The Wings (9-5-1) look to extend their winning streak to five games tonight at STL (8-7-1). If DET can stay out of the penalty box they might win every game, their 1.61 5-5 F/A lead the league. The Wings defense has been stifling, thanks in no small part to the outstanding play of Jimmy Howard. DET lead the league in shots/game, are second in shot-against/game, and are fourth in overall defense - despite having an abysmal PK (24).
The Blues are 2-0-1 under Ken “captain kangaroo” Hitchcock, and win much in the same manner as DET. Their 1.50 5-5 F/A is third in the league, they are #1 in shots-against and #7 in overall defense (due in no small part to the play of goalie Brian Elliot). Special teams are STL’s bane (sound familiar?).
Game On, *******.
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