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The Red Wings will make no lineup changes for Saturday night's Game 5 in Tampa despite losing Game 4 in dramatic fashion.

That means that forwards Stephen Weiss, Dan Cleary, and blueliners Jakub Kindl and Alexey Marchenko will see the press box once again.
Apr 25 - 10:50 AM

Gustav Nyquist broke a 12-game playoff scoring drought with his marker in Game 4 against the Lightning Thursday night.

It was quite the drought stemming back to last season for the talented winger. If Detroit is going to connitnue its playoff run, Nyquist is going to have to be an offensive factor.
Apr 25 - 10:20 AM

Pavel Datsyuk will be looking to rebound defensively from a poor third period in Game 4 when the Red Wings face off against the Lightning in Game 5 Saturday night in Tampa.

He was on the ice for all three goals in the final 7:51 and will have to do a better job of shadowing Tyler Johsnon, who spearheaded the Lightning comeback. Luke Glendening, who will play Saturday despite sustaining a hand injury late in Thursday's contest, likely won't get the chance to continue his checking mastery over Johnson as the Bolts have the last line change at home and Tampa coach Jon Cooper will likely look for a Datsyuk-Johnson matchup that worked so well for him Thursday night.
Apr 25 - 10:08 AM

It should come as no surprise that Petr Mrazek will get the start in Game 5 Saturday evening against the Lightning in Tampa.

Mrazek has arguably been the best Red Wing in the series. He boasts a 2-2 record with a 2.43 goals against average and a .922 save percentage and was strong even in Game 4 when the Bolts scored three goals in the final 7:51 of the third period to steal the win.
Apr 25 - 9:54 AM

Luke Glendening (hand) is good to play in Game 5 on Saturday.

Glendening exited Thursday's game because of a cut on his hand that required stitches. He has two goals in four contests in the 2015 playoffs.
Apr 24 - 3:39 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been reassigned by the Detroit Red Wings.

Pulkkinen hadn't been used in the Red Wings' first round series, so he'll help the Grand Rapids Griffins instead. He has five goals and eight points in 31 NHL contests in 2014-15, but he also recorded 61 points in 46 AHL games.
Apr 24 - 1:13 PM

Joe Hicketts has been assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

The undrafted defenseman was signed by the Red Wings back in September. Hicketts registered 64 points in 62 games with Victoria in the WHL this campaign. He will suit for the Griffins in the AHL playoffs now.
Apr 24 - 9:09 AM

Joakim Andersson was credited with Detroit's second goal in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.

His first marker of the postseason was fluky. Andersson's long shot was stopped by Ben Bishop, but then the Lightning goaltender batted the puck into his own net. Andersson had three shots on goal in the match and that was his first point of the series.
Apr 24 - 8:55 AM

Luke Glendening exited Game 4 with a cut hand midway through the third period.

He had been doing a good job of shutting down the Tyler Johnson line before he left and that trio did all the damage for Tampa Bay once he was gone. The Lightning rallied for a 3-2 overtime victory. "You look back now and we came back to win a game so it was potentially a huge factor," Bolts coach Jon Cooper said. Glendening thinks he'll be fine to play in Game 5 on Saturday.
Apr 24 - 8:46 AM

Petr Mrazek allowed three goals in the final 7:51 of Thursday night's Game 4 as the Wings blew a two-goal lead and lost 3-2 in overtime to Tampa Bay.

Mrazek falls to 2-2 in the post-season with a .922 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average. The 23-year old has been solid in the series with Tampa Bay, and on Tyler Johnson's overtime winner the Bolts came crashing in on him with a three-on-one rush. The Czech netminder will look to rebound in Game 5 on the road.
Apr 23 - 11:40 PM

Gustav Nyquist scored his first goal of the playoffs in Thursday night's Game 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Nyquist had 27 goals and 54 points during the regular season, and now has two in four post-season games. Nyquist is already better off than last year, when he was held pointless by the Bruins in five games. The 25-year-old's goal was not enough to spur Detroit, as the Wings blew a late lead and let Tampa tie the series 2-2.
Apr 23 - 11:19 PM

Coach Mike Babcock is not expected to make any line up changes for Game Four on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Forwards Stephen Weiss, Teemu Pulkkinen, Dan Cleary, and defenders Jakub Kindl and Alexey Marchenko will see the press box once again.

Petr Mrazek will get the start on Thursday night for Game Four against Tampa Bay.

Mrazek has turned away 80 of 86 shots sent his way through the first three games of the series, which includes a shutout with two Quality Starts and one Really Bad Start. Thus in large part is why the Red Wings lead the series 2-1 so far.
Apr 23 - 5:31 PM

Stephen Weiss is expected to be a healthy scratch again on Thursday.

He joined fellow forwards Teemu Pulkkinen and Daniel Cleary in the press box for Game 3. Weiss had no points, one shot and a minus-1 rating in the opening two games of the series at Tampa Bay.
Apr 23 - 1:06 PM

Jonathan Ericsson contributed a pair of assists in Game 3 against Tampa Bay.

That marks his first multi-point outing of the year. Ericsson, who had three goals and 12 assists in 82 games during the regular season, downplayed the performance by saying: "It wasn't any backdoor open-net passes. Sometimes they come and sometimes they don't. Most of the times, they don't."
Apr 23 - 11:07 AM

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