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Detroit Looks to Sweep The Leafs

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Graig Abel/Getty)

The Red Wings won the first game of their home-and-home series against their Original Six rival the Toronto Maple Leafs last night at The Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Captain Henrik Zetterberg rebounded from a lackluster game against Boston, by having a hand in each of the Red Wings four goals scored.

"(Zetterberg) is the leader of our team and we expect him to be good. When he's not, we expect him to respond, and he did tonight” Coach Mike Babcock was proud of his Captain’s valiant effort after last night’s 4-1 victory over The Leafs.

“It’s a lot of fun. He’s a pretty good player, he was fantastic today” Gustav Nyquist shared the same sentiments about Zetterberg and its no wonder The Goose is having a good time; Nyquist has scored a goal in every game so far this season.

Zetterberg’s first two set-ups were beauties to Johan Franzen who left the game early with a lower-body spasm; Franzen, however, said he hoped to get back in action tonight as the Red Wings look to sweep up The Leafs in Detroit.

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You can watch tonight's 7:00 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

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