The Detroit Red Wings head to Dallas tonight to face the Dallas Stars, who are currently in a tight race with the Chicago Blackhawks for the Central Division lead.
The Detroit Red Wings face the second-best team in the Western Conference tonight, the Dallas Stars. The Red Wings are coming off two straight wins including beating the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday Night.
The outdoor Stadium Series game against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday was a back and forth game. The Red Wings took the lead late in the third at 3-2 but the Avalanche tied it up 14 seconds later. With a minute left the Red Wings took the lead for good as Brad Richards found the net. Darren Helm would add a empty netter and the Red Wings beat the Avs 5-3.
With the win on Saturday and the Boston Bruins losing on Sunday the Red Wings are only a point back from the Bruins for third place in the Division.
The NHL Trade Deadline is also today. The Red Wings made a small move on Saturday as they traded Jakub Kindl to the Florida Panthers for a 2017 sixth round draft pick.
Will that be the only move the Red Wings make at the Deadline? You can follow me on Twitter @mikerizzo87 for any updates.
Tonight’s game against the Stars is not going to be easy for the leaky Red Wings defense. The Red Wings will have to rely on Petr Mrazek a lot tonight against the team that’s scored the most goals in the NHL so far.
Here is all the information for tonight’s game:
Detroit Red Wings (31-20-11) at Dallas Stars (38-19-6)
American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 FM/1270 AM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Online Streaming: NHL Game Center Live
The good news for the Red Wings is they might be catching the Dallas Stars at the right time. The Dallas Stars are currently struggling as they’ve lost five of their last six games and their defense has given up three or more goals in four of those games.
As I mentioned above, Petr Mrazek is the expected starter for tonight. He will have to have a strong game against one of the highest scoring team in the NHL. The Red Wings defense will also have to step up.