The Wild are in Detroit to take on the Red Wings tonight in Little Caesars Arena (pizza pizza!). It’s the Wild’s first trip to Detroit since they helped the Red Wings open the new arena in the first game of last season.
Puck drops at 6:38 CT. The game will be televised on FOX Sports North PLUS and FOX Sports Wisconsin. As always, you can listen to the game through the Wild mobile app, on FM 100.3 KFXN in the Twin Cities, and the various Wild Radio Network affiliates.
The Wild will be trying to keep the positive energy that they saw in New York Wednesday going. The team got the message after the Charlie Coyle trade and played its best hockey in nearly two weeks. They will take on a Red Wings team that has lost three in a row and six of its last eight. The Red Wings are without goalie Jimmy Howard tonight (flu), so Jonathan Bernier starts and Harri Sateri is up from the AHL.
Jordan Greenway - Eric Staal - Jason Zucker
Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Pontus Aberg
Ryan Donato - Joel Eriksson Ek - Luke Kunin
J.T. Brown - Eric Fehr - Marcus Foligno
Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin - Anthony Bitetto
Nick Seeler - Greg Pateryn
DETROIT RED WINGS
Tyler Bertuzzi - Dylan Larkin - Gustav Nyquist
Thomas Vanek - Frans Nielsen - Anthony Mantha
Andreas Athanasiou - Luke Glendening - Darren Helm
Jacob De La Rose - Michael Rasmussen - Justin Abdelkader
Niklas Kronwall - Mike Green
Trevor Daley - Filip Hronek
Dan Dekeyser - Madison Bowey