Red Wings center Darren Helm had quite the story to tell when he returned to the team after the birth of his second child with his girlfriend.
Red Wings fans will be able to purchase tickets for each of the team’s first two potential opening-round home games against a to-be-determined opponent, most likely the Tampa Bay Lightning or Montreal Canadiens.
The Red Wings’ Erik Cole tied the game at 1-1 just 24 seconds into the third period.
Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings, who have lost 6 of 8. Detroit is 9-11-6 in Atlantic Division games.
Erik Cole had the lone goal for Detroit, and Petr Mrazek stopped 29 shots.
“Just go the full five minutes 3-on-3,” Zetterberg said, “and if you do that, there’s a good chance it will be ending before shootouts.”
Babcock said Datsyuk will not make the trip to Florida, where the Red Wings will play two games in the next two days.
Goaltending and three-on-three overtime will be at the forefront of discussions when NHL general managers gather Monday in Boca Raton, Fla.
“We just said `Enough is enough,”‘ forward Henrik Zetterberg said.
Justin Abdelkader and Erik Cole scored for Detroit, which opened a four-game road trip by losing its fourth game in the last five.