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Red Wings' great Steve Yzerman takes his rightful place in hockey history as he's inducted in to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Former Wings Brett Hull and Luc Robitaille are also in the Class of 2009.
On November 4th, 2009
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Most games between Detroit and Ottawa over the past two decades have featured Daniel Alfredsson, who played last season for the Red Wings after 17 seasons with the Senators. Alfredsson is currently taking his time figuring out if his health will allow him to return and play another season for the Red Wings, but they will have another timeless competitor in the lineup in Pavel Datsyuk, who on Monday was named the NHL's second star for the past week. The 36-year-old has points in all six games he's played since returning from a shoulder injury, with five goals and five assists. He has three straight multi-point games (four goals, three assists).
Defenseman Kyle Quincey, who missed a 3-2 shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday with an ankle injury, skated Monday and could be a game-time decision. Jimmy Howard will start in goal.
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Datsyuk uses a sweet deke to beat Neuvirth
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk uses his amazing hands to fake out Buffalo Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth and fire a quick shot into the net.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Michal Neuvirth (36 Saves)
2. Zemgus Girgensons (Shootout Goal)
3. Pavel Datsyuk (1 Goal, 1 Assist)
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|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk||Justin Abdelkader|
|Gustav Nyquist||Darren Helm||Johan Franzen|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Jurco|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Joakim Andersson|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Brian Lashoff||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Jakub Kindl|
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Pavel Datsyuk is off to a scorching start. Pav picked up three points for the first time since Dec. 19, 2013 against the Kings on Friday, extending his point streak to five straight games, which is a personal best to begin a season. The Magic Man now has eight points in just five games.
He's Detroit's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!