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.
|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.
(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
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.
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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.
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)
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
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|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|