Detroit Red Wings: Hot Wings Face Cold Blues Tonight, So Expect Some Steam

November 17th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Things couldn't be going much better in Hockeytown these days.

With the Red Wings in the middle of a six-game home-stand that has seen them go 3-0, Jiri Hudler getting of the schnied after an early season slump, and the emergence of red-hot scorers in Todd Bertuzzi and Danny Cleary—all systems are go in Detroit.

However, as for their opponent tonight, what was a blistering-hot start to the season has cooled into a four-game losing skid.

The Blues' most important player, goal-tender Jaroslav Halak, began his first season with St. Louis as stingy as a five-year-old with an ice-cream cone, posting three shut-outs in his first 10 games as a Blue Note.

Since then, he's slumped to an 0-2-1 record and a obese 4.81 GAA.

Such numbers are not at all typical to Halak which makes each game he plays, including tonight's against Detroit, a potential break-out game.

In addition to Halak's struggles, the Blues will be playing their fourth game without their second-leading scorer and physical power-house that is TJ Oshie.

Oshie suffered a broken ankle a week ago against Columbus and will be out of the line-up ...

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