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POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.09.2014 / 11:30 AM

Start Fast - The Penguins are rested and didn't play last night. The Wings need to find their legs early and keep up with Pittsburgh's pace.

Keep Pittsburgh to the Outside - Take away their time and space in the neutral zone. Force them to take shots from the perimeter.

Solid Goaltending - The Wings' goalie will need to make timely saves. Get into playoff mode now.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.09.2014 / 10:45 AM

(Photo by Detroit Red Wings Archive)

On April 9,


1907: Hall of Fame member Ebbie Goodfellow was born on this day in Ottawa, Ontario.

1988: Forward Petr Klima (left) scores the Red Wings’ first-ever playoff goal on a penalty shot, beating Toronto’s Allan Bester, en route to a 6-3 win in Game 3 of their first-round series.


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.09.2014 / 9:45 AM

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

Detroit coach Mike Babcock set a franchise record for victories when the Red Wings beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-2 on Tuesday. But he's much more interested in his team's accomplishments than his own.

"The win tonight is way more important than that," Babcock said when asked about the significance of his 414th career victory, one more than Jack Adams. "But what I would say to you is these are things you think about the summer. And I'm thrilled."

For now, however, his sights are squarely on making sure the Red Wings qualify for the postseason.

"I know we've got a game in Pittsburgh [Wednesday]. We're going to enjoy this tonight." Babcock said. "The reality is, it's an important game [Wednesday]."

The Red Wings can lock up their 23rd consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup playoffs by getting a point against the Penguins, who are tuning up for the postseason after clinching the Metropolitan Division title and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. This could be a playoff preview: The Penguins will open the playoffs against the first wild-card in the East; the Red Wings enter Wednesday in that spot, one point ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tonight, they'll look to clinch yet another trip to the postseason.

Welcome to the Detroit Red Wings Game Day Blog, where you can get behind-the-scenes information, thoughts from players and staff, and up-to-date news on anything and everything Red Wings on game day.

You can watch tonight's 8:00 PM matchup on NBCSN or TSN2, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on AM1270.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.09.2014 / 1:00 AM








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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.08.2014 / 10:30 PM



(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
Thanks for tuning in today...Our next game's Wednesday, April 9, when we head to Pittsburgh!

A look ahead:
Apr. 9 @ Pittsburgh
Apr. 11 vs. Carolina
Apr. 13 @ St. Louis

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.08.2014 / 10:20 PM

Franzen sets up Smith for a goal
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith joins the rush as he takes a pass from Johan Franzen and beats Buffalo Sabres goalie Matt Hackett to tie it at 1-1.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.08.2014 / 10:10 PM


Stars of the Game powered by Ram Trucks are...

1. Zemgus Girgensons (2 Goals)

2. Brendan Smith (1 Goal)

3. Darren Helm (1 Goal)

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.08.2014 / 10:00 PM

(Photo by Bill Wippert/Getty Images)


Detroit got goals from Smith, Helm, Legwand, and Datsyuk and got the magic number to one point as we beat Buffalo, 4-2!

Thanks for tuning in to our Game Day Blog...tune in tomorrow when we take on the Penguins!

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.08.2014 / 6:00 PM


Joakim Andersson
Joakim Andersson
Todd Bertuzzi
Todd Bertuzzi
Daniel Cleary
Daniel Cleary

Andersson
(Healthy Scratch)

Bertuzzi
(Healthy Scratch)

Cleary
(Knee)

Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson
Stephen Weiss
Stephen Weiss
Henrik Zetterberg
 Henrik Zetterberg

Ericsson
(Finger)

Weiss
(Groin)

Zetterberg
(Back)

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.08.2014 / 5:00 PM



Johan Franzen
Johan Franzen
Pavel Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk
Justin Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
Riley Sheahan
Riley Sheahan
Gustav Nyquist
Gustav Nyquist
Darren Helm
Darren Helm
David Legwand
David Legwand
Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Alfredsson
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
Luke Glendening
Luke Glendening
Tomas Jurco
Tomas Jurco
Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith
Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall
 
Kyle Quincey
Kyle Quincey
Danny DeKeyser
Danny DeKeyser
 
Brian Lashoff
Brian Lashoff
Jakub Kindl
Jakub Kindl
 
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
   

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