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Trending: Wings rally in OT on DeKeyser's game-winner

Frans Nielsen gets assist on emotional night against former team; Mike Green scores twice

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - The Red Wings could have been demoralized but instead they were determined.

One night after a miserable loss in Pittsburgh, the Wings overcame the New York Islanders' comebacks for a 4-3 overtime victory.

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Notes: Nielsen faces former team for the first time

Forward spent first 10 years with Islanders; Howard, Marchenko, Athanasiou making progress

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - It's already been a strange day for Frans Nielsen.

Nielsen spent the first 10 years of his career with the New York Islanders and now he's on the opposing side.

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Trending: Wings start well but Penguins fight back

Frans Nielsen scores goal for sixth point in last five games

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

PITTSBURGH - The Red Wings had a nice start, taking a 2-0 lead and then a 3-1 lead into the third period in Pittsburgh.

But the Penguins aren't the Stanley Cup champions for no reason and they forced the issue and the play, scoring four unanswered goals in the third for a 5-3 victory.

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Notes: Coreau gets first NHL start against Penguins

Niklas Kronwall does not skate but expected to play; Tomas Jurco gets more opportunity

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

PITTSBURGH - All competitive athletes want to test themselves against the best.

Goaltender Jared Coreau gets that chance tonight as he will make his first regular-season NHL start against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the reigning Stanley Cup champions.

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Abdelkader joins long list of Wings' wounded players

Forward expected to miss 2-4 weeks with slight MCL sprain

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Ideally, when you're facing one of the top teams in the league, you'd like to have all hands on deck.

However, that just won't be the case for the Detroit Red Wings when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins (14-7-3, 9-2-1 at home) Saturday night at PPG Paints Arena.

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Abdelkader once again presents Red Wings For Reading

Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader teams up with MESP for the fourth year of the Red Wings for Reading program

by Josh Berenter @JBerenter / DetroitRedWings.com

Once again this season, Red Wings alternate captain Justin Abdelkader has teamed up with Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) to present the Red Wings for Reading program, which encourages Michigan elementary school students to read for fun outside the classroom.

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Travel packages available for NHL Centennial Classic

Red Wings and PrimeSport team up to offer fans exclusive travel packages for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ in Toronto

by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings and partner PrimeSport have announced exclusive travel packages for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ set to take place outdoors on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017 at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, as Detroit squares off in an Original Six™ matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

PrimeSport, the Official Fan Travel & Hospitality Package Partner of the NHL, is offering Red Wings fans an opportunity to purchase official NHL hospitality and travel packages for both the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic™ and the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic™ Alumni Game. Packages include game tickets, hotel accommodations, official souvenirs, welcome receptions, tailgates and more.

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Trending: Wings lose another player in overtime loss

Coach Jeff Blashill doesn't think Justin Abdelkader will be out long

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The good news is the Red Wings got a point for the fifth straight game.

However, they were not pleased with their overall game after the 2-1 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers, their Atlantic Division rival.

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Notes: Panthers problematic for Wings recently

Jaromir Jagr, 44, has six points in last six games; Tomas Tatar celebrates birthday

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings have not had much luck against the Florida Panthers of late.

Although their all-time record against the Panthers is 19-8-5-6, the Panthers are 6-1-1 in the last eight between the teams and 2-0 this season.

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Notes: Wings forward lines settling into groove

Alexey Marchenko skates with team; Andreas Athanasiou progressing on his own

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Although the Red Wings have been dealing with some injuries of late, they seem to have found forward lines that are clicking.

Wings coach Jeff Blashill has captain Henrik Zetterberg centering Tomas Tatar and Anthony Mantha; Frans Nielsen is skating with Luke Glendening and Justin Abdelkader, Dylan Larkin is in the middle of Thomas Vanek and Gustav Nyquist; and Riley Sheahan is centering Steve Ott and Tomas Jurco.

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