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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.5.2015 / 11:30 AM ET

(Photo by Detroit Red Wings Archive)


On February 5, 1980


The 32nd NHL All-Star Game is held at Joe Louis Arena. It was Wayne Gretzky’s first All-Star Game and Gordie Howe’s last.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 02.5.2015 / 10:45 AM ET

(Photo by Michael Martin/NHL)

Tonight, Detroit travels to the Mile High City to face-off against their old rivals of the Western Conference, the Colorado Avalanche. This will be the second and final time these two teams will square-off this year, with Jarome Iginla having scored in the top half of the ninth round to give the Avs a 2-1 shootout win at Joe Louis Arena on New Years Eve. Detroit, which hasn't played a game since beating the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday, are 8-2 in their past ten games and are in a tight race for first in the Atlantic Division.  Henrik Zetterberg returned to center the top line in practice Wednesday in Denver after staying off the ice for a maintenance day Tuesday. Coach Mike Babcock said goalie Petr Mrazek will start. Goalie Jonas Gustavsson, who's been out since Nov. 7 with a shoulder injury, will join them in Denver. GoalieJimmy Howard (groin) hopes to return against the Pittsburgh Penguins next Wednesday. 

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 9:00 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.31.2015 / 5:55 PM ET







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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.31.2015 / 5:50 PM ET


Tatar dangles and picks the top-corner for PPG
Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar dangles past the Islanders defense before ripping a perfect shot into the top-corner past goalie Chad Johnson.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.31.2015 / 5:45 PM ET

Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...

1. Tomas Tatar (1 Goal)

2. Petr Mrazek (22 Saves)

3. Brendan Smith (1 Goal)

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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.31.2015 / 5:35 PM ET

(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


The Red Wings got back on track today, as Tatar, Smith, Ericsson, and Nyquist all found the back of the net and Detroit won its seventh in eight games, topping New York 4-1.

Thanks for tuning in to our Gameday Blog...we'll see you Thursday in Denver!

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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.31.2015 / 1:00 PM ET

Johan Franzen Jonas Gustavsson Jimmy Howard
Johan Franzen
(Upper-Body Injury)
Jonas Gustavsson
(Shoulder)
Jimmy Howard
(Groin)

Jakub Kindl Daniel Cleary
Jakub Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)
Daniel Cleary
(Healthy Scratch)


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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.31.2015 / 12:00 PM ET


LEFT WING CENTER RIGHT WING
Gustav Nyquist Henrik Zetterberg Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Tatar Pavel Datsyuk Darren Helm
Stephen Weiss Riley Sheahan Luke Glendening
Drew Miller Joakim Andersson Tomas Jurco

LEFT DEFENSE RIGHT DEFENSE
Jonathan Ericsson Niklas Kronwall
Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Alexey Marchenko

GOALTENDER
Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.31.2015 / 11:30 AM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview
New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings

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POSTED ON Saturday, 01.31.2015 / 10:30 AM ET

Don't cheat - It's natural to cut corners when things are going well. Buckle down. Hard work and doing things right equals success.

Tighten up defensively - Play better in the defensive zone. Possess the puck. The best defense is to have the puck.

Start fast - Both the Red Wings and the Islanders are coming off losses. Both teams are good, and good teams usually turn it around quickly after a loss. Match and surpass the Islanders' intensity. Get going early.

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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