TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 7: Executive director Steve Yzerman announces the Roster of the Canadian Men's Olympic Hockey team at the Mastercard Centre ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics January 7, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Lightning GM Yzerman Excited To Face Old Team In Playoffs

Steve Yzerman concedes it feels odd to be facing the Detroit Red Wings in the opening round of the playoffs.

97.1 The Ticket–04/16/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to control the puck in front of David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Babcock On Red Wings Being Labeled Underdogs: ‘I’m Not Too Worried About That’

“It’s not going to be easy,” Detroit forward Darren Helm said of the upcoming series against Tampa Bay, “but that’s the fun part of it.”

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 12:  Matt Carle #25 of the Tampa Bay Lightning protects the puck from Justin Abdelkader #8 of the Detroit Red Wings in front of goalie Ben Bishop #30 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 12, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Lightning Takes Shot At Detroit Via Twitter

If Tampa is so great why are they blocking non-Florida residents from coming to their games? Are they scared?

97.1 The Ticket–04/15/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Luke Glendening #41 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his second period goal in front of Tuukka Rask #40 of the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings Began Playoffs Amid Uncertainty Over Future

Mike Babcock is in the final year of his contract, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk aren’t getting any younger — and Detroit has not advanced past the second round of the playoffs since 2009.

04/15/2015

Caption:BOSTON, MA - APRIL 20: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on from his net after giving up a goal to Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins in the third period during the game at TD Garden on April 20, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Jimmy Howard Disappointed About Not Getting Start In Thursday’s Playoff Game

Howard would not speculate what Babcock’s decision to go with Mrazek for the first game of the playoffs means for his future in Detroit.

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Babcock On His Future: ‘Ken [Holland] And I Can Work All That Stuff Out Later’

The upcoming playoffs could be the last for Mike Babcock as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

CBS Detroit–04/14/2015

Hockey great Gordie Howe during the McDonalds/NHL All-Star open practice as part of the 2009 NHL All-Star weekend on January 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gordie Howe’s Comeback From Stroke Caps Challenging Years

Ravaged by a stroke that left him unable to walk and barely able to speak, Gordie Howe had decided it was time to quit.

97.1 The Ticket–04/14/2015

This aerial photo shows the planned location of the new Red Wings arena and entertainment complex downtown Detroit. (credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit City Council Postpones Vote On Red Wings Arena Rezoning… Again

“Detroit has one of the highest unemployment rates, and I need to make sure that Detroit residents are hired…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/13/2015

Goaltender Petr Mrazek (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Babcock On Goalie Decision: ‘I Try To Take All The Emotion Out Of It’

“There’s risk in anything you do,” Babcock said Monday after he announced Mrazek will start the first playoff game against Tampa Bay.

CBS Detroit–04/13/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02: Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a first period save on a shot from Reilly Smith #18 of the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mrazek Will Start In Goal For Red Wings In Playoff Opener

Petr Mrazek will start in goal for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their playoff series against Tampa Bay.

97.1 The Ticket–04/13/2015