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Game ppd., Wings head to Tampa

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Red Wings will be more rested than expected for tonight's game at Tampa Bay. Monday's game between the Hurricanes and Detroit was postponed because of unplayable ice.

A Freon leak in the cooling system at PNC Arena was discovered earlier Monday.

The issue was fixed, but not in time to start the game. NHL rules say a game cannot start less than 22 hours before a team's next scheduled game.

"It's just one of those things,'' Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg said. "We'll get into Tampa a little earlier and there will be a morning skate instead of the optional. That's the only difference" for today.

A makeup date is expected to be decided today or Wednesday.

"I've seen games cancelled for ice storms and weather, but this is the first one I've seen because of a seal in the compressors," Carolina general manager Ron Francis said.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Filip Forsberg got the tying goal midway through the third and Ryan Ellis had the only score in the shootout, helping the visiting Predators give the Flyers their second straight loss, 2-1. Philadelphia had won 10 straight before losing to the Stars on Saturday. Nashville got its first win in extra time and Ellis his first successful shootout conversion this season. The Predators were 0-5 in overtime and shootouts. Pekka Rinne stopped 31 shots, plus all three in the shootout. … Cam Fowler scored a power-play goal in the third period, lifting the Ducks over the Maple Leafs 3-2 in Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle's first game at Air Canada Centre since he was dismissed as Leafs coach almost two years ago. Anaheim had a pair of power-play goals, including Fowler's go-ahead score.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Red Wings put defenseman Alexey Marchenko on seven-day injured reserve with a shoulder injury and called up defenseman Nick Jensen from AHL Grand Rapids.

Game ppd., Wings head to Tampa 12/19/16 [Last modified: Monday, December 19, 2016 10:59pm]
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