Datsyuk settles puck to score PPG on Pickard
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk settles a bouncing puck before firing a power-play goal behind Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Calvin Pickard (34 Saves)
2. Pavel Datsyuk (1 Goal)
3. Erik Johnson (1 Goal)
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
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|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Jurco|
|Gustav Nyquist||Darren Helm||Johan Franzen|
|Daniel Cleary||Luke Glendening||Drew Miller|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Niklas Krowall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Jakub Kindl|
Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings
|(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
Henrik Zetterberg scored Detroit's lone goal Friday night against the Islanders which was his first in ten games. Although Hank hasn't been finding the back of the net, he's been playing 'set-up man' for the Wings this year, recording a team leading 21 assists. Zetterberg will need to bring his A-game tonight when the Avalanche come to town and get pucks to the net to help break their recent skid.
He's Detroit's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!
Score - Red Wings have just 5 goals in their last 5 games. Need traffic in front of the net. Also hit the net with shots. Force the Av's goalie to make saves.
Skate and keep pace - The Av's are a quick team so are the Red Wings. The track will be fast tonight. Play at a high tempo.
Win the goaltending battle - With Howard out, Petr Mrazek needs to outperform his competitor on the other end of the ice. Mrazek played well in the last game vs NYI. He'll need to do it again tonight.