On April 11,
1936: Led by captain Doug Young, the Red Wings capture their first Stanley Cup title, defeating Toronto, 3-1, in a four-game series.
1958: Former Wings right wing and assistant general manager Jim Nill was born this day in Hanna, Alberta.
(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
A victory would give them 100 points for the 17th time in the past 20 full seasons. Detroit is 3-4-3 in its past 10 games, including a 4-3 overtime loss at the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday that clinched a playoff berth, and is 11-13-5 since Feb. 7, when the Red Wings completed a stretch of nine wins in 10 games.
The Red Wings didn't practice Friday, but did recall defenseman Alexey Marchenko from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. Coach Mike Babcock may opt to rest some of his regulars, meaning that defenseman Jakub Kindl and forwards Tomas Jurco and Daniel Cleary could dress.
Welcome to the Detroit Red Wings Gameday Blog, where you can get behind-the-scenes information, thoughts from the players and staff, and up-to-date news on anything and everything Red Wings in game day.
You can watch tonight's 7:00 PM match-up on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket or AM 1270.
Helm nets sweet SHG on breakaway vs. Price
Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm intercepts a pass and skates down the ice to score great shorthanded goal on Canadiens goalie Carey Price.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Carey Price (24 Saves)
2. Pavel Datsyuk (1 Goal, 1 Assist)
3. Lars Eller (1 Goal)
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
Thanks for tuning into our GameDay blog, we'll see you Saturday in Carolina for the final game of the regular season!
|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk||Darren Helm|
|Gustav Nyquist||Riley Sheahan||Tomas Tatar|
|Stephen Weiss||Joakim Andersson||Landon Ferraro|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Teemu Pulkkinen|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Jonathan Ericsson||Niklas Kronwall|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Marek Zidlicky|
Detroit Red Wings vs. Montreal Canadiens
(Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/Getty Images)
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