The Red Wings (42-19-3) skate tonight against the Wild (28-26-10) trying to avoid going winless in three straight home games for the first time in almost four months. DET will once again be playing without their leading scorer Pavel Datsyuk (knee) and captain Nicklas Lidstrom (ankle). MIN won’t have any sympathy for the Wings, as they lost their #1 net-minder, Niklas Backstrom, to injury in last night’s 5-4 S/O loss at MTL. That the Wild even managed the consolation point is a miracle, as they tallied three times in the final 3 minutes, 53 seconds to force overtime with the Canadiens. Meanwhile, the Canuck’s 2-0 win over STL, places the Wings 1st in the Central (tied with STL at 87 pts), and DET play their game in hand tonight.
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