The Detroit Red Wings got a much needed win on Thursday night against the Winnipeg Jets. Today they face the New York Rangers who are on fire.
The Detroit Red Wings calmed the fans fears on Thursday as they had a comeback victory against the Jets. The game started rough as they trailed 2-0 after the 1st period.
The crowd at Joe Louis arena actually booed the Red Wings off the ice, which I can’t blame them for. The booing seemed to fire the Red Wings up as they scored three unanswered goals to win the game 3-2.
So the Red Wings got a crucial two points and now face the New York Rangers. The Rangers are one of the hottest teams in the NHL. Winners of 12 of their last 17 games, the Rangers won’t catch the Washington Capitals for the Metropolitan division lead, but are in position to get the second spot in the division.
The Rangers get Henrik Lundqvist back today after missing the last few games. Lundqvist being back makes the Red Wings task a lot harder but the Rangers also had a hard time scoring on the Red Wings in their last meeting.
This should be another low scoring game between these two teams today. As of this writing the Red Wings starter hasn’t been named but I would guess that Petr Mrazek would get the start and Jimmy Howard would start tomorrow against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Here is all the information for today’s game:
New York Rangers (39-22-6) at Detroit Red Wings (33-23-11)
Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 FM/1270 AM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Online Streaming: NHL Game Center Live, NBC Live Extra
Wins are great this time of year but even just getting a point against the Rangers would be crucial for the Red Wings. If they can finish this three game home-stand getting five of six points I think a lot of fans would be happy with that.
First though is today against the Rangers. With Lundqvist back that makes the Red Wings job even tougher. The Red Wings will have to be on their A game today to get a win against the Rangers.
Dylan Larkin had a goal on Thursday, just his second in almost 20 games. Hopefully he starts lighting the lamp once again.