Balanced attack - Need all 4 lines going tonight especially with Pavel Datsyuk out of the line up. Everyone needs to elevate their game.
Mrazek needs a repeat performance - Mrazek battled hard and took a lot of abuse from the Penguins last game. He showed a lot of moxy stopping over 40 shots and allowing just 1 goal. He will need to be strong between the pipes again.
Win the special teams battle - Best way to kill a penalty is to not take one. Stay out of the penalty box. Also continue to flourish on the PP. Detroit has scored a power play goal in 9 straight games.
On March 19, 1967
Former Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov is born on this date in Murmansk, Russia.
(Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHL)
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.
Nyquist makes slick move to set up Zetterberg
Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist dances around Penguins defenseman Christian Ehrhoff and dishes to Henrik Zetterberg who taps the puck home on the doorstep.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Petr Mrazek (42 Saves)
2. Marek Zidlicky (1 Goal, 2 Assists)
3. Teemu Pulkkinen (2 Goals)
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
Thanks for tuning into our game day blog. We'll see you Thursday when we face-off against the Panthers!
|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Tomas Tatar||Pavel Datsyuk||Riley Sheahan|
|Erik Cole||Henrik Zetterberg||Justin Abdelkader|
|Gustav Nyquist||Joakim Andersson||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Stephen Weiss|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Brendan Smith||Niklas Kronwall|
|Kyle Quincey||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Danny DeKeyser||Marek Zidlicky|