"I really believe we have played a lot of good hockey here of late, we haven't scored and let it in too easy. We have to keep building on our game and I think that's what we're doing. We've got a game here tonight against Carolina, Carolina plays fast and we've got to be prepared to go." - Mike Babcock
Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg will be reunited on tonight's top line.
Detroit's recent call-up, Landon Ferraro, will be a game time decision with whether or not he starts in place of Dan Cleary.
Justin Abdelkader will miss his second consecutive game tonight with an Upper Body injury.
Erik Cole still not ready to return from injury.
Defensive pairings will remain the same; led by Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson.
Jakub Kindl is tonight's healthy scratch on the back end.