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Video- Preview Of Tonight’s Game Against The Canucks

Ken Kal and Daniella Bruce preview the game, all in 12 minutes.


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Video- Jeff Blashill After The Skate This Morning

14 minutes to watch,




added 12:28pm, Below, Carley Johnston has a cup of coffee with Mitchell Stevens.

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The Morning Skate

As most expected for the 7pm puck drop against Vancouver.


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75 Years Ago Tonight

Can you guess?

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Video- Grand Rapids Griffins With A 6-1 Home Opener Win

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Six different Grand Rapids Griffins lit the lamp and five enjoyed two-point nights on Friday as the home team roared to its largest-ever victory in a Van Andel Arena opener, defeating the Rockford IceHogs 6-1 before a capacity crowd of 10,834.

Chase Pearson, Tyler Spezia and Dennis Yan each tallied a goal and an assist while both reigning AHL Defenseman of the Year Ryan Murphy and rookie Kirill Tyutyayev chipped in a pair of helpers, leading Grand Rapids to a win for the fifth time in its last six home debuts.

Joe Veleno scored the first goal of the 2021-22 campaign on the power play with 12:12 remaining in the opening period off Murphy’s first assist as a Griffin, but Josiah Slavin answered for Rockford at the 14:52 mark with the only goal Calvin Pickard would surrender on the night, sending it to intermission tied 1-1.

Tyutyayev notched his first point in North America by setting up Spezia’s go-ahead tally 3:14 into the second, before goals by Turner Elson at 4:20 and Hayden Verbeek at 17:11 pushed Grand Rapids’ lead to three heading into the final 20 minutes. Elson’s marker gave him 100 points (41-59--100) for his Griffins career.

A Pearson power play goal at 4:25 of the third made it a 5-1 game, and Yan wrapped up the scoring by beating Malcolm Subban with 6:58 remaining.

Game highlights are below.

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Video- Dylan Larkin Suspended One Game



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After Practice Today


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added 2:04pm, videos of Blashill and Fabbri after practice can be watched below.

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Detroit’s Practice Today

via Ansar Khan tweet,

Fabbri replaces Larkin as center on line with Bertuzzi and Raymond. Other practice lines:
D pairs:

added 12:14pm, Khan...

Fabbri, who's played some center the past couple seasons, went 8-3 on face-offs last night. Bertuzzi's four goals came on a total of four shots. Hronek's 25:09 in ice time was two minutes more than anyone else's.

Dylan Larkin took a slow, brief twirl on the ice before practice and left. He was shaken up from cross check into boards from Matthieu Joseph last night and has a hearing with NHL today for his retaliatory punch to the face.

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Video- A Hearing Today For Dylan Larkin

Watch below.

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Videos- Talk After An OT Loss To The Tampa Bay Lightning

Below find Mickey Redmond post game, the game highlights and Tyler Berttuzzi/Jeff Blashill after the game.

added 8:32am, Much longer version of Blashill and Bertuzzi added below.

from Ethan Sears of DetroitRedWings.com,

"We played well enough to win the hockey game," Blashill said. "We take a penalty (at) 5-on-6 and we gave up a 5-on-6 goal. So we gotta do better than that for sure."

In other recent seasons, the highlight of the night for Detroit against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions might have been the pregame ceremony, in which Larkin was honored as captain at center ice, standing with a row of past Red Wings captains.

Even with the loss, you couldn't say that about this game.

Larkin scored in the first, putting in a loose puck after Robby Fabbri created a breakaway against the run of play, and Bertuzzi scored his first goal 18 seconds into the second period - splitting two defenders and finishing past Vasilevskiy. Bertuzzi's second came just after a power play expired at 7:52, cleaning up a loose puck after Adam Erne's shot was saved by Vasilevskiy.

That set the stage for a hectic final 10 minutes of the second period, featuring three goals and seven penalties, sending the game into the third with Detroit hanging onto a 4-3 lead.

In the end, neither that nor the ensuing 6-3 lead would be enough.

"I thought we were in a good spot," Blashill said. "I was real confident that we were gonna find a way to win that hockey game. So it's a gut punch when you don't."


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