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Mini GDT: Wings/Islanders

- Tonight is the 100th all-time meeting between DET and NYI
- Tonight marks the 3rd of 3 meetings this season between DET and NYI, only meeting in DET
- DET’s all-time record vs. NYI: 47-44-6-2
- DET’s all-time road record at NYI: 26-19-2-1
- DET is 1-0-1 against NYI this season
- Daniel Alfredsson has 59 points (19-40-59) in 60 games vs. NYI
- Todd Bertuzzi has 14 points (6-8-14) in 14 games vs. NYI
- Bertuzzi was originally drafted by NYI (1st round, 23rd overall, 1993) and had 80 points (35-45-80) in 192 games with the team from 1995-98
- Pavel Datsyuk has 7 points (2-5-7) in 8 games vs. NYI
- Darren Helm has 6 points (3-3-6) in 6 games vs. NYI
- Pavel Datsyuk had never scored against NYI or TOR prior to this season; after goals on 11/16 at NYI and 12/21 at TOR he has now scored against every opponent he has faced
- Jonas Gustavsson is 2-1-2 with a 2.21 GAA, .921 SV% and 1 SO in 5 games vs. NYI

- Tomas Tatar scored vs. NYI in his NHL debut on 12/31/10
- NYI D Brian Strait played for the USNTDP in Ann Arbor, MI from 2004-06
- NYI G Evgeni Nabokov was signed as a free agent by Detroit on 1/20/11 but was claimed off waivers by NYI two days later
The Red Wings have seen a number of firsts in 2013:
1st NHL Game: Brian Lashoff (1/21), Petr Mrazek (2/7), Danny DeKeyser (4/1), Luke Glendening (10/12), Xavier Ouellet (10/21), Adam Almquist (11/4), Tomas Jurco (12/15)
1st NHL Goal: Lashoff (1/21), Joakim Andersson (2/15), DeKeyser (11/4), Almquist (11/7), Jurco (12/17)
1st NHL Assist: Tomas Tatar (2/7), Andersson (2/15), Lashoff (2/17), DeKeyser (4/14), Glendening (12/17), Riley Sheahan (12/21), Jurco (12/21)
1st NHL Shutout: Mrazek (11/2)
- DET’s power play ranks 15th in the NHL at 18.1%
- DET’s penalty kill is 9th in the NHL at 84.5%
- DET has the 2nd-worst winning % in the NHL when leading after 2 periods: 0.600
- DET is 10th in minor penalties (143) but average the 3rd-fewest PIM per game (8.8)
- DET is 4th in with 281 takeaways, trailing only CAR (360), CHI (335) and NYI (305)
- DET had lost 6 shootouts this season and an NHL record 11 straight overall (last W: 2/28/13 at SJ), before a 12/21 win at TOR
- DET had lost its last 11 home OT games, the longest streak in the NHL since 1986-87, before a 12/19 win vs. CGY
- DET’s last home OT win before 12/19: 1/14/12 vs. Chicago
- DET has won 3 of its last 17 home games (3-8-6)
- Kyle Quincey –300th NHL game, 10/15 vs. CBJ
- Quincey –100th NHL point, 10/30 at VAN
- Niklas Kronwall –200th NHL assist, 11/1 at CGY
- Mike Babcock –800th NHL game as head coach, 11/1 at CGY
- Stephen Weiss –250th NHL assist, 11/4 vs. WPG
- Pavel Datsyuk –800th NHL game, 11/16 at NYI (14th Wing to 800 games)
- Henrik Zetterberg –700th NHL point, 11/24 at BUF
- Daniel Alfredsson –1,200th NHL game, 11/29 at NYI
- Mikael Samuelsson –300th game with DET, 12/6 at NJ
- Dan Cleary –900th NHL game, 12/10 at FLA
- Jonathan Ericsson –300th NHL game, 12/12 at TB
- Daniel Alfredsson –700th NHL assist, 12/19 vs. CGY
- Jonas Gustavsson –50th NHL win, 12/19 vs. CGY
- Stephen Weiss –2 points to 400, 3 goals to 150
- Mikael Samuelsson –3 assists to 200
- Pavel Datsyuk –4 points to 800
- Mike Babcock –7 wins to 400 with DET
 6-9-6 (24th) RECORD 11-3-3 (T4th)
46 (21st) GOALS FOR 52 (T6th)
61 (T26th) GOALS AGAINST 38 (4th)
20.0% (T13th) POWER PLAY 14.9% (21st)
82.0% (T18th) PENALTY KILL 87.5% (6th)
6-12-18 in 15 GP ZETTERBERG 5-7-12 in 13 GP
6-9-15 in 18 GP DATSYUK 8-6-14 in 13 GP
4-7-11 in 17 GP ALFREDSSON 5-12-17 in 16 GP
3-6-9 in 17 GP FRANZEN 6-7-13 in 13 GP
2-5-6, 2.77 GAA, 0.905 SV% HOWARD 4-3-1, 2.48 GAA, 0.917 SV%
4-3-0, 2.69 GAA, 0.903 SV% GUSTAVSSON 6-0-2, 2.06 GAA, 0.925 SV%

December 23, 1983 –Steve Yzerman and John Ogrodnick –two participants in next week’s 2013 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown –both record hat tricks as the Red Wings trounce the Maple Leafs 9-2.

Most GF Game: 6, Nov. 27 vs. BOS
Most GF Period: 3, four times (MR: Dec. 21 at TOR, 1st)
Most SOG Game: 47, Nov. 21 vs. CAR
Most SOG Period: 18, Nov. 21 vs. CAR, 3rd
Fewest SOG Game: 18, Dec. 17 vs. ANA
Fewest SOG Period: 3, twice (MR: Dec. 14 vs. PIT, 3rd)
Most PPG Game: 3, Oct. 12 vs. PHI
Most PIM Game: 23, Nov. 23 vs. OTT
Fewest PIM Game: 2, Nov. 29 at NYI
Fastest Consecutive Goals: 0:27, Nov. 2 at EDM (Helm, Tatar)
Fastest Goal, Start of Game: 0:17, Nov. 21 vs. CAR (Nyquist)
Fastest Goal, Start of Period: 0:12, Nov. 29 at NYI (Alfredsson)

Most Goals: 2, 13 times (MR: Alfredsson, Dec. 19 vs. CGY)
Most Assists: 3, six times (MR: Datsyuk, Dec. 19 vs. CGY
Most Points: 3, 12 times (MR: Alfredsson and Datsyuk, Dec. 19 vs. CGY)
Most SOG: 10, Zetterberg, Oct. 4 at CAR
Most PIM: 15, Quincey, Dec. 17 vs. ANA
Most TOI: 28:54, Kronwall, Nov. 12 vs. WPG
Most Hits: 7, twice (MR: Abdelkader, Oct. 12 vs. PHI)
Most Blocked Shots: 6, Kronwall, Dec. 1 at OTT
Most Saves: 43, Howard, Nov. 4 vs. WPG


The Islanders play in Detroit for the first time in nearly three years (12/31/10), as they complete a three-game season series against the Red Wings. The teams split two games at the Coliseum in November, with the Islanders winning in a shootout and the Red Wings winning with a shutout. The Islanders have won their last three trips to Detroit and have not lost at Joe Louis Arena since November 28, 2003.
All-Time Record: 46-45-8
Last Regulation Win: 1/10/12 - NYI 5 vs. DET 1
Last Regulation Loss: 11/29/13 - NYI 0 vs. DET 5
Overtime Record (W-L-T): 4-2-4
Last Overtime Decision: 1/30/07 - NYI 3 vs. DET 4
Shootout Record: 1-0
Last Shootout: 11/16/13 - NYI 5 vs. DET 4
10/16 - NYI 5 vs. DET 4 (SO)
10/29 - NYI 0 vs. DET 5
12/23 - NYI at DET

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SYF's avatar

Thanks, Boss.  Raising a piping hot mug of Java lava to the mini-GDT this morning.

- Tonight is the 100th all-time meeting between DET and NYI

I sure as hell hope we’ll see the Wings team (even without Zata, Not Hossa, God, and Abber) that beat up on them 5-1 last time they played.

Go Wings.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 12/23/13 at 01:50 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Wishing for a Live Blog Christmas present from the Chief.

Wouldn’t that be great?

Thanks RM.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 12/23/13 at 02:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

33-Kevin Pollock               <==============
21-Don VanMassenhoven     <===============

68-Scott Driscoll
89-Steve Miller

aaarrrggghhhxxx, those two dumbasses.,

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 12/23/13 at 02:29 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

aaarrrggghhhxxx, those two dumbasses.,

Posted by SYF from minding the gap on 12/23/13 at 01:29 PM ET

They follow the Wings around like a bad case of the “Oh sh!ts!”
Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 12/23/13 at 02:41 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thanks Red!

VanMassengilandhoven with The Pollack…....a collective UGH! is in order.

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, Czech out my recliner..... on 12/23/13 at 07:16 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Wishing for a Live Blog Christmas present from the Chief.

Wouldn’t that be great?

Thanks RM.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 12/23/13 at 01:22 PM ET

That would be a Christmas miracle like when Cindy asked Santa Claus to give Mrs Brady back her voice tongue wink

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 12/23/13 at 07:42 PM ET

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