Detroit was granted a quick power play to open the second period after struggling to find a man advantage in the opening 20 minutes, but could not convert against the Panther's stout penalty kill.
Florida goalie Scott Clemmensen has been the story of the day, and has sent away all 17 shots he's faced. Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard was shaky in the opening period, but settled into a groove as the game wore on and appears to be working through some of the rust after missing time due to injury.
Despite a 2-6-2 record over their last ten games, a win today would crack the 100-point barrier for the Wings, a number that has been viewed as a benchmark in Hockeytown for decades. However, it will take a strong showing in the third period to pull this off.