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Detroit Red Wings vs Vancouver Canucks Morning Skate: Projected Lineups, How to Watch

NHL: Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:00 PM EDT

Place: Little Caesars Arena

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

Canucks Blog: Nucks Misconduct

Going into October 14th, the Wings were 4-1 and tied for first place in the Atlantic Division. The general consensus was that the next three games would serve as measuring sticks for this year’s Red Wings. To say things could have gone better would be an understatement.

The Wings played a good game against the Lightning other than a few key mistakes. The problem is that those key mistakes led to Tampa Bay goals. And goals seem to win hockey games these days.

Against the Maple Leafs the Wings did seem to control much of the play but Toronto still managed to spring out to an early (and commanding) lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.

And in Friday’s game against the Capitals, the Wings seemed poised to break their two-game losing streak but surrendered a powerplay goal late and lost on an Ovechkin one-timer on a powerplay in overtime.

This seems like a good game to snap out of this weird funk we’ve found ourselves in over the past week. If the Wings show up to play and phase these critical mistakes out of their game, I like their chances tonight.

The Expected Lineup

Vancouver’s Lineup

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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.

First off, if you don't have an SBN Username, make one! We'd love to have you, plus it's much easier to track your predictions season-long. Then make your guess on the winning team, final score, and who the Red Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated. 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. Only one submission per person, please. The Red Wings 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 3 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct, you'll receive 15 points.

Good luck!