Detroit Red Wings
RedWingsSeasonTickets.com 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

Three Questions: Wings-Ducks

DRW.com's Michael Caples analyzes the Wings' tenth game

Thursday, 10.30.2008 / 12:58 AM ET / News
By Michael Caples  - Detroit Red Wings Staff Writer
X
Share with your Friends


Three Questions: Wings-Ducks
Who was the star of the game for Detroit?

The Red Wings were able to force overtime due to the heart of Dan Cleary.  With less than two minutes remaining, Cleary beat out the Anaheim defense (and thus an icing call) to the puck in the Ducks zone.  Cleary flew into the corner, dishing the puck to a wide-open Henrik Zetterberg and taking a bone-crushing hit to do so.  Without Cleary’s gutsy play, the Wings wouldn’t have gotten a point out of the game Wednesday night.

What’s the best part about a Wings-Ducks game?

The physicality that accompanies a match-up between the Red Wings and Ducks never disappoints.  Every time these two clubs meet, the game gives off a playoff type of feel.  Tonight’s contest was no different.  The Red Wings made the long skate to the penalty box 10 different times on Wednesday, while the Ducks committed nine penalties of their own.  Darren McCarty dropped the gloves for the Wings’ first fight of the year, squaring off with Brad May.  Even the least likely of Red Wings were getting into it, with Chris Osgood and Pavel Datsyuk both having some ‘conversations’ with members of the opposition.

What’s up with all the octopi?

Al Sobotka must be proud during the opening games of the Red Wings road trip.  In Los Angeles on Monday, an octopus hit the ice in the Staples Center.  On Wednesday, three octopi found their way from the stands to the ice.  Both are impressive feats for West Coast Wings fans.  It’s always good to see that the Wings have fans wherever they go.

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
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
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
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80