“There’s risk in anything you do,” Babcock said Monday after he announced Mrazek will start the first playoff game against Tampa Bay.
Petr Mrazek will start in goal for the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of their playoff series against Tampa Bay.
Landon Ferraro scored his first career goal in the opening minute and Joakim Andersson added an empty-netter with 2:20 left to help the playoff-bound Red Wings clinch the Atlantic Division’s No. 3 seed.
About 10 months ago, Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock thought the team had no chance of making the playoffs.
Tickets to Detroit’s first two postseason home games are now available.
Detroit qualified by earning a point while Boston lost to Florida.
The Detroit Red Wings vs Montreal Canadiens game will be broadcasted on 1270 AM beginning at 7:10pm.
With a beard like that — wouldn’t you bomb everybody’s photos and videos?
Red Wings forward Erik Cole will miss the rest of the season because of a spine contusion.
Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for Detroit, which was outshot 28-16 over the final two periods.