DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings (16-9-6, 38 points) host the Vancouver Canucks (11-14-8, 30 points) tonight at Joe Louis Arena for a 7:30pm start.
The Red Wings come off their first regulation loss since November 14th when they fell 2-1 to the Buffalo Sabres on Monday. The Wings had a 13-game point streak during that time with only three regulation wins. Jimmy Howard (7-4-3, 2.29 GAA., .921 Save pct.) -- who has lost his two previous starts -- will be in goal tonight.
Red Wings Head Coach Jeff Blashill said they will likely go with the same forward lines & defensive pairings as Monday.
One additional note: Red Wings Head Coach Jeff Blashill confirmed former Red Wings' player and NHL Hall of Famer Adam Oates will be used a consultant the next few days.
"I love picking guys brains," Blashill said. "I like guys who don't necessarily think like me and if I can pick guys brains of people who don't think like me, it expands my horizon, and then I take it all in and spit it out in my own way. I think I'm a better coach because of it."