Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers
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Justin Abdelkader has really reaped the benefits of playing the first line with Datsyuk and Zetterberg. Abby recorded 5 shots on net in last nights matchup against the Senators and has put up 5 points in the past 4 games. (2 goals, 3 assists)
He's today's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!
Get into their D - The Rangers are missing four of their top-six defensemen. The Wings need to take advantage of this makeshift blue line corps.
Start on time - Last night, Detroit didn't start on time, and while it was a scoreless game after one period, slow starts take a toll on your players. Be ready to play here tonight from puck drop.Put the puck on net - Detroit missed some opportunities last night on good looks. They'll need to get their shots on goal to get past King Henrik.
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The Wings peppered 50 shots at the Anaheim goal en route to a 5-0 beating of the Ducks and snapping a six-game winless streak. With 17 different players posting at least one shot, and eight with three or more. Nicklas Lidstrom led the team with two goals and an assist.
On November 5, 2011
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Detroit dropped a 3-1 decision at the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. The Red Wings were outshot 16-2 in the first period but picked up their game over the final 40 minutes and tied it early in the third period on a goal by Henrik Zetterberg. But the Senators' Patrick Wiercioch scored with 5:23 remaining to put Ottawa ahead to stay.
"We didn't spend any time in their end. They were just in our end. Eventually it gets tiring, when you see that," Zetterberg said. "They were really wearing on our D in the first period and that showed in the third."
Nonetheless, the Red Wings are poised to bounce back tonight looking to avoid a winless road trip with Gustavsson in net, who is 1-1-0 with a 1.45 GAA and .935 save percentage in two starts this season.
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Howard denies Turris on breakaway
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard makes a quick glove save denying Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris on a shorthanded breakaway.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Erik Karlsson (1 Goal, 3 Shots)
2. Craig Anderson (32 Saves)
3. Jimmy Howard (31 Saves)
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