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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 9:05 PM ET

(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


The Red Wings played well and out shot the Avalanche 35-23; but ultimately fall in the shootout 2-1. Pavel Datsyuk scored Detroit's lone goal, Riley Sheahan and Henrik Zetterberg picked up the assists.

Thanks for tuning into our GameDay Blog, tune in Tuesday when we take on Buffalo. 

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 5:00 PM ET

Jonas Gustavsson Stephen Weiss Joakim Andersson
Jonas Gustavsson
(Shoulder)
Stephen Weiss
(Shoulder)
Joakim Andersson
(Healthy Scratch)
Brian Lashoff Jimmy Howard
Brian Lashoff
(Healthy Scratch)
Jimmy Howard
(Lower-body Injury)

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 4:00 PM ET


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

LEFT DEFENSE RIGHT DEFENSE
Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Jakub Kindl

GOALTENDER
Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 3:00 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Colorado
Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 2:00 PM ET

Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)



Henrik Zetterberg scored Detroit's lone goal Friday night against the Islanders which was his first in ten games. Although Hank hasn't been finding the back of the net, he's been playing 'set-up man' for the Wings this year, recording a team leading 21 assists. Zetterberg will need to bring his A-game tonight when the Avalanche come to town and get pucks to the net to help break their recent skid.


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

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 1:00 PM ET

Score - Red Wings have just 5 goals in their last 5 games. Need traffic in front of the net. Also hit the net with shots. Force the Av's goalie to make saves.

Skate and keep pace - The Av's are a quick team so are the Red Wings. The track will be fast tonight. Play at a high tempo.

Win the goaltending battle - With Howard out, Petr Mrazek needs to outperform his competitor on the other end of the ice. Mrazek played well in the last game vs NYI. He'll need to do it again tonight.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 11:00 AM ET

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)





On December 21, 1964

Former Red Wings tough guy
Joe Kocur born on this date in
Calgary, Alberta.

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POSTED ON Sunday, 12.21.2014 / 10:15 AM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

The Red Wings will look to put an end to their recent five game skid (0-3-2) when the Colorado Avalanche come into town. Detroit dropped their previous game against the Islanders, where goaltender Jimmy Howard left the game due to an lower-body injury. Petr Mrazek replaced Howard and will likely get his fourth start of the season tonight against the Avalanche.

"You have to be ready all the time and that’s how the second goalie is,” Mrazek said. “They told me I was going in, so I just stretch out and get ready.”

The Avalanche are giving up 3.06 GA per game, so the Red Wings will look to get their offense back on track tonight by firing a lot of shots on net. "We didn’t throw enough pucks in there. We’ve had that problem now for two games," said defenseman Niklas Kronwall. "We got to get back to doing what we did before. Throw more pucks in there, play a little more desperate and get back to our winning ways.” Last season Colorado and Detroit split their two games with the road team winning each time, with the Mule and Datsyuk each scoring twice in their 4-2 victory at the Pepsi Center.

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 6:00 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 Friday, 12.19.2014 / 11:30 PM ET





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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 10:30 PM ET


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

1. Brock Nelson (1 Goal, 1 Assist)

2.
Petr Mrazek (22 Saves)

3. Anders Lee (
1 Goal, 1 Assist)

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

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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