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Wings Beat Oilers: Sketchy Migraine Postgame " The Production Line - TP:60
An artistic recap from Stevie over at TPL.

Wings win 18th in a row at home -
18 home wins-in-a-row. Unreal.

Red Wings' Danny Cleary to miss a few games after getting knee treated |
Buckets will miss the next game or two and could be out for up to a week. He's been putting off having his knee drained and with the way his line with Helm and Miller clicking I can't blame him. Hopefully he won't be out too long, but if there is a time to get his knee fixed before the playoffs start it's now. A long home streak and plenty of time to regain his form before the stretch run.

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Red Wings-Oilers wrap-up and overnight report: Miller, Zetterberg help Wings in Homer’s 999th game
Malik has his usual awesome roundup of all things recap related to the game last night.

Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Red Wings' backup goalie doesn't mean much | Detroit Free Press |
Does Jimmy's backup matter? Jamie Samuelsen doesn't think so. I agree with him. I've said it in the past and I'll say it again. If this team wins the Stanley Cup, Jimmy Howard is going to be the main reason why.

Tomas Holmstrom's pain is Red Wings' gain | The Detroit News |
An awesome write up on Tomas Holmstrom. The Demolition Man will be playing in his 1,000th game on Friday night.

Ken Holland's Draft Success - The Copper & Blue
Ken Holland built his empire on draft day success, but not lottery success through intentional tanking. What a fantastic read.

Zetterberg looks for answers to his goal drought - - NHL Insider
We've been all over Henrik Zetterberg for his lack of scoring. Think it bothers us? Read this article and understand that nothing we feel compares to how much he wants to score. This article was also a nice reverse jinx for Hank. Let's hope it continues to be a reverse jinx too.

KuklasKorner : The Malik Report : Talking about the Red Wings-Maple Leafs Winter Classic announcement to come
A complete round up of all the latest Winter Classic news. Turns out one former Wing has already said he's playing in next year's alumni game and he's trying to get some former teammates to do the same.

Around the NHL

Detroit Wins 18th Straight Home Game: 4-2 Over Oilers - The Copper & Blue
The view from the enemy.

Laces can bite, too, Flyers are learning
Unfortunately for players, the remedies are few. The only true fix is to stay off your skates, something that doesn't happen until the offseason. Luckily, the pain dissipates as soon as the skates are untied and removed. Since sneakers and shoes are worn lower than skate boots, lace bite is not a factor outside of the rink.

Grinds My Gears 2/8 - Second City Hockey
Stan Bowman is under the microscope in Chicago for his work as GM.

The Devin Setoguchi Conundrum - Hockey Wilderness
There is no conundrum. He sucks.

Worst blown call of season? Corey Perry scores OT goal after tripping Jokinen | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
Corey Perry would trip someone and get away with right before scoring a game winning goal.

Does the Columbus, Vinny Prospal ‘gentleman’s agreement’ violate NHL CBA? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The BJs can't even re-sign their own players correctly. Good grief.

The chaos continues: Tim Thomas once again took to Facebook to get political | Backhand Shelf | Blogs |
Is there any athletic in hockey that was so beloved and has come under such scrutiny so quickly?

Let's Go Red Wings.