (Eaves working in)
Leino-Draper-Williams
May-Helm-Maltby (Abdelkader working in)

The defense remained the same:
Lidstrom-Kronwall
Stuart-Rafalski
Ericsson-Lebda (Meech working in)

Osgood (starting)
Howard

The Detroit News reported this afternoon that Darren Helm will be a healthy scratch. Babcock says that it's not like Helmer has been playing bad, but he did miss most of training camp and the entire preseason. He hopes that scratching him will be just the motivation Helm needs to bounce back to his old self.

The game will start at 10 p.m. EDT and will be shown on FSDetroit. Go Wings!

Shockingly, the Wings have only won three of nine games so far this season. A win tonight will give Detroit its first road game of the season, which is something that is definitely needed. The Wings currently sit one point above Nashville, who is at the bottom of the Central Division standings.

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