Coming off a relatively awful outing against the St. Louis Blues (in which they still managed to claim a point), the Red Wings host a streaking Anaheim Ducks team tonight.
The Ducks are 7-2-1 in their last ten games, sit second in the Western Conference, and rookie starting goalie Viktor Fasth is unbeaten with a 1.74 GAA and a .933 save percentage.
The Red Wings, meanwhile, get more beat up by the day. Mikael Samuelsson will not be returning to the lineup tonight, as had been hoped earlier in the week, and an as-yet-unnamed other forward is possibly out tonight as well. Gustav Nyquist has been called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to fill in, with the injured Todd Bertuzzi going on IR to make room.
Jimmy Howard gets the start for the Wings.
Random stat: Detroit is 17-15-1 all time on February 15. They last played on February 15 in 2009, a 6-5 shootout loss to Colorado.
Game time is 7:30 on FSD.
I'll be in and out of this one but will check in when I can.