Stay out of the Penalty Box - The last game against Ottawa was physical. The Wings have got to be disciplined and not retaliate.
Possess the Puck - In their last three games, Detroit has controlled the puck and the game. They need to be on the attack for sixty minutes.Continue the Balanced Scoring - All four lines need to contribute. Detroit has outscored their opponents 14-2 in their last three games. Every line has chipped in with the offense. Let's keep that going tonight!
On December 1
1960: Gordie Howe’s third-period assist gives him 1,092 career points for both regular-season and playoffs. It sets and NHL record, breaking the mark of 1,091 set by Maurice Richard.
1974: A record snow storm postpones the Red Wings' scheduled home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Olympia Stadium. The Detroit area received 18.4 inches of snow, the highest snowfall recorded in a single day in December. The game was eventually played with the Wings posting a 5-3 victory on Feb. 9, 1975.
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"It's going to be great to meet a lot of friends," said Alfredsson. "That's what you miss the most. The game on Sunday will be very special."
The Red Wings are 5-1-1 in their past seven road games and 8-3-1 after Alfredsson and Darren Helm each scored twice in the win Friday. Since a seven-game winless streak, Detroit is 4-1-0, including 14 goals in its past three games.
"I think we're finding ways to put the puck in the net. I don't know if we are doing things a whole lot different from what we were doing when we kept on losing those games in OT and shootout, just the confidence of the puck going in is with us right now," Helm said.
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A look ahead:
Dec. 1 @ Ottawa
Dec. 4 v. Philadelphia
Dec. 6 @ New Jersey
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Darren Helm flips over Poulin and scores
Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm hustles to a loose puck and before flipping over New York Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin for the acrobatic goal.
Stars of the Game powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Darren Helm (2 Goals)
2. Daniel Alfredsson (2 Goals, 1 Assist)
3. Jimmy Howard (29 Saves)
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The Wings got two goals each from Alfie and Helm, and Detroit blew out the Islanders, 5-0!
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Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Islanders