Take advantage of tired legs - Devils played last night. Need to get off to a fast start. Score early and make them play catch up hockey.
Limit turnovers - Turnovers are good at a bakery but not in the NHL. Bad things happen when a team loses control of the puck. Protect the puck at all times. Be smart with it.Win the goaltending battle - Need to make the big stop especially late in the game or in OT or in a shootout if it goes that far. Howard needs to out perform his opponent.
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On November 7, 1973
Alex Delvecchio is named the Red Wings new head coach.
(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
Detroit starts a four-game homestand after going 0-1-2 on a three-game road trip that ended with a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday. Goalie Petr Mrazek was recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League to back up Jimmy Howard, who is off to a good start (5-2-3, 1.96, .928). Forward Daniel Cleary played 9:06 in his first game since Jan. 28.
"[Cleary] is just a good veteran," coach Mike Babcock told the Red Wings website. "We had no life the other night, and he came in the other night and talked in the room and talked on the bench and helped us get organized and get going. That's what he's supposed to do." The Red Wings, who were off Thursday, are 4-1-1 at home.
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Tatar scores tying goal with :07 seconds left in 3rd period
Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar fires the puck behind New York Rangers goalie to tie the game with only 7 seconds remaining.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Rick Nash (1 Goal)
2. Matt Hunwick (2 Assists)
3. Jakub Kindl (1 Goal, 1 Assist)
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|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Justin Abdelkader||Pavel Datsyuk||Tomas Tatar|
|Johan Franzen||Henrik Zetterberg||Gustav Nyquist|
|Andrej Nestrasil||Riley Sheahan||Darren Helm|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Daniel Cleary|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Brian Lashoff||Jakub Kindl|
|Brendan Smith||Danny DeKeyser|