Shaved Ice – Feb. 2

Hello, hockey fans. Surviving the work week? Don’t worry, it’s almost Friday.

Quick hits

Tonight the Red Wings take on Ryan Kesler, David Booth, and the rest of the Canucks out in Vancouver. It’s a battle of the top two teams in the Western Conference; Detroit leads the West with 69 points. The home team has won each game of the series so far – Detroit topped Vancouver 2-0 at the Joe on Oct. 13, while the Canucks beat the Wings 4-2 on Dec. 21 at Rogers Arena.

Highlight reel

Remember this goal scored by Oliver Wahlstrom a few years back?

Check out his latest viral video shootout move.

Kid’s got some amazing hands, eh?

Outside the Mitten

Team Orr topped Team Cherry last night in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Kelowna, B.C. The Whalers’ Tom Wilson got himself on the scoresheet by dropping the gloves with Dalton Thrower of the Saskatoon Blades in the second period.

Is there a goalie controversy in Vancouver? Roberto Luongo sure would be an expensive back-up goalie…

More NHL trade rumors – here.

Check it out

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Next up

Tomorrow morning we will recap the Wings game, and get you ready for a big weekend of college hockey.