The Red Wings have won the first six meetings between the teams,
three here and three at Atlanta, outscoring the Thrashers by
The Red Wings will wear the same Dan Snyder tribute patch the Thrashers are wearing all season. According to a story in the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday, the game-worn jerseys will be auctioned by the NHL Players Association with proceeds going to The Dan Snyder Memorial Scholarship.
Meanwhile, the Red Wings were hoping that trainers would let goalie Dominik Hasek skate with the team Wednesday or Thursday. Out for the third time this season with a groin injury, Hasek hasn't played since Dec. 8.
"Then it depends how I feel," Hasek told the Free Press. "Of course I'd like to play as soon as possible, but we'll see how I feel when I go with the team. ... I don't know if this week. It depends. But for sure next week I'd like to play in a game."
Detroit is 1-2-1 since a four-game winning streak, scoring just four goals in that span.
On Sunday, the Red Wings were blanked at Chicago, 3-0, after
going 0-for-6 on the power play. Manny Legace made 24 saves in
The Thrashers, who are opening a five-game road trip, have
dropped back-to-back games.