No. 24: Detroit Red Wings
Season record: 11-10-2 (24 points)
The Detroit Red Wings have been hit hard by injuries this season with defenseman Brendan Smith and forward Tyler Bertuzzi the latest casualties in Saturday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Canadiens. They join goalie Jimmy Howard and four other Red Wings on the walking wounded list. Howard and Petr Mrazek have been spectacular splitting duty between the pipes.
After juggling the lineup throughout a horrendous 2-8-1 slump, the Red Wings seem to have found some productive line combinations during their current four-game point streak.