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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.23.2014 / 5:45 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Buffalo
Buffalo Sabres vs. Detroit Red Wings

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.23.2014 / 5:30 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
Danny DeKeyser Kyle Quincey
Brendan Smith Jakub Kindl

GOALTENDER
Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.23.2014 / 2:00 PM ET

Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wings

 (Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)


Pavel Datsyuk is heating up, as he was able to find the back of the net for the Red Wings last Sunday against the Colorado Avalanche. Datsyuk's power-play goal broke the 0-0 tie, brining his season totals to (13 goals, 11 assists). Look for Datsyuk to stay 'hot' tonight playing along side his buddies Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader when we take on Buffalo.

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

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.23.2014 / 1:00 PM ET



Coach Mike Babcock
Babcock
Per Mike Babcock, Stephen Weiss will return to the lineup tonight.

Weiss will play right wing on the
fourth line with Miller and Glendening.

Stephen Weiss
Weiss

Daniel Cleary
Clearly
Danny Cleary and Joakim Andersson
will be the healthy scratches up-front.

Mike Babcock will roll with the same
defensive pairings as last game.

Coach Mike Babcock
Babcock

Brian Lashoff
Lashoff
Brian Lashoff will be the healthy scratch on defense.

Petr Mrazek will start his second consecutive game in goal.

Petr Mrazek
Mrazek

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.23.2014 / 12:00 PM ET

Need to finish - The opportunities to score are there. Need to find a way to put the biscuit in the basket!

Tighten up - Take away the Sabres time and space. Don't allow them to generate speed.

Possess the puck - It all starts by winning the face off battle. Spend more time in their end. Control the puck.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.23.2014 / 11:15 AM ET

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)




On December 23, 1983

Steve Yzerman and John Ogrodnick both record hat tricks as the Red Wings trounce the Maple Leafs 9-2.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 12.23.2014 / 10:45 AM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

The Buffalo Sabres will visit the Motor City tonight for the final game of the Red Wings' home stand. Detroit is in desperate need of a win after dropping their previous six, three of which were in a shootout. Jimmy Howard skated briefly Monday morning but his status is still unknown for Tuesday night's tilt. "There's a chance, but I don't know. I'll probably have to talk a little bit more to the training staff to see what's best for myself and for the team. It's responded every single day with treatments. It felt good out there on the ice today, so hopefully tomorrow, another good work day, and you never know." said Howard. Petr Mrazek will be expected to start if Jimmy can't go.

The Red Wings will hope to have Stephen Weiss back in the line up as he has taken part in practice the past few days after missing time with a shoulder injury. "I'm ready to play, we'll see if coach puts me in, but yeah I'mm ready to go."  Said Weiss after Monday's skate. "Obviously, you don't want to miss this many games but thats the way it goes sometimes with injuries. It was tough to watch these last few games at home and I'm really looking forward to hopefully getting one in before the break."

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 Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 10:00 PM ET







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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 9:40 PM ET


Datsyuk settles puck to score PPG on Pickard
Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk settles a bouncing puck before firing a power-play goal behind Colorado Avalanche goalie Calvin Pickard.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 9:15 PM ET


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

1. Calvin Pickard (34 Saves)

2.
Pavel Datsyuk (1 Goal)

3. Erik Johnson (
1 Goal)

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80