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Red Wings-Flyers Preview (The Associated Press)

With the Detroit Red Wings not faring too well lately, another road trip could turn the tide if it’s anything like their last one. Facing a team stumbling out of playoff contention would seem like a good way to start, but Philadelphia has been a dreadful place for them to play. A 4-1-1 road swing to close February, capped by beating a Nashville team which was atop the Western Conference, gave Detroit a 10-point lead over Boston for third place in the Atlantic Division. “We’ve just got to find a way to fight through it.” Howard now makes his first career start in Philadelphia, and most of his teammates haven’t played there much considering these clubs were in opposite conferences until Detroit moved to the East last season.