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Gamethread: Detroit Red Wings vs. Vancouver Canucks

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports
Vancouver Canucks Team Detroit Red Wings
16-6-1 33 points Record 13-5-5 31 points
Ryan Miller (15-3-0 2.32 GAA) Starting Goaltender Jimmy Howard (10-4-4 2.09 GAA)
Nucks Misconduct SB Nation Blog / Last meeting 2/3/2014 (2-0 W)
2:00 PM EST Time - Television FSD, TVA, CITY

Detroit sees Vancouver for the first time this season and the team they're going up against is playing drastically different than the one they last shut out 2-0. The Canucks have won three straight games just like the Wings. Unlike the Wings, they have two straight shutouts to build off of, including a 5-0 shellacking of the Blue Jackets on the same night that the Wings were crawling back into contention against the Devils.

Vancouver is a good team. They're sitting atop what is considered one of the toughest divisions in the league. They score at a healthy pace and have been outscoring mistakes so far as well. The ugly Sedin brother is having a good season so far, Nick Bonino is tearing it up, and offseason acquisition Radim Vrbata is Master Vrbating. They were able to dump a poisonous locker room asscrock in Ryan Kesler, which instantly improved the team's Good Teammates-to-Contrarian douchebag ratio.

This is a good test for the Wings. They haven't won on a Sunday all month.

Have fun in the comments and let's go Red Wings.