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Morning Skate: Red Wings at Canucks Preview

Rich Lam

10:00p ET, Rogers Arena

Vancouver, BC

TV: Fox Sports Detroit, NHLN (US), CBC, RDS2

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Canucks Blog: Nucks Misconduct

Detroit Red Wings Tickets

The Expected Lineup

Johan Franzen - Pavel Datsyuk - Justin Abdelkader

Valtteri Filppula - Henrik Zetterberg - Daniel Cleary

Gustav Nyquist - Joakim Andersson - Damien Brunner

Drew Miller - Cory Emmerton - Patrick Eaves/Jordin Tootoo


Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson

Brendan Smith - Kyle Quincey

Danny DeKeyser - Jakub Kindl

Brian Lashoff - Carlo Colaiacovo


Jimmy Howard (starting)

Jonas Gustavsson

Scratches: Ian White and friends

Injuries: Mikael Samuelsson (upper body), Todd Bertuzzi (back) and Darren Helm (back)

20-16-7 (47 pts; 9th in West) Record 24-13-7 (55 pts; 3rd in West)
2.46 (23rd in NHL) Goals Per Game 2.61 (14th in NHL)
2.46 (11th) Goals Against Per Game 2.34 (6th)
17.6% (16th) Power Play % 14.8% (26th)
80.7% (20th) Penalty Kill % 84.1% (8th)
Pavel Datsyuk (13 goals) Goal Leader Alexandre Burrows (13 goals)
Pavel Datsyuk (41 points) Points Leader Henrik Sedin (42 points)

  • The Red Wings are 84-54-18-5 (W-L-T-OTL) all-time against the Vancouver Canucks.
  • Vancouver has lost two straight games and three of its last four.
  • The Wings are 3-3-0 on Saturdays this season.
  • The last time these two teams met was March 16. Detroit won 5-2. Abdelkader (2), Zetterberg (2) and Cleary were your goal scorers.
  • Detroit is 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. Vancouver is 5-4-1
  • Howard is 9-5-1 with a 2.85 GAA and .908 SV% with one shutout in 15 career regular starts against the Canucks.
Prediction: Vancouver wins 4-2.

Let's Go Red Wings.