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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.18.2014 / 5:30 PM ET



Johan Franzen
Johan Franzen
David Legwand
David Legwand
Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Alfredsson
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
Riley Sheahan
Riley Sheahan
Gustav Nyquist
Gustav Nyquist
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
Luke Glendening
Luke Glendening
Landon Ferraro
Landon Ferraro
Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith
Cory Emmerton
Cory Emmerton
Teemu Pulkkinen
Teemu Pulkkinen
Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall
Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson
 
Kyle Quincey
Kyle Quincey
Danny DeKeyser
Danny DeKeyser
 
Brian Lashoff
Brian Lashoff
Jakub Kindl
Jakub Kindl
 
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
   

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.18.2014 / 3:30 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Toronto
Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.18.2014 / 1:00 PM ET



Brendan Smith
Smith
Brendan Smith will play his first NHL game as a forward tonight.

"I think I can do it for sure...I'm a defensemen,
but right now we need wins."
- Brendan Smith

Brendan Smith
Smith

Brendan Smith
Smith
Smith will likely play alongside Pulkkinen and Emmerton.

Justin Abdelkader will be out for up to two weeks
due to a laceration he suffered on his leg in Chicago.

Justin Abdelkader
Abdelkader

Landon Ferraro
Ferraro
Landon Ferraro may make his NHL debut.
Todd Bertuzzi is questionable with a lower-body injury
and Ferraro will go if Bert can't go.

Daniel Alfredsson skated with David Legwand and Mule this morning.

Daniel Alfredsson
Alfredsson

Darren Helm
Helm
Darren Helm skated, but he won't be back anytime soon.
He had a bit of a setback yesterday.


Jimmy Howard is in the pipes.

Jimmy Howard
Howard

Jordin Tootoo
Tootoo
Detroit is likely going to send Jordin Tootoo back to GR today.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.18.2014 / 11:30 AM ET

Score - The Red Wings need to generate offense; they've got just 3 goals in their 3 past games. Toronto has a tendency to give up a lot of shots, so the Wings will have to take advantage of that and find the back of the net.

Start Fast - Get the crowd behind you. You're back home in an Original 6 matchup and the crowd will be loud. Come out strong and feed off of them.

Just Win, Baby - Time is running out. There's only 15 games left. Detroit needs to get a winning streak going. Get the first one tonight then build on it.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.18.2014 / 10:30 AM ET

On March 18, 1976

Red Wings forward Michel Bergeron scores four goals against the St. Louis Blues.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.18.2014 / 9:30 AM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

To call the Red Wings banged up would be an understatement. If forwards Todd Bertuzzi (lower body) and Justin Abdelkader (lower body) can't play against Toronto, the Red Wings will be without 11 players.

Forward Landon Ferraro was the latest call-up from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League when he was recalled Monday in lieu of Abdelkader's injury in the Chicago game.

If Abdelkader can't play, enter Ferraro into the lineup to further turn Detroit into Grand Rapids East.

"Abby got dinged up in the third period [Sunday] night," Red Ken Holland said. "He wasn't able to finish the game. We’re going to assess him here and see how [Monday] goes. We're hoping he's ready to go. We'll know after the morning skate."

Nevertheless, the Wings keep plugging away and remain in the hunt for their 23rd straight playoff appearance. Two big points tonight would help.

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 7:30 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket or AM1270.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.16.2014 / 11:00 PM ET



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(Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
Thanks for tuning in tonight...Our next game's Tuesday, March 18, when we host Toronto!

A look ahead:
Mar. 18 vs. Toronto
Mar. 20 vs. Pittsburgh
Mar. 22 @ Minnesota

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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.16.2014 / 10:50 PM ET

Gustav Nyquist's PPG ties up game
Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist wrists a power play goal past Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford to tie the game 1-1 in the second period.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.16.2014 / 10:40 PM ET


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

1. Marian Hossa (1 G, 2 A)

2. Ben Smith (1 G, 1 A)

3. Gustav Nyquist (1 G)

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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.16.2014 / 10:30 PM ET

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


The depleted Wings were tied with the reigning champs almost through 2, but fell to the Blackhawks, 4-1.

Thanks for tuning in to our Game Day Blog...tune in Tuesday when we host Toronto!

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 50 17 18 23 35
H. Zetterberg 51 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 50 14 16 -3 30
G. Nyquist 51 14 13 -4 27
J. Abdelkader 51 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 36 6 18 10 24
M. Green 45 3 17 -8 20
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
D. DeKeyser 47 6 8 10 14
R. Sheahan 50 7 6 -15 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 18 10 4 .931 2.06
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89