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Red Wings hope to avoid third straight loss

Jan 15, 2008 - 3:13 PM Atlanta (22-22-2) at Detroit (33-9-4) 7:30 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) - For the Detroit Red Wings, this is struggling.

The league's best team will try to avoid their third consecutive defeat when they host the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.

After winning four straight and eight of their previous nine games, the Red Wings have suffered back-to-back losses. Minnesota bested them, 6-5, in a shootout Thursday and Ottawa skated to a 3-2 triumph Saturday.

The goaltending and defense has let Detroit down in past two games after they failed to give up more than two goals in a game in the previous nine contests.

Despite the team's recent struggles and his nagging injuries, All-Star Henrik Zetterberg has tallied points in nine of his last 10 games. The 27-year-old Swede leads the club with 27 goals and 57 points this season.

The Thrashers have been led by All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk, who leads the NHL with 37 goals this season. The 24-year-old Russian also is the team leader with 25 assists.

Kovalchuk, who is just one point shy of the league lead, has a goal in each of his previous four contests.

Atlanta is 8-5-1 over its last 14 games and has moved within two points of the Carolina Hurricanes for the Southeast Division lead.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 2 2 1 5
    DETROIT 0 0 1 1 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - (PP) MARIAN HOSSA 17 (TOBIAS ENSTROM, MARK RECCHI)
    7:33
    ATL - MARIAN HOSSA 18 (KEN KLEE) 14:22
    2ND PRD: ATL - (PP) MARIAN HOSSA 19 (TODD WHITE, TOBIAS ENSTROM) 1:14
    ATL - (PP) ERIC PERRIN 8 (KEVIN DOELL, ILYA K

    Jan 15 9:58 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 5
    DETROIT 1
    3RD PRD: ATL - VYACHESLAV KOZLOV 13 (MARK RECCHI, ILYA KOVALCHUK)
    19:00

    Thrashers vs. Red WingsJan 15 9:57 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 4
    DETROIT 1
    3RD PRD: DET - NIKLAS KRONWALL 4 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, MIKAEL
    SAMUELSSON) 13:42

    Thrashers vs. Red WingsJan 15 9:47 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 2 2 4
    DETROIT 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - (PP) MARIAN HOSSA 17 (TOBIAS ENSTROM, MARK RECCHI)
    7:33
    ATL - MARIAN HOSSA 18 (KEN KLEE) 14:22
    2ND PRD: ATL - (PP) MARIAN HOSSA 19 (TODD WHITE, TOBIAS ENSTROM) 1:14
    ATL - (PP) ERIC PERRIN 8 (KEVIN

    Jan 15 9:07 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 4
    DETROIT 0
    2ND PRD: ATL - (PP) ERIC PERRIN 8 (KEVIN DOELL, ILYA KOVALCHUK) 7:28

    Thrashers vs. Red WingsJan 15 8:44 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 3
    DETROIT 0
    2ND PRD: ATL - (PP) MARIAN HOSSA 19 (TODD WHITE, TOBIAS ENSTROM) 1:14

    Thrashers vs. Red WingsJan 15 8:36 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 2 2
    DETROIT 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: ATL - (PP) MARIAN HOSSA 17 (TOBIAS ENSTROM, MARK RECCHI)
    7:33
    ATL - MARIAN HOSSA 18 (KEN KLEE) 14:22
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATL 11 11
    DET 11

    Jan 15 8:14 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 2
    DETROIT 0
    1ST PRD: ATL - MARIAN HOSSA 18 (KEN KLEE) 14:22

    Thrashers vs. Red WingsJan 15 8:06 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 1
    DETROIT 0
    1ST PRD: ATL - (PP) MARIAN HOSSA 17 (TOBIAS ENSTROM, MARK RECCHI) 7:33

    Thrashers vs. Red WingsJan 15 7:54 PM
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    Thrashers vs. Red WingsJan 15 7:36 AM