Red Wings take on Canucks Wednesday

Red Wings, Canucks both enjoy two-game winning streak


DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings will play the second game of a four-game road trip Wednesday night in Vancouver.

The Red Wings won the first stop on the trip Monday night in Edmonton against the Oilers, 3-2. Drew Miller scored late in the third period to lift Detroit past the slumping Oilers.

This is the second of four meetings this season between the Vancouver Canucks and Red Wings. The Wings won 2-0 when the teams first met Oct. 14 at Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit is charging forward with vital contributions from third and fourth line players such as Miller, Darren Helm, Cory Emmerton, Dany Cleary and Justin Abdelkader. Miller's goal Monday night was his third in two games.

Goaltender Jimmy Howard continues to provide a brick wall between the pipes for Detroit. Much credit is due to the solid defense Howard has in front of him.

The Red Wings are looking to improve their mediocre road record. They boast the league's best home record at 13-2-1, but have struggled on the road, posting a 8-8-0 record, which puts them in the middle of the statistics.

The Canucks have climbed back into a respectable position in the Western Conference after starting the season shaky and under .500 at points.

They are coming off a huge 4-0 victory over the 2nd-place Minnesota Wild.

Both teams will be seeking a third-straight win.

Game time is 10 p.m.

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