Good afternoon, Wilderness! What a great day for some daytime hockey! No Thomas Vanek for Detroit today, because he injured his ankle in yesterday's game at Columbus. The Red Wings are on tired legs, with (probably) their third-string goalie in net, so Jeremy Roenick should be very upset. There's a potential for Minnesota to be overlooking Detroit, but the Wild has every reason to win this game today. Here are the lineups, thanks to dailyfaceoff.com.
Wild vs Red Wings: Gamethread
Thomas Vanek's triumphant return will have to wait.