Pregame: Red Wings @ Ducks – Game 7 – 5/12

The Red Wings and the Ducks face off in a deciding Game Seven in Anaheim tonight.

Detroit will be making one lineup change from Game Six, with Patrick Eaves swapping back into the lineup and Cory Emmerton swapping out. This leaves the fourth line without a natural center, as Mikael Samuelsson practiced in between Eaves and Todd Bertuzzi.

Stupid stat of the day: As I mentioned on Friday, the Red Wings are 7-4 all-time in Game Seven after winning Game Six to force the deciding game. The last time the Red Wings won a first-round Game Seven to advance to face the Blackhawks (as would be the case with a win tonight), Chicago swept them in the second round.

Game time is 10:00 PM on FSD.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.