(Photo by Noah Graham/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.
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Datsyuk rifles a laser top-shelf past Gibson
Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk steals the puck along the boards and makes a quick move before whistling a shot past the glove of Ducks goaltender John Gibson.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Francois Beauchemin (1 Goal)
2. Pavel Datsyuk (2 Goals)
3. Kyle Palmieri (1 Assist)
(Photo by Debora Robinson/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|
|Stephen Weiss||Joakim Andersson||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Niklas Kronwall|
|Jakub Kindl||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Alexey Marchenko|
Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Without the magic of Pavel Datsyuk, the Red Wings could have very well mailed in the final two minutes of the Dallas game and flew to Anaheim with a 6-5 loss. But, the scorching hot stick of Pavel Datsyuk tied the game at 6 with less than two-minutes remaining, and he then went on to assist Niklas Kronwall in getting the game in winner in overtime. The Magic Man finished the night with 2 goals and 2 assists, and now has recorded 8 points in his past four games.
He's Detroit's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!
Tighten up - Bad news: Detroit has allowed 9 goals in their last 2 games. Good News: they've scored 10! Get back to basics and play well defensively.
Grind it out - Win the battles in the corners. Retrieve pucks and cycle well down low in the offensive zone. Wear out the Ducks defensemen.
Play better in front of Howard - Keep the Ducks away from the front of the net. Limit turnovers and giveaways. Communicate effectively in the defensive zone.