Pregame: Rangers @ Red Wings – 12/6

It’s an Original Six matchup in Detroit tonight as the Red Wings host the New York Rangers.

The Red Wings are expected to roll the same lineup as they used in Thursday’s 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars. Justin Abdelkader remains out with a shoulder injury while Daniel Cleary (now wearing jersey #11) and Brian Lashoff are healthy scratches.

Jimmy Howard gets the start for Detroit opposite Cam Talbot, who earned his first career win in his last visit to Joe Louis Arena.

Stupid stat of the day: The Red Wings have lost five consecutive games to the Rangers over the last two years. They did not lose five games to the Rangers over the 23 games immediately preceding that streak, a stretch of 18 years going back to 1993.

Game time is 7:00 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.