Game 1: Wings vs Ducks Game Day Updates

White Power - USA TODAY Sports

Who's in, who's out, who's up, who's down, and who's playing with who.

The Dirt

As expected, there will be no lineup changes for Detroit tonight. Don't tinker with it if it ain't broken.

Jimmy Howard was named the NHL's 1st star of the week after going 4-0-0 with a 0.75 GAA, .969 SV% and 2 shutouts in the last 4 games of the season. Jimmy played his best when the team needed it the most. Keep on rollin' Jimmah.

Henrik Zetterberg was named the NHL's 2nd star of the week. Zetterberg had 2 goals and 8 assists in the last 4 games and led the NHL in power-play points (5) and finished 2nd in the NHL with a +6. The Zetterbeast cometh.

There's seems to still be no progress with Darren Helm, but he is with the team in Anaheim, which is maybe a small sign of progress since he wasn't able to handle the flight before. He recently took 10 days off from skating (which he's done frequently during his injury) but skated a little this past weekend at the Joe. He said it was lonely, dark and "I don't even think they turned on the lights for me."... Ok, what kind of heartless monster wouldn't turn the lights on for Helmer? (I kid, I kid... mostly)

It was an optional skate this morning, and Babcock, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Kronwall, and Filppula took the option.

Jimmy Howard was so excited for the playoffs to start, that he was on the ice before the Zamboni was even finished.

Drew Miller skated with the team in practice this morning for the first time since breaking his hand in Vancouver on April 20th. Miller's recovery time of 4-8 weeks would put him back in the late second round.

Bertuzzi and Samuelsson both skated with the team, but Samuelsson will never play (thank jeebus) and Bertuzzi won't take anyone's spot in the lineup unless things start to go badly. I do find it reassuring that Bertuzzi is ready when/if we need him.

Jonas Hiller will start in net tonight for the Ducks. Hiller has a 3-4 postseason record against the Wings, with a 2.72 GAA and .932 SV%

Brad Watson is ref'ing the game... You've been warned.


Fun Facts:

The Wings 22nd consecutive Playoff appearance is the longest active streak in all of North American major professional sports:

NHL (22)- Detroit Red Wings (1991-Present) NBA (16) - San Antonio Spurs (1998-present) NFL (5) - Baltimore Ravens (2008-present) MLB (4) - New York Yankees (2009-present)

Most consecutive Stanley Cup Playoffs appearances in NHL history:

29 - Boston Bruins (1968-1996) 28 - Chicago Blackhawks (1970-1997) 25 - St. Louis Blues (1980-2004) 24 - Montreal Canadiens (1971-1994) 22 - Detroit Red Wings (1991-present) 21 - Montreal Canadiens (1949-1969) 20 - Detroit Red Wings (1939-1958)

Team Leaders:
DET Leaders ANA Leaders
Points Datsyuk (49) Zetterberg (48) Franzen (31) Getzlaf (49) Perry (36) Ryan (30)
Goals Datsyuk (15) Franzen (14) Brunner (12) Getzlaf (15) Perry (15) Cogliano (13)
Assists Zetterberg (37) Datsyuk (34) Kronwall (24) Getzlaf (34) Perry (21) Koivu (19)
PP Goals Datsyuk (8) Franzen (6) Cleary (5) Perry (5) Koivu (4) Getzlaf (4)
SH Goals Zetterberg (2) Cleary (1) Getzlaf (3) Cogliano (2)
GW Goagls Datsyuk (6) Zetterberg (5) Kronwall (2) Perry (5) Palmieri (5) Souray (3)
3+ Goals Abdelkader (1) Zetterberg (1) Bonino (1) Palmieri (1) Cogliano (1)
PIM Tootoo (78) Kronwall (44) Franzen (41) Perry (72) Beleskey (56) Souray (52)
Shots Zetterberg (173) Brunner (123) Franzen (116) Perry (128) Ryan (101) Getzlaf (99)
+/- Datsyuk (+21) Kindl (+15) Franzen (+13) Souray (+19) Beauchemin (+19) Getzlaf (+14)

Wings Lineup:

Forwards

Henrik Zetterberg

Pavel Datsyuk

Justin Abdelkader

Johan Franzen

Valtteri Filppula

Daniel Cleary

Gustav Nyquist

Joakim Andersson

Damien Brunner

Patrick Eaves

Cory Emmerton

Jordin Tootoo

Defense

Niklas Kronwall

Jonathan Ericsson

Jakub Kindl

Danny DeKeyser

Kyle Quincey

Brendan Smith

Goalies

Jimmy Howard

Jonas Gustavsson

Healthy Scratches

Todd Bertuzzi

Carlo Colaiacovo

Brian Lashoff

Mikael Samuelsson

Ian White

Injured

Darren Helm (Back)

Drew Miller (Broken Hand)

Ducks Lineup:

Forwards

Bobby Ryan

Ryan Getzlaf

Corey Perry

Kyle Palmieri

Nick Bonino

Teemu Selanne

Daniel Winnik

Saku Koivu

Andrew Cogliano

Matt Beleskey

David Steckel

Emerson Etem

Defense

Cam Fowler

Francois Beauchemin

Bryan Allen

Toni Lydman

Sheldon Souray

Ben Lovejoy

Goalies

Jonas Hiller

Viktor Fasth

LGRW!!!

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