|Game 39|| |
(19-14-5, 43 pts)
|Arena: Nationwide Arena--Columbus, OH|
|Starting goalie:|| Steve Mason ||Starting goalie:|| Jimmy Howard |
|10-13-5, 3.40 GAA ||12-8-1, 2.33 GAA |
|SBN Blog:||The Cannon||Last meeting:||2-1 Detroit Win|
7:00 PM EST
|TV:||Versus, TSN2 |
Detroit heads into Columbus for what should be an interesting game. The Jackets have lost their last 9 games and 12 of their last 13 while the Wings have started to turn things around a little bit. Valtteri Filppula (pictured above) will be a good player to watch tonight as he tries to get back on track following a wrist injury that put him out for longer than anyone supporting the Red & White would have wanted.
Jimmy Howard gets the start in net again tonight, following the last outing which was a 2-1 Detroit win. Howard has started 8 of the last 10 in net for Detroit, winning 5 of the 8. Will Todd Bertuzzi follow up his two goal performance with another good game? Will Pavel Datsyuk finally get something going offensively?
Puck drops at 7:00 P.M. ET and the game can be seen on Verus or TSN2. Join us for the game thread and as always, GO WINGS!
Lineup after the jump
Howard in net