17-4-3, 37 pts
|Arena: Arena - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI|
|Starting goalie:|| Antti Niemi (4-6-0, 3.46 GAA) ||Starting goalie:|| Jimmy Howard (15-2-2, 2.38 GAA) |
|SBN Blog:||Fear the Fin||Last meeting:||5-3 Wings |
7:30 PM EST
|TV:||TSN2, Versus |
The Wings and Sharks meet for the second time in a week, this time in the friendly confines of Joe Louis Arena (friendly depending on which side you're on). When last we left these two teams, the Wings kicked off a west coast road trip with a comfortable 5-3 victory against a depleted Sharks lineup. According to the Mercury News, the Sharks could see the return of Jason Demers and Niclas Wallin, bolstering a thin blue-line. The Sharks will also turn to former Blackhawk Antti Niemi based on his supposed intimate knowledge of the Joe.
The Sharks have had their problems in the Joe throughout their history, and the last time they visited, Johan Franzen lit them up for 4 goals. Will history repeat itself? Here's hoping so.
Polish up those canes and monocles for the game thread. No Ken and Mickey tonight, so here's hoping we don't get stuck with too big an idiot calling the game (Edzo, I'm looking in your direction). Chat it up you classy bitches.