Posted October 29, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings are heading in opposite directions entering their first meeting as non-conference opponents since 1980-81. The Canucks go for a fifth consecutive win while the Red Wings will try to avoid a fifth straight loss in the opener to Detroit's four-game road trip Wednesday night. The last time Vancouver and Detroit weren't part of the same conference was the days of the Campbell and Wales conferences, with the Canucks in the former and the Red Wings the latter. The Red Wings started 6-2-0 after their move to the Eastern Conference, but those good times haven't lasted as they've gone 0-2-2 since. Detroit failed to hold a one-goal lead entering the third period against the New York Rangers on Saturday and gave up a goal with 12.9 seconds left in overtime for a 3-2 defeat. "It's frustrating," goaltender Jimmy Howard said. "Once again, we didn't really play 60 minutes and it cost us. Something has to be done about it. We just have to find a way t...
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