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Video- Mike “Doc” Emrick Feature On Joe Louis Arena

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Darren Helm Skating In Pre-Game But No Line Rushes

George is ill again so it looks like you have me for the rest of the day.


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Video- Wings/Wild Game Day Preview

Puck drops just after 12:30pm ET on NBC.


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Video- Home Improvement - Hockey Style

Starring the Grand Rapids Griffins.


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Three Games In Three Days Starts Tomorrow

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Playing three games over a three-day span is normal in junior hockey, even in the minor league level.

Not in the NHL.

Except for extreme rare occurrences, such as what the Red Wings are about to encounter.

The schedule didn’t originally have it this way, but the postponement of the game Dec. 19 in Carolina — due to poor ice conditions — led to this fix.

With the Red Wings already on the schedule originally to play in Raleigh, N.C. Tuesday, the make-up game was scheduled for Monday.

But before those two games, Sunday the Red Wings host the Wild (12:30 p.m./NBC-Channel 4).

So, suddenly, the Red Wings have a three-game in a three-day stretch as the regular season winds down.


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Same Story, Different Day

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

“Our start wasn’t good enough,” Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “We’ve talked lots about making sure that we’re ultra competitive, that our second and third efforts on pucks is real good and we didn’t come out, we weren’t crisp.

“Our compete wasn’t good enough. It picked up in the second and third periods.”

The Red Wings had opportunities thanks to five power plays, but a unit that’s been better recently never got going.

“We had five chances, a chance to win the game, that’s the difference in the game,” Blashill said. “Our penalty kill was good but the one power play in the second we didn’t get in the zone, that was no good at all.

“Overall it had its moments but not good enough. We just have to make sure that we’re doing a better job on our entries, we need more speed on our entries.”


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Wings/Lightning Recap

Paul here filling in for Georg today/tonight.

Wings played a pretty solid defensive game but their offense was sporadic at best.

The Lightning had some very good chances in OT and Kucherov sealed the deal with about 1 1/2 minutes left on OT.

Highlights are below...

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Video- Steve Yzerman’s Last Trip To The Joe

A little over six minutes in length.


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Video- Game Day Preview

I can't bear it.


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Video- Gustav Nyquist On A Few Topics

via the NHLPA YouTube page,

Gustav Nyquist reminisces about his favourite player to watch as a kid, shares who his favourite player is today, and opens up about the end of an era as his team bids farewell to the iconic Joe Louis Arena.


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