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Detroit will look to avenge last seasons series with the Shark, where they were swept by San Jose in two games played. A 1-0 shootout loss at Joe Louis Arena and a 4-1 loss at SAP Center.
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You can watch today's 10:30 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Jonathan Quick (20 Saves)
2. Jonas Gustavsson (26 Saves)
3. Anze Kopitar (1 Assist)
(Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHL)
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|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Tomas Tatar||Pavel Datsyuk||Darren Helm|
|Gustav Nyquist||Riley Sheahan||Justin Abdelkader|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Tomas Jurco|
|Teemu Pulkkinen||Stephen Weiss||Daniel Cleary|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Niklas Kronwall|
|Jakub Kindl||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Alexey Marchenko|
Detroit Red Wings vs. Los Angeles Kings
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
The Magic man continues to dazzle! Last night, Pavel Datsyuk was on fire, scoring two goals for his second consecutive game and now has 10 points in his past 5 games. With Zetterberg out, look for Datsyuk to have another huge game tonight in LA.
He's Detroit's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!
Get legs going early - The Kings have been idle since Saturday. They will be rested. The Wings need to match their speed.
Keep your composure - The Wings have allowed three quick goals in their last two games. Last night they allowed 3 goals in a 3:40 span. When the game changes the need to buckle down is critical.
Skate and move the puck - The Kings are a grinding physical team who like to wear down their opponents. Skating and moving the puck will offset this. Detroit will need to win the battles in the corners. They need to play a complete game.
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On February 24, 1990
Steve Yzerman becomes the first player in Red Wings’ history to score 50 or more goals in three consecutive seasons and the third player to record his 1,000th career point.