(Photo by Marko Ditkun/NHL)
Tonight the Reed Wings will face an Edmonton team that has collected points in four straight games. Last season, Detroit swept the Oilers in the two games they faced each other, winning 5-0 in Edmonton, and a 2-1 shootout victory at the Joe. Look for Tomas Tatar to continue his success against Edmonton, as he has four goals in the past five games and 16 on the season, three off his career high established in 73 games last season. Jimmy Howard is expected to go tonight for the Red Wings.
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Tatar breaks Miller's shutout late in the third
Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar scores with 3:30 left in the third period to break the shutout of Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Ryan Miller (29 Saves)
2. Alexander Edler (1 Goal, 1 Assist)
3. Pavel Datsyuk (7 Shots)
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
Thanks for tuning into our Game Day Blog, we'll see you Tuesday night in Edmonton!
Detroit Red Wings vs. Vancouver Canucks
|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Jurco|
|Johan Franzen||Darren Helm||Gustav Nyquist|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Stephen Weiss|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Niklas Kronwall|
|Danny DeKeyser||Kyle Quincey|
|Brendan Smith||Xavier Ouellet|
(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
Darren Helm is on pace for having the best season of his career after scoring two goals in route to the Red Wings 3-1 victory Wednesday night. Helm has been consistent down the middle, playing In all 38 games for the Wings. Helmer now has 18 points for the 2014-15 season (7 goals, 11 assists).
He's Detroit's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!
Start early - The team arrived early to adjust to the time change so it shouldn't be a problem for the legs to get going. Need to compete from the drop of the puck.
Shoot the puck -The Canucks have given up 103 shots in their past three games. Ryan Miller though has been tough against the shot barrage with a .942 save % in his past 3 games. Need a lot of shots to score. The chances should be there.
Hang tough - Play a disciplined game as a five man unit. Take advantage of opportunities and play well in front of Jimmy Howard.