Wings Set To Begin 6 Game Home Stand
The Detroit Red Wings are set to begin a six game home stand this evening against the Edmonton Oilers. The Wings have been next to perfect thus far at home, with a record of 20-2-1 at the Joe, winning 17 straight.
These 2 teams last met on Saturday, with the Oilers skating out with a 5-4 shootout win, after the Wings mounted a third period comeback after a shaky first period by goalie Ty Conklin.
These next six games at the Joe can set up the Wings nicely down the stretch, as they look for that #1 overall seed in the West.
Jimmy Howard (broken finger) will likely miss tonight's game, but Joey MacDonald looked steady in his first start of the season Monday in Phoenix. Meanwhile the Oilers have lost rookie centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for up to 10 days after suffering a new shoulder injury Monday in Toronto.
The Wings will have to contain a surging Sam Gagner, who coming off his 8 point night has 4 points in the last 2, giving him 12 in 3 games. Brad Stuart returns to the line-up tonight, after missing Monday's game in Phoenix due to the flu.
Puck drop is 7:30 EST, 4:30 PST
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