The Red Wings were shutout 1-to-0 by the Blues yesterday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard stopped 24 shots in the defeat as Detroit dropped from seventh to eighth in the West. The Red Wings are idle now until Thursday when they host San Jose.
The NHL announced on Sunday that the 2014 Winter Classic will take place in Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on New Year's Day and will feature the Red Wings hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs. This contest was supposed to take place during the current season, but the extended lockout forced a cancellation of the league’s annual outdoor game.