Vancouver Canucks at Detroit Red Wings: Preview, Lineups

The Vancouver Canucks will try to leave with a win as they visit Joe Louis Arena for the last time

The Vancouver Canucks pulled off a surprise win over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

Henrik Sedin busted a slump while Alexandre Burrows and Sven Baertschi each scored their first goals of the season.

That win ended a nine-game losing skid, and they’d like to end this road trip with a win against the Detroit Red Wings, who ended a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 shootout win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Something’s gotta give in this matchup. One team will win its second-straight while the other club’s slump will continue.

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Detroit Red Wings


2016-17 Record: 7-6-1

Home Record: 4-4

2015-16 Record vs. Canucks: 1-0-1

Goals For: 38

Goals Against: 37

Power Play: 18% (17th)

Penalty Kill: 79.1 (22nd)

Leading Scorers: Mike Green (14GP –– 3G –– 7A –– 10PTS), Gustav Nyquist (14GP — – 3G  –– 6A– 9– PTS), Thomas Vanek (7GP — – 4G –– 4A –– 8PTS).

Injuries: Thomas Vanek (Hip, long-term IR)


Gustav Nyquist: He’s been off to a slow start, but Nyquist is the top scorer on a struggling Red Wings offense. His speed and skills with the puck will provide challenges for the Canucks.

Henrik Zetterberg: Always someone who seems to give the Canucks troubles, Zetterberg has just one assist in his last five games. Perhaps this is the day he breaks the slump.


Mike Green: The Wings’ leading scorer isn’t the 2008-09 player who scored 31 goals, but he remains a force with the puck at both ends of the ice.


Jimmy Howard:  Though he’s lost the starting job to Petr Mrazek the last two seasons, Howard’s outperformed him with a 3-2 record and 1.26 goals against average.


Dylan Larkin—–Frans Nielsen — — Tyler Bertuzzi
Tomas Tatar —– Henrik Zetterberg— — Justin Abdelkader
—Andreas Athanasiou –Darren Helm — — Gustav Nyquist
Riley Sheahan —– Luke Glendening — Steve Ott

Danny DeKeyser –— Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson –— Alexey Marchenko
Niklas Kronwall–— Brendan Smith

Petr Mrazek
Jimmy Howard

Away Team


2016-17 Record: 5-8-1

Away Record: 15-1

2015-16 Record vs. Red Wings: 1-0-1

Goals For: 27

Goals Against: 41

Power Play: 9.3 (29th)

Penalty Kill: 85% (9th)

Leading Scorers: Henrik Sedin (14GP –– 5G –3–A –– 8PTS), Daniel Sedin (14GP –– 4G –– 3A –– 7PTS), Bo Horvat(14GP — – 4G –3– A –– 7PTS).

Injuries: Alexander Edler (upper-body, day-to-day.) Chris Tanev (lower body, day-to-day), Anton Rodin (knee, day-to-day), Jayson Megna (week-to-week).


Henrik Sedin: He’s scored three points in his last two games, scoring a clutch goal in Tuesday’s win.

Bo Horvat: Tied for second in team scoring, Horvat brings plenty of speed and energy to the Canucks, as he pushes to be the number one centre down the road.


Erik Gudbranson: Edler and Tanev are banged up, meaning Gudbranson holds the key to lead the inconsistnet blue line.


Ryan Miller: He hasn’t had much support in front of him, but Miller has just one win in seven starts with a porous 2.76 goals against average.


Daniel Sedin — Henrik Sedin — Loui Eriksson
Markus Granlund — Brandon Sutter — Sven Baertschi
Alex Burrows — Bo Horvat— — Jack Skille
Michael Chaput — Brendan Gaunce — Derek Dorsett

Alex Edler — Troy Stecher
Ben Hutton — Erik Gudbranson
Luca Sbisa — Nikita Tryamkin

Ryan Miler
Jacob Markstrom

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