When: 5:00 ET
Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit
Radio: WXYT- 97.1 - 1270
Oilers Blog: Copper & Blue
The Detroit Red Wings are in the midst of a four game winless streak. This includes three straight games without points at home. The Wings look to turn things around tonight against the Edmonton Oilers who are coming into town after a 4-3 shootout win last night in Brooklyn.
The beat writers were reporting on Saturday that Jimmy Howard will get the start against the Oilers. Luke Glendening and Niklas Kronwall did not practice, but both seem to be available for tonight's game. There could be some lineup changes announced in the next few hours so stay tuned for updates.
For Edmonton, Zack Kassian and Jesse Puljujarvi were hurt last night and both left the game early, so their statuses are still up in the air. A replacement option would be Anton Slepyshev. If both are injured it is very possible they bring up someone from the AHL. Cam Talbot started last night in Brooklyn. He has started all 11 games this season for Edmonton, so it is very possible he gets the nod on back-to-back nights. Former Red Wing Jonas Gustavsson has only seen 11 minutes of action this season.
|Patrick Maroon||Connor McDavid||Jordan Eberle|
|Benoit Pouliot||Ryan Nugent-Hopkins||Jesse Puljujarvi|
|Milan Lucic||Leon Draisaitl||Zack Kassian|
|Anton Lander||Mark Letestu||Tyler Pitlick|
|Oscar Klefbom||Adam Larsson|
|Andrej Sekera||Eric Gryba|
|Darnell Nurse||Matthew Benning|
Game Day Prediction Contest
Would you like to predict the outcome of the game and potentially become internet famous? Well you're in luck, because here's your opportunity. Here's how it works.
Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.
Each correct winning team prediction is worth 1 point. Each correct player of the game prediction is worth 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.