Respect your opponent - The Coyotes are 1-17-1 since February 10th. The Red Wings can't look ahead. This is the NHL. All teams and players want to win no matter what their record is. The past doesn't matter. Focus on this game only. It's crunch time. Every point counts.
Build off Sunday's win - Carry that momentum into this game against Arizona. The Red Wings did a lot of good things against a very good opponent in St. Louis. Take advantage of the home stand.
Find ways to score - The Red Wings need to generate offense. They've scored just 4 goals in their last 3 games. Get to the net. Get shots through to the goalie and retrieve loose pucks. Need sustained pressure in the offensive zone.
|On March 24th
1936: Mud Bruneteau scored at 16:30 of the sixth overtime as Detroit defeated Montreal in Game 1 of the semifinals.
1956: Legend Ted Lindsay, who received a death-threat from Maple Leafs' fans earlier in the day, scored the game-winner to lift the Red Wings to a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup semifinals in Toronto.
|(Photo by Joe Sargent/NHL)|
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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)
(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
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|