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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.29.2015 / 8:00 PM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)


The ‪Red Wings‬ came close down the stretch, but couldn't come through as they dropped a one-goal game to the Islanders, 5-4.

Thanks for tuning in to our Gameday Blog...we'll see you Tuesday when Ottawa comes to town!

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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.29.2015 / 4:00 PM ET

Erik Cole Johan Franzen Jonas Gustavsson
Erik Cole
(Upper-Body Injury)
Johan Franzen
(Concussion)
Jonas Gustavsson
(Upper-Body Injury)

Riley Sheahan Daniel Cleary Jakub Kindl
Riley Sheahan
(Upper-Body Injury)
Daniel Cleary
(Healthy Scratch)
Jakub Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)

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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.29.2015 / 3:30 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview
Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Islanders


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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.29.2015 / 3:00 PM ET


LEFT WING CENTER RIGHT WING
Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Gustav Nyquist
Tomas Tatar Pavel Datsyuk Darren Helm
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Tomas Jurco
Stephen Weiss Joakim Andersson Teemu Pulkkinen

LEFT DEFENSE RIGHT DEFENSE
Jonathan Ericsson Niklas Kronwall
Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Marek Zidlicky

GOALTENDER
Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank


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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.29.2015 / 12:00 PM ET

Solid Goaltending - Mrazek wasn't busy but he made key stops when needed vs Tampa Bay. He'll need to play the same way today. The puck needs to be kept out of the net.

Play in the Offensive Zone - The offensive zone is the fun zone. It beats chasing the puck and the opposition in the defensive end. Put pressure on their goalie, win battles, and bear down on scoring chances.

Play with Patience - Play within the system, support the puck and play as a five-man unit. Playing this way limits turnovers.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.29.2015 / 11:00 AM ET

On March 29

1959: Former Red Wings defenseman Brad McCrimmon was born this day in Dodsland, Saskatchewan.

1964: Norm Ullman’s hat trick helps the Red Wings even their semifinal series at one game apiece with a 5-4 win at Chicago.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 03.29.2015 / 10:15 AM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

The New York Islanders and Red Wings have each won a game in the season series, and today the Red Wings will look to earn two critical points in what could be their last visit to Nassau Coliseum. They'll aim to do so with young netminder, Petr Mrazek, who made 23 saves in a 4-0 shutout against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. He replaced Jimmy Howard on Thursday after Howard allowed three goals on 10 shots one start after allowing five goals on 22 shots Tuesday.

Center Pavel Datsyuk has also returned after missing five games because of a lower-body injury. "He's a game changer," forward Luke Glendening said. "He slows down the game. Gives us all a lot more confidence so to have him back in the lineup was huge." Datsyuk didn't have a point, but has six points in his past six games.
The Red Wings are in third place in the Atlantic Division, five points ahead of the Boston Bruins and six ahead of the Ottawa Senators. Tonight, they'll look to add to their lead.

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 5:00 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 03.28.2015 / 5:30 PM ET








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POSTED ON Saturday, 03.28.2015 / 5:15 PM ET


Abdelkader beats the blocker of Bishop
Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader gets the puck on a breakaway and rips a shot past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 03.28.2015 / 5:05 PM ET

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

1. Petr Mrazek (Shutout)

2. Justin Abdelkader (1 Goal)

3. Luke Glendening (1 Goal)

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STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Datsyuk 7 3 2 -3 5
T. Tatar 7 3 1 -3 4
J. Ericsson 7 0 4 0 4
R. Sheahan 7 2 1 -1 3
L. Glendening 7 2 1 1 3
H. Zetterberg 7 0 3 -4 3
K. Quincey 7 0 3 -1 3
D. Helm 7 0 3 -3 3
T. Jurco 7 1 1 -1 2
G. Nyquist 7 1 1 -2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 3 4 1 .925 2.11
J. Howard 0 0 0 .917 3.00

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