Detroit Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings will host their third annual ‘Wings for Wishes’ night to benefit Make-A-Wish® Michigan on Thursday, March 26 when the team takes on the San Jose Sharks at 7:30 p.m.
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.
Tomas Tatar scored for the Red Wings, who have lost 6 of 8. Detroit is 9-11-6 in Atlantic Division games.
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.
Justin Abdelkader and Erik Cole scored for Detroit, which opened a four-game road trip by losing its fourth game in the last five.
With less than a month remaining in the regular season, the Red Wings have dropped three of their last four, and Babcock has seen enough.
Niklas Kronwall, Teemu Pulkkinen, Justin Abdelkader and Pavel Datsyuk added goals to help Detroit send the Oilers to their fifth straight loss.
Zetterberg remains a reliable link to the team’s championship past, part of an old guard that still includes Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall as well.
Detroit is a perfect place for spring break – for locals and tourists alike!