Though the Detroit Red Wings were unable to secure their first eight game winning streak in about four years, they're in a great position within the Western Conference. They just had their streak snapped on Sunday, when they lost 4-2 to the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center. They'll look to avoid a losing skid on Tuesday when they wrap up a short road trip by taking on the St. Louis Blues.
Avoiding that losing skid will be contradictory to the trend thus far this season. Detroit has yet to win or lose just one game by itself - every one win or loss has been followed by at least one more win or loss, with winning streaks of five, four and seven on the season to go along with losing skids of six and two.
While the St. Louis Blues have certainly been resurgent under new head coach Ken Hitchcock, going 8-1-2 in their first 11 games under him, they've dropped two straight to begin the month of December. Their most recent outing was a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks - the highest total goals allowed in any game since the coaching change.
This is the second of six meetings between these Central Division Rivals, with the Blues taking the first meeting 2-1 in early November. Both teams trail the Blackhawks in the division, and the Blues trail Detroit by just two points. The game will be live on Versus at 7:30 p.m. eastern.