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[Game Thread] Wings vs. Avalanche

It's a twilight content down at Joe Louis tonight as the Red Wings take on the Colorado Avalanche.

The Wings come off the 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets in Columbus Friday night. They can tie for San Jose for the conference lead (the Sharks are trailing at the time of this post 3-2 in the second against New Jersey). A big question: will the Wings power play wake up? Despite having the best powerplay in the league (26.6%), they're 0/9 in the Columbus and Minnesota contests. Marian Hossa has been held goalless over the past nights after scoring seven in the previous five games.

Meanwhile, Colorado comes in last in the Northwest Division, limping in on a four-game losing streak. Ryan Smyth had a two-goal night in Minnesota last Wednesday, and it'll be important for him to have a strong night tonight.

The Avalanche has won both prior contests this year, including a shootout victory on December 27. Tonight's game is on Fox Sports Detroit HD. Feel fre to chime in below!