NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Friday, November 24th (All times eastern)
St. Louis Blues (6-11-3) at Detroit Red Wings (12-5-3), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Detroit Red Wings will try to put the brakes on a three-game losing streak tonight, when they host the St. Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings are 0-1-2 during the slide, having lost their last two contests after regulation. On Wednesday, they were handed a 4-3 setback by the Vancouver Canucks. Brendan Morrison scored two goals, including the game winner 3:01 into overtime to lift Vancouver.
In the extra session, Vancouver defenseman Sami Salo hit Morrison with an outlet pass, springing the forward into the Detroit zone on a breakaway. From in tight, Morrison quickly snapped a wrister through the legs of Dominik Hasek to win the game for the Canucks.
Mathieu Schneider scored a goal and added an assist while Hasek had 26 saves for the Red Wings, who have 27 points and are just three points behind Nashville for first place in the Central Division.
Meanwhile, the Blues will aim for just their second winning streak of the season this evening. St. Louis went the distance Wednesday evening in Columbus as it earned a 4-3 shootout victory over the Blue Jackets.
Jamal Mayers tallied two goals and added an assist in regulation, and Bill Guerin notched the only goal in the shootout. Guerin, who was participating in a shootout for the first time this season, skated straight up the ice and fired a wrister between the legs of Pascal Leclaire in the fourth round. Manny Legace stopped Manny Malhotra's wrister to clinch the victory for St. Louis.
Ryan Johnson also scored for the Blues, who were coming off three straight road losses to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Legace made 29 saves in the victory.
St. Louis hasn't won back-to-back games since beating Boston and Chicago on October 12 and 14.
The Blues, who are a dismal 2-7-1 as the visiting team this year, are capping a five-game road trip tonight.
The Red Wings won in St. Louis on October 28 and have taken five straight matchups in this series.
11/24 10:34:45 ET