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DETROIT RED WINGS Team History

HISTORY BEHIND THE NAME Detroit joined the NHL for the 1926-27 season and was known as the Cougars. After an unsuccessful four years of play, coach Jack Adams thought a name change might help spur a winning season. The name was changed to the Falcons beginning with the 1930-31 season. When James Norris, Sr. purchased the hockey franchise in 1932, he changed the name a third time to the Red Wings. Red was a part of the name because the existing uniforms were red and white.

TEAM COLORS Little is known about why red and white were chosen for the team’s colors back in 1926. However, red is an emotionally charged color, demonstrating passion, strength, energy, fire and excitement. And initially, the sport of ice hockey, with roots dating back to the mid1880s, was played outdoors surrounded by snow, thus the color white. The colors of red and white do indeed seem fitting for an energetic hockey team that provides so much excitement to its fans.

THE LOGO After James Norris, Sr. changed the name from the Falcons to the Red Wings, he searched for a new logo. He was reminded of the logo worn by the Montreal Winged Wheelers – an amateur hockey team he had played for years before as member of the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association. That logo’s wheeled center seemed quite appropriate for Detroit, a city that had put the world on wheels, and the wing would denote speed as the players soared around the rink in smooth flight.

EVOLUTION OF THE LOGO The original Red Wings logo was rather crude, but it has been refined over the years. When Mike and Marian Ilitch purchased the team in 1982, they enlarged the logo on the game jerseys to demonstrate the pride they felt for the hockey team and the franchise’s long and rich history.

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BIRTH OF A DYNASTY FORMER WINGS: Defenseman Brad McCrimmon (left) and right wing Dave Barr (right).

“Our team got better as the year went on,” said former defenseman Brad McCrimmon, who is in his second year as Wings assistant coach. But a core group of players turned everything around in the end, starting the longest streak of consecutive playoff appearances of the four major North American pro sports. Today, the Wings’ streak is at 19 straight postseason playoff appearances, and only the New Jersey Devils (13) and the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs (12) are close. “There was a lot of character on that (’90-91) team,” former Red Wings right wing Dave Barr said. “Our leader was

Steve Yzerman, so that says a lot right there. I think the teams of the mid-80s, when Detroit kind of made a turnaround really kind of laid the groundwork for teams in the future and obviously have carried a great tradition now.” When it counted most, the Wings managed to form some cohesiveness, at the end of the season. But the topseeded St. Louis Blues, the Wings’ firstround opponent, squeezed out a 3-2 win in Game 7 to win the series.

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“Our team got better as the year went on,” said former defenseman Brad McCrimmon, who is in his second year as Wings assistant coach. “We were able to scratch our way into the playoffs. And actually, we had them down, we just couldn’t finish them off and they came back on us.” Yzerman, just 25-years-old at the time and already in his eighth NHL season, was beset by trade talks after the Wings missed the 1990 playoffs. Change was necessary, but in the end it was coach Jacques Demers who was given a pink slip. “It’s not as much fun to have personal success if your team’s not being successful,” McCrimmon said of Yzerman. 10

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That was when Yzerman truly began to evolve into the leader the Wings needed to make a push for the postseason. Despite being such a young captain, he knew he had a responsibility to turn his team’s luck around. “He understands the role of the captaincy,” former goalie Tim Cheveldae said. “He knew he was going to come back and do everything possible to right the ship and get the team back in the playoffs, and he did that, and that’s why he’s been one of the greatest hockey players in the NHL.” The team had plenty of offensive talent in forwards Sergei Fedorov, Jimmy Carson and Shawn Burr, but in order to make a return to the postseason, things had to be settled defensively. First-year


FORMER WINGS: (left to right) Forwards Jimmy Carson, Paul Ysebaert, Gerard Gallant, and goalie Tim Cheveldae.

coach Bryan Murray, according to Cheveldae, had “a very good eye for talent,” signing veteran blue liners along with giving the young netminder plenty of ice time, which helped him find his game in time for the postseason. “They went out and acquired McCrimmon and Rick Green and those types of guys who were veterans and won before,” Cheveldae said. “I think the combination of that came in and helped settled down a lot of things on the back end. I think even though we had a lot of different players, I think we

had a good core of talent.” McCrimmon agreed, saying, “I think there were some different players that were brought in, and just the maturing of the players that were here, like Yzerman, Cheveldae and Gerard Gallant … Kind of a combination of things, and then that year, we were able to get in.” The patience of the Wings’ front-office staff ensured their players had time to become successful. Since that season, the Wings qualified as a topfour seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs 17 times in a row.

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FIRST BLOOD Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom reacts to his first-period goal in Game 1 against the Coyotes on April 14. Photo by Norm Hall

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MULE KICKIN’ johan Franzen celebrated his goal in with Henrik Zetterberg and Todd Bertuzzi in the third period of Game 3 against Phoenix at joe Louis Arena. Photo by Gregory Shamus

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Though he never won a Stanley Cup, Dave Barr was a vital part of the Red Wings’ rebuilding years that launched a dynasty. Barr played 4 ½ of his 13 NHL seasons with the Red Wings – scoring 82 goals with 118 assists – from 1987-91. Now in his eighth season as a pro coach, Barr is in his first year with the Minnesota Wild. Do you keep in touch with any of your former Red Wings teammates? If so, who? I haven’t talked to enough guys. I communicate a little bit with Gerard Gallant, a little bit with John Chabot, and I occasionally bump into Harold Snepts. Which of the current Red Wings is your favorite? And why? They have a lot of great players. I like watching Pavel Datsyuk for the skill level, not necessarily playing against us. I think Nicklas Lidstrom just for his consistency, he’s been doing it for so long, and he’s one of the best defensemen to ever play the game. And I think he’s such a class act on and off the ice that it just adds to the respect that I have for him. What was your favorite memory as a Red Wing? When we were down 3-1 to Toronto in 1987 and we won the next three games and won 3-0 in the last game in Detroit. It was a fantastic atmosphere, especially against such a great Red Wings’ rival. I remember that Glen Hanlon was our goalie and it was a lot of fun. Which of the guys you played with was the toughest? I was very privileged to have two guys – Bob Probert and Joe Kocur – who were both great teammates in regards to sticking up for their teammates, and they were very good hockey players. Who was the funniest? It probably was Tim Higgins. He always had a smile on his face, and was always telling jokes. He was another piece of the puzzle with our success; a guy that was another good teammate. What was your favorite restaurant in metro Detroit? It would be Tom’s Oyster Bar on Mack Avenue. We lived in Grosse Pointe at the time and it was a great spot to go for a beer. Marge’s on Mack was another great bar and grill that we used to like to go to for a bite to eat. How has the NHL changed since you played?

The expansion for sure and there is a large European influence now with a lot of super players who have come from there. The money is probably the biggest difference. You play 4-5 years in the NHL and you’ve done very well for yourself now. Toughest team (other than the Red Wings) when you played? We had some great rivalries with St. Louis and Calgary was another one. They always had big teams, very good teams, in the mid- to late-80s. And then there were the Edmonton Oilers, who we played twice in the semifinals and they were pretty much the cream of the crop at the time. Probably the toughest team to play against because of their speed, their skill, and if you wanted to play physical, they could do that to. What do you love most about the game? It’s why I enjoyed playing, and it’s still what I enjoy about coaching, it’s the camaraderie. Coming to the rink every day and you’re just having fun with your friends. You’re trying to do a job, and ultimately, you’re trying to win games and the Stanley Cup, but at the same time, hopefully you have a very enjoyable job. I’m fortunate to be doing it for a lot of years. Who had the greatest infl uence on your career? I would think that the majority of the players that you would ask that, they would say one of their parents or maybe both of them. I think it was my dad, just for the support all the way through the good times and bad. He was always there for me. What advice would you give to kids playing today? If they’re playing hockey, I hope that they enjoy it, especially when they’re younger. It is a lot of fun, but at times they put a lot of pressure on themselves. Most of the kids want to play in the NHL and I think when they get to that age where they see that it might be happening they put a little too much pressure on themselves and they may not enjoy the game as much as they can.

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Well, it’s playoff time again. See how well you know your Stanley Cup playoff history. 1.

On May 4, 2000, the Penguins were defeated by this team in the longest Stanley Cup playoff game in modern-day history? A. New York Rangers B. Philadelphia Flyers C. Washington Capitals D. Montreal Canadiens

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Who holds the Capitals’ franchise record for most points in a single postseason? A. Joe Juneau B. Adam Oates C. Alexander Ovehkin D. Dino Ciccarelli

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Prior to this year, how many postseason games has New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur won? A. 92 B. 94 C. 96 D. 98

4. Who holds the Montreal Canadiens’ all-time playoff scoring record? A. Maurice Richard B. Jean Beliveau C. Yvan Cournoyer D. Guy Lafleur 5.

Who holds the Penguins’ franchise record for most playoff games played? A. Ron Francis B. Mario Lemieux C. Jaromir Jagr D. Tom Barrasso

6. Who holds the Red Wings’ record for career playoff assists? A. Steve Yzerman B. Nicklas Lidstrom C. Gordie Howe D. Alex Delvecchio 7.

Hall of famer Bobby Hull scored how many career playoff goals for the Blackhawks? A. 56 B. 62 C. 68 D. 74

8. What is the furthest playoff round that the San Jose Sharks have made? A. Western Conference quarterfinals B. Western Conference semifinals C. Western Conference finals D. Stanley Cup finals 9. How many times did Wayne Gretzky-led Edmonton Oilers win the Stanley Cup? A. Three B. Four C. Five D. Six 10. Who is the all-time franchise leader in playoff points for the Calgary Flames? A. Al MacInnis B. Joe Nieuwendyk C. Theo Fleury D. Jerome Iginla ANSWERS: 1 (B) Philadelphia evened the series with a 2-1 win in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals; 2 (C) Ovechkin compiled 21 points in 2009; 3 (D) Brody has 98 playoff wins in 15 seasons; 4 (A) The Rocket scored 82 goals en route to eight Cup titles; 5 (C) Jagr played in 140 playoff games with Pittsburgh between 1991-2001; 6 (B) Lidstrom has 119 assists in 235 playoff games; 7 (B) The Golden Jet had 62 goals in 14 NHL playoffs; 8 (C) Calgary defeated the Sharks in the 2004 Western Conference finals; 9 (B) The Great One captured four Cup titles, in 1984, ’85, ’87, and ’88; 10 (A) MacInnis had 102 playoff points with the Flames from 1984-94.

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The Detroit Red Wings welcome the San Jose Sharks to Joe Louis Arena for the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals! The Red Wings are in hot pursuit of their 12th Stanley Cup as the Sharks look to capture their first Cup in team history. The Detroit and San Jose franchises have met only three times in playoff history. In 1994, the Sharks defeated Detroit 4-3 in a first round matchup. Detroit exacted revenge on San Jose in 1995 sweeping the Sharks 4-0 in the Western Conference Semifinals. In 2007, the Red Wings topped the Sharks 4-2 in a second round showdown. Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard Named Finalists For NHL Awards

Red Wings F Pavel Datsyuk and G Jimmy Howard have been named finalists for NHL Awards thanks to their stellar play in 2009-10. Datsyuk is a finalist for the Selke Tophy (best defensive forward) and the Lady Byng Tophy (sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct). He has won the Lady Byng Trophy the past four seasons (2006-09) and could become the first player in NHL history to win the award in five consecutive years. Datsyuk has also captured the Selke Trophy the last two seasons and is seeking to become the first player to win it in three consecutive seasons since Bob Gainey won it four times from 1978-81. Jimmy Howard is a finalist for the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year). This season he became just the 4th rookie goaltender in franchise history to win 30 or more games (finished with 37 total), joining Terry Sawchuk (44 in 1950-51), Roger Crozier (40 in 1964-65) and Glenn Hall (30 in 1955-56). He is seeking to become the first Red Wing to win the award since Roger Crozier in 1965. Detroit’s All-Time Postseason Record In…

Game 1: 62-49-1 Game 2: 67-45 Game 3: 52-52

Game 4: 45-52 Game 5: 37-36 Game 6: 28-23

Game 7: 13-8

Note: All win/loss totals through games played in Round One vs. Phoenix

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2009-10 DETROIT RED WINGS SKATERS NO. NAME 3 Andreas Lijla 5 Nicklas Lidstrom 8 Justin Abdelkader 11 Dan Cleary 13 Pavel Datsyuk 14 Derek Meech 17 Patrick Eaves 18 Kirk Maltby 20 Drew Miller 22 Brett Lebda 23 Brad Stuart 24 Brad May 28 Brian Rafalski 29 Jason Williams 33 Kris Draper 37 Doug Janik 40 Henrik Zetterberg 42 Mattias Ritola 43 Darren Helm 44 Todd Bertuzzi 46 Jakub Kindl 51 Valtteri Filppula 52 Jonathan Ericsson 55 Niklas Kronwall 93 Johan Franzen 96 Tomas Holmstrom

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HT 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-9 6-2 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-2 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-0

WT 220 190 212 205 194 200 191 195 178 195 210 213 194 192 188 211 195 205 195 225 210 193 220 192 222 198

BIRTHDATE Jul 13, 1975 Apr 28, 1970 Feb 25, 1987 Dec 18, 1978 Jul 20, 1978 Apr 21, 1984 May 1, 1984 Dec 22,1972 Feb 17, 1984 Jan 15, 1982 Nov 6, 1979 Nov 29, 1971 Sep 28, 1973 Aug 11, 1980 May 24, 1971 Mar 26, 1980 Oct 9, 1980 Mar 14, 1987 Jan 21, 1987 Feb 2, 1975 Feb 10, 1987 Mar 20, 1984 Mar 2, 1984 Jan 12, 1981 Dec 23, 1979 Jan 23, 1973

GOALIES NO. NAME 30 Chris Osgood 31 Daniel Larsson 35 Jimmy Howard

POS G G G

HT 5-10 6-0 6-0

WT 180 180 210

BIRTHDATE Nov 26, 1972 Feb 7, 1986 March 26, 1984

BIRTHPLACE Helsinborg, SWE Vasteras, SWE Muskegon, MI Carbonear, NL Sverdlovsk, RUS Winnipeg, MB Calgary, AB Guelph, ON Dover, NJ Buffalo Grove, IL Rocky Mtn. House, AB Toronto, ON Dearborn, MI London, ON Toronto, ON Agawam, MA Njurunda, SWE Borlange, SWE Winnipeg, MB Sudbury, ON Sumperk, CZE Vantaa, FIN Karlskrona, SWE Stockholm, SWE Vetlanda, SWE Pitea, SWE BIRTHPLACE Peace River, AB Boden, SWE Syracuse, NY

FRONT OFFICE & COACHING STAFF Senior Vice President......................................................................................................Jim Devellano Executive Vice President/General Manager.......................................................................Ken Holland Vice President/Hockey.................................................................................................. Steve Yzerman Vice President/Assistant General Manager................................................................................Jim Nill Director of Hockey Administration..................................................................................... Ryan Martin Director of Player Development........................................................................................... Jiri Fischer Head Coach................................................................................................................... Mike Babcock Assistant Coaches............................................................................Paul MacLean, Brad McCrimmon Video Coach.................................................................................................................Keith McKittrick Goaltending Coach.............................................................................................................Jim Bedard Athletic Therapist............................................................................................................. Piet Van Zant Assistant Athletic Therapist...........................................................................................Russ Baumann Equipment Manager.............................................................................................................Paul Boyer Assistant Equipment Managers...........................................................John Remejes, Adam Sheehan Team Masseur.............................................................................. Sergei Tchekmarev, Lynne Newman

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2009-10 SAN JOSE SHARKS SKATERS NO. NAME POS 3 DOUGLAS MURRAY D 4 ROB BLAKE “C” D 7 NICLAS WALLIN D 8 JOE PAVELSKI C 12 PATRICK MARLEAU L 15 DANY HEATLEY R 16 DEVIN SETOGUCHI R 17 TORREY MITCHELL C 19 JOE THORNTON “A” C 21 SCOTT NICHOL C 22 DAN BOYLE “A” D 27 MANNY MALHOTRA C 28 JAY LEACH D 29 RYANE CLOWE L 36 DWIGHT HELMINEN C 39 LOGAN COUTURE C 40 KENT HUSKINS D 41 JED ORTMEYER R 44 MARC-EDOUARD VLASIC D 59 BRAD STAUBITZ R 64 JAMIE MCGINN L GOALIES NO. NAME 1 THOMAS GREISS 20 EVGENI NABOKOV

POS G G

HT 6’ 3” 6’ 4” 6’ 3” 5’ 11” 6’ 2” 6’ 4” 6’ 0” 5’ 11” 6’ 4” 5’ 9” 5’ 11” 6’ 2” 6’ 4” 6’ 2” 5’ 10” 6’ 1” 6’ 3” 6’ 0” 6’ 1” 6’ 1” 6’ 0” HT 6’ 1” 6’ 0”

WT 240 220 220 190 220 220 200 190 230 180 190 220 220 225 191 195 210 200 200 215 195 WT 210 200

BIRTHDATE MAR 12, 1980 DEC 10, 1969 FEB 20, 1975 JUL 11, 1984 SEP 15, 1979 JAN 21, 1981 JAN 1, 1987 JAN 30, 1985 JUL 2, 1979 DEC 31, 1974 JUL 12, 1976 MAY 18, 1980 SEP 2, 1979 SEP 30, 1982 JUN 22, 1983 MAR 28, 1989 MAY 4, 1979 SEP 3, 1978 MAR 30, 1987 JUL 28, 1984 AUG 5, 1988 BIRTHDATE JAN 29, 1986 JUL 25, 1975

BIRTHPLACE BROMMA, SWE SIMCOE, ON BODEN, SWE STEVENS POINT, WI ANEROID, SK FREIBURG, DEU TABER, AB GREENFIELD PARK, QC LONDON, ON EDMONTON, AB OTTAWA, ON MISSISSAUGA, ON SYRACUSE, NY FERMEUSE, NL HANCOCK, MI GUELPH, ON ALMONTE, ON OMAHA, NE MONTREAL, QC EDMONTON, AB FERGUS, ON BIRTHPLACE KOLN, DEU KAMENOGORSK, KAZ

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President & Chief Executive Officer................................................................................ Greg Jamison Executive Vice President & General Manager (Sharks).....................................................Doug Wilson Vice President and Assistant General Manager (Sharks)..............................................Wayne Thomas Director of Hockey Operations..................................................................................................Joe Will Head Coach...................................................................................................................Todd McLellan Assistant Coaches................................................................Trent Yawney, Matt Shaw, Jay Woodcroft Goaltending Development Coach..................................................................................Corey Schwab Development Coach..............................................................................................................Mike Ricci Director of Scouting.............................................................................................................. Tim Burke Director of Hockey Administration............................................................................Rosemary Tebaldi Head Athletic Trainer......................................................................................................Ray Tufts, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer................................................................................ Wes Howard, ATC, CMT Strength & Conditioning Coordinator.............................................................................. Mike Potenza Massage Therapist........................................................................................................ Arnulfo Aguirre Equipment Manager.......................................................................................................... Mike Aldrich Equipment Assistant & Equipment Transportation........................................................... Roy Sneesby Assistant Equipment Manager........................................................................................ Rick Bronwell

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Final Standings through April 11, 2010

Eastern Conference

Western Conference

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W

L

OT GF GA PTS

Central Division RK GP

W

L

OT GF GA PTS

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82 82 82 82 82

48 47 41 38 34

27 28 35 33 37

7 7 6 11 11

222 257 236 222 222

191 237 225 218 264

103 101 88 87 79

y-CHICAGO x-DETROIT x-NASHVILLE ST LOUIS COLUMBUS

82 82 82 82 82

52 44 47 40 32

22 24 29 32 35

8 14 6 10 15

271 229 225 225 216

209 216 225 223 259

112 102 100 90 79

82 82 82 82 82

45 44 39 39 30

27 32 30 33 38

10 6 13 10 14

235 225 206 217 214

207 238 200 223 267

100 94 91 88 74

3 8 10 13 15

82 82 82 82 82

49 43 40 38 27

28 30 32 36 47

5 9 10 8 8

272 244 204 219 214

222 233 210 246 284

103 95 90 84 62

82 82 82 82 82

54 35 35 34 32

15 34 37 36 37

13 13 10 12 13

318 234 230 217 208

233 256 256 260 244

121 83 80 80 77

1 4 6 11 12

82 82 82 82 82

51 50 46 39 37

20 25 27 32 31

11 7 9 11 14

264 25 241 238 237

215 202 219 251 254

113 107 101 89 88

2 4 7 9 13

Northeast Division y-BUFFALO x-OTTAWA x-BOSTON x-MONTREAL TORONTO

3 5 6 8 15

Northwest Division

Southeast Division p-WASHINGTON ATLANTA CAROLINA TAMPA BAY FLORIDA

1 10 11 12 14

2 5 7 9 14

y-VANCOUVER x-COLORADO CALGARY MINNESOTA EDMONTON Pacific Division z-SAN JOSE x-PHOENIX x-LOS ANGELES ANAHEIM DALLAS

Teams receive 2 points for a victory (W) 1 point for an overtime or shootout loss (OT), x - clinched playoff spot y - clinched division z - clinched conference

DETROIT RED WINGS SKATERS No. NAME 13 Pavel Datsyuk 40 Henrik Zetterberg 5 Nicklas Lidstrom 96 Tomas Holmstrom 44 Todd Bertuzzi 28 Brian Rafalski 51 Valtteri Filppula 11 Dan Cleary 43 Darren Helm 17 Patrick Eaves 33 Kris Draper 55 Niklas Kronwall 93 Johan Franzen 23 Brad Stuart 20 Drew Miller 29 Jason Williams 52 Jonathan Ericsson 22 Brett Lebda 18 Kirk Maltby 8 Justin Abdelkader 14 Derek Meech 3 Andreas Lilja 37 Doug Janik 24 Brad May 42 Mattias Ritola 46 Jakub Kindl GOALIES No. NAME 35 Jimmy Howard 30 Chris Osgood

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GP 80 74 82 68 82 78 55 64 75 65 81 48 27 82 80 44 62 63 52 50 49 20 13 40 5 3

G 27 23 9 25 18 8 11 15 11 12 7 7 10 4 10 6 4 1 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0

A PTS +/– 43 70 17 47 70 12 40 49 22 20 45 5 26 44 -7 34 42 23 24 35 -4 19 34 -3 13 24 -2 10 22 0 15 22 -2 15 22 5 11 21 1 16 20 -12 9 19 2 9 15 -7 9 13 -15 7 8 -2 2 6 1 3 6 -11 4 6 -12 1 2 -2 2 2 -3 1 1 -5 0 0 0 0 0 -2

SAN JOSE SHARKS PIM 18 26 24 60 80 26 24 29 18 26 28 32 22 22 12 8 44 24 32 35 19 4 18 66 0 0

GP W-L-O GAA SV% SO 63 37-15-10 2.26 .924 3 23 7-9-4 3.02 .888 1

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SKATERS No. NAME 19 Joe Thornton 12 Patrick Marleau 15 Dany Heatley 22 Dan Boyle 29 Ryane Clowe 8 Joe Pavelski 16 Devin Setoguchi 27 Manny Malhotra 4 Rob Blake 40 Kent Huskins 60 Jason Demers 21 Scott Nichol 41 Jed Ortmeyer 3 Douglas Murray 44 Marc-edouard Vlasic 64 Jamie Mcginn 17 Torrey Mitchell 39 Logan Couture 7 Niclas Wallin 68 Frazer Mclaren 59 Brad Staubitz 53 Ryan Vesce 78 Benn Ferriero 65 Derek Joslin 28 Jay Leach 47 Joe Callahan 36 Dwight Helminen 48 Steven Zalewski 43 John Mccarthy

GP 79 82 82 76 82 67 70 71 70 82 51 79 76 79 64 59 56 25 70 23 47 9 24 24 35 1 4 3 4

GOALIES No. NAME 20 Evgeni Nabokov 1 Thomas Greiss

GP W-L-O GAA SV% SO 71 44-16-10 2.43 .922 3 16 7-4-1 2.69 .912 0

G 20 44 39 15 19 25 20 14 7 3 4 4 8 4 3 10 2 5 0 1 3 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0

A PTS +/– PIM 69 89 17 54 39 83 21 22 43 82 14 54 43 58 6 70 38 57 0 131 26 51 1 26 16 36 0 19 19 33 17 41 23 30 14 60 19 22 6 47 17 21 5 21 15 19 0 72 11 19 4 37 13 17 3 66 13 16 21 33 3 13 -3 38 9 11 6 27 4 9 4 6 7 7 -5 49 5 6 6 54 3 6 0 110 2 5 -1 0 3 5 4 8 3 3 1 12 1 2 3 25 1 1 1 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 -3 0


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DETROIT RED WINGS JUSTIN ABDELKADER Born: February 25, 1987 Muskegon, MI

Born: February 2, 1975 Sudbury, ON, Canada

Pos: LW Shoots: Left

Pos: RW Shoots: Left

Ht: 6'1"

Ht: 6'3"

Wt: 215 lbs.

Wt: 225 lbs.

DAN CLEARY

PAVEL DATSYUK

Born: December 18, 1978 Carbonear, NL, Canada

Born: July 20, 1978 Sverdlovsk, Russia

Pos: RW Shoots: Left

Pos: C Shoots: Left

Ht: 6'0"

Ht: 5'11"

Wt: 205 lbs.

Wt: 194 lbs.

KRIS DRAPER

PATRICK EAVES

Born: May 24, 1971 Toronto, ON, Canada

Born: May 1, 1984 Calgary, AB, Canada

Pos: C Shoots: Left

Pos: RW Shoots: Right

Ht: 5'10"

Ht: 5'11"

Wt: 188 lbs.

Wt: 191lbs.

JONATHAN ERICSSON

TODD BERTUZZI

VALTTERI FILPPULA

Born: March 2, 1984 Karlskrona, Sweden

Born: March 20, 1984 Vantaa, Finland

Pos: D Shoots: Left

Pos: C Shoots: Left

Ht: 6'4"

Ht: 6'0"

Wt: 220 lbs.

Wt: 193 lbs.

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DETROIT RED WINGS JOHAN FRANZEN Born: December 23, 1979 Vetlanda, Sweden

Born: January 21, 1987 Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Pos: RW Shoots: Left

Pos: C Shoots: Left

Ht: 6'3"

Ht: 5'11"

Wt: 222 lbs.

Wt: 195 lbs.

TOMAS HOLMSTROM

JIMMY HOWARD

Born: January 23, 1973 Pitea, Sweden

Born: March 26, 1984 Syracuse, NY

Pos: LW Shoots: Left

Pos: G Catches: Left

Ht: 6'0"

Ht: 6'0"

Wt: 198 lbs.

Wt: 210lbs.

DOUG JANIK

JAKUB KINDL

Born: March 26, 1980 Agawam, MA

Born: February 10, 1987 Sumperk, Czech Republic

Pos: D Shoots: Left

Pos: D Shoots: Left

Ht: 6'2"

Ht: 6'3"

Wt: 210lbs.

Wt: 199 lbs.

NIKLAS KRONWALL

DARREN HELM

BRETT LEBDA

Born: January 12, 1981 Stockholm, Sweden

Born: January 15, 1982 Buffalo Grove, IL

Pos: D Shoots: Left

Pos: D Shoots: Left

Ht: 6'0"

Ht: 5'9"

Wt: 192 lbs.

Wt: 195 lbs.

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DETROIT RED WINGS NICKLAS LIDSTROM Born: April 28, 1970 Vasteras, Sweden

Born: July 13, 1975 Helsingborg, Sweden

Pos: D Shoots: Left

Pos: D Shoots: Left

Ht: 6'1"

Ht: 6'3"

Wt: 190 lbs.

Wt: 220 lbs.

KIRK MALTBY

DEREK MEECH

Born: December 22, 1972 Guelph, ON, Canada

Born: April 21, 1984 Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Pos: LW Shoots: Right

Pos: D Shoots: Left

Ht: 6'0"

Ht: 5'11"

Wt: 195 lbs.

Wt: 200 lbs.

DREW MILLER

CHRIS OSGOOD

Born: February 17, 1984 Dover, NJ

Born: November 26, 1972 Peace River, AB, Canada

Pos: LW Shoots: Left

Pos: G Catches: Left

Ht: 6'2"

Ht: 5'10"

Wt: 178 lbs.

Wt: 180 lbs.

BRIAN RAFALSKI

ANDREAS LILJA

MATTIAS RITOLA

Born: September 28, 1973 Dearborn, MI

Born: March 14, 1987 Borlange, Sweden

Pos: D Shoots: Right

Pos: C Shoots: Left

Ht: 5'10"

Ht: 6'0"

Wt: 194 lbs.

Wt: 192 lbs.

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dining & Beverage Location Guide DINING OPTIONS HOT DOGS Hot Dog.................................104,106,108,112 ............................................119,120,122,126 All Beef Dog ...............................................112 Kielbasa . ..............................104,106,108,112 ............................................119,120,122,126 Smoked Sausage....................104,106,108,112 ............................................119,120,122,126 Chili Dog..............................................112,126 Philly Cheese Steak......................................112 East End Joe’s Subs......................116 Hockeytown Grill GRILL Chicken Club Sandwich, BBQ Chicken Sandwich & Cheese Burger........126

Little Caesars Pizza...............114,128 Little Caesars Super Slice.................................106,125 Buffalo Wild Wings Traditional Wings, Boneless Wings, Tenders & Buffalo Chips................................126

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Sides & Salads Chili with Toppings.......................................112 Nacho.............................105,108,112,119,122 Specialty Salad............................................116 Soup...........................................................116 Little Caesars crazy crust/ cheese bread....................................110 Snacks Peanuts........................ Most Concession Stands Potato Chips................. Most Concession Stands Soft Pretzel............................108,112,119,120 .................................................................122 Popcorn.................................104,106,108,112 ............................................119,120,122,126 Caramel Corn................ Most Concession Stands Desserts Dippin Dot . .........................................108,112 Ice Cream Novelty.......... Most Concession Stands Large Candy.................. Most Concession Stands Cookies.......................................................116 Mike’s Inside Scoop Ice Cream, Sundaes, and Soft Serve..............112

beverage OPTIONS Non Alcoholic Beverages Frozen Coke.......................................... 114,128 Soft Drinks......................... All Concession Stands Bottled Water.................... All Concession Stands Vitamin Water.................... All Concession Stands Energy Drink.............. 104,105,112,116,119,126 Full Throttle.................................................. 119 Hot Beverages........... 104,106,108,112,119,120 ........................................................... 122,126 Cappuccino.................................................. 112

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Datsyuk is a Selke finalist for third straight year By BILL ROOSE

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or future hall-of-famer Nicklas Lidstrom there isn’t another player in the league who exemplifies the true definition of the Selke Trophy like Pavel Datsyuk. “It takes a lot of hard work,” Lidstrom said. “When you’re back-checking, you’re skating hard to catch the guy, and Pav’s so good at not letting the guy know that he’s right behind him.” In April, the Red Wings learned that Datsyuk is a finalist for the Selke – awarded annually to the best defensive forward – for the third straight season. He has won the award the last two years. Datsyuk will learn if he’s won for a third straight time at the NHL Awards Show in Las Vegas on June 23. 42

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The category that best lends credence to the award is takeaways, something Datsyuk has turned into an art form. Over the last four seasons, he is the only player to finish each season among the league’s top five puck thieves. Datsyuk was first in three of the seasons, with 2008-09 being the lone exception. That year he was second to Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin by five steals. Again this season, Datsyuk led the league with 132 takeaways – 49 more than Vancouver’s Ryan Kesler, who finished second in the category. Kesler, a Livonia, Mich., native, and Pittsburgh’s Jordan Staal are also Selke finalists.


“When you’re back-checking, you’re skating hard to catch the guy, and Pav’s so good at not letting the guy know that he’s right behind him.” – Nicklas Lidstrom

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Asked if anyone is better at what Datsyuk does on the ice, Lidstrom said, “That would be Hank”, referring to the other half of the Wings’ Euro Twins, Henrik Zetterberg. “But seriously,” Lidstrom continued, “I think both of them are so strong defensively. They get a lot of recognition for their offense, but Pav has won in the past and he’s very good defensively. Hank does the same thing. He’s very responsible defensively, and has the offensive skills to be a top player in the league.” If Datsyuk wins the Selke, he’ll become 44

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the first player to win three in a row since Montreal’s Bob Gainey won four straight, beginning with the inaugural award in 1978. Over the last 15 seasons, the Selke has been awarded to a Red Wings’ player 40 percent of the time, with Kris Draper (2004), Steve Yzerman (2000) and Sergei Fedorov (1994, ’96) also taking home the prize. While a language barrier often makes communication – even with teammates – difficult, forward Darren Helm said that he learns from just watching Datsyuk.


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“Most players slash or go after a player. They give the puck-carrier a chance to know that they’re behind them. Pav doesn’t do that. He waits until the last second when he can take the puck. He’s the best at it in the league.”

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“Every day, every game, he does something,” Helm said. “His skill with his stick and his ability to take pucks off of players, the moves that he makes with the puck, are just so unbelievable. “There are a couple of times where I’m like, ‘Wow!’ ” The Wings are so accustom to seeing Datsyuk’s on-ice magic, that singling out a particular play isn’t easy. There are just far too many, Lidstrom said.

“I think we’ve gotten used to it now, but his takeaways are what you think of,” he said. “He just as a knack of finding the puck, back-checking hard and lifting a guy’s stick. “Most players slash or go after a player. They give the puck-carrier a chance to know that they’re behind them. Pav doesn’t do that. He waits until the last second when he can take the puck. He’s the best at it in the league.”

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Gettin’ Digi With It By Nicole Yelland

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ReD WiNGs BlOGGeR MaKes his FiRsT TRip TO hOcKeyTOWN This season, the Red Wings’ New Media Department has worked to keep fans in the front row regardless of geographic location with the use of social media and technology. Recently, the Wings received an education in the exact reach of Hockeytown by none other than our blogging community – more specifically, a Wingnut blogger from Brazil named Guilherme Calciolari who goes by the name of Herm. In September, Calciolari who contributes to the blog Red Wings Brazil and regularly comments on Abel 2 Yzerman confessed to his fellow bloggers that he had neither been to a live hockey game nor spoken face-to-face with another hockey fan. Without skipping a beat, the blogging community went to work and created a campaign called “Herm 2 Hockeytown” geared toward raising the funds to bring Calciolari from Brazil to Detroit to see his first hockey game before the end of the regular-season. Within 30 hours, the group reached its goal of $1,000 – almost enough to cover Calciolari’s travel expenses and ticket to see the Wings at the Joe – but they didn’t stop there. Over the next several months, the Herm 2 Hockeytown team worked with the Wings’ staff to direct all excess donations to Children’s Hospital of Michigan for a grand seven month total of $6,876.54 raised by the blogging community. All money, aside from the $2400 needed to get Calciolari to Detroit, will be donated to Children’s Hospital of Michigan. On March 26 Herm fulfilled his dream, arriving in Hockeytown to see the Wings take on the Minnesota Wild along with 120 other bloggers from across the U.S donning “Hockeytown No Limits” shirts and celebrating their incredible accomplishment. This effort was recognized in the arena, across the blogosphere and from within the Wings organization as nothing less than Hockeytown showing no limits in 2010.

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