Pregame: Hurricanes @ Red Wings – 4/7

The Red Wings close out their regular season home schedule tonight as they host the Carolina Hurricanes.

Detroit can clinch a playoff spot with a win over Carolina combined with the Pittsburgh Penguins beating the Ottawa Senators in regulation.

Forward Landon Ferraro is expected to make his season debut, replacing Daniel Cleary in the Detroit lineup. Cleary will play if Pavel Datsyuk is unable to go due to injury. Datsyuk did not participate in the team’s morning skate but will play on a line with Henrik Zetterberg if he can go tonight.

Jimmy Howard gets the start in goal for the Red Wings.

Stupid stat of the day: All-time the Red Wings are winless against Carolina in the month of April.

Game time is 7:30 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.