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Trending: Ovechkin gets overtime winner to defeat Wings

Tomas Tatar nets two goals in loss

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings aren't playing poorly but they're not getting the results they want and need.

The Wings allowed a game-tying power-play goal with 1:01 left in the third and then an Alex Ovechkin power-play goal at 1:56 of overtime as they fell to the Washington Capitals, 4-3, Friday night at Little Caesars Arena.

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Trending: Wings fight back but can't overcome Leafs' offense

Jonathan Ericsson and Tomas Tatar score their first goals of the season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TORONTO - The Red Wings started out fine but it was the Maple Leafs who were finding the back of the net.

Nazem Kadri beat Jimmy Howard at 5:56 of the first on Toronto's first shot of the game and Zach Hyman followed that with a goal at 6:39 on the Leafs' second shot.

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Trending: Lightning get better of Wings due to special teams

Justin Abdelkader gets first penalty shot goal at Little Caesars Arena

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings got the start they wanted but in the end, the Tampa Bay Lightning prevailed.

Nikita Kucherov, who has scored in every game this season, had two goals, one on the power play, and Tyler Johnson one, a shorthanded tally, as the Lightning won the special teams battle for a 3-2 victory at Little Caesars Arena Monday night.

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Notes: Wings mostly pleased but still looking to get better

Team's penalty kill currently third in the league behind Ottawa and Los Angeles

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - So far, so good but there is still plenty of work to be done.

That is the general assessment of the Red Wings, who are 4-1-0 after the first 10 days of regular-season play.

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Chara Leads the Way in Win Over Coyotes

B's Captain takes control to end two-game skid

by Eric Russo @NHLBruins / BostonBruins.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. - David Pastrnak found out the hard way that Zdeno Chara was going to be a force to be reckoned with on Saturday night.

With the Bruins trailing by a goal late in the first period, Pastrnak parked himself at the top of the crease. When a sizzling Chara one-timer came buzzing toward the net, there was little time for the winger to avoid it.

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Trending: Zetterberg leads the way for second win in two nights

Red Wings hand Golden Knights their first loss of the season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

LAS VEGAS - The Red Wings knew that Friday night's game would be a challenge and not just because they were playing the second game of a back-to-back.

The Wings also knew that the 3-0 Vegas Golden Knights are coached by former Wings forward Gerard Gallant, who made the Florida Panthers into a contender.

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Fantasy picks: Tap into Maple Leafs offense against Devils

Kadri-Komarov stack, Gardiner among Oct. 11 DFS targets at home

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

All season long, NHL.com's fantasy staff will provide daily picks for DraftKings NHL contests. This article includes expensive and value plays and can be used as a basis for your roster decision-making.

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Notes: Luke Witkowski gets first chance with Wings

Senators will be without captain Erik Karlsson for second straight game

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

OTTAWA - The Red Wings will have a slightly different look tonight in Ottawa than they did on opening night at Little Caesars Arena.

Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Luke Witkowski will play against the Senators, taking David Booth's spot on the fourth line with Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening.

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Notes: Past and present Wings ready to celebrate Little Caesars Arena

Current players and alumni will walk the red carpet before the first regular season game against the Wild

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - There have been concerts and preseason hockey and basketball games here but now it is time for the Red Wings' regular season to kick off at Little Caesars Arena.

"I think we'll all be excited," Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "The one message I always have to guys when you play in events like this, and this is more than just a game, you got to focus on what your job is 100 percent, but let's enjoy the moment as well. For me, life's about moments, let's make sure we enjoy it and then focus on our job."

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Blackhawks place Hossa on long term injured reserve

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have placed forward Marian Hossa on long term injured reserve.

The Blackhawks begin the 2017-18 regular season at the United Center on Thursday against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m. That game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago, streamed live online at NBCSportsChicago.com (NBCSportsChicago.com/BlackhawksStream) and the NBC Sports app, and heard on WGN Radio.

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