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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.
Abdelkader shovels home the game-winner in OT
Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader digs the puck out of a scramble in front and shovels the game-winner past Blues goalie Jake Allen in overtime.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Justin Abdelkader (Game Winning Goal, 1 Assist)
2. Kyle Quincey (1 Assist)
3. Jimmy Howard (23 Saves)
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Thanks for tuning into our Gameday Blog, we'll see you Tuesday night back at Joe Louis as we're set to take on the Coyotes.
|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Gustav Nyquist||Henrik Zetterberg||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Darren Helm|
|Erik Cole||Luke Glendening||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|Drew Miller||Joakim Andersson||Tomas Jurco|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Niklas Kronwall|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Marek Zidlicky|
St. Louis Blues vs. Detroit Red Wings
(Photo by Scott Audette/NHL)
Tomas Tatar is starting to heat up after going 8 games without scoring a goal. Last game, Tats netted his team leading 26th goal of the season in a 3-1 loss to Tampa. The Red Wings will need Tomas Tatar firing on all cylinders this afternoon if they want to end up back in the 'W' column against the St. Louis Blues.
He's Detroit's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!
Start On Time - Early games, especially ones that start at noon, are tough on players. The team that gets out of the starting gate the quickest will have the advantage.
Score - Detroit has two goals in their last two games. They need to find a way to turn on the red light on a more consistent basis. When there is a grade-A scoring chance, bury the puck.
Control the Puck - The best defense is to have the puck more than your opponent. Win faceoffs, win battles, get rebounds and convert on scoring chances.