Mike Babcock and the Diving Save

By all accounts, Mike Babcock will coach either the Detroit Red Wings or the Buffalo Sabres next season. The Sabres appear to be offering more money, the Red Wings offer stability and a ready-made roster.

Petrella's 2015 NHL Entry Draft Top 121

Formerly of The Production Line, Michael Petrella is known for his NHL Entry Draft previews, having provided his thoughts on the 2014 draft via DH.N last year.

This year he presents his top 121 players (four rounds, including a compensation pick for the Chicago Blackhawks) without comment.


Pregame: Lightning @ Red Wings - Game 7

The Red Wings and the Lightning meet in Game Seven of their Atlantic Division Semifinal in Tampa tonight.

Detroit will enter the deciding game without two of their top six defensemen. Niklas Kronwall is suspended for one game for his hit on Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov in Game Six while Marek Zidlicky is out with a concussion.

Pregame: Lightning @ Red Wings - Game 6

The Red Wings return home to host the Tampa Bay with a chance to eliminate the Lightning and advance to face the Montreal Canadiens in the Atlantic Division Finals.

As expected, Detroit will roll the same lineup they've used since Game Three, with Petr Mrazek - coming off of his second shutout in three games - getting the start in goal for the Red Wings.


Pregame: Red Wings @ Lightning - Game 5

After dropping a 3-2 overtime decision in which they gave up two late goals to tie the game, the Red Wings are back at it tonight, visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Five of their Atlantic Division Semifinal showdown.

The series sits tied, 2-2, with each team having won and lost at home, but the Lightning have regained home-ice advantage and were the best home team in the league.

Pregame: Red Wings @ Lightning - Game 4

The Red Wings and Lightning meet in Game Four of their Atlantic Division Semifinal series tonight at Joe Louis Arena.

For the second-seeded Lightning, the game is a virtual must-win, as a loss puts them down 3-1 headed back home for Game Five.

Detroit is under pressure, too. A loss at the Joe ties the series and gives Tampa Bay the home-ice advantage the Red Wings took from them with a Game One win.


Pregame: Red Wings @ Lightning - Game 3

The Detroit Red Wings host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of their Atlantic Division Semifinal matchup tonight.

The game is close to a must-win for the Red Wings, as they managed to steal away home-ice advantage from the second-seeded Lightning with a Game One win but can lose it right back with a loss in either of the next two games.


Pregame: Red Wings @ Lightning - Game 2

Having stolen away home ice advantage in the series with a 3-2 win in Game One on Thursday, the Red Wings have a chance to take control with a Game Two win over the Lightning.

They'll need to do better than their 14-shot performance in the opening game, where 44 saves by Petr Mrazek kept the Red Wings alive.


Pregame: Red Wings @ Lightning - Game 1

The Red Wings open up their their first-round matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight and neither team will be entirely healthy.

Detroit is missing forward Justin Abdelkader, still nursing a sore hand, while Tampa Bay defenseman Jason Garrison is out.

Pregame: Red Wings @ Canadiens - 4/9

The Red Wings begin their final road trip of the regular season tonight as they visit the Montreal Canadiens.

Detroit can clinch a playoff spot with a win, whether in regulation or overtime. Montreal, meanwhile, can claim the Atlantic Division with a win over the Red Wings combined with a loss by the Tampa Bay Lightning or a point against the Red Wings while the Lightning lose in regulation.

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