Despite the loss, the Red Wings return home for Game 3 on Tuesday night feeling fortunate the series is tied.
Petr Mrazek had 44 saves in his NFL playoff debut to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.
“I mean I just watched the guys play, and I just thought that Mrazek would give us the best way to start the series.”
Seven players made donations based on personal statistics achieved over the course of the season, generating a total donation of $24,975 to seven Metro Detroit-based nonprofits.
I’m pretty sure that’s a cheep shot from the Lightning’s Ryan Callahan on the Red Wings’ Darren Helm.
Steve Yzerman concedes it feels odd to be facing the Detroit Red Wings in the opening round of the playoffs.
“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.”
If Tampa is so great why are they blocking non-Florida residents from coming to their games? Are they scared?
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.
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.