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POSTED ON Wednesday, 12.31.2014 / 1:00 PM ET

Close out 2014 with a bang - This means find ways to score. Detroit is averaging 1.9 goal per game in their last 9 games and that included 6 goals vs Buffalo on Dec 23rd.

Play with the lead - Detroit had to play catch-up hockey in their last 3 games. Teams lose energy when this happens. Score early. Get the crowd into celebration mode early.

Win - Need to keep pace with Montreal and Tampa Bay. Nothing better than closing out 2014 with a "W". Plus the bubbly always tastes better too.

Happy New Year Red Wings Fans! Cheers!

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 12.31.2014 / 12:30 PM ET

On December 31st

1975: Billy Dea is named new head coach of the Red Wings. View the All-time Coaching Records.

1991: Defenseman Brad Marsh appears in his 1,000th career NHL game.

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POSTED ON Wednesday, 12.31.2014 / 12:00 PM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

Detroit drew the ire of coach Mike Babcock after a 5-2 loss at the Boston Bruins on Monday. The Bruins built a 3-1 lead and pushed it to 4-2 in the third after Detroit had drawn within a goal. Babcock was not pleased with Detroit's effort.

 "It's like anything, if you're humbled and embarrassed by the way you play, you do something about it. I can tell you I am, because that's ridiculous."

The Red Wings will look to end 2014 on a high note, as New Jersey comes to town. Detroit is 2-0 on the year against New Jersey with Kronwall and Zetterberg leading the way with three points each. Defenseman Jakub Kindl, who sprained his elbow in practice Sunday, was placed on short-term IR Tuesday. Xavier Ouellet was recalled from Grand Rapids of the AHL to take Kindl's roster spot and will play against the Devils. Jimmy Howard is expected to start in goal.

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, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.30.2014 / 2:45 AM ET







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POSTED ON Monday, 12.29.2014 / 10:00 PM ET


Tatar whips a low shot behind a screened Rask
Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar snaps a low shot past screened Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask on the power play to cut the Boston lead in half.

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POSTED ON Monday, 12.29.2014 / 9:55 PM ET


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

1. Carl Soderberg (1 Goal, 2 Assists)

2.
Reilly Smtih (1 Goal)

3. Tomas Tatar (1 Power-Play Goal
)

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POSTED ON Monday, 12.29.2014 / 9:40 PM ET

(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


The Red Wings battled hard but fell in Boston tonight 5-2. Justin Abdelkader and Tomas Tatar were the goal scorers for Detroit.

Thank you for tuning into our GameDay Blog, we'll see you New Years Eve when we take on New Jersey!

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POSTED ON Monday, 12.29.2014 / 6:00 PM ET

Jonas Gustavsson Joakim Andersson Daniel Cleary Jakub Kindl
Jonas Gustavsson
(Shoulder)
Joakim Andersson
(Healthy Scratch)
Daniel Cleary
(Healthy Scratch)
Jakub Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)

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POSTED ON Monday, 12.29.2014 / 5:00 PM ET


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

LEFT DEFENSE RIGHT DEFENSE
Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Brian Lashoff

GOALTENDER
Jimmy Howard

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

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POSTED ON Monday, 12.29.2014 / 3:40 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Boston
Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins

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STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Datsyuk 7 3 2 -3 5
T. Tatar 7 3 1 -3 4
J. Ericsson 7 0 4 0 4
R. Sheahan 7 2 1 -1 3
L. Glendening 7 2 1 1 3
H. Zetterberg 7 0 3 -4 3
K. Quincey 7 0 3 -1 3
D. Helm 7 0 3 -3 3
T. Jurco 7 1 1 -1 2
G. Nyquist 7 1 1 -2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 3 4 1 .925 2.11
J. Howard 0 0 0 .917 3.00

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