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Detroit Will Be Facing Jake Allen Tonight

from Louie Korac at NHL.com,

Hitchcock admitted there's an unknown element entering tonight's game by gambling on Allen to help the team out of a slump.

"I don't know. I haven't done that before for a long, long time, so I have no idea how this is going to turn out," Hitchcock said. "This is new ground for all of us.

"He's played really, really well. His last four or five starts in Peoria have been excellent. But this is a different league. We're a lot like Detroit. Detroit brought [Mrazek] in [a 5-1 win at St. Louis on Feb. 7]. He was competitive. I thought the players fed off his competitiveness. That's what we're hoping for Jake. He's got to get his career started somewhere. Other than Toronto, you couldn't get a bigger building to play in. You couldn't get a bigger atmosphere for a young guy to start his career other than probably Toronto."

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Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

Copycat Hitchcock.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 02/13/13 at 04:13 PM ET

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