The Detroit Red Wings travel to Florida to face the Atlantic Division leading Panthers. The Red Wings are coming off a win on Thursday against Columbus.
The Detroit Red Wings got a much needed win on Thursday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Red Wings never trailed the Blue Jackets, as they won 3-1.
Once again though Jimmy Howard played another great game and he will get another start tonight as Petr Mrazek is still battling a sickness.
The Red Wings are eight points behind the Panthers for the division lead but lead the Flyers by a point as of this writing. The Flyers though play the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier today so by the time the Red Wings play tonight they could be trailing the Flyers.
Regardless of what the Flyers do today, tonight is another big game for the Red Wings. A win in regulation against the best team in the division could give the Red Wings hope to catch the Panthers.
A loss tonight in regulation would pretty much end all that talk and possibly put the Red Wings behind in the Wild Card chase.
Here is all the information for tonight’s game:
Detroit Red Wings (35-25-11) at Florida Panthers (40-22-9)
BB&T – Sunrise, FL
Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 FM/1270 AM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Online Streaming: NHL Game Center Live
The Red Wings with a win tonight can calm the fans fears even more. I think Howard continues his hot play and the Red Wings win 3-1.