The Detroit Red Wings traveled to Carolina to face-off against the Hurricanes at 7:00 p.m. EDT.
Detroit will be looking to build off of their victory over the Sabres in tonight’s game against the Hurricanes. After watching the way this team played against Buffalo, I now know why Tomas Tatar was a healthy scratch, on a different team he wouldn not be, but the Wings were good enough to make me forget all about Tatar in the press box.
Tonight is Carolina’s season opener and they will be looking to give the home crowd a good reason for coming to support the club. If the Red Wings want to play the spoiler tonight, they will have to give the same effort in today’s game that they did against the Sabres.
The Red Wings special teams were on fire during against the Sabres and they killed two 5 on 3′s, but the power play will have to show up against the Hurricanes.
I will be looking Mikael Samuelsson closely in tonight’s game to figure out if last game was a fluke or if he has turned over a new leaf for this season.
Prediction: Tonight’s game will be a bit tougher for the Red Wings, but the breaks that Buffalo received during the last game will not carry over to Carolina. Red Wings victory 5-0.