Pregame: Howard Starts as Wings Host Canucks

Jimmy Howard will get another start in net for Detroit tonight as the Red Wings host the Vancouver Canucks.

It will be the sixth start of the season for the NHL’s save-percentage and GAA leader, and it’s looking like Petr Mrazek‘s hold on the starting role is tenuous at best.

No line changes are expected, meaning Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul are out on the blue line and Drew Miller is a healthy scratch up front.

Stupid Stat of the Day
The Red Wings won in Philadelphia for the first time since 1997 on Tuesday.  The last time that they won in Philadelphia and then came home for their next game and won that was 1970.  That post-Flyers home game?  The Red Wings hosted the Canucks.

Game time is 7:30 PM on FSD.