Detroit Red Wings
Who has better taste in girlfriends — Red Wings players or Lightning players?
The home crowd, of course, loved Abdelkader’s defense of his teammate, and proud chants of “Abby! Abby! Abby! Abby!” filled the arena.
Mrazek does not deny that there is pressure to perform, but if it bothers him, he is not admitting it.
Detroit expects to have left wing Justin Abdelkader back from a hand injury — he hasn’t played since April 4.
“I don’t think people really know how much he means to this team,” Kronwall said Monday after the team practiced at Joe Louis Arena.
Todd McLellan is out after seven years as coach of the San Jose Sharks.
Babcock suggested grit, not talent, will take the Red Wings further in the playoffs.
“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.