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Red Wings Vs. Blue Jackets Preview: Detroit Aims To Snap Three Game Skid

The Red Wings aim to snap a three game losing streak at Columbus on Monday.

Feb. 23, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) during the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
Feb. 23, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) during the game against the Vancouver Canucks at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Red Wings are in the midst of their second longest losing streak of the season, having dropped three straight overall and consecutive games at home. Detroit had previously won 23-straight games at Joe Louis Arena before losing to Vancover on Thursday night, and followed that up with a 4-3 defeat against Colorado on Saturday.

The Red Wings will travel to Columbus tonight to take on the league-worst Blue Jackets, who despite retaining captain Rick Nash, reshaped their roster prior to the NHL's trade deadline. Columbus picked up five additional draft choices in recent trades, and also added impressive puck-moving defenseman Jack Johnson in a deal that sent center Jeff Carter to the Kings.

The division foes have played three times already this season, and the Red Wings have won two of those contests, most recently a 3-2 shootout victory on Jan. 21st.

Columbus has struggled throughout 2011 - 2012, scoring just 2.3 goals per game, and allowing 3.3 goals per game, second-worst in the NHL.

The puck is set to drop at 7:00 p.m. EST and can be seen locally on FSD+.

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