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POSTED ON Sunday, 04.19.2015 / 9:00 AM ET






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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 6:00 PM ET

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

1. Tyler Johnson (2 Goals)

2. Victor Hedman (1 Assist)

3. Tomas Tatar (1 Goal)

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 5:40 PM ET

(Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)


Lightning stuck early and then often as the Wings drop Game 2 in Tampa Bay, 5-1. Tomas Tatar was Detroit's lone goal scorer netting his first of the 2015 post-season.

Thanks for tuning into our Gameday Blog... We'll see you Tuesday back at Joe Louis Arena for Game 3.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 2:00 PM ET

Justin Abdelkader Erik Cole Johan Franzen Jonas Gustavsson
Justin Abdelkader
(Upper-Body Injury)
Erik Cole
(Upper-Body Injury)
Johan Franzen
(Concussion)
Jonas Gustavsson
(Upper-Body Injury)

Daniel Cleary Jakub Kindl Teemu Pulkkinen Brendan Smith
Daniel Cleary
(Healthy Scratch)
Jakub Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)
Teemu Pulkkinen
(Healthy Scratch)
Brendan Smith
(Healthy Scratch)

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 1:00 PM ET


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

LEFT DEFENSE RIGHT DEFENSE
Jonathan Ericsson Niklas Kronwall
Danny DeKeyser Alexey Marchenko
Kyle Quincey Marek Zidlicky

GOALTENDER
Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank


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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 12:15 PM ET


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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 11:30 AM ET

Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wings

 (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Pavel Datsyuk recored his 6th career post-season multi-goal game on Thursday as the Red Wings defeated the Lightning 3-2. The Magic Man netted 2 goals earning a 100% shooting percentage for the second time this season. Datsyuk will have to be A+ again tonight if Detroit wants to head back to Hockeytown up 2 games to none.

He's Detroit's Hot Wing by Buffalo Wild Wings!


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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 11:00 AM ET

Spend more time in Tampa Bay's zone - Much of the play was in Detroit's zone in Game 1. Get the puck in deep. Retrieve loose pucks and apply constant pressure.

Stay out of the box - The Lightning had 7 power play chances on Thursday. That's way too many. The Detroit penalty killers were terrific, but we've got to cut down on penalties today.

Solid goalkeeping - Petr Mrazek was sharp in Game 1. He needs to be razor sharp again. He has to continue to make the timely saves.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 10:30 AM ET

On April 18, 1994

Rookie forward Darren McCarty scores his first career playoff goal in Game 1 of the Wings’ opening-round series against San Jose.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 10:00 AM ET

(Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Petr Mrazek was dominant in his postseason debut with 44 saves and veteran forward Pavel Datsyuk had his first multi-goal playoff game since 2010, but the Red Wings got beat to the puck too often and found themselves shorthanded seven times.

"We had to use our PK for 14 minutes and that doesn't leave a lot of ice time for your fourth line to get out there," Coach Mike Babcock said. "That was among the several things we have to clean up."

Mrazek made 12 saves in helping the Red Wings kill off all seven Lightning power plays. That continued a troubling trend for Tampa Bay, which led the NHL during the regular season at 3.16 goals per game, but finished in the middle of the pack with a power play that clicked at 18.8 percent, tied for 13th in the League.

Coach Babcock expects there to be no line-up changes in Game 2 this afternoon.

Welcome to the Detroit Red Wings' Gameday 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 3:00 PM matchup on NBC, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket or AM 1270.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
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 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89