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Jeff Blashill up first, below we have Taro Hirose and Danny DeKeyser.



added 3:04pm, Detroit's projected lineup is below.



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from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

Taro Hirose’s moment is almost here.

The Detroit Red Wings arrived in New York late Monday afternoon and Hirose’s family—mom Susan, dad Chris and younger brother Akito—also got to town in time to see Hirose the night before his NHL debut.

“They got in last night so I saw them a little before I went to bed,” Hirose said after the team’s optional morning skate at Madison Square Garden. “Hadn’t seen them in a while, so it was nice to catch up, see where they’re at.”

Although Hirose has played at the historic venue before as a member of the Michigan State Spartans, he realizes tonight will be a bit different.

“Obviously, being in New York and stepping on the ice for one of the first times there, you can just feel it when you step on the ice,” Hirose said. “It’ll be a pretty special moment.

“There’s going to be less time and space out there to make decisions. It’s sort of hard to say what it’s going to be like until you’re out there making plays. Just trying to enjoy it and see what it’s like.”

continued plus more topics…

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/19/19 at 01:49 PM ET

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Hirose named Big 10 Player of the Year by coaches and media.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/19/19 at 02:29 PM ET

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Close one eye and squint with the other ... Hirose looks a little like Mario Lemieux.

Posted by utahgentile from the land of white and delightsome people on 03/19/19 at 10:18 PM ET

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