Detroit welcomes Vancouver to the Joe tonight in hopes of extending their record setting home winning streak to 24. The Canucks however have their sights set on ending the streak tonight.
Puck drops at 7:30pm on FSD
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Kyle Quincey will make his return to Motown tonight after Ken Holland fixed the only mistake he has ever made as a GM, when he kept Meech and let Quincey get pulled off waivers. Quincey will also play the point on the 2nd power play unit.
The buzz over the last few days is that the Canucks are sure they will end the Wings home win streak tonight. If the Wings show up and dominate like they have the last 23 home games, then there should be no problem sending the Canucks packing. If they play the kind of Hockey they played Tuesday in Chicago, then we are in trouble.
Vancouver has the best power play in the league, and is 2nd on the road. Detroit needs to stay out of the box. Vancouver has a lot of aspiring actors that can draw penalties on par with the late 90’s Avs.
Smart hockey wins this one.
DETROIT RED WINGS TEAM NOTES
DET is 82-54-18-4 all-time vs VAN
DET is 48-20-8-3 all-time vs VAN on home ice
DET leads the NHL in wins (41) and points (84)
DET leads the NHL in 5-on-5 goal ratio (1.51)
DET ranks 5th in the NHL in both goals/game (3.02) and GA/game (2.30)
DET ranks 5th in the NHL in shots/game (32.7) and ranks 3rd in SA/game (27.0)
DET is T-1st in the NHL in home wins (26) and leads the league in both home ice goals scored (105) and GA (49)
DET is 2nd in the NHL in total team plus/minus (+42)
DET is 70-4-4 the last 78 times they’ve scored 4+ goals in a game
DET has won their last 23 home games (NHL record)
DETROIT RED WINGS PLAYER NOTES
N. Lidstrom’s next goal will tie him with K. Nilsson and T. Steen for 7th place in NHL history amongst Swedes (264)
N. Lidstrom has recorded 6G-12A-18P, +22 rating during DET’s home winning streak
N. Lidstrom ranks 3rd in the NHL in points by a defenseman on home ice (9G-15A-24P)
N. Lidstrom leads all NHL defenseman in home ice goals scored (9)
N. Lidstrom is T-1st amongst NHL defenseman with a home ice rating of +24
I. White leads all Western Conference defenseman with a rating of +27 (T-2nd overall in NHL; T. Seguin, BOS, +30)
H. Zetterberg’s next point will tie him with B. Olmstead for 285th place in NHL history (602)
H. Zetterberg scored his 200th career goal vs VAN on 3/3/10
J. Franzen has tallied 12G-10A-22P during DET’s home winning streak
J. Franzen leads all Western Conference forwards with a rating of +26
J. Franzen is T-4th in the NHL in first goals (7), T-4th in PPG (11) and T-1st in GWG (10)
J. Franzen’s next GWG will tie him with S. Fedorov for the most in one season by a Red Wing (11)
N. Kronwall is T-3rd in the NHL in goals by a defenseman (12) and is T-6th in blocked shots (139)
J. Hudler made his NHL debut vs VAN on 10/16/03
J. Hudler ranks 4th in the NHL in shooting percentage (22.0%) and is T-18th in even-strength goals (17)
B. Stuart is T-13th in the NHL in hits by a defenseman (136)
Including post-season results, a DET player has recorded a hat trick vs VAN a total of 10 times
First DET Hat Trick vs VAN – Mickey Redmond, Jan. 12, 1973
Last DET Hat Trick vs VAN – Brett Hull, April 27, 2002