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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.29.2015 / 12:00 PM ET

Tighten up - The Wings need to play better defensively. The team has been able to outscore their mistakes lately, but Tampa Bay has the most goals in the NHL. Detroit will need to play better on the defensive end and in front of Mrazek.

Improve the penalty kill - This means stay out of the box, especially against a potent offensive attacking team like the Lightning. Wings have given up too many pp goals of late.

Win the goaltending battle - Petr Mrazek has given up 11 goals in his last 3 games. That number needs to go South. With that said, when the game is on the line, he competes hard and usually finds a way to win. He's 5-0 since Howard went down with a groin injury. He needs to outduel Ben Bishop tonight, which is never easy.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.29.2015 / 11:00 AM ET

Paul Coffey (Photo by Detroit Red Wings Archives)




On January 29


1965: Former Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek is born this day in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia.

1993: The Red Wings obtain All-Star defenseman Paul Coffey in a six-player trade with the Los Angeles Kings.


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POSTED ON Thursday, 01.29.2015 / 10:15 AM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

The Red Wings continue their Florida road trip tonight as they square off with the Tampa Bay Lightning for first place in the Atlantic Division. Detroit is coming off their sixth straight victory after defeating the Panthers 5-4 Tuesday night. Injured goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Jonas Gustavsson were on the ice Wednesday along with Detroit's two active goalies, Petr Mrazek and Tom McCollum. Tomas Jurco, who hasn't played since Jan. 6, skated on the fourth line with Joakim Andersson and Drew Miller. Coach Mike Babcock said Jurco will play Thursday. The Red Wings expressed wariness going up against Stamkos and the Lightning. "They're a deep team, good goaltending," forward Henrik Zetterberg told the Tampa Bay Times. "Obviously Stamkos is probably the best sniper in the league. That helps."

On November 9th at The Joe, Ryan Callahan assisted on two goals by Steven Stamkos in regulation and scored the only goal of the shootout when the Tampa Bay Lightning won their first game this season against the Red Wings. Detroit will look to make it seven in a row tonight; with Pter Mrazek remaining as the starter.

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 7:30 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit Plus, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 01.28.2015 / 9:25 AM ET







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POSTED ON Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 10:30 PM ET


Glendening scores off costly Panthers turnover
Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening makes the most of a bad turnover by the Panthers and scores the go-ahead goal on goalie Roberto Luongo.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 10:25 PM ET

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

1. Stephen Weiss (1 Goal, 2 Assists)

2. Aleksander Barkov (1 Goal, 2 Assists)

3. Luke Glendening (2 Goals)

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 10:20 PM ET

(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


Detroit wins their sixth straight tonight in Sunrise as they beat the Panthers 5-4. Stephen Weiss lead the way with another three point effort (1 goal, 2 assists). The Red Wings saw goals from Drew Miller, Henrik Zetterberg, and Luke Glendening added two. Petr Mrazek was solid in net stopping 37 shots.

Thanks for tuning into our GameDay Blog, we'll see you thursday night in Tampa!

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 6:30 PM ET

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

Tomas Jurco Jakub Kindl Brian Lashoff
Tomas Jurco
(Back)
Jakub Kindl
(Elbow)
Brian Lashoff
(Healthy Scratch)


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 5:30 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 Daniel Cleary

LEFT DEFENSE RIGHT DEFENSE
Jonathan Ericsson Niklas Kronwall
Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Xavier Ouellet

GOALTENDER
Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 01.27.2015 / 3:50 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview
Detroit Red Wings vs. Florida Panthers

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89