|Time||Sat. 7:00 PM PST
||5-4 Wings (Dec.22/10)|
|The Enemy||Winging It In Motown||Scoring Leaders||
: 22-28-50 Zetterberg: 15-30-45|
||< Road Record / Home Record >
||Goals For / Against +/-||+43
||Goals Per Game||3.48 (1)
||Goals Against Per Game||2.38 (5)
||5 On 5 GF/GA||1.34 (4)
||Power Play %
||Penalty Kill %
||Shots Per Game||31.2 (13)
||Shots Against Per Game||30.1 (16)
||Winning % When Scoring First||88.5 (1)
||Winning % When Leading After 1||95.0 (1)
||Winning % When Leading After 2||90.9 (13)
||Faceoffs %||56.5 (1)
||PIM's Per Game||11.9 (13)
-Update: Alexandre Bolduc back in tonight. Rick Bowness mentioned The Duke was benched not only to give Aaron Voltron Volpatti some playing time but also to send a message to Bolduc that going 0-for-8 in the faceoff circle against Calgary was unacceptable. (The Province)
-Update: Chris Osgood out (groin), Jimmy Howard in.
-Does it get much better than this? Detroit vs Vancouver on Hockey Night In Canada. Race for top spot in the NHL (Canucks will still have a game in hand). These teams are about as statistically close (above) as it gets in a lot of cases. The last meeting was a disappointing loss in OT as Hansen and Ehrhoff turned the puck over in their own zone and a Zetterberg slapper beat Luongo on a shot he should have had (see below).
-Both teams are playing the second game in a back-to-back scenario.
-Despite the Wings' ability to remain generally disciplined in games this season, the Canucks have scored 4 PP goals against Detroit in their 2 matches to their 2 against us. Hell, Manny Malhotra even scored a shorthanded goal against them. The powerplay opportunities for these 2 teams head to head this season is EVEN. I still think special teams will play a big role in this one.
-Dan Hamhuis and Chris Osgood will be the guests on HNIC's After Hours.
PROJECTED STARTING GOALIES
|2010 - Roberto Luongo||30||1766||19||8||70||2.38||871||801||.920||2|
|2010 - Jimmy Howard||31||1840||21||7||84||2.74||908||824||.907||2|
-Henrik Sedin: 3 goals and 13 assists in his last 9 games played
-Daniel Sedin: 8 goals and 7 assists in his last 9.
-Ryan Kesler: 8 goals and 8 assists in his last 10.
-Alexandre Burrows:1 goal and 3 assists in his last 2 games.
-Mikael Samuelsson: 0 points in his last 6 games.
-Manny Malhotra: 1 goal and 2 assists in his last 13 games.
-Jeff Tambellini: 0 points in his last 5 games. 11 shots in those 5 games. 5 of them came against San Jose. Stop the Tambo presses he has cooled off!
-Henrik Zetterberg: 5 goals and 8 assists in his last 9 games.
-Valtteri Filppula: 2 goals and 5 assists in his last 7.
-Johan Franzen: 3 goals and 5 assists in his last 8.
-Niklas Lidstrom: 4 goals and 9 assists in his last 9 games. Don't pull the age card on Niklas!
-Brian Rafalski: 2 goals and 11 assists in his last 11 games.
-Rick Rypien (personal-out indefinitely)
-Daniel Cleary (ankle)
-Pavel Datsyuk (hand)
-Mike Modano (wrist)
-Valtteri Filppula (groin, day-to-day)
-Brad Stuart (broken jaw, out indefinitely)
-ADDED: Chris Osgood: (strained groin)
The last time these 2 teams clashed a turnover in OT was the difference:
A much more favorable result earlier in the year:
Blast from the past: Craig Coxe vs Bob Probert (1987-history lesson, kids). I have not seen a better fight to this day: