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Detroit vs Colorado: No Diving

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The streak is over, the Wings are 2nd in the west, and have lost their last two games. As true Wings fans none of that worries us. Detroit is the best team in the NHL. They just got better with the addition of Quincey, and might still improve with another move between now and Monday.

Puck drops at 7pm on FSD

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As Chris would so eloquently put it Quincey is more better now than he was before he left Detroit, and tonight would be a great night to show the Avalanche why they mad a big boo boo in practically giving him away. Think of it this way. They just drafted a 3/4 defenseman with that pick, and he’s already ripe. I say Kenny wins again.

Detroit can right the ship tonight. They have played well in the absence of Pavel, and should have won the last two. Colorado played last night, and could be a little gassed.

Happy 25th birthday to Justin Abdelkader.

DETROIT RED WINGS TEAM NOTES
DET is 59-40-5-5 all-time vs COL
DET is 32-16-1-1 all-time vs COL on home ice
DET leads the NHL in wins (41) and ranks 2nd in points (85)
DET leads the NHL in 5-on-5 goal ratio (1.51)
DET ranks 5th in the NHL in both goals/game (3.02) and GA/game (2.31)
DET ranks 5th in the NHL in shots/game (32.7) and ranks 4th in SA/game (27.3)
DET is T-1st in the NHL in home wins (26) and leads the NHL in both home ice goals scored (108) and GA (52)
DET is 2nd in the NHL in total team plus/minus (+42)
DET is 2nd in the NHL in fewest PIM/game (8.8)
DET is 70-4-4 the last 78 times they’ve scored 4+ goals in a game

DETROIT RED WINGS PLAYER NOTES
J. Howard currently ranks 2nd in the NHL in wins (32), is T-5th in GAA (2.05), T-10th in SV% (.924) and 5th in SO (5)
N. Lidstrom’s next goal will tie him with K. Nilsson and T. Steen for 7th place in NHL history amongst Swedes (264)
N. Lidstrom ranks 3rd in the NHL in points by a defenseman on home ice (9G-15A-24P)
N. Lidstrom leads all NHL defenseman in home ice goals scored (9)
N. Lidstrom is 2nd amongst NHL defenseman with a home ice rating of +24
I. White leads all NHL defenseman with a rating of +27 (2nd overall in NHL)
J. Franzen leads all Western Conference forwards with a rating of +23
J. Franzen is T-4th in the NHL in first goals (7), T-5h in PPG (11) and T-1st in GWG (10)
J. Franzen’s next GWG will tie him with S. Fedorov for the most in one season by a Red Wing (11)
N. Kronwall is T-3rd in the NHL in goals by a defenseman (12) and is T-6th in blocked shots (139)
J. Hudler ranks 4th in the NHL in shooting percentage (21.4%) and is T-19th in even-strength goals (17)
B. Stuart is T-13th in the NHL in hits by a defenseman (139)
J. Abdelkader scored his first career reg. season goal vs COL on 10/17/09
T. Holmstrom’s next PPG will tie him with U. Dahlen for 5th all-time in NHL history amongst Swedes (120)

ALL-TIME RED WINGS HAT TRICKS VS AVALANCHE:
M. Foligno @ QUE, 1/27/80
*D. McCarty vs COL, 5/18/02
*J. Franzen vs COL, 4/26/08
*J. Franzen @ COL, 5/1/08
*Playoffs

LGRW!

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