The Detroit Red Wings are in Anaheim, California to take on the Ducks at 10:00 p.m. EDT.
Detroit is coming off of an ugly loss against the Minnesota Wild, the Wings had no energy and looked lost. Mike Babcock will have to change something if the Red Wings are going to have a shot on this 4 game road trip. The Wings forwards will have to crate better scoring opportunities and defense needs to be more aware in their own zone.
The Ducks are one of the hottest teams in the NHL at the moment and have won 7 out of their past 10 games, while collecting 17 of 20 possible points. During that time, Anaheim locked up its top players in Getzlaf and Perry to 8 year deals, which has solidified their offensive power for when Salanne retires.
The defense struggled against the Wild, none more than Brian Lashoff, and will need to be much better tonight.
After a nice goal against the Wild, Gustav Nyquist looks like he is ready to hold on in Detroit.
Prediction: Red Wings will have to hold off Anaheim’s offensive onslaught and the Ducks take a 3-1 victory.
UPDATE - Miller has been promoted to Zetterberg’s wing, Brunner moves down with Andersson and Cleary, and Nyquist joins the fourth line. Also, Eaves is playing today, either Tootoo or Nyquist will sit for him.
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