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Sunday, March 19th (All times eastern)

Detroit Red Wings (46-15-5) at Vancouver Canucks (35-26-6), 10 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Detroit Red Wings will shoot for their sixth straight victory this evening, as they visit the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors Place.

The Red Wings, who lead the Central Division and NHL with 97 points, are coming off Saturday's close win in Edmonton. Henrik Zetterberg had a goal in regulation and later recorded the game-sealing tally during the shootout to lift Detroit to the 4-3 victory at Rexall Place.

Zetterberg added an assist while Chris Chelios and Tomas Holmstrom both had goals for the Red Wings, who have also won seven of eight and 13 of their last 15 games.

Manny Legace made 25 saves before the shootout and stoned both Edmonton skaters he faced in the deciding segment.

Tonight wraps up a brief two-game road trip for Detroit, which is 23-6-3 as the visiting team.

The Canucks, meanwhile, ended a five-game losing streak with Friday's victory in Columbus. Brendan Morrison netted the game-winning goal as Vancouver Canucks downed the Blue Jackets, 3-2, at Nationwide Arena.

Mattias Ohlund and Anson Carter scored for the Canucks.

Alexander Auld stopped 22 shots in the win for Vancouver, which has 78 points and currently occupies the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference. The Canucks are just two points ahead of ninth-place Anaheim.

The Canucks are 2-1 against Detroit this season and has won four of the last six meetings. Detroit has also dropped three straight in Vancouver.

03/19 10:36:49 ET


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