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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.18.2014 / 1:00 PM ET

Find a Way to Score - Detroit needs to generate offense and bear down on scoring chances when they come. Also, early goals will take the pressure off Jimmy Howard.

Keep Getting Solid Goalkeeping - Jimmy Howard has been terrific. With a depleted lineup due to injuries, Howie needs to be spectacular again.

Good Special Teams Play - Be strong on the Penalty Kill. A PPG or two will be a huge bonus for a team looking to get on the board.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.18.2014 / 11:00 AM ET

On January 18, 1974

The Red Wings obtain Jimmy Rutherford and Jack Lynch from Pittsburgh for Ron Stackhouse.


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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.18.2014 / 10:30 AM ET

(Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)


This is the opener of a five-game homestand for Detroit, which hasn't played at Joe Louis Arena since Dec. 23. The Red Wings' only home game since Christmas was a 3-2 shootout loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Michigan Stadium. Detroit is 6-10-7 at home and is in track to finish below .500 at home for the first time in 28 years.

“Obviously, our home record hasn’t been as good, but [Howard] wasn’t dialed in like he is right now, so that’s a huge part of having success with a group like we have right now,” Babcock said. “We don’t score great; we need awesome goaltending and we’ve been getting it."

Forward Tomas Tatar will be back in the lineup after missing the loss in New York to attend the funeral of his father.

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 AM1270.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 10:20 PM ET



(Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)
Thanks for tuning in tonight...Our next game's Saturday, January 18, when we host the Kings!

A look ahead:
Jan. 18 vs. Los Angeles
Jan. 20 vs. St. Louis
Jan. 22 vs. Chicago

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Vivid Seats is an Official Fan Travel Partner of the Detroit Red Wings.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 10:10 PM ET

Howard shuts down Hagelin
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard makes a quick kick save to deny New York Rangers sniper Carl Hagelin in the 2nd period.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 9:55 PM ET


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

1. Henrik Lundqvist (38 SV)

2. Mats Zuccarello (GWG)

3. Jimmy Howard (47 SV)

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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 9:45 PM ET

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)



The Red Wings played well and Jimmy Howard was unreal, but Detroit fell in New York, 1-0.

Thanks for tuning in to our Game Day Blog...tune in Saturday when we host the Kings!
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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 6:30 PM ET


Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Alfredsson
Joakim Andersson
Joakim Andersson
Pavel Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk
Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson
Alfredsson
(Back Spasms)
Andersson
(Lower-Body Injury)
Datsyuk
(Lower-Body Injury)
Ericsson
(Fractured Ribs)
Johan Franzen
Johan Franzen
Darren Helm
Darren Helm
Stephen Weiss
Stephen Weiss
Franzen
(Head)
Helm
(Groin)
 Weiss
(Groin)

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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 6:10 PM ET



Gustav Nyquist
Gustav Nyquist
Henrik Zetterberg
Henrik Zetterberg
Justin Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Jurco
Tomas Jurco
Riley Sheahan
Riley Sheahan
Todd Bertuzzi
Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
Cory Emmerton
Cory Emmerton
Mikael Samuelsson
Mikael Samuelsson
Daniel Cleary
Daniel Cleary
Luke Glendening
Luke Glendening
Patrick Eaves
Patrick Eaves
Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith
Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall
 
Kyle Quincey
Kyle Quincey
Danny DeKeyser
Danny DeKeyser
 
Jakub Kindl
Jakub Kindl
Brian Lashoff
Brian Lashoff
 
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
   

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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 5:00 PM ET



(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


Howie's been hot in his career against the New York Rangers, going 2-0-1 in 3 career games against the blue shirts, with a .948 SV% and a 1.95 GAA.

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

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STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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