Detroit Red Wings
Clear Bag Policy Follow @DetroitRedWings on Twitter! Follow the Red Wings on Facebook! Follow @DetroitRedWings on Instagram! Follow OfficialDRW on Snapchat! Get Red Wings Email Updates Get Red Wings Text Updates Get the Detroit Red Wings Official Mobile App
 

 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

NBC picks Wings-Ducks as 'Game of the Week'

Monday, 01.28.2008 / 9:25 AM ET / News
X
Share with your Friends


NBC picks Wings-Ducks as \'Game of the Week\'
NEW YORK – NBC Sports today announced that the defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks versus the league-leading Detroit Red Wings has been selected as the NHL Game of the Week for Sunday, February 10 as part of the NHL and NBC’s new “flexible scheduling” policy. Coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. ET of the rematch of last year’s Western Conference final in which the Ducks defeated the Red Wings in six games. Four of the six games were decided by one goal, including a pair in overtime.
WINGS CORNER

The Ducks (27-20-6, 60 points; 5th place, Western Conference) have been bolstered by the return of defenseman Scott Niedermayer, the winner of last season’s Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP. The team also announced today that 10-time All-Star Teemu Selanne has returned to the Ducks.

The Red Wings (37-10-4, 78 points; 1st place, Western Conference) have the NHL’s best record with 37 wins and 78 points, led by goaltender Chris Osgood, who ranks first in the league in goals against average (1.87), and stalwart defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who leads the NHL in plus/minus (+40). Lidstrom was the last defenseman to win the Conn Smythe (2002) prior to Niedermayer.
 
NBC STUDIO ANALYST MIKE MILBURY ON DUCKS-WINGS: “These two teams are the gold standard by which all others are judged. The Ducks have tried to establish a physical presence against Detroit and we should expect the same strategy.”
 
NBC INSIDE THE GLASS ANALYST AND STUDIO HOST PIERRE MCGUIRE ON DUCKS-WINGS: “This is a really contentious rivalry now and a great contest of physicality and speed. These are the two best teams in the west and my favorites to reach the conference final again."
 
FLEX SCHEDULING: NBC is in its third season as the network broadcast partner of the NHL with a new innovation: the NHL will offer flexible scheduling for NBC's nine regular season dates (see below schedule).
 
NBC can select from up to four games on Sunday afternoons. At least 13 days prior to the scheduled games, NBC, in conjunction with the NHL, will select one of those games as the "Game of the Week" to be broadcast during the NBC window. The other games will remain available to the teams’ regional carrier but will not be televised during NBC's broadcast window.
 
All NBC regular-season games will be broadcast on Sundays for the first time and all games will be presented in high definition. NBC will broadcast postseason games on select Saturdays and Sundays, and Games 3-7 of the Stanley Cup final in primetime.
 
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR THE NHL ON NBC: NBC's NHL coverage has received critical acclaim, earning praise for innovations such as "Inside the Glass," a reporter position between the teams' benches first introduced by NBC hockey producer Sam Flood.

ESPN.com said of NBC's hockey coverage, "the NHL has never looked or sounded better in its free, on-the-air history."

The Hockey News called "Inside the Glass," "the biggest innovation to hit televised hockey in recent years."

"Hockey has found a network that will let the sport be the sport," said the San Jose Mercury News.

The Toronto Globe said: "NBC brings more energy than the CBC", and "NBC, producing its first Stanley Cup final telecast of the postseason, equaled and, at a few key points, bettered the CBC."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89