NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Wednesday, November 22nd
(All times eastern)
Vancouver Canucks (10-10-1) at Detroit Red Wings (12-5-2), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Detroit Red Wings attempt to end a two-game losing skid
tonight when they welcome the Vancouver Canucks to Joe Louis Arena.
Since a nine-game winning streak, the Wings have lost road matches to Calgary
and Edmonton. On Saturday they dropped a 4-3 shootout tilt to the Oilers, as
Raffi Torres scored in the seventh round of the shootout to lift the hosts.
Kris Draper, Jiri Hudler and Danny Markov scored for the Red Wings, while
rookie Joey MacDonald made his first career start in net and stopped 18 shots.
MacDonald, who was called up when Chris Osgood went on injured reserve last
week, spelled Dominik Hasek, who had started the previous night in Calgary.
Expect Hasek back in there tonight.
The Red Wings, who are 6-1-1 at home, will host St. Louis on Friday.
Vancouver, meanwhile, has won two straight on the heels of a three-game slide.
On Sunday, Josh Green scored the game-winning goal in the second period and
Roberto Luongo made 22 saves as Vancouver edged Chicago, 2-1, at GM Place.
Markus Naslund netted the other goal for the Canucks, who won back-to-back
games for the first time since October 25 and 27.
Naslund has accounted for three goals in his last two games after a four-match
The Canucks, who are 5-5-1 on the road, open a three-game trip tonight and
will visit Nashville on Thursday.
Detroit and Vancouver have split two meetings this season, each winning in the
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