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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.07.2013 / 10:15 AM



On March 7, 1996

The entire nation is abuzz about Chris Osgood scoring a goal against the Hartford Whalers, becoming only the second goalie in NHL history to shoot and score the previous night.


On March 7, 1964

Alex Delvecchio scores his 20th goal for the fourth consecutive season in an Original Six matchup against the Maple Leafs.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.07.2013 / 9:45 AM



Franzen
"We're starting to find our way out there...and we're getting
better and better.”
- Johan Franzen

Coming off a 2-1 victory against Colorado on Tuesday highlighted by a stellar performance from Jimmy Howard, the Wings will try to carry that momentum into tonight's game against the Oilers here at The Joe.

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 game on Fox Sports Detroit or CBC for our Canadian viewers, or tune in on 97.1 The Ticket or AM1270.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 10:55 PM


Howard Dives
Jimmy Howard sprawls with a stretched out glove to deny John Mitchell.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 10:20 PM


After a scoreless first, the Wings got two goals in the second, the first courtesy of Johan Franzen's breakaway beauty, the second on a good bounce off Giguere's backside from a Kronwall slapshot. With a 2-0 lead headed into the third, Jimmy Howard again stood on his head for 60 minutes, including a handful of spectacular saves in the third period. After giving up a late goal with just 1:30 left, the Red Wings held on for a 2-1 win over the Avalanche!

Thanks for tuning in to our Game Day Blog... Tune in Thursday when the Oilers come to town!

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 10:10 PM


Tonight's Stars of the Game powered by Ram Trucks are...

1. Jimmy Howard (36 Saves, .973 SV%)

2. Niklas Kronwall (1 Goal)

3. Johan Franzen (1 Goal)


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 6:00 PM


Carlo Colaiacovo
Mikael Samuelsson
Valtteri Filppula
Darren Helm
Colaiacovo
(Shoulder)
Samuelsson
(Finger)
Filppula
(Upper-Body Injury)
Helm
(Back)
Todd Bertuzzi
Ian White
Kent Huskins
 
Bertuzzi
(Back)
White
(Healthy Scratch)
Huskins
(Healthy Scratch)
 
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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 5:40 PM

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Colorado
Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings



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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 5:15 PM
Johan Franzen
Henrik Zetterberg
Damien Brunner
Justin Abdelkader
Pavel Datsyuk
Daniel Cleary
Tomas Tatar
Joakim Andersson
Patrick Eaves
Drew Miller
Cory Emmerton
Jordin Tootoo
Niklas Kronwall
Jonathan Ericsson
 
Kyle Quincey
Brendan Smith
 
Brian Lashoff
Jakub Kindl
 
Jimmy Howard
   
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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 2:35 PM

Babcock
"I think (Abdelkader) has gotten way better as of late...He's a worker, honest, two-way guy...In the last five games, we're 3-1-1 and things are going all right for our team, so let's just keep going here.”
- Mike Babcock

"I've just kept doing all the small things, keep shooting, putting the puck on net and hope for some breaks.”
- Justin Abdelkader

Abdelkader

Howard

Jimmy Howard will get the nod in net.


"They’re really not all that far off. They’re all grouped together from fourth all the way to last, so it’s tight and going to continue to be that way all the way to the end of the season. You just have to find a way every single night to get points.”
- Jimmy Howard

Howard

Filppula

Valtteri Filppula is out with an Upper-Body Injury.


Ian White will be a healthy scratch tonight.

White

Huskins
Kent Huskins will also be a healthy scratch.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 03.05.2013 / 11:00 AM


Score Goals
- The Wings have scored just 4 goals in their last 3 games; they need to create scoring chances and make the best of them when they occur.

Play Well Defensively - The team has been consistent and good defensively over the past 5 games. Don't change that and continue to play tight D all-around.

Slow Down the Avs - Colorado is a fast, explosive team. The Wings must take away their time and space, especially in the neutral zone, which is where they generate most of their speed.

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