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Road Wings: A Three-Game Trip

Thursday, 12.08.2011 / 8:46 PM / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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Road Wings: A Three-Game Trip

The Red Wings recently concluded a three-game road swing that began in Buffalo on Dec. 2 before heading west for games in Colorado on Dec. 4 and St. Louis on Dec. 6.

Here's a collection of photos taken by DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose during the six-day trip.

In the City of Lights

Outside of the Buffalo Sabres' dressing room at First Niagara Center.



Fox Sports Detroit's Trevor Thompson interviews Sabres forward
Ville Leino, who once broken into the NHL with the Red Wings.



The new renovations to one of the walls outside of
the Sabres' dressing room at First Niagara Center.



An inside look at the newly renovated Buffalo Sabres'
dressing room at First Niagara Center.


Red Wings' goaltending coach Jim Bedard talks with a Sabres' assistant coach in-between morning skates for both the Sabres and Red Wings at First Niagara Center.


It's not the Production Line, but certainly one of the most famous forward trios in NHL history from the Buffalo Sabres' early years.


Red Wings goalie Ty Conklin and goaltending coach Jim Bedard are on the ice before the team's morning skate at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.



Fox Sports Detroit broadcasters Larry Murphy (left) and Ken Daniels (right) get some team insight from Red Wings equipment manager Paul Boyer during the morning skate at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.


Forwards Johan Franzen and Drew Miller chat during the Red Wings' morning skate at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.


Red Wings coach Mike Babcock cruises around during the
morning skate at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.


Forward Chris Conner at morning skate prior to making his Red Wings' debut later that evening against the Sabres at First Niagara in downtown Buffalo.



Some players gather in front of the goal for a shooting drill during the morning skate at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.



The radio voice of the Red Wings, Ken Kal, prepares his notes in the press box prior to game time at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.



The scoreboard high above the playing surface at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.



Center Henrik Zetterberg whirls around the ice during pre-game warmups.



A group of Red Wings stretch out during pre-game warmups in Buffalo.



Red Wings' fans were all around First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.



Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Ericsson during the pre-game warmups in Buffalo.



A Red Wings' fan with the name of her favorite team written on the side of her face.



The game nets waiting to go into the ice following the pre-game
warmups at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.



With a mix of red in the crowd, fans pass a gigantic Sabres' flag
around the lower bowl at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.

In Mile High


Visiting players and coaches are reminded of the high
altitude as they arrive at the Pepsi Center in Denver.



The outside of the Avalanche's dressing room at Pepsi Center in Denver.


A view of the Denver Broncos' home from just outside of the
snow-covered Pepsi Center in Denver.



Red Wings defenseman Brad Stuart with his two sons, Jake and Logan
inside the Pepsi Center before the team's off-day practice.



Red Wings rookie center fires a shot at an empty net before the
start of practice at Pepsi Center in Denver.



Sergei Tchekmarev sews a button back on a player's shirt as
the team is on the ice at the Pepsi Center in Denver
.



Assistant equipment manager John Remejes puts equipment
away in a player's locker at the Pepsi Center in Denver.



A look at the coaches' forward line combinations for practice in Denver.



The personalized glove of Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.



  A son keeps close watch of his father, Red Wings
defenseman Brad Stuart, at the Pepsi Center in Denver.



Jiri Hudler fires wide on goalie Jimmy Howard during
practice at the Pepsi Center in Denver.




Forward Todd Bertuzzi takes a break during a Red Wings'
off-day practice at the Pepsi Center in Denver.


Welcome to St. Louis


Heading east toward St. Louis on Red Bird III,
and leaving snow-covered Colorado behind.



Equipment manager Paul Boyer unloads trunks near the Red Wings' visiting dressing room inside Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis.



Statues of St. Louis Cardinals and baseball hall of famers, including former outfielder Lou Brock, line the sideways outside of the new Busch Stadium, located across the street from the Red Wings' team hotel.



Here center Henrik Zetterberg signs autographs for fans outside of the team hotel before he boards the bus that he'll take to Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis.



Fox Sports Detroit's Larry Murphy (right) and his broadcast partner for the day, Matt Shepard share a joke before the Red Wings and Blues squared off at Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis.



Some championship banners and retired numbers, including No. 16 for former Blues and Red Wings star Brett Hull, hang in the rafters high above the ice surface at Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis.

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