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Datsyuk and Zetterberg combine for another highlight-reel goal

Ken Daniels described Pavel Datsyuk's double-takeaway and deke through Zdeno "Not Often Referred to As a Pylon" Chara, plus his seeing-eye pass to Henrik Zetterberg, as proving that Datsyuk can "thread a needle in the dark"...

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Update: DUELING ANNOUNCERS! BOTH WOWED!

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Per FSD, Jimmy Howard ‘injured,’ so Gustavsson starts for the Red Wings today

Updated 5x at 1:51 PM: Sounds like Howard's OK: Fox Sports Detroit's Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond report that Jimmy Howard was "injured" in the game vs. Philadelphia, and as such, Jonas Gustavsson starts today vs. Boston.

No news as to what the "injury" was, but Daniels said that Howard took the warm-up and decided that he wasn't quite ready to go today.

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Wings Battle Bruins

George tells me he will be back for the game today after his 'wedding weekend'.

In the meantime, sit back and watch this donnybrook between the Wings and Bruins.

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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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