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Notebook: Detroit rocks city on NHL opener

Thursday, 10.9.2008 / 9:09 PM ET / News
By Kevin Fitzhenry  - DetroitRedWings.com Intern
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Notebook: Detroit rocks city on NHL opener
DETROIT -- On a night when the Sporting News announced Detroit as North America’s No. 2 Best Sports City, Hockeytown celebrated being No. 1.

In a ceremony that featured everything from a live orchestra playing, to the premier of Hockey Night In Canada’s new theme song, the Red Wings started off the 2008-09 campaign in grand fashion as the 2008 championship banner was hoisted to the rafters at Joe Louis Arena.
 
Surrounded by the seven trophies the Wings won last season (Jennings Trophy, Lady Bing Trophy, Norris Trophy, Selke Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, Presidents’ Trophy and Campbell Bowl), Wings TV play-by-play announcer Ken Daniels and color analyst Mickey Redmond welcomed fans and provided highlights of the Wings’ championship season.
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The Wayne State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kypros Markou, provided a beautiful musical backdrop as themes from “Jurassic Park” and “Remember the Titans” were played as the Red Wings front office, coaching and support staff and current players were announced. Queen’s “We Are The Champions” became the theme as the Stanley Cup entered the building.   

The banner itself received special VIP treatment, being carried in by an honor guard composed of 85 individuals representing the “Citizens of Hockeytown,” as well as DRW alumni Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Alex Delvecchio, Dennis Hextall, John Ogrodnick and Doug Brown before being passed on to captain Nicklas Lidstrom, Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Kris Draper and retired teammates Dallas Drake and Dominik Hasek.

After the game, the party will cease to stop: band Def Leppard will be joined by seven-time Grammy winner Alanis Morissette for a special concert; NHL Face-off Rocks! at the Fox Theatre a few blocks from JLA.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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