The Detroit Red Wings got almost a week off before Friday night's game against the winless Columbus Blue Jackets. They don't have any time to rest before Saturday night's game against the undefeated Washington Capitals, though. The Red Wings headed to Washington D.C. shortly after the win over the Blue Jackets, and they are preparing for their toughest test of the young NHL season.
After a couple weeks of play, only two teams in the NHL have yet to lose a game: the Red Wings and Capitals. Detroit is 5-0-0 and Washington is 6-0-0. The two teams will put their perfect records on the line Saturday night as Detroit looks to go for its best start since 1972-73. Here's a look at the lineup the Red Wings have put together for this game:
Henrik Zetterberg - Pavel Datsyuk - Dan Cleary
Valtteri Filppula - Johan Franzen - Jiri Hudler
Justin Abdelkader - Darren Helm - Todd Bertuzzi
Fabian Brunnstrom - Cory Emmerton - Patrick Eaves
Nicklas Lidstrom - Ian White
Niklas Kronwall - Brad Stuart
Jonathan Ericsson - Jakub Kindl
This game will serve as Brunnstrom's Red Wings debut, his 100th career NHL game and his first NHL game in more than 18 months. In his one career game against the Capitals, he scored a goal, so hopefully he'll add another one on Saturday night.