Detroit Red Wings (25-7-5) @ Minnesota Wild (18-16-2)
Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CST
Television: KSTC-HD (12/45)
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Detroit Red Wings
Miettinen - Koivu - Brunette
Burns - Schultz
Zetterberg - Datsyuk - Hossa
Lebda - Lidstrom
- The Wild dropped into last place in the Northwest after losing 10 of 14 games (4-9-1) in December.
- Pavel Datsyuk, who leads the Red Wings with 26 assists and 42 points, has eight goals and nine assists during a season-high nine-game point streak.
- Detroit is 8-0-2 in 10 meetings with Minnesota since a 4-2 home loss on Jan. 3, 2006.
- The Red Wings are 6-0-1 at Xcel Energy Center since the teams played to a 1-1 tie on Nov. 15, 2003.
- Minnesota's defense is tied with East-leading Boston, allowing a league-low 84 goals.
- Marian Gaborik was officially placed on the IR to make room for John Scott.
- Marek Zidlicky, who has been ill the past few days, was back on the ice this morning.
Questions to Answer
- Will the return of the C to Mikko Koivu's sweater matter at all?
Does Marian Gaborik's injury situation being identified help the team move on and get past it?
Can they build on a nice showing against San Jose and get the new month started on the right foot?
- Do Lidstrom and Chelios play a bigger role in today's game than they did in the Winter Classic?
- With Gaborik going out, is there any way they can make a move?