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Jimmy Howard kicked out 24 of 26 shots in a 3-2 overtime win versus Minnesota on Sunday.

Howard has won three straight games and four of his last five starts. He has a 9-8-1 record this season.
Mar 26 - 3:26 PM

Andreas Athanasiou scored the game-winning goal in Detroit's 3-2 overtime win against Minnesota Sunday afternoon.

It was Athanasiou's 17th goal and 27th point in 59 games this season. Mike Green and Tomas Tatar accounted for the Red Wings' other two goals. Gustav Nyquist registered a pair of assists for Detroit.
Mar 26 - 3:20 PM

The Red Wings will play three days in a row.

In today's NHL that never happens. The reason, of course, is the March 19th cancellation of Detroit's game against Carolina due to a snow storm. That means the Wings will play the Wild Sunday afternoon and the Hurricanes Monday and Tuesday nights. Look for Detroit coach Jeff Blashilll to alternate his goalies for each of those games.
Mar 26 - 10:09 AM

Jimmy Howard will probably be Detroit's starter against Minnesota Sunday afternoon.

It has not been confirmed but Howard is coming off a very fine 35-save, 2-1 win over Montreal and, although it wasn't his fault, Petr Mrazek lost his last start 2-1 in OT to Tampa. Detroit has been rotating their goaltenders down the stretch and it is Howard's turn if that continues. Plus, Howard has as lifetime 12-3-3 record and 2.18 GAA against the Wild. The game starts at 12:30 pm so check back with us early to confirm Sunday's starter.
Mar 26 - 10:01 AM

Gustav Nyquist registered an assist in Friday's 2-1 OT loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Nyquist picked up the primary helper on Henrik Zetterberg's goal in the second period. The Red Wings forward is up to 10 goals and 28 assists in 67 games. Nyquist has seen his offensive numbers decline in each of the last two seasons.
Mar 25 - 10:19 AM

Petr Mrazek allowed two goals on 32 shots in Friday's 2-1 OT loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Wings held a 1-0 lead heading into the third period, but they let it slip away. Mrazek has given up just two goals in each of his last two games, but he has just one win in his last seven games. He'll enter his next start with a 16-20-8 record, a 2.99 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage.
Mar 24 - 11:10 PM

Henrik Zetterberg found the back of the net in Friday's 2-1 OT loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Zetterberg opened the scoring at the 8:03 mark of the second period. The goal was the 325th of his career, which moved him into sixth in franchise history. Zetterberg is now just 10 goals away from tying Ted Lindsay for fifth on the Red Wings list. The Red Wings captain has 16 goals and 61 points in 73 games this season.
Mar 24 - 10:48 PM

Darren Helm (lower body) has been ruled out for Friday's contest.

The good news is that Helm might still return on Sunday. He last played on March 18. He has eight goals and 13 points in 42 contests this season.
Mar 24 - 12:33 PM

Gustav Nyquist said he's fine to play on Friday.

That's not surprising, but we're making note of it because Nyquist skipped Thursday's practice for maintenance reasons. He has 10 goals and 37 points in 66 games this season.
Mar 24 - 11:13 AM

Petr Mrazek is expected to start Friday's game versus Tampa Bay.

It will be his turn in the goalie rotation, as he continues to share action with Jimmy Howard. Mrazek dropped a 2-1 decision to Buffalo on Monday in his last outing. He will enter Friday's match with 16 wins, a 3.01 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage over 45 appearances this year.
Mar 24 - 8:57 AM

Darren Helm (lower body) participated in Thursday's practice, but it's unclear if he'll be ready to play on Friday.

He didn't take much contact in the session and should probably be considered doubtful right now. Helm has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury.
Mar 24 - 8:47 AM

Gustav Nyquist had the day off on Thursday, but is still projected to play on Friday against Tampa Bay.

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill described Nyquist as just taking a maintenance day. In 66 games this season Nyquist has posted 10 goals and 37 points with 43 hits.
Mar 23 - 1:43 PM

Anthony Mantha feels he learned his lesson from being a healthy scratch twice earlier this month.

"He just wants me to bring it every night, and that is, basically, what I need to learn," Mantha said referring to coach Jeff Blashill. "We have been working on it for years now, even when I was playing in (Grand Rapids), we were talking about it. It's just something that needs to come into my mind and be an automatic instinct for me to move my feet as hard as I can and do the little details." Mantha didn't have a point in six outings prior to scoring the game winner against Montreal on Tuesday night.
Mar 23 - 8:28 AM

Filip Hronek has agreed to an amateur tryout agreement with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

He led the defense corps of the Saginaw Spirit in goals, assists and points, while finishing second on the team in scoring with 61 points in 59 games. Hronek was chosen in the second round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Red Wings.
Mar 22 - 3:54 PM

Evgeny Svechnikov is unlikely to see time with the Red Wings down the final stretch of this season.

"We think success in Grand Rapids and a potentially long playoff run is a huge part of development," coach Jeff Blashill said. "That has been a process that we have gone about for the last five, six years. Keeping those guys in a position where they are having success is a really important thing and hopefully they can continue to finish this regular season strong and go on a long playoff run." Svechnikov has produced 17 goals and 40 points in 62 games with Grand Rapids this year. He should get a long look at training camp in the fall prior to the 2017-18 campaign.
Mar 22 - 10:39 AM


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