Pregame: Avalanche @ Red Wings - 3/6

I'll be heading down to Detroit for Lidstrom Night shortly so I figured I'd throw together a whole bunch of stupid notes leading into it...

The Red Wings are 3-2 all-time on nights that they formally retire a player's number. They lost, 3-2, when Gordie Howe's number was retired. It was a 6-4 win twenty years later when Alex Delvecchio and Ted Lindsay were honored. In the only other March 6th jersey retirement, they dropped a 3-2 decision as Terry Sawchuk's banner was raised. When Sid Abel's number went up, they won, 4-2. Most recently, they won, 2-1, for Steve Yzerman Night.

The only players in the Detroit lineup tonight who dressed for Yzerman Night are Niklas Kronwall and Johan Franzen.

Daniel Cleary, Mikael Samuelsson and Henrik Zetterberg all played on Yzerman Night but are out of the lineup now.

Pavel Datsyuk is the only player to have been hurt for both ceremonies.

This is only the second jersey retirement in team history to come after the NHL's trade deadline. The other was Abel's during the lockout-shortened 1995 season.

Ceremony time is 6:30 PM on FSD. Game time is 8:00 PM.

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And I all I have is sreamed radio

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/6/2014 at 8:27 PM


Legwand 100 percent on faceoffs as a Red Wing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/6/2014 at 8:29 PM


The last time the Red Wings acquired a No 17 at the deadline, he scored in his first game. No pressure, Legwand.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/6/2014 at 8:43 PM


I have to admit that I have always coveted David Legwand...thot he should be in a Wings jersey....Hope it works out splendidly....

Posted by OldBroad on 3/6/2014 at 8:46 PM



Posted by SYfanSD on 3/6/2014 at 8:53 PM


First period seemed like a feeling out phase. Huge to have the lead coming out of it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/6/2014 at 9:08 PM


Last few shifts... Damn, Wings. More of that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/6/2014 at 9:50 PM

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