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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 6:00 PM ET



Tomas Jurco
Tomas Jurco
Pavel Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk
Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Alfredsson
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
Joakim Andersson
Joakim Andersson
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
Daniel Cleary
Daniel Cleary
Luke Glendening
Luke Glendening
Patrick Eaves
Patrick Eaves
Todd Bertuzzi
Todd Bertuzzi
Riley Sheahan
Mikael Samuelsson
Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericcson
Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall
 
Kyle Quincey
Kyle Quincey
Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith
 
Brian Lashoff
Brian Lashoff
Jakub Kindl
 
Jonas Gustavsson
   

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 4:00 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Anaheim
Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 3:00 PM ET



(Photo by Debora Robinson/Getty Images)


Pavel Datsyuk has been red hot all season, currently leading the team with 13 goals and sitting second with 25 assists. He's also been great against Anaheim throughout his career, notching 39 points in 38 regular season games and playing a key role in last year's playoff run against the Ducks.

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

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 2:30 PM ET



Gustav Nyquist
Nyquist
Gustav Nyquist will miss tonight's game with a groin injury.

Mike Babcock said Gustav Nyquist will
be out for at least the next 10 days.

Mike Babcock
Babcock

Gustav Nyquist
Nyquist
Nyquist says he is day-to-day, and he
doesn't think he'll be out for very long.


Johan Franzen will also be out as he
undergoes the concussion protocol.

Johan Franzen
Franzen

Justin Abdelkader
Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader is out with a possible concussion, as well.

Mikael Samuelsson will return to the lineup after
missing the last few games as a healthy scratch.

Mikael Samuelsson
Samuelsson

Riley Sheahan
Sheahan
Riley Sheahan will make his season debut,
centering the fourth line with Bertuzzi and Sammy.


Jonas Gustavsson will be in goal.

Jonas Gustavsson
Gustavsson

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 2:00 PM ET

Avoid a Race to Five - In other words, the Wings need to check, play a tight game, and get solid goalkeeping a all night. Play well in their own zone.

No Early Christmas Presents - Limit the turnovers, especially in the defensive zone.

Get to the Inside - Prime scoring chances come from in front of the net. Detroit will need to get there and get second and third scoring opportunities, as well.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 10:00 AM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)



On December 17, 2011

Fourteen Red Wings record at least one point and Detroit blows out Los Angeles, 8-2.


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 9:00 AM ET

(Photo by Debora Robinson/Getty Images)


Detroit has center Pavel Datsyuk back from a seven-game absence following a concussion, but the Red Wings are still without captain Henrik Zetterberg (back), goalie Jimmy Howard (sprained knee), defenseman Danny DeKeyser(shoulder) and three other forwards, including Johan Franzen and Justin Abdelkader (concussion protocols). Franzen left Detroit's game Sunday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning early in the second period after being hit in the face by defenseman Radko Gudas.

Rookie Tomas Jurco, Detroit's second-round pick in the 2011 NHL draft, made his NHL debut against the Lightning and the Red Wings have called up center Riley Sheahan from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League to replace Franzen.

"Normally, and I say this all of the time, someone else gets an opportunity," coach Mike Babcock said. "We’re running out of guys to get opportunities."

Tonight, the banged up boys in red will look to top a rolling Anaheim Ducks team.

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 matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket or AM 1270.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 9:20 PM ET



(Photo by Debora Robinson/Getty Images)
Thanks for tuning in tonight...Our next game's Tuesday, December 17, when we host Anaheim!

A look ahead:
Dec. 17 vs. Anaheim
Dec. 19 vs. Calgary
Dec. 21 @ Toronto

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 8:35 PM ET






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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 7:55 PM ET


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

1. Ben Bishop (28 SV, SO)

2. Tyler Johnson (GWG)

3. Petr Mrazek (23 SV)

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80