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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.4.2014 / 9:40 PM ET

(Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)



The Wings and Devils were even, but New Jersey scored on a tip in the last minute to win it, 4-3.

Thanks for tuning in to our Game Day Blog...tune in Thursday when we host Colorado.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.4.2014 / 6:00 PM ET


Daniel Cleary
Daniel Cleary
Pavel Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk
Patrick Eaves
Patrick Eaves

Cleary
(Knee)

Datsyuk
(Knee)
Eaves
(Healthy Scratch)
Jakub Kindl
Jakub Kindl
Stephen Weiss
Stephen Weiss
Henrik Zetterberg
Henrik Zetterberg

Kindl
(Lower-Body Injury)

Weiss
(Groin)
Zetterberg
(Back)

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.4.2014 / 5:00 PM ET



Gustav Nyquist
Gustav Nyquist
Joakim Andersson
Joakim Andersson
Johan Franzen
Johan Franzen
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
Riley Sheahan
Riley Sheahan
Tomas Jurco
Tomas Jurco
Justin Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader
Darren Helm
Darren Helm
Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Alfredsson
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
Luke Glendening
Luke Glendening
Todd Bertuzzi
Todd Bertuzzi
Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson
Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall
 
Kyle Quincey
Kyle Quincey
Danny DeKeyser
Danny DeKeyser
 
Brian Lashoff
Brian Lashoff
Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith
 
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
   

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.4.2014 / 3:15 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - New Jersey
Detroit Red Wings vs. New Jersey Devils


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.4.2014 / 2:30 PM ET



(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


Johan Franzen has been one hot Mule since the Olympic Break. Not only did he record an assist on both of the goals in the win in Montreal Wednesday, but he also recorded his third career regular season hat trick in Thursday's 6-1 win over Ottawa. His five points in two games were enough to earn him the NHL's First Star of the Week honors!

He's Detroit's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.4.2014 / 1:30 PM ET



Pavel Datsyuk
Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk will not play tonight, he's out with knee inflammation.


"Can’t play; issue with my knee...
We’re looking day-to-day, hard to say anything."

- Pavel Datsyuk

Pavel Datsyuk
Datsyuk

Stephen Weiss
Weiss
Stephen Weiss is also out after suffering a setback in practice yesterday. He's been sent for further tests.

"I kind of thought Stephen Weiss would be ready a week ago,
but the body hasn’t responded the way we had hoped."
- Ken Holland

Holland

Daniel Cleary
Cleary
Dan Cleary hurt his knee and is likely out for the next three games. 

Jakub Kindl (lower-body injury) won't play again tonight.

Jakub Kindl
Kindl

Joakim Andersson
Andersson
Joakim Andersson will play on top line alongside
Nyquist and the Mule.


Todd Bertuzzi is expected to return on
fourth line with Glendening and Miller.

Todd Bertuzzi
Bertuzzi

Jimmy Howard
Howard
Jimmy Howard will be in goal.

Patrick Eaves is likely a healthy scratch.

Patrick Eaves
Eaves

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.4.2014 / 12:00 PM ET

Play well 5-on-5 - Devils don't take penalties. They are 1st in the NHL in this category.

Be on the Attack - The last time we were in New Jersey, the Devils had just 11 shots on goal. Play the same way. Dictate the play.

Solid Goalkeeping - Howie needs to make big saves when tested. The defense will need to be good in front of Jimmy, as well.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.4.2014 / 11:00 AM ET

On March 4, 1944

Don Grosso registers six assists as the Red Wings defeat Chicago, 6-2, at Olympia Stadium.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.4.2014 / 10:00 AM ET

(Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)


Both teams have returned from the Olympic break on a bit of a roll. The Red Wings have won two straight against the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators. The Devils had taken two straight before dropping a 4-2 decision to the San Jose Sharks on Sunday at Prudential Center. The Devils trail the Red Wings by three points for the second and final wild card playoff berth, but Detroit has played two fewer games making the clash Tuesday a critical one in the Eastern Conference standings.

General manager Ken Holland has admitted he will not make a splash prior to the NHL trade deadline on Wednesday unless it's a "trade that affects your team going into next season."

Detroit is in a similar position prior to this year's deadline as it was last season; missing several core players heading down the stretch. The Red Wings are hoping to get captain Henrik Zetterberg (back surgery) just in time for the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs, but first they have to get there.

"We had some unrestricted free agents last year," Holland told Detroit's website. "We weren't a buyer, we weren't a seller, I felt if we could just get out team together we could play our way in, which we did. Other than Zetterberg, for the most part we're healthy. We're probably the healthiest we've been since early December."

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 7:00 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 Friday, 02.28.2014 / 11:00 AM ET






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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89