|10-6-3 23 Points||Record||9-7-1 19 Points|
| (6-4-3 1.96 GAA)||Starting Goalie||(8-5-1 1.90 GAA)|
|Jewels from the Crown||SB Nation Site - Last Meeting|
|4:00 PM EST||Time - Television||FS-D,NHLN|
Detroit is rapidly approaching the 20-game mark set aside as Ken Holland's measuring stick and they've so far not lived up to expectations. They'll be in the Staples Center this afternoon trying to win a game against a tough Kings squad loaded with defensive talent in front of a fantastic goalie and led by Anze Kopitar, the ugliest Slovenian in the NHL.
Wings need a win badly. Then they need another one badly.
Let's focus on the first one today, shall we?