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St. James: Wings will place Marchenko, Howard on 7-day IR, recall Jared Coreau

Per the Free Press's Helene St. James:

Update: It's official, per the Wings:

… Alexey Marchenko and Jimmy Howard Placed on Injured Reserve …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Jared Coreau from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins and placed defenseman Alexey Marchenko (retroactive to Nov. 20) and goaltender Jimmy Howard on seven-day injured reserve.

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‘Three Things’: A late-breaking recap, comment videos and Tweets of note

Of Red Wings-related note on this non-morning skate morning, ahead of tonight's game between the Wings and Montreal Canadiens (7 PM EST on FSD/Sportsnet/TVA Sports/97.1 FM):

1. The Free Press's Helene St. James penned a late-breaking recap of last night's Wings win over New Jersey:

“I think we were doing the little things well,” Green said. “We were putting pucks to the net and actually driving to the net. There was a lot of composure. We played a great hockey game. It’s something to build on, for sure. We need to continue this.”


“We need to keep scoring goals,” Mantha said. “We need to be good defensively and maybe give less, for sure. We handled four goals against tonight, but it’s not every night that we can do the same thing."

2. The Red Wings posted a slate of post-game comment videos this morning, including quips from Mike Green...

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“A Very Good Hockey Game” Played By The Wings Last Night

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

The Detroit Red Wings twice surrendered the lead, including once with less than six minutes remaining, and allowed four goals.

But for coach Jeff Blashill and several players, the good far outweighed the bad Friday in their 5-4 overtime victory over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.

They equaled a season-high goal total with their highest yield since Oct. 21. They outshot the Devils 33-19, their biggest differential of the season.

"I thought we played a very good hockey game," Blashill said. "That's the way we're going to have to play to be successful. Obviously, we gave up more goals than we wanted to, but we didn't give up a whole lot of chances, we didn't give up very many shots.

"I thought we played on top of them. I didn't think we gave them lots of ice. We had lots of different guys scoring. So, I thought it was a real positive night."

continued and watch extended game highlights below...

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The overnight report: Red Wings-Devils wrap-up and Wings-Canadiens set-up (and a weird KH interview)

The Detroit Red Wings engaged in a seesaw battle with the New Jersey Devils on Friday night, eventually winning 5-4 in overtime on a slick Mike Green goal:

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Prospect news: Griffins rally against Monsters; Walleye crush Fort Wayne; Pope posts 2 assists

Of prospect-related note: In the AHL, the Grand Rapids Griffins rallied from a 3-0, 3rd-period deficit to come back and defeat the Lake Erie Monsters 5-3 on the first half of a home-and-home series. Matt Ford had 2 assists, Matt Lorito and Kyle Criscuolo had a goal and an assist apiece, and the Griffins got goals from a total of 5 goal-scorers as Eddie Pasquale stopped 23 shots in the Griffins' win.

The Griffins' website posted a recap...and a video of the aftermath of their "Teddy Bear Toss":

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Red Wings-Devils quick take: Wild, wacky, win

The Red Wings battled the New Jersey Devils on Friday, opening a back-to-back set of games hoping to issue the Devils their first regulation home-ice loss of the 2016-17 season.

The Red Wings needed overtime to win an absolutely messy, mucky, gucky and sometimes downright bizarre game, but Frans Nielsen scored 2 goals and had an assist, Anthony Mantha had a goal and an assist, Henrik Zetterberg had 2 assists, Justin Abdelkader had 2 assists and made an amazing kick save, Petr Mrazek came in and stopped 13 shots and Mike Green scored the OT winner as Detroit took a 5-4 goal-fest from the New Jersey Devils.

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Khan: Wings lose Howard to groin injury, call up Coreau

Jimmy Howard suffered a groin injury during the Red Wings' game against New Jersey, and as a result:

Update: Here's the Free Press's Helene St. James on Howard:

The Detroit Red Wings got bad news tonight as goaltender Jimmy Howard was lost to a groin injury.

Howard played 11:31 of the first period Friday at Prudential Center before disappearing. He had amassed a 1.76 goals-against average and .943 save percentage in 10 starts, emerging as the No. 1 goaltender even as the Wings had anointed Mrazek the starter during the off-season.

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Evening news: A Game-Day Preview video; Wings assess themselves at the ‘quarter pole’

Of Red Wings-related note:

1. Here's the Red Wings' Game-Day Preview video:

2. The Red Wings posted their lineup for tonight's game in Tweet form:

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Red Wings-Devils game-day Tweets & articles: Wings concerned about puck management vs. Devils

Updated 3x with a Kyle Quincey video at 3:22 PM: The Red Wings face the New Jersey Devils this evening (7:30 PM EST on FSD Plus/MSG+/97.1 FM), and the Wings received something of an unpleasant surprise as Kyle Palmieri will return to the Devils' lineup tonight.

NJ.com's Chris Ryan posted a set of pre-Palmieri-return-news lines...

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Red Wings-Devils morning skate Tweets: Palmieri returns for New Jersey; Wings make one line change

The Detroit Red Wings face the New Jersey Devils this evening (7:30 PM on FSD Plus/MSG+/97.1 FM) hoping to bulid upon a 2-game winning streak against a pesky Devils team this evening.

MLive's Ansar Khan posted a Wings-Devils set-up around 6 AM:

• The Devils don't seem to excel at any one facet: They are 24th in goals per game (2.32), 10th in goals against (2.42), 25th on the power play (12.9 percent) and 21st on the penalty kill (80.7 percent).

• New Jersey is 7-0-1 at home, its lone blemish a 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago on Oct. 28. The last time the Devils didn't suffer a regulation loss in their first eight home games was 1990-91, when they went 7-0-1 (W-L-T).

Khan continues, reminding us that the Devils are now Kyle Quincey's employer...

And the Devils hit the ice at the Prudential Center just before 10:30 AM, per NHL.com's Mike Morreale...

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