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Video- After Today’s Practice

Jeff Blashill first, Danny DeKeyser below.

 

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Detroit’s Practice Today

Ansar Khan tweet,

RedWings practicing. Lindstrom, injured on Saturday, and Staal are not skating. Renouf recalled from ⁦@griffinshockey⁩ is out there.

added 11:13am, Khan...

lines in practice before Tuesday’s game vs. Nashville at ⁦
@LCArena_Detroit

Fabbri-Larkin-Raymond
Veleno-Suter-Zadina
Namestnikov-Rasmussen-Erne
Smith-Rowney-Gagner
DeKeyser-Seider
Leddy-Hronek
Renouf-Oesterle

added 11:37am, Khan,

power play units:
1. Fabbri (net front), Suter (bumper), Larkin-Raymond (flanks), Seider (point).
2. Rasmussen (net front), Erne (bumper), Hronek-Zadina (flanks), Leddy (point).

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Video- The Developing Detroit Red Wings

via the YouTube page of the Detroit Red Wings,

As the Red Wings pass the quarter mark of the season, the team is developing characteristics of a hard nose winning style in Hockeytown.

 

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Marc Staal In COVID Protocol

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Remaining Games For The Wings In December And Key Dates

5 home games, 6 road games left in December

Some of the tougher game include the Avs twice 1 road, 1 home, the Blues, Canes, Wild, NYR all on the road and the Capitals at home on New Year's Eve.

NHL Holiday break, no games on December 24th, 25th and 26th.

December 20-27, Holiday roster freeze in effect: For all players on an NHL active roster, injured reserve, or with non-roster and injured non-roster status as of 11:59 p.m. (local time) Dec. 19, a roster freeze shall apply through 12:01 a.m. (local time) Dec. 28, with respect to waivers, trades and loans, subject to the exceptions provided for in CBA Article 16.5 (d)

The remaing games this month could be a make a break one for Detroit.

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It Feels Different

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Selling hope isn’t something unusual for recent editions of the Detroit Red Wings. Installing belief . . . well, that’s an entirely new revelation.

The Red Wings are 13-9-3 on the NHL season. If the Stanley Cup playoffs were beginning today, Detroit would be the first Wild Card team in the Eastern Conference. The Wings have more points than four of the five teams that played in the past three Stanley Cup finals – the Boston Bruins, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens. They’re ahead of the Colorado Avalanche, who were the preseason Stanley Cup favorites and Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

True, they’ve been here before, albeit not this late into the season. The Wings have teased the faithful in past seasons with four and five-game win streaks. They’ve suggested that they were turning the corner, that there was a light at the end of the tunnel. A sudden seven-game skid would quickly reveal that light to be an oncoming train.

This season, though, doesn’t it feel diifferent, like this club might actually be for real?

Captain Dylan Larkin certainly think that’s the case.

“For the first time in a while here we’ve really bought into playing for each other and doing everything to close games out,” Larkin said.

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Not Their Best Night But The Wings Find A Way To Win In Overtime

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Defenseman Moritz Seider scored his third goal of the season - and second overtime game-winner Saturday - leading the Wings to a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders.

Seider's one-timer from the left dot at 3 minutes, 33 seconds of overtime extended the Red Wings' (13-9-3) win streak to five games - and they've earned points in six games (5-0-1).

"It wasn't our best game but we have that swagger now and that confidence and our ability to stick together and win those games," Seider said.

Maybe it was the skates that Seider wore that spurred that overtime goal?

"Actually I just tried them out this morning and they felt pretty good, so I was feeling it a little bit," said Seider, who played a career- and season-high 27 minutes, 19 seconds.

Seider became the first rookie defenseman in franchise history, and the fifth rookie blueliner in NHL history, to net multiple overtime goals in a single season. Seider is also the only rookie in the NHL this season with multiple overtime winners.

"Nobody wants to go to overtime," Seider said. "But it's always nice to get a little more time and space on the ice and you play against the best players, so it's always a treat to be out there."

Said coach Jeff Blashill of Seider: "He has a belief in himself and he has a real good skill set. He's been a big piece of the infusion of talent here and that's been a big reason we have been able to find ways to win games."

The five-game win streak is the longest the Wings have had since a six-game run from March 23 to April 2, 2019.

"I don't think there's any doubt when you win and you're successful you gain confidence," Blashill said. "Just like an individual player that gets points, you get confidence. The thing I would say, in this league, confidence is fleeting, so we have to keep earning it every game."

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Below are the extended game highlights.

added 4:16am, Nine minutes of coach Blashill is below.

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Videos- Post Game Talk After An OT Win

First up is Moritz Seider, below find Mickey Redmond and Jeff Blashill plus the game highlights.

 

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Quick Recap- DRW/NYI

The Wings were up 2-1 after 20 minutes while the Islanders are still searching to find their game.

I will admit I switched to a secondary TV for the second period while watching a certain college football game on the primary TV.

The Islanders tied the game midway in period two but the Wings made it 3-2 less than three minutes later.

In the third, NYI scored their 3rd power play goal of the game with about 7 1/2 minutes left.

The teams head to OT tied 3-3 and Mo Seider ends it, Wings win 4-3.

Detroit goals are below.

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The TRAP!

Well, well, well. The Wings are coming into tonight's game riding high after winning their last four games. It's safe to say confidence is high among the players. For now. Wings fans everywhere have been pleasantly surprised by their play, their confidence, the honest effort, exciting hockey, and more recently, the winning.

This is not the time for the Wings to get too cocky or over confident. They face off tonight against an Islanders team that due to circumstances beyond their control, are currently in a slump. Remember,  Barry Trotz is their coach, which makes them dangerous, and, a very formidable opponent.

We all know that this is the perfect set up for what the 19 have come to refer to as the TRAP. In the past, a typical TRAP game happens when any team, no matter how bad, seems to make good when facing the Wings. They can't let that happen anymore. This is a new era. The Yzerman/Yzerplan Era. It's high time to reverse the trends of the past, and, continue to move forward. 

It's a Live Blog!

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