Play a complete game - The Red Wings can't have any lulls against Florida, as the Panthers don't give you a lot. Detroit will need a strong effort for a full sixty minutes.
Keep scoring - Detroit's scored five goals in each of their last three games. Continue to get to the front of the net and get pucks there, too.
Win the goaltending battle - Jimmy Howard's played great so far this year. He'll need to be better than Roberto Luongo tonight.
On December 2, 1995
The Red Wings defeat the Canadiens, 11-1, at the Montreal Forum, making it Detroit’s most lopsided victory ever over the Habs. It was Patrick Roy’s final game in a Canadiens’ uniform.
(Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
Coach Mike Babcock called Abdelkader's injury a big loss. "He's an important player for us," said Babcock. "He's a guy who works hard every day, in my opinion, and brings it most every day." While Abdelkader's absence will be felt, the Red Wings are no strangers to playing shorthanded, and as Babcock often says, it gives other players opportunities to step up. Tonight, Mule will step in for Abby on the first line, playing alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, as we go for our fifth straight win.
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Zetterberg sets up Nyquist for PPG on Miller
Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg sends a great pass to Gustav Nyquist who buries his shot past Canucks goalie Ryan Miller for a power play goal.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Henrik Zetterberg (2 Assists)
2. Linden Vey (2 Goals, 1 Assist)
3. Danny DeKeyser (1 Goal)
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
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Vancouver Canucks vs. Detroit Red Wings
|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Gustav Nyquist||Henrik Zetterberg||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Johan Franzen|
|Darren Helm||Pavel Datsyuk||Stephen Weiss|
|Tomas Jurco||Luke Glendening||Drew Miller|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Jakub Kindl|