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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.9.2014 / 6:00 PM ET



LEFT WING CENTER RIGHT WING
Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg John Franzen
Tomas Tatar Riley Sheahan Tomas Jurco
Gustav Nyquist Darren Helm Andrej Nestrasil
Drew Miller Luke Glendening Joakim Andersson

LEFT DEFENSE RIGHT DEFENSE
Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericcson
Danny DeKeyser Brendan Smith
Kyle Qunicey Jakub Kindl

GOALTENDER
Jimmy Howard

Detroit Red Wings Depth Chart presented by Flagstar Bank

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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.9.2014 / 5:25 PM ET

Comerica Bank Game Day Preview - Boston
Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings

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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.9.2014 / 1:30 PM ET



(Photo by Kevin Wilson/Detroit Red Wings)

Jimmy Howard
Howard
“Last year is last year and right now everyone is starting with zeroes across the board. We’re just excited to get back out there."
- Jimmy Howard

Andrej Nestrasil, the Red Wings' third round pick
in 2009, will make his NHL debut tonight.

Andrej Nestrasil
Nestrasil

Coach Babcock
Babcock
"I'm excited for Nesty, it's pretty exciting for him. You want to
share this with the people you love and the people that helped
you along the way... he played well and he's earned his right to
start here today."

- Mike Babcock


"I think if you'd asked anybody a year ago if I was going to play in the NHL, they'd say 100 percent no... but I always hoped deep down it would happen and now it's here so I'm really happy for it."
- Andrej Nestrasil.

Andrej Nestrasil
Nestrasil

Andrej Nestrasil
Nestrasil
Nesty will play on a line with Darren Helm and Gustav Nyquist, and will likely get some time on the second power play unit, as well.

"We're really impressed with the development and the depth
of our group... we don't have as much star power as we used to,
but we have good depth and we're hopeful these kids
are going to turn into real players."
- Mike Babcock

Coach Babcock
Babcock

Jakub Kindl
Kindl
Jakub Kindl will play, and will likely be paired with Kyle Quincey.

Stephen Weiss and Dan Cleary will likely be
healthy scratches up front.

Stephen Weiss
Weiss

Brian Lashoff
Lashoff
Brian Lashoff will be the healthy scratch on the back end.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.9.2014 / 10:45 AM ET

Move the puck - The Bruins will try to play physical against the Wings. The best way to stay away from that is to be quick and move the puck out of your own zone.

Stay focused - There's a lot of emotions on opening night. Stay focused at the task on the hand.

Feed off the crowd - Play with contained emotion and trust your teammates to get the job done.

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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.9.2014 / 10:00 AM ET

(Photo by Detroit Red Wings Archive)


On October 9, 1986


Steve Yzerman becomes the youngest captain in Red Wings' history when he wears the "C" at age 21 in a game against Quebec.



On October 9, 1996

The Red Wings obtain Brendan Shanahan and Brian Glynn from Hartford for Paul Coffey, Keith Primeau, and Detroit’s first pick in the 1997 draft.
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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.9.2014 / 9:30 AM ET

(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)

"A lot of us are chomping at the bit to get back out there." - Jimmy Howard

After 165 days without hockey, the Red Wings will finally hit the ice again when they play host to the team they faced last, the Boston Bruins.

The Red Wings qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the 23rd consecutive season in 2013-14, but lost to the Bruins in an Eastern Conference opening-round series.

On the plus side, Detroit won three of four regular season matchups against Boston last season, including both games at Joe Louis Arena, where they've won four in a row against the Bruins.

Unfortunately, the Wings will look to open their season with a 'W' without star center, Pavel Datsyuk, who's been sidelined by a separated shoulder. Nevertheless, it should be interesting to see a hungry Detroit team come out hard as they look to earn two points against a Boston team that played last night.

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 watch tonight's 7:30 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.


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POSTED ON Thursday, 10.9.2014 / 9:00 AM ET

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings tonight at 7:30 p.m.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 11:00 PM ET








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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 6:55 PM ET

Zetterberg scores top-shelf from sharp angle
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask absolutely robs Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader in front but Henrik Zetterberg follows it up with a goal top-shelf.

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POSTED ON Saturday, 04.26.2014 / 6:45 PM ET


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

1. Tuukka Rask (31 SV)

2. Pavel Datsyuk (1 Goal, 1 Assist)

3. Torey Krug (2 Assist)

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
R. Sheahan 81 14 11 -8 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80