Detroit (7-2-2) at Vancouver (6-5-0), 10:00 p.m. EST
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Ticker) — The Detroit Red Wings
look to end a five-game road trip on a winning note when they
visit the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.
Detroit won the first two games on the trip, stretching its
winning streak to five games, but a 5-4 loss in overtime to the
Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday and a 4-2 setback at the San Jose
Sharks on Thursday has dampened the team’s spirits.
Despite the back-to-back losses, Detroit’s new acquisition has
been paying dividends so far this season.
Marian Hossa has been stellar for the defending Stanley Cup
champions, notching at least one point in nine straight games.
The right wing had one goal in Thursday’s loss.
Vancouver is opening a six-game homestand and is searching for
its third straight win.
The Canucks are coming off a wild, 7-6 shootout victory over the
Anaheim Ducks on Friday. The contest featured five goals in a
2:39 span during the second period and ended on defenseman
Mattias Ohlund’s goal in the 13th round of the shootout.
Alex Burrows scored the game-winner 27 seconds into overtime as
Vancouver defeated Detroit, 4-3, on October 16 in the teams’
first meeting this season.