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Tootoo On The Slash From Newbury

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

“It caught the right nerve, I guess,’’ Tootoo said. “Other than that it just flared up a little bit, but I’m fine.’’

Asked if he has a history with Newbury, who has appeared in 74 NHL games over nine seasons with Toronto, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia and Detroit (four games in 2009-10), Tootoo said, “No clue who he is.’’

Asked if he was surprised by the slash, Tootoo said, “From what I’ve heard, not so much, the way he plays, I guess.

“It’s just uncalled for when a guy’s got your back to him. That’s just like a gutless play. But whatever, we got the two points. Today’s a new day and move on from the situation.’’

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Everything Remains The Same For The Wings


Remember, Monday's game (Columbus Day) is a 1:00pm ET start in Boston.

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Four With Three Points

via the NHL PR department,

Daniel Alfredsson (0-3—3), Pavel Datsyuk (1-2—3), Niklas Kronwall (1-2—3) and Henrik Zetterberg (2-1—3) each recorded three points in the Red Wings’ 5-2 triumph over the Flyers. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marks the first time the team has had four players collect three or more points in the same game since the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, when Marian Hossa (0-3—3), Jiri Hudler (2-1—3), Brian Rafalski (1-2—3) and Zetterberg (0-3—3) did so in a 6-4 victory over the Blackhawks at Wrigley Field.

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Bertuzzi Sparks The Power Play

from Bill Roose of RedWings.com,

Not since his days with the Vancouver Canucks has Todd Bertuzzi made such as impact on the power play as he did Saturday night for the Red Wings.

“I’ve been off and on sparingly, so when I’m on there I have to make sure to take full advantage when I’m out there,” he said. “Do the little things, be strong on the faceoff for the guys, get the puck back to them and get in front of the net.”

Bertuzzi led a parade of power-play goals as the Red Wings recovered from two straight losses to beat the listless Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, at Joe Louis Arena.

Bertuzzi was on the ice for four of the Wings’ goals, scoring one on the power play and raising havoc as a net-front presence on power-play tallies by Niklas Kronwall and Pavel Datsyuk, who also had two assists each.

Bertuzzi’s goal was his first on the power play since he accounted for the Wings’ lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the Atlanta Thrashers on Nov. 24, 2010.

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Wings Score Five Against The Flyers

I am not Malik but here are the Detroit goals.. And your thoughts on the game are always welcome.

Bertuzzi

 

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Detroit Sends Phily Flying

With changes to the lineup in Detroit after a loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at home Michigan Native Luke Glendening wouldn’t take long to see action in his NHL debut.

With a hooking call to fellow Michigan native Danny DeKeyser Glendening would see time on the Red Wings penalty kill early in the game.

Hooking would become a theme for the night as the Flyers took a call of their own.

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Red Wings Lineup

Tonight the Red Wings will try to shake it up a bit as they host the Philadelphia Flyers at Joe Louis Arena.

Up Front the Wings projected lines:

Pavel Datsyuk-Henrik Zetterberg-Todd Bertuzzi

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Wings Sign Mantha To Entry-Level Contract

Detroit, MI... The Detroit Red Wings today agreed to terms with right wing Anthony Mantha on a three-year entry-level contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.

Mantha, 19, was selected by Detroit this past June in the first round (20th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-5, 204-pound forward has gotten off to a fast start this season with the Val d’Or Foreurs, leading the QMJHL with 23 points (13-10-23) in only eight contests. Last season, he was the league’s only 50-goal scorer, tallying 89 points (50-39-89) in 67 games and ranking 10th overall in scoring. He also added 12 points (5-7-12) in nine postseason contests. A native of Longueuil, Quebec, Mantha has compiled 158 points (83-75-158) in 139 major junior games

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Smith Out Tonight

Changes coming to Detroit's blueline tonight as Brendan Smith will sit.

 

 

added 1:34pm (Paul), Smith not sure why he is not playing..

from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front,

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Red Wings morning quickies: on draws, Mantha and ‘gone weddin’’

Amongst a sparse set of notes ahead of tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers (7 PM EDT, FSD/CSN Philadelhpia/97.1 FM, and it's the Wings' "Pink the Rink" game):

MLive's Ansar Khan penned a story about the Wings' faceoff woes, noting that the Wings haven't finished lower than 10th place in faceoffs since the 97-98 season...

“When you get beat like we did the way we did, I’ve been here a long time, but if you can dig up a game when we’ve been that bad at home (in the faceoff circle), … ’’ coach Mike Babcock said. “I understand sometimes in the first period you get fed your lunch and you respond, but it was like that all night long. We lost the first seven draws in own zone. To me, that’s intensity and being prepared. As a coach you didn’t do a very good job. It’s up to you to get your team ready to play. We weren’t ready to play, we didn’t play hard enough, we were foolish in the way we played, we weren’t relentless. Go through the whole thing and it was a tough day.’’

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