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POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 12:30 PM ET

(Photo by Noah Graham/NHL)

Tonight, The Red Wings travel a half-hour north of Anaheim for a match up with the defending Stanley Cup Champions, LA Kings. Detroit suffered a 4-3 shootout loss at the Honda Center last night, in a game they let get away. Detroit is 2-0-1 on the trip thus far and is three points behind the Tampa Bay Lightning for second place in the Atlantic Division. "I thought we controlled the game," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "The puck found a way in our net a couple times. I didn't like it, but I thought our team played good and played hard. Our kids were good." Jonas Gustavsson is expected to make his first start since November 5th, since being out with a shoulder injury. Henrik Zetterberg is expected to miss his second consecutive game this season.    

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 match up on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 7:00 AM ET





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POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 1:10 AM ET


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.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 1:05 AM ET

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)

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 02.24.2015 / 1:00 AM ET

(Photo by Debora Robinson/NHL)


The Wings saw two goals from Datsyuk and Sheahan tied the game up late, but ultimately fell to the Ducks in the shootout, 4-3. The club will regroup and head to LA as they are set to take on the Kings tomorrow night.

Thanks for tuning into our GameDay Blog, we'll see you tomorrow night in LA!

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.23.2015 / 9:00 PM ET

Johan Franzen Kyle Quincey Henrik Zetterberg Daniel Cleary
Johan Franzen
(Concussion)
Kyle Quincey
(Lower-Body Injury)
Henrik Zetterberg
(Upper-Body Injury)
Daniel Cleary
(Healthy Scratch)


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POSTED ON Monday, 02.23.2015 / 8:00 PM ET


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

GOALTENDER
JImmy Howard

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.23.2015 / 6:00 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview
Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.23.2015 / 3:00 PM ET

Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wings

 (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!

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POSTED ON Monday, 02.23.2015 / 2:00 PM ET

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.

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59