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Below is Taro Hirose and Jeff Blashill.



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from Kirkland Crawford of the Detroit Free Press,

Taro Hirose has some familiarity with playing at Madison Square Garden. He’s just hoping this time he can finish the game.

Hirose, a former Michigan State hockey star forward, will make his NHL debut with the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday when they face the Rangers (7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). He signed a two-year, entry-level contract last week.

Hirose skated on MSG’s ice last season with the Spartans against Minnesota but suffered a shoulder injury in the first period and was forced to leave the game.

“Fingers crossed,” he said after practice on Monday. “Hope it doesn’t happen again.”

He’d much rather make a positive first impression. The 22-year-old Hirose led Division I this season with 50 points.

“I think the first couple of shifts I’ll be a little nervous but once I get into it, I’ll just try to make plays like I normally do,” Hirose said.

continued with more topics…

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/18/19 at 03:53 PM ET

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