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Last 10: 4-5-1

Red Wings Lineup

Johan Franzen - Henrik Zetterberg - Tomas Holmstrom
Danny Cleary - Valtteri Filppula - Todd Bertuzzi
Jiri Hudler - Justin Abdelkader - Drew Miller
Kris Draper - Darren Helm - Patrick Eaves

Nicklas Lidstrom - Brad Stuart
Jonathan Ericsson - Brian Rafalski
Niklas Kronwall - Jakub Kindl

Jimmy Howard

Red Wings Injuries

Mike Modano (Wrist)
Pavel Datsyuk (Broken Hand)

Red Wings Stat Leaders

Goals: Danny Cleary/Johan Franzen (15)
Assists: Pavel Datsyuk (27)
Points: Pavel Datsyuk (39)
+/-: Justin Abdelkader (+10)
PIM: Tomas Holmstrom (38)

GAA: Jimmy Howard (2.67)
SV%: Jimmy Howard (.911)
Wins: Jimmy Howard (18)
Shutouts: Jimmy Howard (2)

Key Players of the Game

Valtteri Filppula needs to improve his offensive game and become a consistent offensive threat at even strength and on the power play with Datsyuk out.

Those guys who have the ability to score, we need them to step up. Some of those guys haven’t been as good as they’re capable of being. Now there’s more ice time.

Everyone thinks he’d be a better player with two more minutes. I’ve never been asked in all my years of coaching, ‘Coach, can you play me two less minutes?’

It (Filppula’s play) hasn’t been as good (as it was at the start of the season), but it was good (Wednesday), so he’ll be on his way back.

Last 10: 5-3-2

Wild Lineup

Andrew Brunette - Mikko Koivu - Chuck Kobasew
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Kyle Brodziak - Martin Havlat
Patrick O'Sullivan - Matt Cullen - Antti Miettinen
Cal Clutterbuck - John Madden - Eric Nystrom

Greg Zanon - Marek Zidlicky
Marco Scandella - Brent Burns
Jared Spurgeon - Clayton Stoner

Niklas Backstrom

Wild Injuries

James Sheppard (Knee)
Josh Harding (Knee)
Guillaume Latendresse (Hernia/Hip)
Cam Barker (Personal)*
Nick Schultz (Head)*

* = questionable​

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Quite a few weak calls against both teams, but when the referees can't lay off the whistles and end up making 8 penalty calls in the first period alone, it's pretty much expected. Then again, considering that Chris Lee was a referee in the game, you probably should have been expecting weak penalty calls before the game even started.

I thought that Kindl looked pretty good beside Kronwall. It let him use his skating ability and show that he could very well be a top four defenseman in the NHL soon. Excellent game from him, and the +2 is a pretty good reward for him, even if it was because Backstrom let two goals in that were shot from behind the goal line. Wish he could have got a goal or assist tonight.

Also, I would like to see Filppula and Bertuzzi shoot a bit more. They seem to be in this mindset where they come into the zone on a rush, then hold up and look to pass. I can't really blame them since they're playing on a line with Cleary at the moment, but if they shoot off the rush it opens up the potential of a dirty goal from in front of the net or keeping the opposition off their game a little bit.

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Henrik Zetterberg (13) assist Niklas Kronwall (10) and Johan Franzen (11)

Dany Clearly (16) assist Valtteri Filppula (11)

Kris Draper (1) assist Niklas Kronwall (11) Jonathan Ericsson (6)

Tomas Holmstrom (10) assist Henrik Zetterberg (27) Nicklas Lidstrom (20)


Brent Burns (10) assist Martin Havlat (23) Patrick O'Sullivan (4)
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