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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 10:20 PM ET

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

1. Patrick Marleau (2 Goals, 1 Assist)

2. Danny DeKeyser (2 Assists)

3. Logan Couture (1 Goal, 1 Assist)

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 10:15 PM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)


The Wings fell behind early and couldn't catch-up as they fall to the Sharks, 6-4. Jurco, Tatar, Weiss, and Zetterberg were your Detroit goal scorers.

Thank you for tuning into our Gameday Blog, we'll see you Saturday afternoon back at The Joe, as we face Tampa Bay.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 6:30 PM ET

Erik Cole Pavel Datsyuk Johan Franzen
Erik Cole
(Upper-Body Injury)
Pavel Datsyuk
(Lower-Body Injury)
Johan Franzen
(Concussion)

Jonas Gustavsson Daniel Cleary Jakub Kindl
Jonas Gustavsson
(Upper-Body Injury)
Daniel Cleary
(Healthy Scratch)
Jakub Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 5:30 PM ET


LEFT WING CENTER RIGHT WING
Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Gustav Nyquist
Darren Helm Riley Sheahan Tomas Tatar
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
Jimmy Howard

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank


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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 3:23 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview
San Jose Sharks vs. Detroit Red Wings


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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 3:00 PM ET

Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wings

Justin Abdelkader Hot Wing
 (Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

Guess who's starting to heat back up? Thanks right, it's Justin Abdelkader! Abby found the back of the net again Tuesday night against Arizona and now has 2 goals and 2 assists in his past 2 games!

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

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 2:00 PM ET



Babcock
"We're playing for our playoff life, let's be honest here and so we have to dig in and play well. You got to embrace the opportunity you're given, here's a good one." - Coach Mike Babcock

Pavel Datsyuk took part in morning skate,
still not ready to go, waiting to feel 100%.

Pavel Datsyuk
Datsyuk

Niklas Kronwall
Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall is in tonight vs San Jose.

Erik Cole will miss the next few games
with an Upper Body Injury.

Erik Cole
Cole

Stephen Weiss
Weiss
Stephen Weiss will play in place of Cole.

Jakub Kindl, Danny Cleary are
tonight's healthy scratches.

Jakub Kindl
Kindl

Jimmy Howard
Howard
Jimmy Howard will start in goal.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 1:00 PM ET

Solid goalkeeping - Whether it's Howard or Mrazek, the need to keep the puck out of the net is crucial to winning. Team needs to help the goaltender out as well by playing strong infront of him.

Buckle down - With ten games remaining, it's time to focus on securing a playoff position and playing consistently well. Pay attention to details, play as a 5-man unit trust your team mates.

Play with the lead - The Red Wings have allowed the first goal of the game in the past four games. Catch up hockey burns a lot of energy. Score early and shut down the opposition.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 12:00 PM ET

On March 26

1961: Terry Sawchuk held Toronto scoreless in the Wings’ 2-0 victory in Game 3 of the semifinals.

1997: Darren McCarty delivered some revenge to Colorado's Claude Lemieux, fighting the infamous forward 10 months after his hit from behind left Kris Draper with a broken jaw, nose and cheekbone. McCarty also lifted the Wings to a win that evening, scoring just 39-seconds into overtime to defeat the Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 03.26.2015 / 11:00 AM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

Niklas Kronwall is day-to-day, and forward Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) might play against the Sharks. "We'll see how [Kronwall] feels. I think there's a chance he could play tomorrow night, but we have to see how he feels," general manager Ken Holland said. "... He felt some tenderness, and we decided, going into last night's game with 10 games to go, the last thing we need to do is do something to aggravate it for an extended period of time." Holland added, "We'll see how [Datsyuk] feels after the morning skate tomorrow. But Pav's close."

Erik Cole will likely miss the next three games after leaving Tuesday night's game with an upper body injury. The Red Wings' scheduled practice Wednesday was cancelled after a 5-4 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit (90 points) is 3-6-1 in its past 10 games, hasn't won consecutive games since a three-game winning streak from Feb. 28- March 4, and is trying to hold off the Senators (85) for third place in the Atlantic Division. "Every point you can get down the stretch is important. We're going to have a day off Wednesday and come back refreshed on Thursday." Said Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg.  

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 match-up on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

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HOME
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89