(Photo by Chicago AP)
Pavel Datsyuk scores early in the third period comeback from a 4-1 deficit against Chicago to win it for the Wings, 6-5.
On October 25, 2008
(Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty)
Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will make his second start of the season Saturday. Monster stopped all 30 shots in a 1-0 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 18. "It's going to be a new challenge," Gustavsson said Friday. "I put that [first win] behind me and I'm going to go out there and do my best. … It's always good to get the games in; that's when you learn, gain experience. You try to take advantage of the practices, too." Tonight, Monster will look to keep the ball rolling on his hot start at Wells Fargo Center.
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Abdelkader completes comeback in OT
Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg deflects a pass to Justin Abdelkader in the slot who beats Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Thomas Greiss in OT.
Tonight's Stars of the Game Powered by Ram Trucks are...
1. Justin Abdelkader (GWG)
2. Niklas Kronwall (GWG)
3. Pascal Dupuis (1 Goal)
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)
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|LEFT WING||CENTER||RIGHT WING|
|Pavel Datsyuk||Henrik Zetterberg||Justin Abdelkader|
|Tomas Tatar||Riley Sheahan||Gustav Nyquist|
|Andrej Nestrasil||Darren Helm||Tomas Jurco|
|Drew Miller||Luke Glendening||Joakim Andersson|
|LEFT DEFENSE||RIGHT DEFENSE|
|Niklas Kronwall||Jonathan Ericsson|
|Kyle Quincey||Danny DeKeyser|
|Brendan Smith||Jakub Kindl|
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Detroit Red Wings
Score goals - It sounds basic, but it's true. Detroit has only five players with goals this year. Scoring needs to be spread out and everyone needs to contribute.
Power play must be better - Detroit hasn't scored a power play goal in three games. Get shots, retrieve rebounds, and get second and third chances.Try to contain Crosby and Malkin - Easy to say, hard to do. Matchups against these two will be crucial.