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Lifetime Series
The Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks will face-off tonight to begin the fifth postseason meeting between the two clubs. Detroit holds a 2-2 all-time playoff series record against the Ducks:

1997 Western Conference Semifinals
Detroit won series 4-0

1999 Western Conference Quarterfinals
Detroit won series 4-0

2003 Western Conference Quarterfinals
Anaheim won series 4-0

2007 Western Conference Final
Anaheim won series 4-2

2008-09 Season Series
  • The Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks squared-off four times during the 2008-09 regular season. Detroit finished with a 3-0-1 record against Anaheim in the season series, including 2-0-0 in games played at Joe Louis Arena.
  • Detroit's PP went 5-20 (25%) against the Ducks this season.
  • Detroit's PK killed off 13-18 Ducks power-plays (72.2%) this season.
  • Detroit scored 15 goals against the Ducks this season (3.75 avg. per game).
  • Detroit allowed 11 goals against the Ducks this season (2.75 avg. per game).
  • Detroit fired 152 shots on Anaheim goaltenders this season (38.0 avg. per game).
  • Detroit gave up 104 shots on goal to the Ducks this season (26.0 avg. per game).
  • Detroit held a 127-111 edge in face-off vs the Ducks this season (53.4%).
  • Detroit F Pavel Datsyuk had seven points (3-4--7) in four games played against the Ducks this season.
  • Detroit F Henrik Zetterberg had six points (3-3--6) in four games played against the Ducks this season.
  • Detroit F Dan Cleary had five points (2-3--5) in four games played against the Ducks this season.
  • Detroit D Nicklas Lidstrom had four points (0-4--4) in four games played against the Ducks this season.
  • Detroit D Niklas Kronwall had four points (0-4--4) in four games played against the Ducks this season.
  • Detroit G Chris Osgood posted a 2-0-1 record with a 2.97 GAA in three games played against the Ducks this season.


    Recent Detroit Red Wings Games
    Last 5 DET Games: 4 - 0 - Last 10 DET Games: 4 - 0 -
    DETROIT WINS SERIES 4-0

    April 23, 2009 - Game 4 - Western Conference Quarterfinals

    Detroit Red Wings 6, Columbus Blue Jackets 5

    1st Period Scoring: Lidstrom (1) (Rafalski) 2:58-PP; Huselius (1) (Nash, Russell) 6:12-PP; Holmstrom (2) (Stuart, Datsyuk) 7:09-EV; Cleary (2) (Kopecky, Filppula) 10:02-EV

    2nd Period Scoring: Nash (1) (Klesla, Huselius) 1:44-EV; Umberger (3) (Torres, Mason) 5:38-PP; Hossa (1) (Kronwall, Stuart) 6:59-EV; Hossa (2) (Holmstrom, Lidstrom) 11:26-PP; Russell (1) (Torres) 15:45-EV; Modin (1) (Rome, Chimera) 18:04-EV

    3rd Period Scoring: Franzen (2) (Hudler, Kronwall) 19:13-PP

    Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd Total

    DET 14 12 15 41

    CBJ 7 14 11 32

    Power Play Total

    DET 3-6

    CBJ 2-2

    Penalties Total

    DET 3-6

    CBJ 7-14

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Like any good champion, the Detroit Red Wings don't like to lose -- not even once. The defending Stanley Cup champions couldn't hold 3-1 and 5-3 leads against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night in Game 4 of their Western Conference Quarterfinal series. But after the sellout crowd of 18,889 at Nationwide Arena spent the third period standing and roaring, Johan Franzen's power-play goal with 46.6 seconds left in regulation quieted the Jackets and their fans while giving the Wings a series-clinching 6-5 win. A loss wouldn't have hurt the Wings much -- they'd likely have won Game 5 back in Detroit on Saturday. But this win sent a message to their playoff challengers -- the Wings aren't going to give up the Cup easily. Detroit coach Mike Babcock traditionally talks with great pride about the poise and composure within his group. This was one more example. "I can't remember when we've played like that, quite honestly," Babcock said after the Wings became the first defending Cup champion since 2002 to win its first-round series the following spring. "We had the game in a good situation twice and you have to give them a lot of credit, they showed a ton of heart tonight and their fans were fantastic." It looked like the Wings would cruise after Marian Hossa scored a pair of goals in the second period to give Detroit a 5-3 lead. Instead, the Blue Jackets found an intensity level they hadn't shown previously and tied the game before intermission on goals by Kris Russell and Fredrik Modin. So what did Babcock tell his guys during intermission following that uncharacteristic meltdown? "He told us to keep our composure and stay poised with the puck and that's something that's contagious because if one guy does it, then the rest of the guys follow," Franzen said. With 20 minutes standing between them and a trip to the second round, the Wings drew on the same composure they exhibited last spring, when they won the 11th Stanley Cup in team history and their fourth in 11 seasons. They were cool, calm and efficient. "I said to the team after the second period that if I would have told you it was 0-0 going into the third, you would probably say 'OK, now we just have to find a way," Babcock said. "That's the attitude we took." The Red Wings held advantages in shots (15-11) and hits (19-16) in the final period and when presented with a golden opportunity to close out the series when given a power-play with just 1:34 remaining, they did just that. Detroit, which led the League in power-play percentage during the regular season, received its sixth advantage of the night when the Blue Jackets were called for having too many men on the ice after one of their players coming off the bench on a line change touched the puck before the man he was replacing hit the bench. Given the chance to put the game away, Franzen stuffed a loose puck into the net after Steve Mason stopped a shot by Jiri Hudler for the game-winner -- his eighth in less than four full playoff years. Three of the eight have been series-winners. Franzen was one of five Wings who scored in Game 4. For the series, 11 players scored at least once. Championship depth? You bet. "They play the game the right way and, for a skill team, they get their noses dirty," Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock said. "They were going for the throat and when you're a championship team, you got to close. They're not just good players; they are good players who are well-coached. They are going to have their troubles, but if it isn't one line, it's another. That's what happens when you are a deep hockey club and you're competing." In contrast, though the playoff-novice Blue Jackets proved their mettle in Game 4 and provided their fans with a memory to take home for the summer, they paid the price for a sloppy change -- the kind of mistake the Wings almost never make. "After the second, we knew we had to keep our composure; we got a little rattled with the way they scored two quick goals to tie the game up twice," Wings captain and Norris Trophy nominee Nicklas Lidstrom said. "We settled down again as a group and kept our composure going out into the third period and just waited for our opportunities. Luckily, we got that power play late in the game." Hossa, who scored his first two goals of the series, is realizing just how special a group this team has become. The 11-year NHL veteran signed a one-year deal with Detroit last July after skating against Wings in the Stanley Cup Final last spring as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. "Whenever things get hot on the bench or on the ice, this team never panics," he said. "Maybe some other teams would be running around on the ice after allowing a team to come back from two goals down two times, but this team plays a good positioning game and it showed again tonight."

    April 21, 2009 - Game 3 - Western Conference Quarterfinals

    Detroit Red Wings 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 1

    1st Period Scoring: Holmstrom (1) (Hossa) 1:07-EV; Cleary (1) (Franzen, Rafalski) 19:14-EV

    2nd Period Scoring: Zetterberg (2) (Cleary, Franzen) 13:55-EV

    3rd Period Scoring: Umberger (2) (Nash, Williams) 16:07-PP; Zetterberg (3) (Cleary) 19:29-EV-EN

    Shots On Goal 1st 2nd 3rd Total

    DET 9 11 6 26

    CBJ 11 7 14 32

    Power Play Total

    DET 0-2

    CBJ 1-4

    Penalties Total

    DET 4-8

    CBJ 2-4

    April 18, 2009 - Game 2 - Western Conference Quarterfinals

    Detroit Red Wings 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 0

    1st Period Scoring: Rafalski (1) (Lidstrom, Holmstrom) 13:33-PP

    2nd Period Scoring: Datsyuk (1) (Hossa, Lidstrom) 7:18-PP; Zetterberg (1) (Franzen, Cleary) 15:30-EV

    3rd Period Scoring: Hudler (2) (Kronwall, Stuart) 3:38-PP

    Shots On Goal 1st 2nd 3rd Total

    DET 15 16 8 39

    CBJ 8 7 10 25

    Power Play Total

    DET 3-11

    CBJ 0-2

    Penalties Total

    DET 4-8

    CBJ 13-34

    April 16, 2009 - Game 1 - Western Conference Quarterfinals

    Detroit Red Wings 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 1

    1st Period Scoring: None

    2nd Period Scoring: Hudler (1) (Filppula, Samuelsson) 10:48-EV; Umberger (1) (Voracek) 11:40-EV; Ericsson (1) (Hudler) 14:21-EV; Kronwall (2) (Samuelsson, Franzen) 15:09-PP

    3rd Period Scoring: Franzen (1) (Zetterberg) 2:54-EV

    Shots On Goal 1st 2nd 3rd Total

    DET 14 12 8 34

    CBJ 13 6 2 21

    Power Play Total

    DET 1-4

    CBJ 0-5

    Penalties Total

    DET 5-10

    CBJ 4-8




    Detroit Red Wings Injuries, Transactions
    2008-09 Playoffs:

    Injuries Man Games Lost/Injury
    Andreas Lilja 4-concussion
    Kris Draper 4-upper body

    Total Man Games Lost - 8


    Recent Transactions
    3/10/09 - Placed D Andreas Lilja on Injured Reserve.
    4/13/09 - Recalled F Darren Helm from Grand Rapids (AHL).
    4/15/09 - Recalled F Ville Leino from Grand Rapids (AHL).
    4/16/09 - Assigned F Ville Leino to Grand Rapids (AHL).



    Detroit Red Wings Notes
    TEAM NOTES

    2008-09 DETROIT RED WINGS REGULAR SEASON REVIEW AND PLAYOFFS MEDIA GUIDE
    The Detroit Red Wings 2008-09 Regular Season Review and Playoffs Media Guide can be found on-line at 'The Portal' at nhl.com or media.nhl.com.


    A WINNING TRADITION IN HOCKEYTOWN
  • Since the beginning of the 1996-97 season, the Detroit Red Wings have won more games (627) than any other franchise in the National Hockey League. Detroit's 544 regular season wins and 83 playoff victories are both tops in the NHL over the past 11+ seasons.
  • Wings Are Kings Of Central - The Red Wings have won eight consecutive Central Division titles (2001-2009) and 12 out of the last 15. In two of the three seasons the Wings did not win the Central Division, the team went on to win the Stanley Cup (1997 & 1998).
  • Making A Point - Wings Set NHL Record - Dating back to the 1999-2000 campaign the Red Wings have recorded an NHL record nine consecutive 100-point seasons, eclipsing the old NHL record of eight held by the Montreal Canadiens (1974-75 through 1981-82).
  • Wings Reach 50-Wins For Fourth Consecutive Season - The Detroit Red Wings topped the 50-win plateau for the fourth consecutive season in 2008-09 (51-21-10, 112 points), and the sixth time in franchise history. In 2005-06, The Red Wings finished 58-16-8 (124 points), in 2006-07 they posted a record of 50-19-13 (113 points) and in 2007-08 Detroit finished with a 54-21-7 record, good for 115 points. This marks only the third time in NHL history that a team has won 50 or more games in four consecutive seasons.
  • Playoff Streak Hits 18 - The Detroit Red Wings qualified for the postseason for the 18th consecutive season in 2008-09, the longest current streak in professional sports.
  • Top Four Seed For 17th Consecutive Season - With their victory over the Edmonton Oilers on 3/24, the Red Wings have now quailified as a top-4 seed in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for 17 consecutive seasons.


    WINGS IN PLAYOFFS FOR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON
    The Detroit Red Wings secured a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 18th consecutive season after earning two points in a 4-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 15th. Eighteen consecutive trips to the postseason represents the longest current streak in professional sports. The San Antonio Spurs of the NBA are second with 11. Detroit's team record for most consecutive playoff appearances is 20, set from 1939-58. The Boston Bruins hold the NHL record of 29 straight seasons (1968-96).
    Consecutive Playoff Appearances (Top streaks in each of the four major professional sports):
    NHL - Detroit Red Wings (18)
    NBA - San Antonio Spurs (11)
    NFL - Indianapolis Colts (7)
    MLB - Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Angels (2)


    WINGS A TOP-4 SEED FOR 17TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON
    With a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Mar. 24, the Detroit Red Wings qualified as a top-4 seed in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 17th consecutive season.


    PLAYOFF ROAD WARRIORS
    Detroit has now clinched their last eight playoff series wins with victories on the road, including Round One, Game Four at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on 4/23. The last time the Red Wings closed a series with a win at home was Game Five of the 2002 Stanley Cup Final vs. Carolina.


    43 AND COUNTING.....
    The Detroit Red Wings have won 43 conscutive postseason games in which they have scored 4 or more goals, including all four games in Round One against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The last time the Red Wings scored four goals in a playoff game and lost was April 24, 1998 when the Wings dropped a 7-4 decision to the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Two of their First Round series at Joe Louis Arena.


    PLAYING WHEN IT COUNTS
    Since 1991, the Detroit Red Wings have played in more postseason games than any other major professional sports franchise. Below is a look at the leaders in postseason games played since 1991 by teams in the four major pro sports:
    Most Postseason Games, 1991-present
    1. Detroit Red Wings - 225
    2. San Antonio Spurs - 211
    3. Los Angeles Lakers - 202
    4. New Jersey Devils - 197
    5. Colorado Avalanche - 175


    2ND'S ANYONE?
    The Detroit Red Wings have played in the second most postseason games in NHL history. Below are the five teams with the most postseason games played:
    1. Montreal - 682
    2. Detroit - 543
    3. Toronto - 524
    4. Boston - 522
    5. Chicago - 414

    The Detroit Red Wings have won the second most playoff games in NHL History. Below are the five teams with the most postseason victories:
    1. Montreal - 398
    2. Detroit - 289
    3. Toronto - 251
    4. Boston - 248
    5. Chicago - 192

    The Detroit Red Wings have won the second most playoff series in NHL history. Below are the five teams with the most postseason series victories:
    1. Montreal - 88
    2. Detroit - 63
    3. Toronto - 58
    4. Boston - 48
    5. New York Rangers - 44


    DETROIT'S ALL-TIME POSTSEASON RECORD IN....
    Game 1: 59-48-1
    Game 2: 64-44
    Game 3: 52-48
    Game 4: 42-51
    Game 5: 33-36
    Game 6: 28-20
    Game 7: 11-7


    THE WINGS IN POSTSEASON OVERTIME
    The Detroit Red Wings all-time postseason overtime record is 37-47.
    Home: 18-32
    Away: 19-15
    2008 Playoffs: 1-1 (both OT games played at home in 2008)

    Last 10 DRW OT Games:
    Date Score GWG Time (OT)
    6/2/08 PIT 4, DET 3 P. Sykora 49:57
    4/18/08 DET 2, NSH 1 J. Franzen 1:48
    5/20/07 ANA 2, DET 1 T. Selanne 11:57
    5/13/07 ANA 4, DET 3 S. Niedermayer 14:17
    5/2/07 DET 3, SJ 2 M. Schneider 16:04
    4/22/07 DET 2, CGY 1 J. Franzen 24:23
    4/25/06 EDM 4, DET 3 J. Stoll 28:44
    4/21/06 DET 3, EDM 2 K. Maltby 22:39
    5/3/04 CGY 1, DET 0 M. Gelinas 19:13
    4/22/04 CGY 2, DET 1 M. Nilson 2:39


    AN EXPERIENCED BUNCH
    The current Detroit Red Wings postseason roster is full of players with significant playoff experience:
  • Chris Chelios holds the all-time NHL record for most career postseason games played with 260.
  • Four other players on the current Wings roster stand out for their postseason experience in a Wings uniform. Below is a look at Detroit's leaders in all-time postseason games played:
    1. Nicklas Lidstrom - 218
    2. Steve Yzerman - 196
    3. Kris Draper - 192
    4. Darren McCarty - 167
    5. Sergei Fedorov - 162
    6. Gordie Howe - 154
    7. Kirk Maltby - 153
    8. Tomas Holmstrom - 133
    9. Ted Lindsay - 123
    10. Alex Delvecchio - 121


    WINGS WITH BLING
    21 players on Detroit's current postseason roster have won a total of 40 Stanley Cup rings:
    Player - # of Stanley Cup Rings
    Nicklas Lidstrom - 4
    Kris Draper - 4
    Tomas Holmstrom - 4
    Kirk Maltby - 4
    Chris Chelios - 3
    Chris Osgood - 3
    Brian Rafalski - 3
    Pavel Datsyuk - 2
    Henrik Zetterberg - 1
    Johan Franzen - 1
    Jiri Hudler - 1
    Niklas Kronwall - 1
    Mikael Samuelsson - 1
    Dan Cleary - 1
    Valtteri Filppula - 1
    Tomas Kopecky - 1
    Brett Lebda - 1
    Brad Stuart - 1
    Andreas Lilja - 1
    Darren Helm - 1
    Derek Meech - 1


    WINGS VS. DUCKS IN THE FACE-OFF CIRCLE
    The Detroit Red Wings led the National Hockey League in team face-off percentage this season at 55.1%. All six of Detroit's main men on the draw won at least 52.1% of their face-offs taken this season:
  • Draper - 60.3% (603W-397L)
  • Datsyuk - 56.0% (636W-499L)
  • Franzen - 56.0% (135W-106L)
  • Cleary - 55.4% (67W-54L)
  • Zetterberg - 53.3% (634W-555L)
  • Filppula - 52.1% (409W-376L)

    Below is a look at how Detroit's top six fared in the face-off circle against the Ducks through the four games of the 2008-09 season series:
  • Draper - 62.7% (32W-19L)
  • Datsyuk - 54.4% (31W-26L)
  • Zetterberg - 50% (34W-34L)
  • Filppula - 48.3% (14W-15L)
  • Franzen - 47.4% (9W-10L)
  • Cleary - 0% (0W-3L)


    DETROIT RED WINGS CAREER POSTSEASON STATISTICS
    PLAYER GP G A PTS
    Nicklas Lidstrom 218 43 110 153
    Chris Chelios 260 31 113 144
    Tomas Holmstrom 133 38 40 78
    Brian Rafalski 128 22 55 77
    Marian Hossa 79 27 38 65
    Henrik Zetterberg 66 31 25 56
    Pavel Datsyuk 86 22 34 56
    Darren McCarty 174 23 26 49
    Kris Draper 194 23 21 44
    Johan Franzen 44 19 15 34
    Kirk Maltby 153 16 14 30
    Mikael Samuelsson 50 8 19 27
    Daniel Cleary 60 9 15 24
    Brad Stuart 77 4 18 22
    Niklas Kronwall 32 1 21 22
    Jiri Hudler 32 7 13 20
    Valtteri Filppula 44 8 11 19
    Darren Helm 21 2 2 4
    Brett Lebda 41 0 4 4
    Andreas Lilja 42 1 2 3
    Jonathan Ericsson 4 1 0 1
    Tomas Kopecky 8 0 1 1
    Aaron Downey 5 0 0 0
    Justin Abdelkader - - - -
    Ville Leino - - - -
    Derek Meech - - - -

    GP Mins W L GAA SO
    Chris Osgood 110 6485 63 41 2.10 14
    Ty Conklin 1 6 0 1 10.00 0


    CAREER PLAYOFF STATISTICS VS. ANAHEIM
    PLAYER GP G A PTS
    Nicklas Lidstrom 18 2 15 17
    Tomas Holmstrom 14 7 3 10
    Daniel Cleary 6 2 5 7
    Henrik Zetterberg 10 3 4 7
    Mikael Samuelsson 6 0 6 6
    Pavel Datsyuk 10 3 2 5
    Chris Chelios 14 0 4 4
    Brian Rafalski 7 0 3 3
    Valtteri Filppula 6 1 1 2
    Johan Franzen 6 1 0 1
    Kris Draper 18 0 1 1
    Kirk Maltby 18 1 0 1
    Andreas Lilja 6 1 0 1
    Brett Lebda 6 0 0 0
    Marian Hossa - - - -
    Brad Stuart - - - -
    Niklas Kronwall - - - -
    Jiri Hudler - - - -
    Darren Helm - - - -
    Jonathan Ericsson - - - -
    Tomas Kopecky - - - -
    Aaron Downey - - - -
    Justin Abdelkader - - - -
    Ville Leino - - - -
    Derek Meech - - - -

    GP Mins W L GAA SO
    Chris Osgood 4 240 4 0 1.50 1
    Ty Conklin - - - - - -


    IN 2008-09, THE DETROIT RED WINGS...
  • Led the NHL with 289 goals for.
  • Led the NHL in goals per game (3.52).
  • Finished with the top-ranked power play in the NHL (25.5%).
  • Set a franchise record for best power play percentage (25.5%).
  • Finished with the best road record in the NHL (24-12-5, 53 points).
  • Led the NHL in team face-off percentage (55.1%)
  • Led the NHL in shots on goal per game (36.2).
  • Finished second in the NHL in shots against per game (27.7).
  • Finished third in NHL points percentage (.683)


    CAREER HIGHS SET IN 2008-09
    Pavel Datsyuk - 32 goals, 97 points (tied), 11 PPG (tied)
    Henrik Zetterberg - 36 PIM (tied)
    Marian Hossa - +27
    Johan Franzen - 34 goals, 25 assists, 59 points, +21, 8 GWG (tied), 246 shots
    Brian Rafalski - 49 assists, 59 points
    Jiri Hudler - 82 games played, 23 goals, 34 assists, 57 points, 6 PPG, 155 shots
    Niklas Kronwall - 80 games played, 45 assists, 51 points, 4 PPG, 1 GWG (tied), 121 shots
    Mikael Samuelsson - 81 games played, 50 PIM, 7 PPG, 257 shots
    Dan Cleary - 26 assists
    Valtteri Filppula - 80 games played, 28 assists, 40 points, 42 PIM, 129 shots
    Tomas Holmstrom - +18
    Tomas Kopecky - 79 games played, 6 goals, 13 points, 19 points, 46 PIM, 1 PPG, 1 SHG, 2 GWG, 110 shots
    Brett Lebda - 6 goals
    Derek Meech - 41 games played, 2 goals, 5 assists, 7 points, 12 PIM, 44 shots (tied)
    Jonathan Ericsson - 19 games played, 1 goal (tied), 3 assists, 4 points, 15 PIM, 25 shots
    Darren Helm - 16 games played, 1 assist, 1 point, 4 PIM, 29 shots


    MILESTONES ACCOMPLISHED IN 2008-09
    Brett Lebda - 200th NHL game (10/11 at OTT)
    Andreas Lilja - 400th NHL game (10/11 at OTT)
    Marian Hossa - 300th career goal (10/18 vs NYR)
    Ken Holland - 500th regular season win as General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings (10/27 at LA)
    Mikael Samuelsson - 400th NHL game (11/13 at TB)
    Tomas Holmstrom - 400th career NHL point (11/14 at FLA)
    Niklas Kronwall - 200th career NHL game (11/26 vs MTL)
    Pavel Datsyuk - 300th career NHL assist (11/28 vs CBJ)
    Brad Stuart - 600th career NHL game (11/28 vs CBJ)
    Johan Franzen - 100th career NHL point (12/1 vs ANA)
    Jiri Hudler - 200th career NHL game (12/10 vs CGY)
    Mike Babcock - 250th career NHL win (12/10 vs CGY)
    Jiri Hudler - 100th career NHL point (1/1 at CHI)
    Henrik Zetterberg - 200th career NHL assist (1/1 at CHI)
    Brian Rafalski - 400th career NHL point (1/17 at SJ)
    Valtteri Filppula - 200th career NHL game (1/17 at SJ)
    Mikael Samuelsson - 200th career NHL point (1/20 at PHX)
    Henrik Zetterberg - 400th career NHL game (1/28 at CBJ)
    Kris Draper - 1,000th career NHL game (2/2 vs STL)
    Nicklas Lidstrom - 1,300th career NHL game (2/4 vs PHX)
    Niklas Kronwall - 100th career NHL point (2/7 vs EDM)
    Pavel Datsyuk - 500th career NHL game (2/13 at CBJ)
    Mike Babcock - 200th win as Head Coach of the Detroit Red Wings (2/18 vs NSH)
    Pavel Datsyuk - 500th career NHL point (2/25 vs SJ)
    Kirk Maltby - 1,000th career NHL game (2/27 vs LA)
    Tomas Holmstrom - 800th career NHL game (3/12 vs CGY)
    Dan Cleary - 600th career NHL career game (3/12 vs CGY)
    Chris Osgood - 300th win in a Red Wings uniform (3/14 at STL)
    Kris Draper - 1,000th game in a Red Wings uniform (3/17 vs PHI)
    Henrik Zetterberg - 400th career NHL point (3/29 vs NSH)


    DETROIT'S 2009 POSTSEASON RECORD WHEN.....
    At home: 2-0Allowing 3+ goals: 1-0
    On the road: 2-0Allowing 3 or less: 3-0
    Overtime: 0-0Outshooting opp: 3-0
    1-goal games 1-0Outshot by opp: 1-0
    Leading after 1: 3-0Getting 30 + SOG: 3-0
    Leading after 2: 3-0Less than 30 SOG: 1-0
    Trailing after 1: 0-0Scoring a PPG: 3-0
    Trailing after 2: 0-0No PPG Allowed: 2-0
    Scoring 3+ goals: 4-0Scoring first: 4-0
    Scoring 3 or less: 0-0Trailing first: 0-0


    DETROIT'S 2008-09 REGULAR SEASON RECORD WHEN.....
    At home: 27-9-51-goal games: 24-7-10Getting 30+ SOG: 46-17-8
    On the road: 24-12-5Leading after 1: 24-1-6Less than 30 SOG: 5-3-2
    Overtime: 2-6Leading after 2: 34-1-6Scoring a PPG: 35-8-10
    Shootout: 6-4Trailing after 1: 10-11-3No PPG Allowed: 24-4-1
    October: 7-2-2Trailing after 2: 8-16-0Scoring First: 37-4-5
    November: 8-2-2Scoring 4+ goals: 35-2-5Trailing First: 14-17-5
    December: 9-3-1Scoring 3 or less: 16-19-5
    January: 7-4-2Allowing 4+ goals 8-13-8
    February: 10-3-1Allowing 3 or less: 43-8-2
    March: 8-4-1Outshooting opp: 45-18-7
    April: 2-3-1Oushot by opp: 6-3-1

    RED WINGS 2009 PLAYOFFS TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL HIGHS AND LOWS
    Team
    Most Consecutive Games Won4, Rd 1 Gm 1 vs CBJ (4/16) - Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Most Consecutive Games Lost0
    Most Goals For - Game6, Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Most Goals Against - Game5, Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Most Goals For - Period3, 2x, 2nd period of Rd 1 Gm 1 vs CBJ (4/16) and 1st period of Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Most Goals Against - Period4, 2nd period of Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Most Power Play Goals - Game3, 2x, Rd 1 Gm 2 vs CBJ (4/18) and Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Most Power Play Goals Against - Game2, Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Most Power Play Attempts - Game11, Rd 1 Gm 2 vs CBJ (4/18)
    Most Power Play Attempts Against - Game5, Rd 1 Gm 1 vs CBJ (4/16)
    Most Shots On Goal - Game41, Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Most Shots On Goal - Period16, 2nd period of Rd 1 Gm 2 vs CBJ (4/18)
    Most Shots Against - Game32, 2x, Rd 1 Gm 3 at CBJ (4/21) and Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Most Shots Against - Period14, 2x, 3rd period of Rd 1 Gm 3 at CBJ (4/21) and 2nd period of Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)
    Fewest Shots On Goal - Game26, Rd 1 Gm 3 at CBJ (4/21)
    Fewest Shots On Goal - Period6, 3rd period of Rd 1 Gm 3 at CBJ (4/21)
    Fewest Shots Against - Game21, Rd 1 Gm 1 vs CBJ (4/16)
    Fewest Shots Against - Period2, 3rd period of Rd 1 Gm 1 vs CBJ (4/16)
    Most PIM, both teams - Game42, Rd 1 Gm 2 vs CBJ (CBJ-34, DET-8)
    Most PIM, Red Wings - Game10, Rd 1 Gm 1 vs CBJ (4/16)
    Fewest PIM, both teams - Game12, Rd 1 Gm 3 at CBJ (DET-8, CBJ-4)
    Fewest PIM, Red Wings - Game6, Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ (4/23)


    Individual
    Most Goals - Game2, by 2 different players: Zetterberg (Rd 1 Gm 3 at CBJ, 4/21) and Hossa (Rd 1 Gm 4 at CBJ, 4/23)
    Most Assists - Game2, by 7 different players
    Most Points - Game3, Cleary, Rd 1 Gm 3 at CBJ (1-2--3)
    Most Shots - Game8, Samuelsson, Rd 1 Gm 2 vs CBJ (4/18)
    Most PIM - Game4, by 3 different players
    Most Power Play Goals - Game1, by 7 different players
    Most Shorthanded Goals - Gamenone
    Most Game-Winning Goals - Playoffs1, by 4 different players (Ericsson, Rafalski, Cleary, Franzen)
    Most OT Goals - Playoffsnone
    Most Consecutive Games With A Goal2, by 4 different players (Hudler, Zetterberg, Cleary, Holmstrom)
    Most Consecutive Games With An Assist3, Franzen (Rd 1 Gm 1 vs CBJ, 4/16 - Rd 1 Gm 3 at CBJ 4/21)
    Most Consecutive Games With A Point4, Franzen (Rd 1 Gm 1 vs CBJ, 4/16 - present)




    2008-09 RED WINGS REGULAR SEASON TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL HIGHS AND LOWS
    Team
    Most Consecutive Games Won6, 2x, 12/30 vs CHI - 1/10 vs BUF and 2/2 vs STL - 2/12 vs MIN
    Most Consecutive Games Earning A Point10, 12/27 at COL - 1/15 at LA
    Most Consecutive Games Lost5, 1/17 at SJ - 1/31 at WSH
    Most Goals For - Game8, 2/7 vs EDM
    Most Goals Against - Game8, 2x, 2/28 at NSH and 3/7 vs CBJ
    Most Goals For - Period5, 2/7 vs EDM - 1st period
    Most Goals Against - Period5, 2/28 at NSH - 1st period
    Most Power Play Goals - Game5, 2/18 vs NSH
    Most Power Play Goals Against - Game3, 5x, 10/29 @ ANA, 12/27 at COL, 1/1 at CHI, 1/29 vs DAL and 2/2 vs STL
    Most Power Play Attempts - Game9, 1/8 vs DAL
    Most Power Play Attempts Against - Game8, 2x, 10/25 @ CHI and 10/29 @ ANA
    Most Shots On Goal - Game51, 2/10 at NSH
    Most Shots On Goal - Period28, 3/12 vs CGY - 1st period (most shots in a first period in team history, since shots on goal were kept as an official statistic)
    Most Shots Against - Game49, 1/12 at DAL
    Most Shots Against - Period23, 1/12 at DAL - 2nd period
    Fewest Shots On Goal - Game21, 2/2 vs STL
    Fewest Shots On Goal - Period2, 2x, 2/2 vs STL - 1st period and 3/12 vs CGY - 3rd period
    Fewest Shots Against - Game16, 11/28 vs CBJ
    Fewest Shots Against - Period2, 1/27 at CBJ - 3rd period
    Most PIM, both teams - game47, 3/12 vs CGY (14-DET, 33-CGY)
    Most PIM, Red Wings - game27, 2/18 vs NSH
    Fewest PIM, both teams - game6, 3/4 at COL
    Fewest PIM, Red Wings - game2, 2x, 1/10 vs BUF and 3/4 at COL

    Individual
    Most Goals - Game2, by 7 Different Players, Most Recent - Hossa 4/6 at BUF
    Most Assists - Game4, Zetterberg, 3/20 at ATL
    Most Points - Game4, 2x, Datsyuk (2-2--4) 12/18 vs SJS and Zetterberg (0-4--4) 3/20 at ATL
    Most Shots - Game9, by 2 Different Players - Zetterberg (3x) 11/13 at TB, 12/27 at COL and 4/5 vs MIN, and Franzen 3/24 at EDM
    Most PIM - Game15, by 2 Different Players, Lilja 2/2 vs STL and Hossa 2/18 vs NSH
    Most Power Play Goals - Game2, by 3 Different Players, Lidstrom 1/20 at PHX, Cleary 2/15 vs COL and Franzen 2/18 vs NSH
    Most Shorthanded Goals - Game1, by 5 Different Players, Draper 11/28 vs CBJ, Franzen 12/13 at PHX, Datsyuk 12/23 vs STL, Zetterberg, 2x, 2/25 vs SJ and 3/29 vs NSH, Kopecky 3/3 at STL
    Most Game-Winning Goals - Season8, by 2 Different Players, Franzen and Hossa
    Most OT Goals - Season1, by 3 Different Players, Hossa 10/18 vs NYR, Lidstrom 12/10 vs CGY and Franzen 3/10 vs PHX
    Most Consecutive Games With A Goal5, Hossa 2/2 - 2/10
    Most Consecutive Games With An Assist6, by 3 Different Players, Hossa (10/13 @ CAR - 10/25 @ CHI), Datsyuk (12/13 at PHX - 12/26 at NSH), Franzen (3/14 at STL - 3/24 at EDM)
    Most Consecutive Games With A Point9, by 2 Different Players, Hossa, 10/13 @ CAR - 10/30 @ SJ and Datsyuk 12/13 at PHX - 1/1 at CHI


    2008-09 WINGS AWARD NOMINEES
    The following Red Wings were recently named finalists for various NHL awards recognizing their oustanding 2008-09 seasons. The NHL Awards show takes place at the Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Hotel Las Vegas on June 18.

    Pavel Datsyuk - Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP)
    (Other finalists: Evgeni Malkin, PIT and Alexander Ovechkin, WSH)
    This marks the first time in Datsyuk's career he has been voted a Hart Trophy finalist. Datsyuk finished fourth in league scoring with 97 points, matching his career-high. He found the back of the net a career-high 32 times this season. Datsyuk ranked second among NHL players in takeaways with 89, placed third in plus-minus with a +34 rating and won 56% of the 1,135 face-offs he took in 2008-09.

    Pavel Datsyuk - Selke Trophy (Best Defensive Forward)
    (Other finalists: Mike Richards, PHI and Ryan Kesler, VAN)
    Datsyuk is a Selke finalist for the second consecutive season. He captured the award last season becoming just the fourth forward in Red Wings history to take home the trophy (Draper-2004, Yzerman-2000, Fedorov-1994/1996).

    Pavel Datsyuk - Lady Byng Trophy (Skill/Sportsmanship)
    (Other finalists: Zach Parise, NJ and Martin St. Louis, TB)
    Pavel is looking to become just the second player in league history to capture the Lady Byng Trophy in four consecutive seasons. He has taken home the award from 2006 through 2008. Hall of Fame forward Frank Boucher is the only other player to accomplish the feat from 1928-31 with the New York Rangers. Datsyuk was whislted for just 11 minor penalties totaling 22 minutes in 2008-09.

    Nicklas Lidstrom - Norris Trophy (Best Defenseman)
    (Other finalists: Zdeno Chara, BOS and Mike Green, WSH)
    Lidstrom is a Norris Trophy finalist for the 10th time in the past 11 seasons. He has captured the award six times in his career, including the past three years consecutively. Lidstrom ranked third among NHL defensemen in scoring with 59 points (16-43--59) and tied a career-high with 10 power-play goals. He led the Red Wings in average ice time per game (24:49) and finished seventh overall in plus-minus with a +31 rating, marking the 17th time in 17 NHL season he finished as a 'plus' player.

    Chris Chelios - Masterton Trophy (Perseverance, Sportsmanship and Dedication to Hockey)
    (Other finalists: Steve Sullivan, NSH and Richard Zednik, FLA)
    Chris Chelios' dedication to the game has extended his career to a length attained by few in hockey history. His 1,644 games played are the most among active players and rank fourth in League history. Chelios, Gordie Howe and Mark Messier are the only men to have played in 25 NHL seasons. At 47, he's the oldest player in the NHL. His experience and will to win have enabled him to remain a vital contributor even as his ice time has diminished in Detroit.


    FARM REPORT: GRIFFINS SKATE INTO MANITOBA FOR ROUND TWO
    The Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's American Hockey League affilitate, defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs in the first round of the 2009 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs, 4 games to 2. The Griffins will move on to face the Manitoba Moose in the second round, North Division Finals. Game One is tonight in Manitoba:
    Game 1 Fri., May 1 Grand Rapids at Manitoba, 8:30pm
    Game 2 Sat., May 2 Grand Rapids at Manitoba, 8:30pm
    Game 3 Mon., May 4 Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7:00pm
    Game 4 Wed., May 6 Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7:00pm
    *Game 5 Fri., May 8 Manitoba at Grand Rapids, 7:00pm
    *Game 6 Sun., May 10 Grand Rapids at Manitoba, 8:30pm
    *Game 7 Tue., May 12 Grand Rapids at Manitoba, 8:30pm
    *If necessary
    All times Eastern

    Grand Rapids Playoffs Statistics Leaders
    Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH Shots
    Ville Leino 6 3 10 13 5 4 2 0 15
    Darren Haydar 6 4 6 10 5 2 2 0 17
    Justin Abdelkader 6 6 2 8 4 15 1 0 28
    Brian Lashoff 6 1 3 4 0 2 1 0 8
    Darren McCarty 6 2 1 3 -3 6 0 0 11

    Player GP W L SO GAA SV%
    Jimmy Howard 6 4 2 0 2.49 .891


    INDIVIDUAL NOTES

    HEAD COACH MIKE BABCOCK
    Best Since 2003
    Since his first year as an NHL head coach in 2003, Mike Babcock has more postseason games coached, more postseason wins and a better postseason winning percentage than any other head coach in the National Hockey League. In 71 postseason games with Detroit and Anaheim, he has compiled a record of 47-24 (.662). Below is a look at the top five NHL head coaches in terms of postseason winning percentage since 2003:
    Coach Games W-L PCT
    Mike Babcock 71 47-24 (.662)
    Randy Carlyle 49 31-18 (.633)
    Michel Therrien 25 15-10 (.600)
    Lindy Ruff 34 20-14 (.588)
    Pat Burns 29 17-12 (.586)

    #5 NICKLAS LIDSTROM
  • Appearing in his 17th consecutive postseason, adding to his Red Wings franchise record for consecutive playoff appearances (old record - 15, Steve Yzerman, 1991-2006).
  • Lidstrom is the current franchise record holder with 218 postseason games played (old record - 196, Steve Yzerman).
  • Lidstrom has played more postseason games than any other European born player (218).
  • With his two points in Game 4 at CBJ, Lidstrom moved past Larry Murphy into 25th on the all-time postseason points list. Lidstrom has now posted 153 career postseason points (43-110--153).
  • Lidstrom has recorded 37 career multi-point games in the postseason.
  • Lidstrom also recently moved past former teammate Larry Murphy into 10th on the all-time postseason games played list:
    Player - Postseason GP
    1. Chris Chelios - 260
    2. Mark Messier - 236
    3. Claude Lemieux - 234
    3. Scott Stevens - 233
    5. Guy Carbonneau - 231
    6. Larry Robinson - 227
    7. Glenn Anderson - 225
    8. Bryan Trottier - 221
    9. Mike Keane - 220
    10. Nicklas Lidstrom - 218
    11. Larry Murphy - 215
    12. Ray Bourque - 214
    12. Kevin Lowe - 214
  • Lidstrom is currently 3rd all-time in postseason goals by a defenseman
    Player - Postseason Goals
    1. Paul Coffey - 59
    2. Denis Potvin - 56
    3. Nicklas Lidstrom - 43
    4. Ray Bourque - 41
    5. Al MacInnis - 39
  • Lidstrom currently sits 7th all-time in postseason assists by a defenseman. He is now on the heels of current teammate Chris Chelios and former teammate Larry Murphy:
    Player - Postseason Assists
    1. Ray Bourque - 139
    2. Paul Coffey - 137
    3. Al MacInnis - 121
    4. Larry Robinson - 116
    5. Larry Murphy - 115
    6. Chris Chelios - 113
    7. Nicklas Lidstrom - 110
    8. Denis Potvin - 108


    #11 DAN CLEARY
  • Currently riding a three-game point streak (2-3--5 during streak).
  • Recorded more points in four games of the first round vs Columbus (2-3--5) than he did in 22 games during Detroit's 2008 Stanley Cup championship run.
  • Recored a team high three points (1-2--3) and finished +3 in Game Three at CBJ.
  • One of just two Red Wings players to successfully convert a postseason penalty shot in team history. Cleary scored against Miikka Kiprusoff in Game 5 of the 2007 Western Conference Quarterfinals (4/21/07) vs Calgary. Petr Klima is the only other Red Wings player to score on a postseason penalty shot. He beat Toronto's Allan Bester on 4/9/88 at Maple Leaf Gardens. Cleary is the only Red Wings player to notch a penalty shot goal at home in Detroit during postseason play.

    #13 PAVEL DATSYUK
  • Recently nominated for the Hart Memorial Trophy (League MVP), Selke Trophy (Best Defensive Forward) and Lady Byng Trophy (Skill and Sportsmanship).
  • Has recorded 13 career multi-point games in his postseason career.
  • Pavel Datsyuk's lone career hat trick came during Game 3 of the 2008 Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Stars. Pavel beat Stars goaltender Marty Turco three times to lead the Wings to a 5-2 win at American Airlines Arena. Despite scoring two goals in a game 19 times during his career, Pavel has never recorded a regular season hat trick in the NHL.
  • Finished 4th in 2008 postseason scoring with 23 points (10-13--23 in 22 GP).
  • Finished T-4th in 2008 postseason +/- rating at +13.
  • 13th on the Red Wings all-time postseason scoring list with 56 points (22-34--56 in 86 GP).

    #18 KIRK MALTBY
  • Has played in 153 postseason games for the Red Wings, 7th most in team history and currently just one behind Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe (154).
  • One of four current Red Wings players that have won four Stanley Cup championships (1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008).

    #23 BRAD STUART
  • Led Red Wings defensemen with 11 hits in Round One vs. CBJ.
  • Third on the team with 7 bocked shots in Round One vs CBJ.

    #24 CHRIS CHELIOS
  • Recently nominated for the Masterton Trophy for perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game of hockey.
  • Appearing in his 24th career postseason, adding to his own NHL record.
  • In Chelios' 25-year NHL career, his teams have missed the playoffs just once -- the Chicago Blackhawks in 1997-98. Below is a look at the most career postseason appearances in NHL history:
    Player - Postseason Appearances
    1. Chris Chelios - 24
    2. Ray Bourque - 21
    3. Gordie Howe - 21
    3. Larry Robinson - 21
    3. Larry Murphy - 21
    3. Scott Stevens - 21
    3. Steve Yzerman - 21
  • Chelios is the NHL's all-time leader in postseason games played:
    Player - Postseason GP
    1. Chris Chelios - 260
    2. Patrick Roy - 247
    3. Claude Lemieux - 234
    3. Scott Stevens - 233
    5. Guy Carbonneau - 231
  • Chelios is the active leader in career postseason overtime games played with 54.
  • 6th all-time in career postseason assists by a defenseman (113).
  • Ranks 9th all-time in career postseason PIM (421).

    #26 JIRI HUDLER
  • Recorded his third career multi-point playoff game in Game One vs CBJ (1-1--2).

    #28 BRIAN RAFALSKI
  • Currently riding a three-game point streak (1-2--3 during streak).
  • Currently tied for 21st all-time in career postseason points by a defenseman with 77 (22-55--77).
  • Has played in 128 career postseason games with the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings (tied 39th all-time among defensemen).
  • Has recorded 17 career multi-point games in the postseason.
  • Has won three career Stanley Cup championships - New Jersey (2000, 2003) and Detroit (2008).

    #30 CHRIS OSGOOD
  • In his 11th postseason with the Detroit Red Wings which sets a new franchise record for most career postseasons by a Red Wings goaltender (Sawhuck - 10).
  • Holds the Red Wings franchise record for most postseason games played by a goaltender with 91 (Sawchuk - 84).
  • Holds the Red Wings franchise record with 56 postseason wins (Sawhuck - 47).
  • Holds the Red Wings franchise record with 13 postseason shutouts (Sawchuk - 11).
  • His 63 total postseason wins are tied for 11th all-time among goaltenders:
    Player - Postseason Wins
    7. Mike Vernon - 77
    8. Jacques Plante - 71
    9. Andy Moog - 68
    10. Dominik Hasek - 65
    11. Chris Osgood - 63
    11. Curtis Jospeh - 63
    13. Tom Barrasso - 61
  • His 14 career postseason shutouts are T-4th all-time:
    Player - Postseason Shutouts
    1. Patrick Roy - 23
    2. Martin Brodeur - 22
    3. Curtis Joseph - 16
    4. Chris Osgood - 14
    4. Ed Belfour - 14
    4. Jacques Plante - 14
    4. Dominik Hasek - 14
    7. Turk Broda - 13
  • Ranks 14th all-time in career postseason games played by a goaltender (110):
    Player - Postseason GP
    9. Dominik Hasek - 119
    9. Tom Barrasso - 119
    11. Glenn Hall - 115
    12. Ken Dryden - 112
    12. Jacques Plante - 112
    14. Chris Osgood - 110
  • Has made 2,431 career postseason saves.
  • Led NHL goaltenders in the 2008 playoffs with 14 wins (tied with M. Fleury, PIT), 1.55 GAA and 3 shutouts (tied with Fleury).
  • Finished third in 2008 playoffs with a .930 SV% (Ellis, NSH-.938, Fleury, PIT-.933)
  • Three-time Stanley Cup champion - 1997, 1998 and 2002.

    #40 HENRIK ZETTERBERG
  • Led Detroit with three goals in Round One vs CBJ.
  • Has recorded 16 career multi-point games in the playoffs, most recent - Game 3 at CBJ (2-0--2).
  • Set a new Red Wings franchise record in 2008 for most points in one postseason with 27 (13-14--27).
  • Tied for the NHL lead in 2008 with 27 postseason points (S. Crosby, PIT).
  • Set a new Red Wings playoff record with 13 goals in one postseason (tied with Franzen).
  • Won the 2008 Conn Smythe Trophy as the NHL postseason MVP.
  • Currently 14th on the all-time Red Wings postseason scoring list with 53 points (28-25--53) in 63 games played.
  • Recorded a nine-game point streak in the 2008 postseason (8-8--16, 2 GWG's during streak).
  • Tied for the NHL lead in 2008 with a postseason +/- rating of +16 (Kronwall).
  • Led all NHL players in the 2008 postseason with 116 shots on goal (Samuelsson-79, 2nd in NHL).

    #43 DARREN HELM
  • Leads Detroit centers in postseason face-off percentage (17W-13L, 56.7%).
  • Led Detroit with 17 hits in Round One vs. CBJ, including eight hits in just 9:53 in Game Four.

    #51 VALTTERI FILPPULA
  • Recorded his fourth career multi-point playoff game in Game One vs CBJ (0-2--2).

    #52 JONATHAN ERICSSON
  • Made his NHL postseason debut in Game One vs CBJ and scored his first career postseason goal. It also happened to be the eventual GWG.
  • He became the first Red Wings player to score in his NHL postseason debut since Valtteri Filppula did so on April 12, 2007 vs the Calgary Flames.

    #55 NIKLAS KRONWALL
  • Led all Red Wings defensemen with four points (1-3--4) in Round One vs. CBJ.
  • Led Detroit with nine blocked shots in Round One vs CBJ.
  • Second on Detroit averaging 22:03 in Round One vs CBJ (Lidstrom-23:38).
  • Scored his first career NHL postseason goal in Game One vs CBJ on 4/16.
  • Has recorded four career multi-pont games in the postseason.
  • Set a Red Wings franchise record in 2008 postseason by recording 15 assists during Detroit's Stanley Cup championship run.
  • Led all NHL defensemen in postseason scoring in 2008 with 15 points (0-15--15).
  • Tied for the NHL postseason lead in +/- rating in 2008 at +16 (Zetterberg).

    #81 MARIAN HOSSA
  • Currently riding a three-game point streak (2-2--4 during streak).
  • Led Detroit with 17 shots on goal in Round One vs. CBJ.
  • Led Detroit with five takeaways in Round One vs. CBJ.
  • Has recorded 21 multi-point games in his postseason career. Most Recent: Round One, Game Four vs CBJ (2-0--2).

    #93 JOHAN FRANZEN
  • Currently leads Detroit with six postseason points (2-4--6).
  • Currently riding a four-game point streak (2-4--6 during streak). Recorded at least one point in each game vs CBJ in Round One.
  • Eight of his 19 career postseason goals are game-winning goals (42.1%).
  • Recorded his seventh career multi-point playoff game (and his second of the 2009 postseason) in Round One Game Three vs CBJ (0-2--2).
  • Recorded 18 postseason points (13-5--18) in 2008 in just 16 games played.
  • Tied for NHL lead (Zetterberg) and set new franchise playoff record with 13 goals in one postseason.
  • Led the NHL postseason in 2008 and set a new franchise record with five game-winning goals.
  • Set a Red Wings franchise record in 2008 for most goals in one playoff series with 9 goals in 4 GP vs COL, Round Two.
  • Tied a Red Wings franchise record in 2008 with a five-game playoff goal streak (Howe-1949/1964 and Lindsay-1952).
  • Tied a franchise record in 2008 by recording two three-goal games in one playoff series in Round Two vs COL (Ullman-1964).

    #96 TOMAS HOLMSTROM
  • Currently riding a three-game point streak (2-2--4 during streak).
  • Took two shots on goal in Round One vs CBJ and scored on both.
  • Has recorded 12 multi-point games in the playoffs during his career. Most Recent: Round One Game Four at CBJ (1-1--2).



  • Detroit Red Wings



    Detroit Red Wings Player Game by Game
    LIDSTROMCLEARYDATSYUKMALTBYLEBDASTUARTHUDLER
    Date Opp # 5 # 11 # 13 # 18 # 22 # 23 # 26
    Apr 16
    Apr 18
    Apr 21
    Apr 23
    Vs CBJ
    Vs CBJ
    @ CBJ
    @ CBJ
    0-0 1/1 21:40
    0-2 3/1 24:04
    0-0 3/2 24:05
    1-1 3/0 24:45
    0-0 0/1 17:08
    0-1 3/1 13:42
    1-2 (W) 1/3 16:19
    1-0 5/1 18:11
    0-0 1/0 19:32
    1-0 3/0 16:50
    0-0 2/1 17:20
    0-1 3/1 16:07
    0-0 0/-1 9:02
    0-0 2/0 10:08
    0-0 0/0 9:34
    0-0 0/-1 8:56
    0-0 0/1 11:38
    0-0 1/0 16:51
    0-0 0/1 11:26
    0-0 2/-1 13:37
    0-0 2/1 23:17
    0-1 1/0 19:27
    0-0 0/0 22:25
    0-2 2/0 18:27
    1-1 3/2 14:17
    1-0 5/0 18:11
    0-0 2/0 11:56
    0-1 2/-1 14:21
    Skaters: Goals-Assists (GameWinning or GameTying) Shots / (+/-) TOI Goalies: Goals Allowed / Shots Decision Minutes Played
     
    RAFALSKISAMUELSSONZETTERBERGHELMFILPPULAERICSSONKRONVALL
    DateOpp # 28 # 37 # 40 # 43 # 51 # 52 # 55
    Apr 16
    Apr 18
    Apr 21
    Apr 23
    Vs CBJ
    Vs CBJ
    @ CBJ
    @ CBJ
    0-0 3/0 21:28
    1-0 (W) 2/1 21:41
    0-1 3/3 20:51
    0-1 1/1 23:37
    0-2 2/2 15:08
    0-0 8/0 16:18
    0-0 2/0 14:38
    0-0 2/-1 15:58
    0-1 3/0 19:20
    1-0 2/1 17:38
    2-0 4/3 20:57
    0-0 2/0 22:09
    0-0 0/0 5:56
    0-0 0/0 8:23
    0-0 0/0 7:46
    0-0 5/-2 9:53
    0-2 4/2 15:45
    0-0 0/0 16:39
    0-0 0/0 16:43
    0-1 1/1 13:49
    1-0 (W) 1/1 15:46
    0-0 2/0 17:50
    0-0 0/1 15:21
    0-0 0/0 13:15
    1-0 3/0 24:20
    0-1 1/0 17:55
    0-0 2/1 24:24
    0-2 0/0 21:36
    Skaters: Goals-Assists (GameWinning or GameTying) Shots / (+/-) TOI Goalies: Goals Allowed / Shots Decision Minutes Played
     
    HOSSAKOPECKYFRANZENHOLMSTROMCHELIOSDRAPERLILJA
    DateOpp # 81 # 82 # 93 # 96
    Apr 16
    Apr 18
    Apr 21
    Apr 23
    Vs CBJ
    Vs CBJ
    @ CBJ
    @ CBJ
    0-0 3/0 17:40
    0-1 4/0 17:00
    0-1 3/1 16:38
    2-0 7/1 15:47
    0-0 4/0 7:13
    0-0 1/0 11:37
    0-0 2/0 10:37
    0-1 0/0 9:44
    1-1 4/0 17:49
    0-1 1/1 16:06
    0-2 1/3 16:57
    1-0 (W) 5/0 20:44
    0-0 0/0 13:08
    0-1 0/0 13:42
    1-0 1/1 14:21
    1-1 1/1 17:25
    DND
    DND
    DND
    DND
    DND
    DND
    DND
    DND
    INJ
    INJ
    INJ
    INJ
    Skaters: Goals-Assists (GameWinning or GameTying) Shots / (+/-) TOI Goalies: Goals Allowed / Shots Decision Minutes Played
     
    MEECHCONKLINOSGOOD
    DateOpp # 29 # 30
    Apr 16
    Apr 18
    Apr 21
    Apr 23
    Vs CBJ
    Vs CBJ
    @ CBJ
    @ CBJ
    DND
    DND
    DND
    DND
    DNP
    DNP
    DNP
    DNP
    1-21 W 60
    0-25 W 60
    1-32 W 60
    5-32 W 60
    Skaters: Goals-Assists (GameWinning or GameTying) Shots / (+/-) TOI Goalies: Goals Allowed / Shots Decision Minutes Played