On April 16, 1954
An overtime goal in Game 7 by right wing Tony Leswick gives the Red Wings a 2-1 win over Montreal. It’s Detroit’s sixth Stanley Cup.
(Photo by Scott Audette/NHL)
Both Ben Bishop and Petr Mrazek will get their first taste of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. "Stay focused, stay positive, and be strong in the crease," Mrazek said about his mentality going into Game 1. Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg were reunited as linemates Wednesday, skating with Darren Helm. Justin Abdelkader, who hasn't played since sustaining a hand injury in an April 4 game, skated in a non-contact jersey and did not have a line. He is questionable. Coach Mike Babcock said he would play Datsyuk and Zetterberg together unless Abdelkader is able to return.
The Red Wings went 7-10-3 over their final 20 games of the regular season. "When we had things going during the West Coast trips, we played the game we wanted," Niklas Kronwall said. "We got to get back to doing that every game."
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Ferraro jams his first NHL goal behind Ward
Red Wings forward Landon Ferraro curls around the net and wraps the puck past Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward for his first career NHL goal and the early 1-0 lead.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Petr Mrazek (35 Saves)
2. Cam Ward (27 Saves)
3. Landon Ferraro (1 Game Winning Goal)
(Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHL)
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|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Tomas Tatar||Darren Helm||Tomas Jurco|
|Gustav Nyquist||Riley Sheahan||Stephen Weiss|
|Daniel Cleary||Joakim Andersson||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Landon Ferraro|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Jakub Kindl||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Danny DeKeyser||Alexey Marchenko|
|Kyle Quincey||Marek Zidlicky|
Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes
Start fast - Try to establish an early lead and take the crowd out of the game.
Play with tempo - Carolina has a fast style of play, so it's important to match their intensity.
Know the situation - The Red Wings are in the playoffs, and health going in is the most important thing. Stay healthy, fine tune the details, and play organized.