10:00p ET, Rogers Arena
TV: NHLN, FSD
Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket // 1270 AM CBS Sports Radio
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The Red Wings return tonight from their CBA enforced week off to find themselves 11 points out of a playoff spot one day before the trade deadline and at the beginning of a five game/eight-day road trip that will take them through Western Canada, Toronto and Boston. We have already seen one player moved out as the Wings got a third-round pick from Chicago for Tomas Jurco and he is likely to not be the only player moved as the Red Wings find themselves as sellers at the deadline for the first time in over two decades.
Tonight, they face the equally meh Vancouver Canucks. Henrik and Daniel Sedin along with Bo Horvat lead a generally anemic Canucks offense that just became even more anemic with the trade of Alexandre Burrows yesterday to the Ottawa Senators. On top of that they have several players out with the mumps that has left a hole on a line with the Sedin twins that no one yet knows who will fill it.
Even as inconsistent as the Red Wings have been this season this is a game they should win. Here is hoping for a good game leading into what could be a crazy if not slightly surreal trade deadline.
It’s really hard to tell what the Canucks’ lines are going to look like tonight, between the Alex Burrows trade and the mumps outbreak in the locker room. We should know more by this afternoon’s Gameday Updates.
Red Wings Lineup
|Tomas Tatar||Henrik Zetterberg||Anthony Mantha|
|Andreas Athanasiou||Frans Nielsen||Tomas Vanek|
|Dylan Larkin||Darren Helm||Justin Abdelkader|
|Luke Glendening||Riley Sheahan||Steve Ott|
|Dan DeKeyser||Mike Green|
|Niklas Kronwall||Brendan Smith|
|Xavier Ouellet||Nick Jensen|
Scratches: Drew Miller, Ryan Sproul
Injuries:, Jimmy Howard, Jonathan Ericsson, Johan Franzen (LTIR), Joe Vitale (LTIR)
|Daniel Sedin||Henrik Sedin|
|Loui Eriksson||Bo Horvat||Jannik Hansen|
|Joe Labate||Brandon Sutter||Jayson Megna|
|Reid Boucher||Brendan Gaunce||Alexandre Grenier|
|Alexander Edler||Troy Stecher|
|Luca Sbisa||Chris Tanev|
|Alex Biega||Philip Larsen|
Scratches/Injuries: Derek Dorsett, Erik Gudbranson, Anton Rodin, Sven Baertschi, Jack Skille, Markus Granlund, Micahel Chaput, Nikita Tryamkin
|24-26-10 (58 pts, 8th in Atlantic)||Record||26-29-6 (58 pts, 6th in Pacific)|
|2.38 (26th in NHL)||Goals Per Game||2.28 (t28th in NHL)|
|2.97 (25th)||Goals Against Per Game||2.85 (t20th)|
|12.3 (30th)||Power Play %||14.4 (28th)|
|81.0 (t15th)||Penalty Kill %||77.8 (25th)|
|28.2 (t27th)||Shots For Per Game||27.7 (29th)|
|30.8 (18th)||Shots Against Per Game||31.0 (t20th)|
|52.5 (4th)||Faceoff %||51.6 (8th)|
|Tomas Vanek (15)||Goals Leader||Bo Horvat (18)|
|Henrik Zetterberg (46)||Points Leader||Bo Horvat (40))|
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.