38-30-11, 87 pts
9th in East
|Arena: RBC Center--Raleigh, NC|
|Starting goalie:|| Cam Ward ||Starting goalie:||Jimmy Howard|
|25-20-8, 2.59 GAA ||30-12-3, 2.79 GAA |
|SBN Blog:||Canes Country||Last meeting:||N/A |
|TV:||FS-D, FS-CR |
The Wings, fresh off a weekend sweep of the Predators and Wild, head down the Eastern coast to take on the Hurricanes. One can't help but hope this is not the last time the Wings play an Eastern Conference opponent this year.
The big news is that Jiri Hudler is a healthy scratch, but we're being told not to read too much into that, leading me to believe they are giving him a maintenance day. Drew Miller is your other healthy scratch. Niklas Kronwall is still out with an upper-body injury.
The Canes are fighting for their playoff lines, so the Wings better be ready to face a very desperate team. The Wings are your 2011 Central Division champions, but the 2 seed is still in play.
It's a rematch of the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, and to no one's surprise, there are still 4 Wings left from that championship team. Let's see if the Wings can come out victorious tonight, just like 9 years ago.