(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
Detroit starts a four-game homestand after going 0-1-2 on a three-game road trip that ended with a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Goalie Petr Mrazek was recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League to back up Jimmy Howard, who is off to a good start (5-2-3, 1.96, .928). Forward Daniel Cleary played 9:06 in his first game since Jan. 28.
"[Cleary] is just a good veteran," coach Mike Babcock told the Red Wings website. "We had no life the other night, and he came in the other night and talked in the room and talked on the bench and helped us get organized and get going. That's what he's supposed to do." The Red Wings, who were off Thursday, are 4-1-1 at home.
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Tatar scores tying goal with :07 seconds left in 3rd period
Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar fires the puck behind New York Rangers goalie to tie the game with only 7 seconds remaining.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Rick Nash (1 Goal)
2. Matt Hunwick (2 Assists)
3. Jakub Kindl (1 Goal, 1 Assist)
(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Justin Abdelkader||Pavel Datsyuk||Tomas Tatar|
|Johan Franzen||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Andrej Nestrasil||Riley Sheahan||Darren Helm|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Daniel Cleary|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Brian Lashoff||Jakub Kindl|
|Brendan Smith||Danny DeKeyser|
Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers
(Photo by Bill Wippert/NHL)
Justin Abdelkader has really reaped the benefits of playing the first line with Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Abby recorded 5 shots on net in last nights matchup against the Senators and has put up 5 points in the past 4 games. (2 goals, 3 assists)
He's today's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!
Get into their D - The Rangers are missing four of their top-six defensemen. The Wings need to take advantage of this makeshift blue line corps.
Start on time - Last night, Detroit didn't start on time, and while it was a scoreless game after one period, slow starts take a toll on your players. Be ready to play here tonight from puck drop.Put the puck on net - Detroit missed some opportunities last night on good looks. They'll need to get their shots on goal to get past King Henrik.