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Game Thread--Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings

Anaheim Ducks
(11-13-6, 28 pts)
Game 31 Detroit Red Wings
(14-11-5, 33pts)

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Arena: Joe Louis Arena-- Detroit, MI
Starting goalie: JS Giguere
Starting goalie: Jimmy Howard
4-4-4, 2.64 GAA
8-6-1, 2.45 GAA
SBN Blog: Anaheim Calling Last meeting: 7-4 Detroit Win
Time:

7:30 p.m. ET

TV: FS-Detroit

Last time these two teams met, Henrik Zetterberg netted 3 goals en route to a 7-4 Red Wings win. Zetterberg's three gave not only everyone free curly fries but the Red Wings their third straight victory. But that was then, this is now. Detroit's cooled off from its short hot streak and encountered even more injuries. Forward Dan Cleary is out of tonight's game following a separated shoulder and the Wings are starting all available players.

The Wings could use a win tonight against the West's worst team and a win would vault them over idle Columbus for third in the division. But then again, nothing is certain when you take on Ryan Getzlaf, Scott Niedermayer and the physical Ducks team.

Ducks down:
Teemu Selanne's broken hand keeps him out tonight and for 4-6 additonal weeks following surgery.

Wings out:


Detroit Red Wings Injuries

Out (IR / Out / Suspended / Physically unvailable)

Player Injury Type Injury Date
Dan Cleary shoulder 12/09/2009
Johan Franzen knee 10/09/2009
Jason Williams fibula 11/08/2009
Andreas Lilja concussion 09/14/2009
Valtteri Filppula wrist 10/30/2009
Niklas Kronwall knee 11/22/2009


Join us for the live game thread for what will surely be a heated battle between long time rivals tonight at The Joe.

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