The Red Wings head into the first-ever NHL playoff game in Columbus with a stranglehold on the series but both teams know that could change quickly. A Detroit win tonight means the Blue Jackets need four straight wins to advance. A Columbus win tonight keeps them alive in the series, giving them hope that a Game Four win takes them back to Detroit tied up.
Kris Draper remains out for Detroit. Dan Cleary did not practice with the team but will play.