Tonight the Detroit Red Wings are in Vancouver to take on the Canucks at 10:00 p.m. EDT.
In their past two meetings Detroit not only beat the Canucks, they crushed them. Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, and Damien Brunner were a big part of both wins and will have to be once again. With only 5 games left in the season Detroit needs to win out to all but guarantee a spot in the playoffs.
Vancouver on the other hand already has their playoff spot wrapped up and are looking to play the role of spoiler to the Red Wings. Roberto Luongo will more than likely get the start in net, which should help the Red Wings since both wins came of off Lu. On offense the Wings have to keep an eye out for the Sedins because they can and will make something out of nothing.
After a bad game by Jimmy Howard, which saw his emotions get the better of him, I expect a rebound game from him tonight.
The Nyquist, Andersson, Brunner line was very good against the Flames.
Jordin Tootoo has been a phenomenal fore-checker for the Wings recently and could usurp Eaves role in the line-up tonight.
Playoff Standings – The Wings currently sit in 10th place in the West, but are only 2 points out of 8th.
Prediction: This a a big game for the Red Wings and after pulling themselves together with two days off I expect good things from the team. Wings victory 4-1.
Topics: Detroit Red Wings