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NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Detroit Red Wings Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 3:00pm ET

Place: Pepsi Center

TV: FSD, Alti

Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM

Avs blog: Mile High Hockey

Earning a single point in our last 9 games, it’s a been a great time to be a Red Wings fan. That is, if you are also a #TeamTank fan. Someone keep an eye on Zetterberg that he doesn’t just get on a different plane and fly off into the unknown, never to do another postgame interview again.

This afternoon we face down the Avs after a punch-fest with the Ducks late Friday night. You can see the Wings are frustrated, embarrassed, but don’t really know what the magic fix will make things better.

On the other hand, the Avs had a 9 game point streak (6-0-3) before dropping a hard fought match to the Preds and have gone 14-2-1 in their last 17 games at home. Did I mention the Avs are fighting to hold onto their wildcard spot? Consider them fired up and ready to roll.

Nyquist is having a grand time as he’s scored three games in a row. Bertuzzi has also been buzzing and has a fan in Zetterberg, there’s nobody better for Bert to learn both attitude and hockey skillz from. Jimmy Howard hasn’t been elite, but he hasn’t been that bad for a goalie playing with no defense in front of him. Jared Coreau...well he sure does occupy a volume of space that sometimes coincides with the geographic coordinates of the puck.

This is the worst losing streak since the Wings lost 9 straight in 1986. Anyone know the last time the Wings dropped 10 in a row?

Let’s Go Red Wings!

Detroit Red Wings

Tyler Bertuzzi - Henrik Zetterberg – Gustav Nyquist
Anthony ManthaDylan LarkinDarren Helm
Andreas AthanasiouFrans NielsenJustin Abdelkader
Evgeny SvechnikovLuke GlendeningMartin Frk

Jonathan EricssonTrevor Daley
Danny DeKeyserMike Green
Niklas KronwallNick Jensen

Jimmy Howard
Jared Coreau

Colorado Avalanche

Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Mikko Rantanen
Tyson Jost - JT Compher - Sven Andrighetto
Matthew Nieto - Carl Soderberg - Blake Comeau
Alexander Kerfoot - Dominic Toninato - Gabriel Bourque

Nikita Zadorov - Tyson Barrie
Patrik Nemeth - Samuel Girard
Duncan Siemens - David Warsofsky

Semyon Varlamov
Spencer Martin

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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!