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by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

Kronwall

“We have to look after our own business. That's the main focus for us, regardless of what they do. As long as we play our game and play hard for 60 minutes we'll be OK.”
- Niklas Kronwall told Ansar Khan


Jimmy Howard gets the nod in net tonight.

Howard
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Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff will be between the pipes for the Flames.

Kyle Quincey will be back in the lineup tonight after being a healthy scratch last game.

Quincey

Colaiacovo

Carlo Colaiacovo will be a healthy scratch.


Mikael Samuelsson skated alone after practice today.

Samuelsson

Tootoo

Jordin Tootoo will join Colaiacovo in the press box as a healthy scratch.


Patrick Eaves is back in the lineup.

Eaves

Helm

Darren Helm didn't go with the Wings on the trip; the team didn't want to aggravate his back. He is skating in Detroit.


A couple members of the Wings brass weighed in on Johan Franzen heating up down the stretch.

Franzen

Babcock

“I think Mule's been good. We played him at center, we played him at wing, changed lines. I thought him and (Valtteri Filppula) in Chicago, with (Daniel Cleary), were our best line.”
- Mike Babcock told Khan


“(Mule) has been important for us, scoring some key goals down the stretch and everybody knows how he plays in the playoffs.”
- Valtteri Filppula told Khan

Filppula
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