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POSTED ON Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 10:50 AM

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Daniel Alfredsson, the former Ottawa captain who played the first 17 seasons and 1,178 games of his career there, faces his old team for the first time. In years past this might've been the only time the Senators and Red Wings met; now that they're division rivals, it's just a dress rehearsal. Alfredsson will see them on three more occasions, including a return to Ottawa on Nov. 23.

"The city of Ottawa is going to miss him and as teammates of his for so long we miss him too, but he turned the page. We've got to turn the page too," Senators forward Chris Neil said. "You don't dwell on it, you just go out, focus on the task at hand and that's to beat the Detroit Red Wings."

The Wings are coming off of a defensive masterpiece with zeroes all across the stat sheet Monday night when the West-leading San Jose Sharks came to Joe Louis Arena. Jimmy Howard held the visitors off the board through 60 minutes of regulation and five minutes of overtime, but so did his opposition across the way, Antti Niemi.

Both goalies were credited with shutouts, but only one was going to come away with the 1-0 decision. That turned out to be the Sharks and Niemi after Logan Couture scored on Howard in the second round of the shootout.

"I thought we did a good job on their top guys. We didn't give them a lot of room and space. Another thing that was a positive was we didn't give up a lot of odd-man rushes," Howard said. "That's been an Achilles' heel of late for us. We did a great job of keeping the third man high in the offensive zone, making them come 200 feet. We didn't turn pucks over. It's a good sign."

Tonight, the Wings will look to generate some more offense and add a little more firepower to their blue line as Niklas Kronwall makes his return to the lineup.

Welcome to the Detroit Red Wings Game Day Blog, where you can get behind-the-scenes information, thoughts from players and staff, and up-to-date news on anything and everything Red Wings on game day.

You can tune in to tonight's 7:30 PM ET game on Fox Sports Detroit and TSN or listen in on 97.1 The Ticket.

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 11:40 PM






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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 11:35 PM



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Thanks for tuning in tonight...Our next game's on Wednesday, October 23, when we host the Ottawa Senators!

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Oct. 23 vs. Ottawa
Oct. 26 vs. NY Rangers
Oct. 30 @ Vancouver


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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 11:30 PM

Xavier Ouellet lays hit on Andrew Desjardins
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Xavier Ouellet delivers a heavy hit on San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins along the boards.

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 10:45 PM


Stars of the Game powered by Ram Trucks are...

1. Antti Niemi (27 SV)

2. Jimmy Howard (24 SV)

3. Logan Couture (SOG)

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 10:35 PM

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Jimmy Howard was phenomenal stopping 27 shots, and the young defense was terrific, but the Red Wings were beat on Logan Couture's shootout winner to give the Sharks a 1-0 win.

Thanks for tuning in to our Game Day Blog...tune in Wednesday when the Senators come to town!

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 6:30 PM


Darren Helm
Patrick Eaves
Niklas Kronwall
Niklas Kronwall
Helm
(Back, Groin)
Eaves
(Leg)
Kronwall
(Concussion)
Mikael Samuelsson
Mikael Samuelsson
Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson
 
 
Samuelsson
(Healthy Scratch)
Ericsson
(Personal)
 
 

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 6:00 PM



Henrik Zetterberg
Henrik Zetterberg
Pavel Datsyuk
Justin Abdelkader
Justin Abdelkader
Todd Bertuzzi
Todd Bertuzzi
Johan Franzen
Johan Franzen
Daniel Alfredsson
Daniel Alfredsson
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
Stephen Weiss
Stephen Weiss
Daniel Cleary
Drew Miller
Drew Miller
Joakim Andersson
Joakim Andersson
Jordin Tootoo
Jordin Tootoo
Kyle Quincey
Kyle Quincey
Danny DeKeyser
Danny DeKeyser
 
Brian Lashoff
Brian Lashoff
Jakub Kindl
 
Brendan Smith
Brendan Smtih
Xavier Ouellet
Xavier Ouellet
 
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
   

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 4:45 PM



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Center Pavel Datsyuk is in the midst of a five-game point streak, with four goals and five assists over that span.

He's Detroit's 'Hot Wing' by Buffalo Wild Wings!

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POSTED ON Monday, 10.21.2013 / 4:15 PM


 
Jonathan Ericsson
Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson will be out tonight, as his girlfriend is in labor.

Xavier Ouellet has been recalled from Grand Rapids
and will take Ericsson's spot in the lineup.

 
Xavier Ouellet
Ouellet

 
Brendan Smith
Smith
Ouellet will pair up with Brendan Smith on the blue line.

Niklas Kronwall said he is feeling better
and hopes to play Wednesday.

 
Niklas Kronwall
Kronwall

 
Darren Helm
Helm

The Red Wings recalled Darren Helm from his
rehab assignment in GR.


The Wings are optimistic Darren Helm will be
available to play as early as Saturday.
 
Darren Helm
Helm

 
Luke Glendening
Glendening

Luke Glendening was sent down to Grand Rapids.


Tomas Tatar will likely be in the lineup tonight.

 
Daniel Alfredsson
Tatar
.
 
Mikael Samuelsson
Samuelsson

It looks like Mikael Samuelsson will be a healthy scratch.


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