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Wild, Wings square off in final game before All-star Break

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

Detroit has won four games in a row and six of its past seven following a 6-4 win against the Buffalo Sabres Sunday, in a game where Tom McCullom recorded his first career victory. “Took a lot of different exits, about 17 different detours and I think it went the wrong way 10 times too,” McCollum said. “Fortunately I found my way on the right path and the team played fantastic in front of me, which really made it a lot easier.” The Red Wings have scored 17 goals during their winning streak, led by Henrik Zetterberg, who had a hat trick against the Sabres and leads Detroit with 41 points this season.

Tonight, Detroit will face a struggling Minnesota team that is (3-6-1) in their last 10 games following a 3-1 loss last night against the Blue Jackets. The Minnesota Wild and Detroit Red Wings each won on home ice last season. The Red Wings won 4-3 at Joe Louis Arena on Mar. 23. Detroit forward Gustav Nyquist had three goals in the two games. The Wild are 4-3-0 in their past seven games in Detroit. Petr Mrazek is expected to be back between the pipes tonight for the Red Wings.           

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You can watch today's 7:30 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

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