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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 11:30 PM ET






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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 10:20 PM ET


Abdelkader finds Sheahan for pretty PPG on Bishop
Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader sets up Riley Sheahan to score a nice power-play goal in the 3rd period on Lightning goalie Ben Bishop.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 10:00 PM ET

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

1. Petr Mrazek (22 Saves, Shutout)

2. Justin Abdelkader (1 Assist)

3. Jonathan Ericsson (2 Assists)

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 9:45 PM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)


Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan, and Luke Glendening all scored and Petr Mrazek shut out Tampa as we won 3-0 to take a 2-1 series lead!

Thanks for tuning in...we'll see you Thursday for Game 4!

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 6:00 PM ET

Erik Cole Johan Franzen Jonas Gustavsson Daniel Cleary
Erik Cole
(Upper-Body Injury)
Johan Franzen
(Concussion)
Jonas Gustavsson
(Upper-Body Injury)
Daniel Cleary
(Healthy Scratch)

Jakub Kindl Alexey Marchenko Teemu Pulkkinen Stephen Weiss
Jakub Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)
Alexey Marchenko
(Healthy Scratch)
Teemu Pulkkinen
(Healthy Scratch)
Stephen Weiss
(Healthy Scratch)

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 5:00 PM ET


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

LEFT DEFENSE RIGHT DEFENSE
Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Danny DeKeyser Kyle Quincey
Brendan Smith Marek Zidlicky

GOALTENDER
Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 4:00 PM ET


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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 12:30 PM ET

Limit mistakes - Mistakes hurt Detroit in game 2. Limit turnovers and give aways. Protect the puck at all times.

Stay out of the penalty box - Tampa Bay has 11 power-play chances in 2 games. That's too many penalties. The best way to stay out of the box is to be on the attack and dictate the play in their zone.

Need all 4 lines going - Every line has to make an impact in some way. Balanced scoring will take the pressure off the top line. Play as a 5 man unit.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 11:30 AM ET

Kirk Maltby
(Photo by John Biever/NHL)

On April 21, 2006

Kirk Maltby’s overtime goal lifts the Red Wings to a 3-2 win over Edmonton in Game 1 of the first-round series.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.21.2015 / 10:30 AM ET

(Photo by Scott Audette/NHL)

After a tough Game 2 in which the Lightning evened up the series, the Red Wings will look to regain the series lead as home-ice advantage shifts to Detroit.

The Red Wings will get a player back in their lineup for Game 3 as forward Justin Abdelkader returns after missing the past five games due to a hand injury. His return does more than add a big, talented scorer to the lineup; it allows coach Mike Babcock to spread the offense by playing Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk on different lines. At practice Monday, Datsyuk centered a line with Darren Helm and Tomas Tatar, while Zetterberg skated between Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist.

“Putting Z back in the middle and giving him a winger, a guy that can skate and work for them, helps,”Babcock said. “Abby is a big body. He’s an everyday-er. He competes hard like Helm.”

Lightning coach Jon Cooper knows how important Abdelkader is to the Red Wings’attack. “He plays hard,”Cooper said. “If you’ve got to pick their top three players this year I’d be shocked if he wasn’t in it. He’s a big part of their team. …He’s somebody you have to be aware of when he’s on the ice.”

The Red Wings also will insert defenseman Brendan Smith into the lineup in place of rookie Alexey Marchenko. Smith had been a healthy scratch in the first two games of the series, but coach Babcock says he likes Smith's speed and competitiveness that he hopes Smith will bring here tonight.

Wecome to the Red Wings Gameday Blog, where you can get up-to-date information and behind-the-scenes news on everything game day!

You can catch tonight's 7:00 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or tune in on 97.1 The Ticket with Ken Kal and Paul Woods.

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STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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