The Detroit Red Wings return to the ice tonight after a quick Christmas break. They face the slumping Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena tonight.
The Detroit Red Wings got a much needed win on Friday night as they beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 in a shootout. After being down 3-1 after two, Drew Miller scored a big goal just over a minute into the third. Frans Nielsen would score to tie the game late in the third. He would also score the winner in the shootout to give the Red Wings the win.
Believe it or not, the Red Wings are unbeaten in the shootout this season. This is a team that was awful in the shootouts the last several seasons. The last time they had a good record in the shootout was the 2011-12 season.
Unfortunately, the power play isn’t as good. In fact, the power play has been an absolute embarrassment for them. After going 0-for-5 against the Panthers, the Red Wings are now 1 for 37 on the power play in the month of December. They haven’t scored a power play goal on the road since October 19th.
Tonight, they face the struggling Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres have lost four straight games and have a minus 20 goal differential.
Here is all the important information for tonight’s game:
Buffalo Sabres (12-13-8) at Detroit Red Wings (15-15-4)
Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 FM/1270 AM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Online Streaming: NHL Game Center Live, Fox Sports GO
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