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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.26.2015 / 12:00 PM ET

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The Red Wings will play their third consecutive game in California Thursday night, which will also be their third straight playing without captain Henrik Zetterberg. The Red Wings are not calling the injury a concussion, but Zetterberg said Tuesday he's experiencing "some symptoms that I don't have when I'm 100 percent." Jimmy Howard is expected to start in goal tonight, after backup Jonas Gustavsson made 26 saves in a 1-0 loss Tuesday night in LA. "I thought Gustavsson played well,"  said coach Babcock. "I think Gus plays well all of the time, he just doesn't play. He's been injured so much, so when he plays I think he plays well. I think he gives us a chance most nights."

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.

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 10:30 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

POSTED ON Wednesday, 02.25.2015 / 9:00 AM ET

POSTED ON Wednesday, 02.25.2015 / 1:25 AM ET

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)

POSTED ON Wednesday, 02.25.2015 / 1:20 AM ET

(Photo by Juan Ocampo/NHL)

An early power play goal for LA was the difference tonight, as Detroit fired 20 shots on Jonathan Quick, but couldn't get one past him as they fell, 1-0 at Staples Center. Jonas Gustavsson was solid all night stopping 26 shots.

Thanks for tuning into our Gameday Blog, we'll se you Thursday night in San Jose!

POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 9:30 PM ET

Johan Franzen Kyle Quincey Henrik Zetterberg Joakim Andersson
Johan Franzen
Kyle Quincey
(Lower-Body Injury)
Henrik Zetterberg
(Upper-Body Injury)
Joakim Andersson
(Healthy Scratch)

POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 8:30 PM ET

Tomas Tatar Pavel Datsyuk Darren Helm
Gustav Nyquist Riley Sheahan Justin Abdelkader
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Tomas Jurco
Teemu Pulkkinen Stephen Weiss Daniel Cleary

Jonathan Ericsson Niklas Kronwall
Jakub Kindl Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Alexey Marchenko

Jonas Gustavsson

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 5:40 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview
Detroit Red Wings vs. Los Angeles Kings

POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 4:00 PM ET

Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wings

 (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!

POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 3:00 PM ET

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.

POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 1:30 PM ET

(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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.


H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
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