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Darren Helm has been on fire lately. Not only has he equalled his regular season career-high with 12 goals, but he's tallied 5 points in his last 5 games.
He's our 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!
Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Take away Chicago's time & space - The Blackhawks generate offense from their defense. We need to get into their defense and slow them down.
Provide some offense for Howard - The Red Wings need to help Jimmy Howard by scoring some goals for him. Pulkkinen has been brought up in an effort to use that big shot. They need to score.
Limit turnovers - The team has been guilty of this the past few games. They need to protect the puck.
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On February 18, 1971
For the 22nd straight season, Gordie Howe reaches the 20-goal plateau, as the Wings defeat Minnesota 5-3.
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“I saw a kid that was a little bit nervous,” Babcock said. “That’s why we sent him back down. He’s got an absolute bomb of a shot. He’s tenacious. He’s on the puck. He’s strong. The NHL today there’s no room. We have to find ways to generate offense in no space. You have to create your own space. Being strong on your feet, being able to leverage your body is so important and he does those things.”
Pulkkinen, who scored his first NHL goal in a six-game season debut stint mid January, had 10 goals and 18 points in 11 games after being sent back down. Pulkkinen leads the AHL with 30 goals and 57 points. Jimmy Howard will get his third straight start in goal for the Red Wings.
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Howard stops Markov on the power play
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard stops shot from Montreal Canadiens defenceman Andrei Markov during the Canadiens power play at the end of the second period.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Carey Price (25 Saves)
2. Jimmy Howard (27 Saves)
3. Tomas Plekanec (1 Goal, 1 Assist)
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