The Vancouver Canucks (21-12-3) finish off their two-game season series with the Detroit Red Wings (20-9-9) tonight at Rogers Arena. Brett Favre Jersey . The Wings defeated the Canucks 5-3 on November 30th at Joe Louis Arena. The Canucks welcome Zack Kassian back to the line-up. The big winger has missed 14 games with a finger injury suffered November 25th against New Jersey. Kassian scored a goal on the opening night of the season in Calgary, but has managed just one goal since then and has gone 12 without a goal. Hell play on a line with Brad Richardson and Shawn Matthias. Former Michigan State Spartan and East Lansing, Michigan native Ryan Miller has started five straight (3-1-1) giving up 9 goals and stopping 161/170 shots in that span (94.7%). The three goals he allowed in Thursdays 3-2 loss to Los Angeles were the most hed surrendered since a 5-1 setback to the NY Rangers on December 13th. The Canucks are 2-3 in their past five home games and will look to even that record as they play the second game of a five game homestand. They are in the midst of a portion of their schedule where they are playing nine of 11 games on home ice. Radim Vrbata has scored in back to back games and with 15 goals on the season is tied for 15th in the NHL in goal-scoring. Alex Burrows has points in four of his past five games (3+2=5). Tom Sestito cleared NHL waivers and was assigned to AHL Utica this morning. Detroit has been idle since a 3-1 New Years Eve win over New Jersey. The game was tied 1-1 going to the third period where the Wings scored the only two goals of the final frame and outshot the Devils 11-1. The Wings have won three of their last four games and are 3-1-1 in their last five. They have just four outright losses in their past 18 games (10-4-4). The Red Wings have the 3rd best power play in the NHL are 2nd in the league on the penalty kill. Detroit was the last team to score more than one PPG against the Canucks going 2 for 4 when they last met. Pavel Datsyuk had one of those PPG and had two goals in that game. He rides a five-game point streak into action tonight (1+4=5). The Wings are starting a six-game road trip here in Vancouver and between now and the end of February, Detroit plays 17 of its next 23 games away from home. Both the Canucks and Wings have opened the scoring 20 times this season. Vancouver is 15-3-2 while Detroit is 10-4-6. The Canucks have opened the scoring in five straight games and the only time they have trailed in that span is the final 1:14 against Los Angeles on Thursday. Detroit has won three straight and is 6-0-2 in its past eight games against the Canucks. Jimmy Howard gets his fourth straight start in goal for the Wings. Deion Sanders Youth Jersey . Richards tossed a five-hitter over seven sharp innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Wednesday to sweep a two-game interleague series. Julio Jones Falcons Jersey . The procedure was done Thursday in Dallas, the person tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement was made. There is no timetable for Mills return.West Lafayette, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - Coming off their worst loss of the season, the 25th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes turn their attention to the Purdue Boilermakers for a Big Ten Conference clash at Mackey Arena. Iowa began its two-game road trip on Tuesday night with a lopsided 82-50 loss at the hands of No. 6 Wisconsin. It was a stark contrast from the same Hawkeyes squad that had won five of its previous six games to climb into the national rankings. Following this tilt, they will play three of their next four back at home. Purdue has been on the losing end of three of its last four contests. Most recently, the Boilermakers were dealt a 66-57 setback at Illinois on Wednesday night. Purdue leads the all-time series, 86-73, although Iowa has won the last two head-to-head meetings. The Hawkeyes were simply outclassed by Wisconsin earlier this week, as the Badgers knocked down nine 3-pointers for the game (.409) and committed only one turnover. Iowa was also outrebounded, 37-23, and made just four free throws, well short of its season average of 17 entering the tilt. Jarrod Uthoff was the teams lone player in doubble figures, finishing with 12 points. Justin Durant Falcons Jersey. On the season, Uthoff is averaging 11.8 points and 6.4 rebounds in addition to leading the Hawkeyes with 32 3-pointers made (.390). Aaron White, a 52-percent shooter from the floor, is the top scorer (15.6) and rebounder (6.8). However, he managed only seven points on 2-of-5 shooting against the Badgers. Purdue has three players averaging double figures in the scoring column this season, with Kendall Stephens 10.9 ppg tops on the team. Stephens is dangerous from beyond the arc, where he is shooting 42 percent (48-of-114). A.J. Hammons (10.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg) and Vince Edwards (10.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg) complement Stephens down low. Despite lacking a true go-to scorer, the Boilermakers are putting up a healthy 72.7 ppg and are +6.0 in rebounding margin. Jon Octeus and Rapheal Davis shared team-high scoring honors against Illinois with 14 points apiece. The Boilermakers held Illinois to 28.6-percent shooting from the floor in the first half yet still trailed at the break. The Fighting Illini finished the contest with a huge 21-4 scoring edge at the foul line. cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '