Limit mistakes - Mistakes were costly yesterday against Boston especially when on the power play. Protect the puck at all times.
Play in the offensive zone - Take the play to the Oilers. Win the battles, retrieve loose pucks and create scoring chances.
Play better defense - The Red Wings have given up 10 goals in their last 2 games. Way too many goals against. Get back to the basics. The Wings need to buckle down.
On March 9, 1952
Sid Abel scores the final goal of his Red Wings career, as Detroit defeats Toronto 6-2. Gordie Howe assisted on the goal.
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images Sport)
Tonight, the Red Wings face an Edmonton team that has dropped four in a row and will also be desperate for a win. The Red Wings defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 at Rexall Place on Jan. 6. Justin Abdelkader had a goal and two assists, and center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist. Oilers right wing Jordan Eberle had two goals. Jimmy Howard is expected to be back in goal tonight for Detroit.
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Zidlicky sneaks a quick release by Svedberg
Red Wings defenseman Marek Zidlicky walks the blue line and snaps a quick release that gets through traffic past Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg for a PPG.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Daniel Paille (2 Goals)
2. Max Talbot (1 Assist)
3. Pavel Datsyuk (2 Assists)
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
Thanks for tuning in to our Gameday Blog...we'll look to bounce back tomorrow against Edmonton.
|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Tomas Tatar||Pavel Datsyuk||Luke Glendening|
|Erik Cole||Henrik Zetterberg||Justin Abdelkader|
|Stephen Weiss||Riley Sheahan||Gustav Nyquist|
|Drew Miller||Joakim Andersson||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Niklas Kronwall|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Marek Zidlicky|
Start On Time - The Red Wings are rested. Boston played an overtime game yesterday. Take advantage of this from the opening face off. Detroit needs to get off to a good start and dictate the play to the Bruins.
Play Fast - Boston will try to play physical and slow the game down. Need to make the Bruins skate. Move the puck and play fast.
Win the Goaltending Battle - Jonas Gustavsson needs to outperform Rask and be ready to start on time.
(Photo by Detroit Red Wings Archive)
Sergei Fedorov registers his 500th career NHL point in a game against the Colorado Avalanche.