The Detroit Red Wings are all set to host Washington Capitals in the NHL Hockey game on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan.
Washington Capitals (24-21-8) at Detroit Red Wings (23-19-11)
The Capitals and Red Wings start a home-and-home series – when they play for the second time at Joe Louis Arena. Washington won 4-3 in a shootout in Detroit on Nov. 15. The sides play again in Washington on Sunday afternoon.
The Washington’s will be playing without a day of rest as they head into Detroit. On Thursday, the Caps visited the Columbus Blue Jackets and came up short in a 5-2 loss. The Jackets jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back.
On the other hand, Detroit had 2 days off after a 5-0 road loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday that marked their third consecutive shutout away from home, something that hadn’t happened to the franchise since 1928.
The Capitals said Green will make the trip from Columbus to Detroit and will be evaluated. Forward Mikhail Grabovski (ankle) is not on the road trip. Defenseman Jack Hillen (right tibia surgery) skated Monday and hopes to return before the end of the season.
Red Wings forwards Pavel Datsyuk (lower body), Johan Franzen (concussion), Stephen Weiss (sports hernia surgery) and Cory Emmerton (finger) are out.
Check out Today – Jan. 31 2014 – National Hockey League Schedule
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New Jersey Devils V Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Vancouver Canucks V Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba