Psychic Game Recap: Wings Lose Bad

The Wings and Sabres aren’t done yet but I’m following Malik’s lead and calling this one early.

From what I understand (I haven’t actually had the game on since midway through the second) Detroit is currently losing 6-1 early in the third. Fantastic. I think we can guess how this one’s gonna end.

To me, Buffalo’s fifth goal shows just how this game went. Derek Roy drives to the net. Niklas Kronwall and Chris Osgood hold him off but the puck comes to the open side of the net. There’s no Detroit defender there. Brad Stuart stopped skating in the slot. Thomas Vanek is untouched as he puts in the rebound.

Yeah, that’s the kind of effort the Wings put forth tonight. Well done, guys.

Red Wings – Sabres Pregame Notes

The Red Wings are back to .500 and look to improve tonight in Buffalo. They’ll do so without both Kirk Maltby and Kris Draper as Darren Helm returns to the lineup.

Helm is making his first appearance of the season after suffering a sprained AC joint during the preseason. He takes Draper’s spot in the lineup while Maltby remains out in favor of Patrick Eaves.

Eaves and Helm will join Brad May on the Wings’ fourth line. All other lines are expected to remain the same as were used in the third period of Detroit’s 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.

No changes are expected on defense and Chris Osgood will start in goal.