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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 6:00 PM



Henrik Zetterberg
Henrik Zetterberg
Pavel Datsyuk
Justin Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader
Todd Bertuzzi
Todd Bertuzzi
Johan Franzen
Johan Franzen
Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Alfredsson
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
Stephen Weiss
Stephen Weiss
Daniel Cleary
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
Joakim Andersson
Joakim Andersson
Jordin Tootoo
Jordin Tootoo
Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall
Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith
 
Kyle Quincey
Kyle Quincey
Danny DeKeyser
Danny DeKeyser
 
Brian Lashoff
Brian Lashoff
Jakub Kindl
 
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
   

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 4:30 PM



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(Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

In five career games against the Senators, Johan Franzen has found the back of the net 8 times, including an insane 5-goal performance the last time we played in Ottawa.

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

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 4:00 PM



Niklas Kronwall
Kronwall

Niklas Kronwall took a puck to the mouth this morning; he's off to see the dentist right now.


Kronwall is a game-time decision because of maxillofacial damage, but said he hopes to play.

Niklas Kronwall
Kronwall

Xavier Ouellet
Ouellet

Xavier Ouellet was recalled from Grand Rapids as a precaution; he'll go if Kronner can't.


Darren Helm participated in some drills with the team, but not all.

Darren Helm
Helm

Darren Helm
Helm

Helm's groin ultrasound showed fluid, but no tear. He's out Saturday, but hopes to return on the Western Canada trip.


Daniel Alfredsson will face the Ottawa Senators for the first time
in his career tonight.

Daniel Alfredsson
Alfredsson

Daniel Alfredsson
Alfredsson
"Obviously I’ve got a lot of good friends on the other side. I think it will be a relief once the puck drops. There will be a lot of emotion going into the game...But it’s a bit exciting too."
- Daniel Alfredsson

Tonight, Alfie is expected to skate on the Wings’ second line alongside Todd Bertuzzi and Johan Franzen.

Daniel Alfredsson
Alfredsson

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 3:30 PM

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Ottawa
Ottawa Senators vs. Detroit Red Wings


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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 11:30 AM

Wings Need to Score - Ottawa allows a ton of shots, so the Wings need to generate quality scoring chances and bury them, as well.

Continue to Play Solid D - The Senators play an uptempo game and you don't want to get into a run-and-gun game with them. Control the tempo by controlling the puck and dictating the play.

Stay Out of the Box - The Wings PK has been good this season, but you don't want to go to this well too often. Play disciplined and don't take minor penalties.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 10:50 AM

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(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)


Daniel Alfredsson, the former Ottawa captain who played the first 17 seasons and 1,178 games of his career there, faces his old team for the first time. In years past this might've been the only time the Senators and Red Wings met; now that they're division rivals, it's just a dress rehearsal. Alfredsson will see them on three more occasions, including a return to Ottawa on Nov. 23.

"The city of Ottawa is going to miss him and as teammates of his for so long we miss him too, but he turned the page. We've got to turn the page too," Senators forward Chris Neil said. "You don't dwell on it, you just go out, focus on the task at hand and that's to beat the Detroit Red Wings."

The Wings are coming off of a defensive masterpiece with zeroes all across the stat sheet Monday night when the West-leading San Jose Sharks came to Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard held the visitors off the board through 60 minutes of regulation and five minutes of overtime, but so did his opposition across the way, Antti Niemi.

Both goalies were credited with shutouts, but only one was going to come away with the 1-0 decision. That turned out to be the Sharks and Niemi after Logan Couture scored on Howard in the second round of the shootout.

"I thought we did a good job on their top guys. We didn't give them a lot of room and space. Another thing that was a positive was we didn't give up a lot of odd-man rushes," Howard said. "That's been an Achilles' heel of late for us. We did a great job of keeping the third man high in the offensive zone, making them come 200 feet. We didn't turn pucks over. It's a good sign."

Tonight, the Wings will look to generate some more offense and add a little more firepower to their blue line as Niklas Kronwall makes his return to the lineup.

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 tune in to tonight's 7:30 PM ET game on Fox Sports Detroit and TSN or listen in on 97.1 The Ticket.

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 11:40 PM






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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 11:35 PM



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(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
 
Thanks for tuning in tonight...Our next game's on Wednesday, October 23, when we host the Ottawa Senators!

A look ahead:

Oct. 23 vs. Ottawa
Oct. 26 vs. NY Rangers
Oct. 30 @ Vancouver


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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 11:30 PM

Xavier Ouellet lays hit on Andrew Desjardins
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Xavier Ouellet delivers a heavy hit on San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins along the boards.

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 10:45 PM


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

1. Antti Niemi (27 SV)

2. Jimmy Howard (24 SV)

3. Logan Couture (SOG)

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