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Anaheim Ducks
(3-4-1, 7 pts)

Game 7
at

Detroit Red Wings
(4-1-1, 9 pts)
Arena: Joe Louis Arena--Detroit, MI
Starting goalie: Jonas Hiller Starting goalie: Jimmy Howard
2010-2011 stats 2-4-1, 3.45 GAA
2010-2011 stats 3-0-1, 1.69 GAA
SBN Blog: Anaheim Calling Last meeting: Wings 4 - Ducks 0
Time:

7:00 p.m. ET

TV: FS-D, KDOC

We're going Duck hunting tonight as the Wings look to prove that their opening night domination of the Fowl was no fluke. The Ducks come into Joe Louis Arena fresh off of a 3-2 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. That was also the date of the Wings' last game, a 4-2 win against the Calgary Flames. Games against the Ducks are usually filled with a lot of tension, because their team is a bunch of thugs in Disney-castoff jerseys. But, if you want to check out what the other side is saying, head on over to Anaheim Calling for Ducks news and notes.

For the Wings, the only real concern (and I can't believe this is actually a concern) is Todd Bertuzzi and his foot. He felt a little sore after blocking a shot against the Flames, and is officially listed as a game-time decision, but he believes he'll be ready to go. If he is unable to go, we may see our first real glimpse of Justin Abdelkader this season, as he is supposedly ready to get in the lineup. Per Khan(!), here are the expected lineups for both teams:

Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Franzen-Filppula-Bertuzzi (Abdelkader if Bertuzzi is injured)
Hudler-Modano-Cleary
Miller-Helm-Eaves

Lidstrom-Stuart
Kronwall-Janik
Salei-Kindl

Howard

Beleskey-Getzlaf-Perry (boo this line at all times)
Blake-Koivu-Selanne
Ryan-Carter-Sexton
Bodie-Marchant-Parros

Visnovsky-Lydman
Mara-Lilja
Syvret-Brookbank

Hiller

Tonight marks Andreas Lilja's return to the Joe, and I'm hoping that old habits kick in and he passes a few pucks to the boys in red. Join us below for the game chat.