7:30pm PDT, TSN
Enemy territory: Winging It In Motown
Over the last several years, the Red Wings and their conglomerate of fans and media have been complaining about being in the Western Conference. Tons of travel, late game starts on the road, and rumoured to be the rougher conference for perennial playoff teams.
After this summer's realignment, Detroit finds themselves back in the East, slotted in with the old Northeast division and the Florida teams. So far, they've had a rougher start, having just lost 4 games in a row! Their points are still solid enough to lock up a wildcard spot if the playoffs started today, but that still doesn't relieve the pressure on a perennial favourite.
Let's remind them how fun the West is. Coconuts go!