Abdelkader hammers home a dish from Datsyuk
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk drops a pass to Justin Abdelkader who blasts a shot from the top of the left circle by Capitals goalie Braden Holtby.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Justin Abdelkader (2 Goals, 1 Assist)
2. Pavel Datsyuk (1 Goal, 1 Assist)
3. Jimmy Howard (25 Saves)
(Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Justin Abdelkader||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Tomas Tatar||Pavel Datsyuk||Darren Helm|
|Andrej Nestrasil||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Jurco|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Joakim Andersson|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Niklas Krowall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Jakub Kindl|
(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
Jimmy Howard has come out of the gate red hot this season. In 6 games, Howard has only allowed 12 goals, and boasts a .929 SV% and a 1.95 GAA.
He's Detroit's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!
Force Ovechkin to play both ways - He's one of the best in the game offensively. He's hard to contain. The key is to make him play in his own end. That's where he has been most vulnerable in the past.
Score on the PP - Detroit is 2 for 30 with the man advantage. They've gone 5 games without a PPG. They have to start finding the back of the net.Get into the Capitals' defense - Detroit needs to make the Caps' D-Men work in their own zone. Take away their time and space. Force them to turnover the puck and take advantage when they do.
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On October 29,
1944: Ted Lindsay makes his NHL debut as the Red Wings defeat Chicago 7-1.
1947: Gordie Howe wears No. 9 for the first time as the Wings play Chicago.
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