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Flint Firebirds to host Wings Alumni vs. Flint Generals Alumni game on February 19th

From the Flint Generals' MLive blog:

The Flint Generals Alumni will once again host the Detroit Red Wings Alumni for a star-studded contest at the newly renovated Dort Federal Event Center in Flint, Michigan.  Legendary Red Wings and Flint Generals players will face off in a special alumni game on Friday night, February 19th at 7:30 p.m.  A portion of the event proceeds will benefit the Kris Perani Foundation.

"For the second consecutive year, it will be great to see the guys back on the ice and in the crowd, playing the Red Wings alumni team, one of the greatest franchises in the National Hockey League (NHL)," said longtime Generals defenseman Lorne Knauft. "Hockey fans and sports fans, Firebirds fans, Generals fans and Red Wings fans alike, won't want to miss it."

Red Wings fan favorites Mickey Redmond and Joe Kocur will headline the NHL squad and will be joined by several notable Wings alumni including left winger Petr Klima, right wing and 50 goal-scorer, John Ogrodnick, right wing Brent Fedyk, center and 50 goal scorer, Jimmy Carson, center, Kevin Miller, defenseman, Jason Woolley and goalie Eddie Mio.  Red Wing legends Ted Lindsay and Alex Delvecchio will not participate on the ice but will meet and greet fans throughout the night on the Event Center concourse.

Continued, and tickets will cost $15 and $25 on Ticketmaster.

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Red Wings-Lightning game-day articles: Bolts geared up for ‘measuring stick’; Glendening steps up

Updated 2x at 2:19 PM: The Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning held their morning skates ahead of tonight's NBCSN Rivalry Night game between the teams (8 PM EST on NBCSN/TVA Sports/97.1 FM), and while Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson skipped the Bolts' skate, they'll be playing this evening. The same is not true for Riley Sheahan, who's still recovering from an illness, so MLive's Ansar Khan reported that the Wings' lines will look like this:

#RedWings lines same as past 2 days:


Defense the same pairs:


Power play units:
Larkin-Zetterberg-Nyquist, Abdelkader (net front), DeKeyser
Tatar-Datsyuk-Helm (net front), Richards-Green

Petr Mrazek will oppose Ben Bishop in the nets this evening, and Helene St. James and Ted Kulfan reported that the Wings will recall Jakub Kindl to serve as the team's 7th defenseman starting tomorrow vs. Florida (7:30 PM EST start on FSD).

The first "article" to come out of the morning skate wasn't an article--it was Lightning coach Jon Cooper's game-day presser:

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Red Wings-Lightning morning skate Tweets: Stamkos skips TBL skate; Glendening in for Sheahan

Updated 4x at 12:25 PM: The Red Wings face the Tampa Bay LIghtning in an NBCSN Rivalry Night Game this evening (8 PM EST start on NBCSN/TVA Sports/97.1 FM), and as the Red Wings recalled Jakub Kindl from Grand Rapids for "spare body" usage, TampaBayLightning.com's Bryan Burns reported some surprising personnel news on the Lightning's side of the ice:

No Steven Stamkos and J.T. Brown at #TBLightning morning skate.


#TBLightning lines (w/o Stamkos, Brown): Palat-Namestnikov-Marchessault Killorn-Johnson-Kuch Carle-Filppula-Callahan Paquette-Boyle-Condra


#TBLightning D-pairings remain the same: Hedman-Stralman Garrison-Sustr Nesterov-Coburn


Cooper said today's skate was optional, explaining why Stamkos and Brown weren't out there. #TBLightning


Ben Bishop was first goalie off the ice this morning, will start tonight vs. Red Wings in first game back from break for #TBLightning

Erik Erlendsson confirmed, mostly:

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St. James, Kulfan: Kindl to return as spare defenseman

So this is where Niklas Kronwall's LTIR space is going:

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Teaser for ‘NHL After Dark’ showcases Tomas Tatar’s stickhandling

The NHL Network's "NHL After Dark" series will premiere shortly on GoPro's YouTube channel and the NHL Network, and their first subject will be Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar:

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‘Three Things’: Wings-Lightning previews and Vegas odds

As tonight's game between the Red Wings and Lightning is an "NBCSN Rivalry Night" game, NHL.com posted several articles about the Wings and Bolts, including John Kreiser's examination of the "four players helping their team make the Coors Light climb"...

Petr Mrazek, G, Red Wings -- Mrazek has taken away the starting job from veteran Jimmy Howard. He won his final two games before the break, is 3-1-1 in his past five starts and has allowed seven goals in that span. Mrazek's 2.03 goals-against average is third in the NHL, and his .932 save percentage is second.

Dylan Larkin, F, Red Wings -- The 19-year-old had an All-Star Weekend to remember, including a race to remember when he broke Mike Gartner's 20-year-old record for best time in the fastest skater competition during the skills competition. Larkin earned his way into the All-Star Game by scoring a team-high 15 goals in Detroit's first 49 games; he shares the Red Wings lead in points (33) with captain Henrik Zetterberg.

And Kevin Weekes listed "pluses and minuses" for both teams:

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Video- Tomas Tatar Has Some Moves

via the NHLPA's YouTube Channel,

Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar uses tricks he learned playing street hockey to take on some stickhandling drills.


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Tight Games, Goals And Turnovers Are The Morning Topics For The Wings

from Paul Harris at NHL.com,

One-goal games have become a way of life for the Detroit Red Wings this season.

Only one team, the Vancouver Canucks, has been in more one-goal games than Detroit's 31. The Red Wings lead the NHL with 18 wins in games decided by one goal. Their record in those games is 18-5-8.

"We don't mind one-goal games, as long as we're winning," defenseman Brendan Smith said. "When you have one-goal games that are low-scoring, you know you're playing well defensively. We'd like to get that extra goal to take some of the pressure off. But as long as we win, it's OK."

Detroit is 24th in the NHL with 121 non-shootout goals and ninth in non-shootout goals allowed with 121. That's not the kind of goal differential normally associated with a team that brings a 25-16-8 record and a tie for second in the Atlantic Division into this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry Game against the Tampa Bay Lightning (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TVA Sports).

"Goal differential is an output," Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. "We want to win hockey games, whether it's 2-1 or 7-1." 


from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

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The overnight report: Red Wings-Lightning set-up; on the Moms’ Trip

The Red Wings face the Tampa Bay Lightning in an "NBCSN Rivalry Night" game this evening (8 PM EST start on NBCSN/TVA Sports/97.1 FM), and the Red Wings' "Moms' Trip" presents immense challenges for the Red Wings in terms of gaining ground on their Atlantic Division rivals:

The 27-18-and-4 Lightning have gone 8-and-1 in their past 9 games, and sit tied in points with the 25-16-and-8 Red Wings; Thursday's opponent, the 30-15-and-5 Florida Panthers, sit at 65 points, and have won 4 straight.

Detroit defeated Tampa Bay 3-1 on October 13th and 2-1 on November 3rd, and tonight's game reprsents the first of 2 meetings at the Amalie Arena; Tampa is most recently coming off of a 1-0 win over Toronto; the Wing went into the All-Star Break with a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders, and it's expected that Petr Mrazek will oppose Ben Bishop in the nets tonight.

The Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith duly noted that the Wings and Lightning are in similar straits as the stretch drive begins:

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Former Wings prospect Phillipe Hudon talks about his battle with OCD

This story hits close to home, and in the wake of Bell's Let's Talk day in Canada, I'd ask you to give the story of a former Wings prospect a read. From Concordia University's "The Link's" Saifa Ahmad:

Like many Canadians, Philippe Hudon has been playing hockey since the moment he learned to walk. Unlike most children, however, Hudon was very neat and organized.

“His room was always impeccable. I was never complaining [about] that actually,” said his mother, Ann-Julie Lebeuf.

Little did she know that this fascination with cleanliness and the need for order would spiral out into an experience that would change his life. Hudon was only 17-years-old when he realized he had “tics” and “obsessive-compulsive habits.”

“It was a force much stronger than myself,” Hudon said. “I consider myself a very mentally strong person, [but] it was something I couldn’t really bear. There were voices I had to succumb to.”

In December of 2010, the Stingers assistant captain was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD. This disorder is characterized by a desire to relieve distress by performing anxiety-reducing acts to appease subjective stressors. Because the individual feels less anxious after performing the act, the behaviour becomes reinforced and is eventually performed reflexively. OCD encompasses a variety of obsessions and behaviours. For instance, some people have an urge to compulsively wash their hands to reduce their anxiety over germs.

For Hudon, perfectionism was the focal point of his disorder.


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