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Mini GDT: Detroit vs. San Jose

Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes

THE MATCHUP
- Tonight marks the 84th all-time meeting between DET and SJ
- Tonight is the second of two meetings this season between DET and SJ, only meeting in SJ
- SJ won the first meeting of the season, 1-0 in a shootout (Couture scored only SO goal)
- DET’s all-time record vs. SJ: 51-24-4-4
- DET’s all-time road record at SJ: 21-17-3-1
- DET was 1-1-1 vs. SJ in 2012-13
- Daniel Alfredsson has 14 points (5-9-14) in 16 games vs. SJ

- Pavel Datsyuk has 32 points (8-24-32) in 41 games vs. SJ
- Jimmy Howard is 3-5-4 with a 2.61 GAA, a 0.915 SV% and 1 SO vs. SJ
- Henrik Zetterberg has 36 points (17-19-36) in 38 games vs. SJ
- Zetterberg made his NHL debut on 10/10/02 vs. SJ
- Mikael Samuelsson made his NHL debut with SJ in 2000-01 Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes- Brendan Smith made his NHL debut vs. SJ on 11/17/11
- Johan Franzen scored 4 goals vs. SJ on 5/6/10 (Game 4 of the WCS)
- SJ D Brad Stuart skated in 306 games for DET from 2007-12
- SJ F Matthew Nieto played for the US NTDP in Ann Arbor from 2008-10
- SJ F Mike Brown played for the US NTDP in Ann Arbor from 2001-03 and recorded 21 points (11-10-21) in 77 games with the Michigan Wolverines from 2003-05
- SJ head coach Todd McLellan served as an assistant coach in DET from 2005-08
- SJ assistant coach Jay Woodcroft served as a video coach in DET from 2005-08

MILESTONE WATCH
- Niklas Kronwall –Passed Slava Kozlov and tied Shawn Burr for 23rd in DET history with 214 assists on 12/30
- Pavel Datsyuk –1 point to 800
- Stephen Weiss –2 points to 400, 3 goals to 150
- Mikael Samuelsson –3 assists to 200
- Mike Babcock –5 wins to 400 with DET

San Jose Sharks: Media Notes

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT: DETROIT RED WINGS
All-Time Series…The Sharks are 28-46-4-5 all-time vs. Detroit and are 10-2-1 against the Red Wings in the last 12 games …Logan Couture has 11 points in 13 games vs. Detroit (6-5-11). April 6, 2002 at HP Pavilion: In a 6-3 victory, Patrick Marleau recorded the Sharks first hat trick against the Red Wings (and first of his career)…Jan. 4, 2007 at HP Pavilion: Patrick Marleau became the team’s all-time scoring leader, surpassing Owen Nolan’s 451 points, with a four-point game (a goal and three assists)…Oct. 30, 2008 at HP Pavilion: Rookie Jamie McGinn scored his first NHL goal and recorded his first NHL assist in a 4-2 victory…Nov. 5 2009 at Detroit: Rookie Logan Couture scored his first NHL goal in a 2-1 shootout loss …Nov. 30, 2010 at HP Pavilion: Joe Thornton recorded his 500th point in a Sharks uniform (assist) in a 5-3 loss. Henrik Zetterberg had four points …Dec. 6, 2010 at Detroit: Logan Couture had two goals and Dan Boyle became just the second Sharks player to record a plus-4 rating in a game against Detroit in the Sharks 5-2 win. It was the most goals the Sharks have ever scored at Joe Louis Arena in a single regular season game …Feb. 22, 2011 at Detroit: In a 4-3 Sharks win, Devin Setoguchi had two goals and Joe Thornton had a goal (No. 300th of his career) and two assists. Nov. 17, 2011 at HP Pavilion: Marc-Edouard Vlasic set career highs for points in a game (1+3=4) and plus/minus (+5) as the Sharks defeated the Red Wings, 5-2… Mar. 28, 2013 at HP Pavilion: Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns scored in the Sharks 2-0 shutout victory. Antti Niemi set a franchise record by becoming the first goaltender to record shutouts on consecutive days (3/27 vs. Anaheim), Pavelski extended his goal scoring streak to three games, and both teams combined for one penalty and two PIM’s to set a franchise record for fewest combined penalties and penalty minutes in a home game. The Sharks were held without a power play opportunity for only the fourth time in franchise history…

2013-14: Oct. 21 at Detroit: Logan Couture scored the shootout winning goal while Antti Niemi capped off his first shutout of the season with a magnificent kick save in the shootout against Todd Bertuzzi to give San Jose a 1-0 shootout win.

TIES TO DETROIT
- Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan, Assistant Coach Jay Woodcroft, and defenseman Brad Stuart won a Stanley Cup with Detroit in 2008.
- Logan Couture scored his first NHL goal at Detroit on Nov. 5, 2009 against Chris Osgood and his hockey idol is former Red Wings Captain Steve Yzerman.
- Martin Havlat scored his 500th NHL point on Feb. 20, 2011 against Detroit.
- John McCarthy played in his first NHL game on Jan. 9, 2010 against Detroit.
- Joe Thornton scored his 300th NHL goal on Feb. 22, 2011 at Detroit.
- Equipment Manager Mike Aldrich worked his 1,000th NHL game at Detroit on Nov. 5, 2009. Aldrich was born and raised in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and worked for Michigan Tech University

2013-14 SHARKS TEAM NOTES:
MOWING DOWN MOTOWN: Since the 2008-09 season when the Sharks hired Head Coach Todd McLellan, the Sharks have posted a 12-6-2 record against the Red Wings, as well as an 8-4 record against the Wings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This season marks the first time San Jose has faced the Red Wings as an Eastern Conference opponent.

QUIETLY STREAKING…Jason Demers and Matt Nieto have both quietly put together three-game point streaks over the last week. Since Dec. 21, Demers has recorded 3-5=8 in nine games and ranks T-6th amongst defensemen in the League in points and T-4th in goals during that span. He is one game from tying his career-high point streak (four games), which he matched earlier this season. Nieto has tallied an assist in each of the last three games and ranks T-2nd in points amongst rookies since Jan. 4. The three-game streak is a career high for Nieto

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

2 points in regulation. Whatever it takes.

Thanks Red.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/09/14 at 12:15 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Kate, you can call me Red but I prefer Paul, ha.  Red is ill today.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/09/14 at 12:22 PM ET

SYF's avatar

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

- Jimmy Howard is 3-5-4 with a 2.61 GAA, a 0.915 SV% and 1 SO vs. SJ

Step up, Jimmy.  No Dangles.  No Helm.  We got this.

Referees:
Kevin Pollock #33     <===========
Chris Rooney #5

Linesmen:
Darren Gibbs #66
Brian Murphy #93

And I barf already.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/09/14 at 12:22 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Kate, you can call me Red but I prefer Paul, ha.  Red is ill today.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/09/14 at 12:22 PM ET

Just don’t call him Shirley

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/09/14 at 12:32 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Thanks Paul

We Need the Points, AKA a Win!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/09/14 at 12:33 PM ET

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Just to make sure the tin-foil hat is on straight today, I’ll note that San Jose has 60 more PP opportunities than times short-handed this year.  Their +60 is by far the most with second place being the Rangers at a mere +16.  To no one’s surprise I’m sure, Detroit is -20 which puts them at 28th with only Boston (-23) and LA (-25) being worse. Knowing this of course, I got a chuckle the other day when McLellan was complaining about disallowed goals.  I’m not saying the Sharks weren’t screwed on those calls, but it sure seems like the refs are throwing them more than enough bones to make up for those.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/09/14 at 12:37 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

Just don’t call him Shirley

LOL

Helm is game time decision, right? Or did I miss an update on him?

Posted by Zqto on 01/09/14 at 12:38 PM ET

SYF's avatar

We Need the Points, AKA a Win!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer’s chair on 01/09/14 at 12:33 PM ET

As Patty Eaves said, “...OUR two points.”

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/09/14 at 12:38 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Zq, yes Helm is a game-time decision.  Babcock says Datsyuk won’t play and DeKeyser is in.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/09/14 at 12:42 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Kate, you can call me Red but I prefer Paul, ha.  Red is ill today.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/09/14 at 12:22 PM ET

But I doesn’t have to call you Johnson. wink (remember that one?)

Thanks, Paul.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/09/14 at 12:47 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

Nice! Thanks, Paul

Posted by Zqto on 01/09/14 at 12:47 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

Just don’t call him Shirley

I used this line on my wife last night and she had no idea what I was talking about so I had to play the clip for her.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 01/09/14 at 12:59 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Paul.  DDK is back!  Yea!

LGRW!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/09/14 at 01:08 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Just don’t call him Shirley
LOL
Helm is game time decision, right? Or did I miss an update on him?
Posted by Zqto on 01/09/14 at 12:38 PM ET

An update? What is it?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/09/14 at 01:09 PM ET

SYF's avatar

An update? What is it?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/09/14 at 01:09 PM ET

It’s an improvement, but that’s not important.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/09/14 at 01:15 PM ET

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I mean.. Can anyone with some hockey knowledge that’s above mine tell me if Quincey will be traded? What are the chances the Wings move him or ANYONE? before the trade deadline? Shouldn’t the wings be trying to move 1 or more of Q, buckets, or Sammy?

Posted by Pasha1277 on 01/09/14 at 02:24 PM ET

SYF's avatar

To help get us started on tonight’s game, awood has posted a “This Day in Red Wings History” video for January 9th.  It’s a good one, too.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/09/14 at 02:42 PM ET

Paul's avatar

I am updating here as the Wings skate in San Jose.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/09/14 at 02:42 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I mean.. Can anyone with some hockey knowledge that’s above mine tell me if Quincey will be traded? What are the chances the Wings move him or ANYONE? before the trade deadline? Shouldn’t the wings be trying to move 1 or more of Q, buckets, or Sammy?

Posted by Pasha1277 on 01/09/14 at 02:24 PM ET

Who would be dumb or desperate enough to trade for Q? He’s a UFA at the end of this season, so he’ll be gone soon enough.

Sammy has a big A$$ K and a no trade clause. That albatross hangs around Holland’s neck to the end of the season when his contract ends. Holland made two mistakes here: signing Sammy to a fat K with a NTC and then failing to use an amnesty buy out on him last season (though there is some debate over whether he was injured at the time; LTIR players are not eligible for buyouts).

Fredo, Sammy, Bert, Bucket, Q, Eaves and Gus are UFA’s after this season. Gus is a must sign, though with Jimmah big $5.3mil K, how much will Holland be willing to pay Gus? I’m not sure what one does with Eaves.

IIRC, The Wings have an amnesty buyout to use this coming off season. Assuming Weiss gets healthy, his $4.9mil salary (through the 17-18 season) could be a candidate, but can you use an amnesty buyout on a post-lockout signing? (Was he signed before, during or after the lockout?) Toots would be the only other buyout candidate.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/09/14 at 02:49 PM ET

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Gotchya, I think you’re right about Quincey. Our team is going to have a lot of new players next season. But it makes me nervous to know that Gus is a RFA. That dude needs to get signed. But I’m sure babcock will look at cleary and give me 4mil a year for 3 years.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 01/09/14 at 02:56 PM ET

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But it makes me nervous to know that Gus is a RFA UFA

fixed. According to Capgeek, Gus is UNrestricted after this season.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/09/14 at 03:13 PM ET

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But it makes me nervous to know that Gus is a RFA UFA

fixed. According to Capgeek, Gus is UNrestricted after this season.


WHoa oh! Even worse. I think the wings want to find out how much he is worth at the end of the season, then let him walk for more money elsewhere.

Posted by Pasha1277 on 01/09/14 at 03:20 PM ET

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But it makes me nervous to know that Gus is a RFA. That dude needs to get signed.

Are you talking about Nyquist?

According to Capgeek, Gus is UNrestricted after this season.

Are you talking about Gustavsson?

Nyquist will be resigned. The wings have a lot of money coming off the books: Sammy, Bert, Easves and Cleary = $8 million. If Alfie doesn’t come back, add $3.5 million to that. And, Quincy’s $3.8 million gives them at $15.3 million plus a handful of GR contracts. Tatar, Nyquist, Dekeyser and 7-8 Grand Rapids folks I would bet resign.

Monster future is an unknown, to me. Mrazek could easily be on the Wing’s roster next season as a backup. It seems wise to play him soon to determine his value and place. After this season Monster will see a raise from either the Wings, who want him to split time with Mrazek, or with some other team looking for someone to challenge their starter. He could get swiped up by the Blackhawks. They will need a replacement backup to allow Raanta time to hone in the AHL.

Could we see someone from the Griffins on the Wing’s blueline next season (replacing Quincy)? What D-men are available to trade for? I read that Carolina might be clearing house. Could Pitkanen or Faulk become available? Who else?

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 01/09/14 at 04:00 PM ET

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Just to clarify.

Gustav Nyquist is 24 years old and on a 2-year deal. He will be a restricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Jonas Gustavsson will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the this season. I don’t think nerves about the Red Wings’ backup goaltender position are well-founded. The backup spot is a crapshoot every year. If Gustavsson wants to come back for cheap and be the backup again, great. if not, then whatever. I wouldn’t come close to calling him a “must-sign.”

though there is some debate over whether he was injured at the time

There really isn’t debate over it. The beat writers reported that Samuelsson was still injured and that the Red Wings would not be able to conduct a compliance buyout on him. Doing it anyway and fighting a grievance was never an acceptable option. They’d have been better served to slag him in the media in hopes of effectuating a rift which could have led to a mutual contract termination than in trying to get the league to fight for the ability to buy out a guy who was hurt. Failing to prove beyond doubt that Samuelsson was healthy enough would have been quite likely and it would have been disastrous (as the league would have a compulsion to punish a team who tried to do this)

but can you use an amnesty buyout on a post-lockout signing? (Was he signed before, during or after the lockout?)

No, you may not use a compliance buyout on a player signed after September 15, 2012. No players were signed during the lockout either. Stephen Weiss is not going to be bought out.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 01/09/14 at 04:35 PM ET

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