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Predict tonight’s showdown in Motown: Red Wings vs. Canucks

Feb 23, 2012, 12:34 PM EDT

Tonight in Detroit, the Red Wings will look to win their record-extending 24th straight at home against a Vancouver Canucks team that’s lost just once in regulation in its last 14.

Folks, we’re heading for a showdown in Motown.

To celebrate this potential Western Conference final (yes, we’re contractually obligated to say that), we want you to predict who wins and the score. Oh, and if you nail it bang-on, we’ll bus you and a friend to Cleveland where you’ll spend three nights at the fabulous Days Inn Cleveland Airport South, of which TripAdvisor.com user letshoh said: “The bed was pleasantly comfortable and the room was clean.” (Contest open to ages 100 and above.)

A few things to consider when making your pick:

—- No Pavel Datsyuk for Wings.

—- Detroit is 2-1-0 against the Canucks this season, winning once at home and once on the road. Last time the teams met (Feb. 2 in Vancouver), the Wings prevailed 4-3 in a shootout.

—- Tuesday in Nashville, Vancouver lost its first game in regulation game since Jan. 15.

—- Tuesday in Chicago, Detroit lost to the Blackhawks, 2-1.

—- The Canucks have the most road victories (20) of any team in the NHL.

—- Detroit is 26-2-1 at the Joe.

Here’s what we’re predicting:

Halford: Wings win 3-2 in a shootout.

Brough: Canucks win 4-3 in overtime.

OK, your turn…

  1. t16rich - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Canucks. 4-3 in OT. Bertuzzi from Henrik.

    • rob1986s - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:40 PM

      Bertuzzi from Henrik and Andrew Cassels

      • polegojim - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM

        Are you guys current?

        You’re right on Bertuzzi – he’s going to bury his old team.

        He’ll be out to prove that his new 2-year extension is WELL deserved.

      • robthehockeyguy - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:47 PM

        Jan Hlavac is ready to break out. He’ll get the winner from Cassels and Linden.

      • t16rich - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:57 PM

        Are you guys current. Hahaha. You are right though, that contract is well deserved. Steve Moore was very happy with it I hear.

      • whatswellydoing - Feb 23, 2012 at 3:12 PM

        3-2 in the shootout. Marek Malik between the legs for the SO winner.

      • t16rich - Feb 23, 2012 at 3:43 PM

        I was lucky enough to watch that entire shootout live and see Marek score that goal. Easily best moment in shootout history.

    • t16rich - Feb 23, 2012 at 10:25 PM

      Hahahahahahahahahahahaha Bertuzzi is a Canuck under the table!!!! Only the blind dont see it. Bertuzzi!!!!! Burrows!!!!!! Canucks 4-3 Woooooo!!!!! Alcohol woooooo!!!!!!

  2. abrienza428 - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Canucks win 3-1

  3. federovs4skn - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    red wings win 10290389001209302893902890108329083492-0

  4. back2backbees - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    5-0 Wings

  5. govtminion - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    4-3 Red Wings in regulation, game winner from Fillpula.

  6. jamesmakesurmomneal - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Prediction: Todd Bertuzzi clubs henrik sedin in the face with his stick then journey plays and all of Detroit celebrates. So cold in the D

  7. federovs4skn - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    i forgot govtminion was detroits GM

  8. polegojim - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    3-1 Wings – third goal empty netter.

    Tensions will run high and you might even see an uncharacteristic fight.

  9. ponsonbybritt - Feb 23, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Wings in OT 4-3; Darrin Helm w/a breakaway the game winner.

    • bensawesomeness - Feb 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      that would be good if Helm could score on the breakaway to save his life – more often than not he gets a breakaway and then puts it right into the Goalie’s chest.

  10. ikillchicken - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Nucks in regulation 3-2.

  11. sportsfreak13 - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Canucks 3-2 in regulation.

  12. mydadyourmom - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Canucks will win easily. 4-1.

  13. davebabychreturns - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Prediction: Niklas Kronwall becomes the first NHLer to deliver a hit to the head.. with his ass.

  14. kiopta1 - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    If Det plays slow and sloppy like in Chicago then nucks by 1. But if Det plays their game at home then wings by at least 2 goals… Say 3-1 or 4-2. Howard will stand on his head but 1 or 2 will get by on a PK or odd rebound.

  15. babar61 - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Canucks win 4-2. H sedin gets 4 points.

  16. hockinj25 - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Red Wings 3-2 OT. Hudler from Lidstrom GWG

  17. captaincanuck84 - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    Canucks 4-3 in regulation

  18. federovs4skn - Feb 23, 2012 at 1:29 PM

    sportsfreak13 sucks at predictions

  19. howardforvezina - Feb 23, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    4-2 Wings Quincey with the game winner.

  20. Jason Brough - Feb 23, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Bears, 79-zip.

    • govtminion - Feb 23, 2012 at 3:33 PM

      …aaaaaand off to Youtube we go for an afternoon laugh. Thanks Jason!

      • Jason Brough - Feb 23, 2012 at 4:09 PM

  21. bensawesomeness - Feb 23, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Wings know this is a big matchup, and that they didnt play well enough the other night in Chicago, Vancouver’ll push em’ to the edge and both teams’ll give it all they got

    one goal game, i’ll say 4-3 Wings, Franzen gets 2, including the game winner

  22. sk1rmish - Feb 23, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    2-1 shootout nucks.

  23. bruins33 - Feb 23, 2012 at 4:47 PM

    3-0 wings

  24. drewzducks - Feb 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

    If Schneider plays, 4-3 Vanc…if Bobby Greaseball plays, 7-2 Wings

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