Friday, February 1, 2013

Pre-Game: Wings Seek Revenge VS Blues

Detroit (3-2-1) VS St. Louis (6-1-0)

The Red Wings defend home ice tonight and hope to take a little redemption out of the hide of the St. Louis Blues.  St. Louis pummeled Detroit into oblivion in the season opener with a resounding 6-0 score, but the Wings have come quite a way since that dreadful night in Missouri.

After thumping the visiting Dallas Stars on Tuesday, Detroit will again defend JLA ice and look to move closer to the top of the division.  Currently Detroit and St. Louis sit 3rd and 2nd, respectively, in the Central division, and a win over their division foes would shorten the gap from 5 points to 3, and leaving Detroit just 4 points behind division leading Chicago.

The injury front for Detroit is still a concern, with Darren Helm and Ian White still out among many others, but captain Henrik Zetterberg, who is reportedly battling illness, will play tonight.  Jimmy Howard will undoubtedly get the start in goal again for the Red Wings this evening.

Will the still-depleted Red Wings strike back and take vengeance for their opening night embarrassment, or will St. Louis leave them singing the blues yet again?