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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 10:00 PM ET

(Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)


The Red Wings dominated in all aspects of the game, winning 5-0. Jimmy Howard set the tone early, stopping all 28 of the shots Columbus threw at him in route to his first shutout of the season. Tatar, Nyquist (PPG), Jurco (PPG), Sheahan, and Helm were the goal scorers for the Red Wings.  

Thanks for tuning in to our Gameday Blog... tune in Thursday night  when we take on Winnipeg!

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 6:00 PM ET

Pavel Datsyuk Jonas Gustavsson Stephen Weiss
Pavel Datsyuk
(Lower-Body Injury)
Jonas Gustavsson
(Shoulder)
Stephen Weiss
(Lower-Body Injury)


Jakub Kindl Andrej Nestrasil  
Jakub Kindl
(Healthy Scratch)
Andrej Nestrasil
(Healthy Scratch)
 

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 5:00 PM ET


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

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 Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 4:00 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Columbus
Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 3:00 PM ET

Buffalo Wild Wings Hot Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)






Riley Sheahan may be one of the youngest members on the Red Wings, but he has been playing like a solid veteran. He's getting a lot of pucks to the net and creating scoring chances earning him a spot on one of the Red Wings top lines and power play unit. Look for Sheahan to step up tonight if Datsyuk can't go.

Sheahan has a total of six points in the 2014-15 campaign. (2 goals, 4 assists)

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

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 2:30 PM ET



Pavel Datsyuk
Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk did not make the trip, and will not play tonight after aggravating a lower-body injury.

Dan Cleary will return to the lineup in Pav's place.

Daniel Cleary
Cleary

Babcock
"I thought Cleary's helped us... when you've got young players, guys
like Daniel Cleary help you."
- Mike Babcock 

Jimmy Howard will get the start in net.

Jimmy Howard
Howard

Jakub Kindl
Kindl
Jakub Kindl is expected to be a healthy scratch again.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 12:00 PM ET

Start on time - The last few times in Columbus it's been the Jackets who came out of the gate flying. The Wings need to be focused and ready to play.

Get in sync - Play better as a five-man unit. Support the puck. Passing needs to be crisper.

Compete - Dig in. Win the 1-on-1 battles, play hard and play smart.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 10:30 AM ET

On November 18, 1926


The Detroit franchise plays its first game ever, against the Boston Bruins. The game was played in Windsor, Ontario while the team awaited completion of the Olympia Stadium.

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POSTED ON Tuesday, 11.18.2014 / 10:00 AM ET

(Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

After going 2-1-1 on a four-game homestand, the Red Wings will head on a three-game road trip starting tonight in Columbus. The Wings have seen a lot of the Blue Jackets in years past, playing in the Central Division, before moving into the Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets have played the Wings tight in recent seasons, especially in Columbus. Since 2011, the Jackets have a 7-2-1 mark against Detroit at Nationwide Arena.

“We have to be prepared and bring our A game because they always play hard against us,” Wings defenseman Brendan Smith said. “I think they’ve changed the dynamic of their team. A lot of their players do it right, playing both ends of the ice. They muck and grind and make it difficult. I think some of the things we can do better is start on time and use our speed effectively and that’s going to be good for us.”

Pavel Datsyuk didn't practice on Monday because of the same groin issue that caused him to miss two games last week. Detroit coach Mike Babcock told reporters after practice that Datsyuk was getting checked out again, and will likely be a game time decision. Jimmy Howard will get his fifth consecutive start tonight.


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 tonight's 7:00 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 Sunday, 11.16.2014 / 11:05 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