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DETROIT, MI - MARCH 20: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins lays on the ice in front of Jimmy Howard #35 after getting butt-ending by David Legwand #17 of the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of the game at Joe Louis Arena on March 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Penguins 5-4 in overtime.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Red Wings Show Playoff-Caliber Grit In Win Over Sidney Crosby, Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby said early Thursday that the Detroit Red Wings would be desperate going into Thursday’s game.

CBS Detroit–03/21/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 18:  Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his first period goal against the Dallas Stars during the game at Consol Energy Center on March 18, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Sidney Crosby Not Taking Red Wings Lightly Despite Absence Of Datsyuk, Zetterberg

Even the “Grand Rapids Red Wings” version of Detroit’s NHL team has the respect of Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2014

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 16: Joanthan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks shoots the puck around Jonathan Ericsson #52 of the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on March 16, 2014  in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jonathan Ericsson Out 4-6 Weeks; Red Wings Call Up Adam Almquist

Almquist had scored 45 points for the Griffins, the second-highest total on the team and the third-highest in the league among defensemen.

CBS Detroit–03/19/2014

MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 26:  Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings skates with the puck while being defended by Alexei Emelin #74 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on February 26, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Red Wings defeated the Canadiens 2-1 in overtime.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Darren Helm On Injuries: ‘I Really Can’t Explain What’s Happening To This Team’

Babcock and players say they have never seen an injury situation worse than what has beset the Red Wings.

CBS Detroit–03/19/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 11:  Dalton Prout #47 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings battle for control of the puck during the third period on March 11, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus defeated Detroit 4-1. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Justin Abdelkader Out Two Weeks; Defenseman Brendan Smith In At Left Wing

The move of Smith to forward demonstrates just how creative Mike Babcock has been forced to be as the injuries continue to mount.

CBS Detroit–03/18/2014

Kyle Quincey #27 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get around the stick of Anton Lander #51 of the Edmonton Oilers during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on March 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wings Hang On For Shootout Win Over Oilers

The banged-up Red Wings are trying to reach the postseason for a 23rd straight time.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 04: Joakim Andersson #18 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Red Wings 4-3.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Joakim Andersson Out Indefinitely With Broken Foot

The injury woes just keep piling up for the Detroit Red Wings.

CBS Detroit–03/10/2014

Johan Franzen #93 of the Detroit Red Wings (L) celebrates his powerplay goal at 11:26 of the first period along with Gustav Nyquist #14 (R) against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 4, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Franzen Leads Red Wings Over Devils, 7-4

Johan Franzen had two goals and two assists, Gustav Nyquist a goal and three assists and David Legwand a goal and two assists in the Detroit Red Wings’ 7-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

97.1 The Ticket–03/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 06:  Former Detroit Red Wings Nick Lidstrom and his wife Annika and family enter the ice arena prior to the Nick Lidstrom jersey retirement ceremony at Joe Louis Arena on March 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Chris Ilitch: ‘I Was Proud To Represent The Owners Of The Team, My Parents’

On a night of celebrating the illustrious past of the Red Wings, Ilitch made it clear the team intends to build on that past.

CBS Detroit–03/07/2014

DALLAS - APRIL 08: Center Mike Modano #9 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on April 8, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Stars Set To Retire Mike Modano’s No. 9

Even if the next face of the franchise is in the building when the Dallas Stars retire Mike Modano’s No. 9, any comparison will fall short.

97.1 The Ticket–03/07/2014

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