Weather the storm - Bridgestone Arena is a tough building to win in. The Preds are 26-4-1 at home plus they are coming off a loss to Minnesota. They're gonna be fired up. Will be a hornets' nest today.
Get to the front of the net - Goalie Pekka Rinne is one of the best in the NHL. We need to screen him and get shots through, which is tough to do because their defense is solid. They don't give up a lot of goals.
Win the special teams battle - Take advantage of these situations. The Red Wings are better in the PP and PL categories. They'll need to excel in these areas this afternoon.
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Jonas Gustavsson makes his first ever start as a Red Wing, leading the team to a 2-1 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks.
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Detroit is 3-1-1 on this road trip, which includes victories at the Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks.
Defenseman Brendan Smith doesn't have a fractured arm, just a bruise, after being slew-footed by San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture. Defenseman Kyle Quincey (bone chips in ankle) is ready to play if Smith cannot go. Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will start as the Red Wings look to close out the trip on a high note in the Music City.
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 today's 3:00 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.
Glendening nets superb spin-o-rama goal
Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening pulls out a spin move then fires a backhander past Sharks goalie Antti Niemi to give the Wings a late 3-2 lead.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Luke Glendening (1 Game Winning Goal)
2. Pavel Datsyuk (1 Goal)
3. Antti Niemi (32 Saves)
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Thanks for tuning into our Game day blog, we'll see you Saturday afternoon in Nashville.
|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Tomas Tatar||Pavel Datsyuk||Darren Helm|
|Gustav Nyquist||Riley Sheahan||Justin Abdelkader|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Tomas Jurco|
|Stephen Weiss||Joakim Andersson||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Niklas Kronwall|
|Jakub Kindl||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Alexey Marchenko|