-- Fans won't want to miss any of the Game 5 action (if necessary) this Saturday when the Red Wings take on the Calgary Flames in a best-of-seven Round 1 series at Joe Louis Arena. And they certainly won't want to miss the incredible pre-game show, staring the American Acrobats
from Redlands, Calif.
The pre-game sound and light show will begin at 2 p.m., featuring music videos, special blower props and moving lights on the ice. The aerial acts will also showcase Little Caesars hockey players decked out in Red Wings' flair. Flag-bearers and Master Blasters (T-shirt cannons) will add to the show.
Lights inside Joe Louis Arena will lower to showcase a special music, sound and light show at 3 p.m. when the "Join the Red Wave" video will be shown in the video wall over center ice. Motion video and lights projected onto the ice will complete the show.
For more photos of the playoff pre-game show visit the Wings Photo Gallery
.Coca-Cola Red Wings Red Zone:
At each Red Wings home game, one special section will be designated the "Red Zone". If you didn't "Join The Red Wave" before coming to the game, we will help you get decked out in Red Wings gear. Everyone sitting in this section will receive free Red Wings items. Fans are asked to wear these items and "Join the Red Wave" in the arena. Red Wings In-Arena Patrol:
At every home game, Red Wings staff will be on the look out for you -- if you're not wearing red, you soon will be. The Patrol will circulate inside and outside Joe Louis Arena looking for people who need a little red. So watch for them! Face Painting and Sign-Making Stations:
We will set up stations inside and outside Joe Louis Arena and at the Hockeytown Cafe for fans to paint their faces prior to home games. All supplies are provided.
WINGS ON WKRK 97.1 FM
Game 2 of the first round will be carried live on WKRK 97.1 FM. The remaining local broadcast schedule is as follows:
- Game 3 , Tue, Apr 17, 10 p.m., FSN Detroit, WKRK (joined in progress on WXYT 1270 AM)
- Game 4, Thu, Apr 19, 9:30 p.m., FSN Detroit, WKRK, WXYT
- Game 5, Sat, Apr 21, 3 p.m., NBC, WKRK (joined in progress on WXYT)
- Game 6, Sun, Apr 22, TBA, FSN Detroit, WKRK, WXYT
- Game 7, Tue, Apr 24, TBA, FSN Detroit, WKRK, WXYT
A limited number of tickets for Detroit Red Wings games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena are currently on sale. Fans can purchase tickets at all TicketMaster retail locations, the Joe Louis Arena Box Office, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, Hockeytown Café, by phone at 248-645-6666 or online at DetroitRedWings.com. For game-day ticket releases, call the Red Wings season ticket department on game-day at 313-396-7575.