Tonight, the Vancouver Canucks hope to finally capture their first win on home ice of the year. The Canucks have lost four straight home games to start the season, something that hasn't happened in over two decades. It won't get any easier after tonight with the red-hot Montreal Canadiens coming into town on Tuesday night, so tonight seems like a good time to stop the early skid.
Yannick Weber is back in the lineup tonight, replacing Matt Bartkowski. Weber had five power play goals last year and should hopefully provide a boost to Vancouver's struggling power play unit.
Derek Dorsett sat out of practice yesterday and will be a game-time decision tonight.
The Red Wings are hoping to snap a streak of their own. After starting the year 3-0-0, Detroit has lost four straight games.