The Red Wings headed into the recess on a roll, having won six
straight games following a 6-3 victory over Colorado on February
12. Pavel Datsyuk collected a goal and two assists and
Holmstrom and Zetterberg each netted a tally and set up another
for Detroit, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit for the second
San Jose also entered the Olympic break in impressive fashion,
posting three straight victories capped by a 5-4 overtime win
over Phoenix on February 12.
San Jose goaltender Evgeni Nabokov also will miss Tuesday's
contest after leading Russia to a fourth-place finish in Torino.
Vesa Toskala, who received a two-year extension Monday, will
get the nod in his place as he seeks his fourth straight win.