It seems like its been forever since we last saw Red Wings hockey. Lets hope the extended break doesn’t have any ill effects on the dominate hockey Detroit has been playing over the last 5 games. Tampa hasn’t done so well as of late and are historically bad when it comes to facing the Wings. They do have Stamkos, Lecavalier and St. Louis so nothings a guarantee.
Update: Projected lines
Follow the jump for the goodies
Projected lineup for tonight’s game
Franzen – Datsyuk – Bertuzzi
Filppula – Zetterberg – Hudler
Brunnstrom – Helm – Cleary
Miller – Abdelkader – Holmstrom
5 game win streak
6 game home win streak
8-2-0 in their last 10
Power Play is 19.4% (7th)
Power play at home is 23.1% (4th)
Penalty kill is 80.5% (22nd)
Penalty kill at home is 76.1% (26th)
• Detroit is 24-5-2-0 all-time vs Tampa
• Detroit is 12-1-1-0 all-time vs Tampa on home ice
• Detroit has killed off 11 straight penalties vs Tampa (last PPGA – 11/13/08)
• Valtteri Filppula has registered 4G-6A-10P in his last 6 home games
• Tomas Holmstrom is currently tied with Brendan Shanahan for 5th place all-time in Detroit team history with 115 PPG
“Steve Downie (TBL) and Jakub Kindl (DET) played together on the 2006-07 Kitchener Rangers (OHL). After going 47-17-4 during the regular season, Kitchener swept Steven Stamkos (TBL) and the Sarnia Sting out of championship contention in the opening round of that year’s J. Ross Robertson Cup Playoffs. The Plymouth Whalers abruptly ended Kitchener’s post-season run the following round.”
“Since the start of the 1997-98 season, the Detroit Red Wings have won more games (755) than any other team in the NHL. Detroit’s 649 regular season victories and 106 playoff wins are both tops in the NHL over that span.“
Just when you thought you couldn’t like Ian White any more, he does something even better.
Defenseman Ian White hosts a different U.S. military member and his/her guest at each home game during the 2011-12 regular season. The military member receives two tickets, two food and beverage vouchers and two gift bags which each include an autographed photo. The military member is also recognized during the game on the jumbotron as a guest of White. In addition, the two guests receive a locker room tour and a meet-and-greet with White following the game.
Zetterberg no slouch in the awesomeness department, and this is why he will be the future bearer of the C. Kinda makes you feel bad for getting down on him during his slump.
Zetterberg Foundation Suite
Forward Henrik Zetterberg and his wife Emma host patients from area children’s hospitals and their families at home games during the 2011-12 regular season. The Zetterberg Foundation Suite guests are selected by hospital staff at three local hospitals: Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. The patients and their families are treated to a fun night in the suite with food and beverage provided by Zetterberg and the patients receive gift bags that include a puck or photo signed by Zetterberg.
All infromation herein was provided by the hard working researchers for the NHL