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Sunday, November 13th (All times eastern)

Detroit Red Wings (15-2-1) at Vancouver Canucks (10-5-2), 10 p.m.

(Sports Network) - Back on track, the Detroit Red Wings seek their fourth consecutive victory tonight when they visit the Vancouver Canucks at GM Place.

The Wings had lost two straight games (0-1-1) since their nine-game winning streak, but have since won three in a row.

On Friday, Brendan Shanahan scored his team-leading 10th goal of the season and Manny Legace made 16 saves as the Red Wings knocked off the Minnesota Wild, 3-1, at Joe Louis Arena. Jason Williams and Johan Franzen netted the other goals for Detroit.

Legace, who returned to action earlier in the week from a sprained knee that sidelined him for three games, is now 12-1 on the season.

Detroit enters tonight's tilt 7-0-0 on the road this season and hasn't suffered a regular season road loss since March 23, 2004 (won final three road games in 2003-04). The Wings have outscored opponents by a 34-10 margin in their away games this season.

Mike Babcock's team will visit Calgary on Wednesday.

Vancouver, meanwhile, has lost three consecutive games. On Thursday the Canucks dropped a 5-3 contest to visiting Colorado. The Avalanche got started early, netting four goals in the first period.

Ed Jovanovski and Todd Bertuzzi scored for the Canucks, who lost for the first time at home this season (7-1-0) and failed to break the franchise record for the most consecutive home victories to start a campaign. Brendan Morrison and Markus Naslund both finished with two assists for the Canucks.

Alexander Auld allowed five goals on 30 shots in the loss. Regular starter Dan Cloutier was available as a backup on Thursday and hasn't played in five straight games due to a concussion. Cloutier will likely start this evening.

Vancouver will visit San Jose on Wednesday.

The Canucks defeated the Red Wings, 4-2, on October 10 and have won three of the last four meetings.

11/13 10:30:03 ET


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