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Red Wings News

Bruins 5, Red Wings 3: Detroit loses back-to-back games in regulation for first time this season | MLive.com
A bad, tough loss, but it is not the end of the world. Especially if we manage to beat the Oilers tonight.

Detroit Red Wings recall goaltender Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids due to Jonas Gustavsson's injury | MLive.com
Gustavsson was injured by Milan Lucic during yesterday's game against the Bruins.

Report: Red Wings, Leafs might still talk about Phaneuf this summer | ProHockeyTalk
This is not surprising, and I would not mind if the Wings did take another look at Phaneuf during the summer. The price will have to be right, but I could easily part with Stephen Weiss, either Jakub Kindl or Brendan Smith, and a mid-tier prospect if it meant that we could acquire Dion Phaneuf with Toronto retaining $2 million of his cap hit.

Zidlicky proving to be wise acquisition | The Detroit News
Two goals in three games so far for Marek Zidlicky. Hopefully he can keep up the offense.

Red Wings should pay up to keep coach Mike Babcock | USA Today
Money should not be an issue when Mike Babcock decides whether to stay in Detroit or test free agency. The Wings should offer him whatever he demands.

NHL News

Why No. 1 playoff seeds deserve all games at home in Round 1 | The Hockey News
This is an interesting suggestion, but I doubt it would happen. For one, lower seeded teams having none or fewer home games than what they currently do would hurt in-market revenue and marketing opportunities. Plus, will fans of the Coyotes travel to Vancouver to watch their team? Not many will. But, it would provide a huge incentive to finish near the top of the table during the regular season.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores hat trick against Carolina - SBNation.com
Hopefully RNH got all of the goal-scoring out of his system before the Wings take on the Oilers tonight.

Flyers’ Del Zotto (upper body) out 7-10 days | ProHockeyTalk
The Flyers are one of a few teams that are trying to pass the Boston Bruins for the final wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference. The Flyers chances of pulling this off are extremely low, but they are not nonexistent. Del Zotto's injury hurts their chances.

McDavid the main event for sellout OHL crowds - Sportsnet.ca
Can't blame the fans. I would like to go see McDavid.

Rick Nash leads the way in top 10 even strength goal scorers list | The Hockey News
Vladimir Tarasenko, Steven Stamkos, Max Pacioretty, and Alex Ovechkin round out the top-five in even strength goals scored.

Nazem Kadri sent home after being late to team meeting | Puck Daddy
The Maple Leafs are becoming a day-time soap opera. "Next time on the Young and the Winless, the drama in Toronto continues..."

Maple Leafs need to look inward for answers - Sportsnet.ca
The Maple Leafs need to clear house. Shanahan has to get rid of all of the problems within the organization and start over. The next few years will be painful for Leafs' fans, but that is the price that this organization may have to pay.

Leafs’ Robidas (shoulder) done for the season | ProHockeyTalk
Stephane Robidas managed to play 52 games for the Leafs this season.

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy calls out Minnesota writer before game - CBSSports.com
Roy called an article by the Star-Tribune's Michael Russo "garbage".

Alexander Semin scores highlight reel goal after being tripped - SBNation.com
Not bad, not bad at all.

Let's Go Red Wings!