Red Wings - Islanders Pregame Notes

Because Mike Modano, Pavel Datsyuk and Danny Cleary weren't enough... Patrick Eaves will miss tonight's game against the New York Islanders with an upper-body injury.

Eaves his coming off of his first career hat trick and is listed as day-to-day.

Tomas Tatar will make his NHL debut, having been called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to take Eaves' spot in the lineup. Tatar is the Griffins' leading scorer, with 29 points in 35 games.

Jimmy Howard gets the start in net for the Red Wings.

The Islanders are coming off a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, in which they stopped Sidney Crosby's scoring streak at 25 games. They're second-to-last in the league but are on a 5-1-1 run.

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The injury bug was bound to get us sooner or later... From what I hear, Tatar is supposed to be the man!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/31/2010 at 6:07 PM


Abdelkader getting bounced around the third and fourth line already it looks like.

Tots gets a chance early. Good for him.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 7:19 PM


Green Day as the soundtrack for Osgood's 400 win video? How very Class of 2000 class song.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 7:20 PM


Great job finding a hole by Franzen. That shot shouldn't have gotten through.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 7:26 PM


Aww damn. Not gonna bitch about the rebound, Jimmy did a good job on the initial shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 7:32 PM


Oohhh, that's a bad one by Jimmy. Wasn't square to the shot at all.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 7:46 PM


Tots ties it up!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 9:12 PM


Game got real scrambly after the Tatar goal. Worried a bit about OT. At least we get a point?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 9:30 PM



Happy New Year from Afghanistan!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/31/2010 at 9:33 PM


Time for the power play to show up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 9:33 PM


Oh my god, Zata. Missed the net and then a penalty. And Isles got lucky as hell with no call on the slash to Franzen's stick.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 9:35 PM


Saw that coming.

Murph says the 4-on-3 is hard to defend, Isles did it just fine.

f*ck it, Happy New Year everyone.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2010 at 9:38 PM


We were at the game...Roloson was very, very good. Even though the Wings controlled play and outshot them, the Isles can be fast and physical. Murzak and Tatar are 2 more great prospects...would seem that the Wings are in good shape into the future....

Posted by OldBroad on 1/1/2011 at 10:42 AM


Did you hear that Tampa Bay acquired Roloson? Smart move!

Posted by OldBroad on 1/3/2011 at 11:21 AM

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