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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 10:20 PM ET

(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


Petr Mrazek came in for an injured Jimmy Howard and was stellar, but the Red Wings fell to the Islanders, 2-1.

Thanks for tuning into our Gameday Blog...tune in Sunday when we host the Avs!

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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 6:30 PM ET

Jonas Gustavsson Stephen Weiss Daniel Cleary
Jonas Gustavsson
(Shoulder)
Stephen Weiss
(Shoulder)
Daniel Cleary
(Healthy Scratch)

Jakub Kindl Brian Lashoff
Jakub Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)
Brian Lashoff
(Healthy Scratch)
 


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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 5:30 PM ET


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

LEFT DEFENSE RIGHT DEFENSE
Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey Danny DeKeyser
Brendan Smith Xavier Ouellet

GOALTENDER
Jimmy Howard

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 3:20 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - New York
New York Islanders vs. Detroit Red Wings

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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 2:00 PM ET

Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)


Despite being shutout in their previous game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Gustav Nyquist has still generated scoring chances every time he touches the puck. Gus recorded three shots on net Tuesday and looks to get back on the stat sheet tonight when the Isles visit Joe Louis. Nyquist has three points in the past four games (2 goals, 1 assist).

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

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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 1:00 PM ET



Coach Mike Babcock
Babcock
"The Islanders are a talented, talented team, they improved their back end, they're better in net, and they've always had good talent up-front; They got a good hockey club, it should be lots of fun."
- Mike Babcock

"We've got to get on the inside a lot more, throw more pucks at the net, we haven't had many shots on net as of late, and we've got to get more traffic in front of the net."
- Niklas Kronwall

Niklas Kronwall
Kronwall

Stephen Weiss
Weiss
Stephen Weiss skated this morning; hoping to return Sunday.

Johan Franzen will be back in tonight's lineup.

Johan Franzen
Franzen

Daniel Cleary
Clearly
Dan Cleary will be a healthy scratch.

Kindl and Lashoff will be the healthy scratches on the back end.

Brian Lashoff
Lashoff

Jimmy Howard
Howard
Jimmy Howard will start in goal.

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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 12:00 PM ET

Take Advantage On The PP - NYI have allowed 8 goals in their past 18 kills. Detroit has one of the top pp's in the league. Need to score when the extra man is on the ice.

Close The Gaps - Take away NYI's time and space especially in the neutral zone. Don't give them any room to gain speed.

Win in Regulation - NYI are a perfect 9-0 this season in OT.

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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 11:00 AM ET

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)




On December 19th, 1943

Red Wings 17-year-old goalie
Harry Lumley makes his first NHL appearance. The Wings lost, 6-2, to the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

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POSTED ON Friday, 12.19.2014 / 10:00 AM ET

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

As the shootout woes continue for the Red Wings, it has been the polar opposite for the New York Islanders. The Isles come to town with a perfect 9-0 record in overtime with six of those being won in a shootout. In contrast, the Red Wings have dropped their past four games, three of which ended in a shootout. The good news is, forward Johan Franzen, who missed Tuesday night's 1-0 loss against the Columbus Blue Jackets due to an illness, expects to play against the Islanders.

“I’ve just been battling flus, stomach flus, regular flus, for the last few weeks,” said Franzen, “I just haven’t been able to get healthy. Beginning of this week I just felt really, really awful, like no energy, nothing. I figured I needed a couple days just to get healthy.”

Having the Mule back in the lineup playing with Sheahan and Tatar should spark some offense for Detroit after only scoring four goals in the past four games. Nonetheless, Detroit will look to put an end to their recent struggles tonight against the New York Islanders with Jimmy Howard between the pipes.

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, 12.16.2014 / 11:35 PM ET







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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