A must win. Like the remainder of these games I guess. It looks like Smith will be playing forward on the 4th line. At least he isn't on defense tonight. That could be a good thing. I don't understand why Babcock didn't leave Tootoo on that line. Ferraro will make his debut if Bert can't play.
Inuries are killing this team: In each of the past five games the Red Wings have lost Jonas Gustavsson (groin), Joakim Andersson (broken foot), Tomas Jurco (broken rib), Berruzzi and Abdelkader