On Saturday, Columbus will be hosting Los Angeles at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Know Your Hockey
The Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings are the biggest name in the NHL, and they currently are also the dominant team. While they are not one of the original NHL teams, they were an early member (1921) and are a member of the Original Six.
The Red Wings have won 11 Stanley Cups (third most) and last won in 2008. In 2009, they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the finals. During the past 25 years, the team has qualified for the playoffs 23 times, and are considered a sure-fire bet every season. The Red Wings have produced many memorial players and traditions, most notably the throwing of the octopus. The Red Wins play out of Detroit (Joe Louis Arena) are are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference.
Columbus is 4-1-0, with eight points, making them first in the Central. Calgary is 4-2-1, with nine points, making them tied for first in the Northwest. The next game for Columbus will be in Columbus against Los Angeles on Saturday, October 17th. Los Angeles and Columbus have yet to meet this season.
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