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Tale of the Tape: Red Wings visit Penguins

Wednesday, 04.09.2014 / 3:00 AM / Tale of the Tape

By John Kreiser - NHL.com Columnist

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Tale of the Tape: Red Wings visit Penguins
Wednesday Night Rivalry: Tale of the Tape: Detroit Red Wings visit Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Detroit Red Wings make their only regular-season visit to Consol Energy Center when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in this week's Wednesday Night Rivalry game (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN2). But it's not impossible that the Red Wings could be back next week for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Pittsburgh has locked up the Metropolitan Division title and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Penguins' first-round opponent will be the first wild-card finisher, a position Detroit holds entering the game. The Red Wings begin the night with 90 points, one more than the Columbus Blue Jackets.

STL CHI
38-27-14 (4th, Atlantic) 2013-14 Record 50-24-5 (1st, Metropolitan)
2773-2327-815-106 All-Time Record 1593-1566-383-91
63-59-16-3 Head-to-Head Regular-Season Record 62-61-16-2
1-0-0
Streak vs. Opponent
1-0-1
1-0-0 @ Pittsburgh Home/Road Streak vs. Opponent
0-1-0 vs. Red Wings
11 Stanley Cup Championships 3
48 Hall of Fame members
10
Gordie Howe Most Famous Alumnus
Mario Lemieux
9
Hart Trophy Winners
6
61 Postseason Appearances
29
Paul Coffey (1993-96) Best Player in Common
Paul Coffey (1987-92)

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