Red Wings – Avalanche Pregame Notes

The Red Wings continue their road trip tonight against the Colorado Avalanche. Both teams will use lineups different from last Saturday’s game between the two teams at Joe Louis Arena, where the Avs picked up a 4-3 shootout win.

The Wings will start Jimmy Howard in net, giving him his first start since the second game of the season. Justin Abdelkader is out of the lineup in favor of Patrick Eaves while either Brad May or Kirk Maltby will join Darren Helm to round out the fourth line.

Colorado is without Darcy Tucker (concussion) and Cody McLeod (eye). Craig Anderson gets the start in goal.

Game time is 9:00.