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Vancouver Canucks (2-1-0-0) at Detroit Red Wings (2-0-0-0), 7:30 p.m.

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(Sports Network) - The Detroit try for their third straight win to start the season tonight when they host the Vancouver at Joe Louis Arena. A win tonight by Detroit would give it its first 3-0 start since starting their its Stanley Cup championship season of 1997-98 with four victories.

The picked up their second dramatic win of the young season on Sunday, as scored a power-play goal with 2:08 left in overtime to lift Detroit to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa .

and also notched power-play goals for the , who won its season-opener, 3-2, over Los Angeles after Yzerman scored with only 1.7 seconds left in the third period.

made 21 saves for the and has stopped 42-of-46 shots he has faced in his first two games after ending his brief one-year retirement.

However, Hasek could have his hands full tonight. His 3.16 goals-against- average is his highest against any team in the league, other than Detroit. He is 8-5 in his 13 career games against the , allowing 40 goals in those contest and has never recorded a shutout against them.

Vancouver, meanwhile, enters tonight's contest on a losing note after suffering their first loss of the season Monday, a 3-2 decision to the Columbus .

had a goal and an assist for the , who had won their first two games to start the season. scored the other goal for Vancouver, while stopped 23 shots in a losing effort.

Morrison's first goal of the season tied the game at 2-2 just 48 seconds into the third period before scored the game-winner.

Cloutier took an unsportsmanlike penalty midway through the second period for engaging Columbus enforcer in some heated trash-talk at the home bench during a timeout. Columbus then tallied twice in a span of 2:54 to grab a 2-1 advantage.

Head coach Marc Crawford could opt to start between the pipes tonight. Hedberg blanked the Edmonton in his only appearance this season, becoming only the second goalie in team history to record a shutout in his debut with the .

On the milestone front Detroit forward 's 533 career goals are tied with Frank Mahovlich for 22nd place all-time.

Vancouver won three of its four matchups against the last season, including both meetings in Detroit. The , though, have never won three straight road games against the .

Detroit is 17-4-4 in the last 25 overall matches and 2-9-1 in the last 12 in Motown against Vancouver.

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