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This is the first of three games between the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers. The next two will be played at Joe Louis Arena. The Rangers swept the three-game set with Detroit last season and shut out the Red Wings twice.
Detroit dropped a 3-1 decision at the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. The Red Wings were outshot 16-2 in the first period but picked up their game over the final 40 minutes and tied it early in the third period on a goal by Henrik Zetterberg. But the Senators' Patrick Wiercioch scored with 5:23 remaining to put Ottawa ahead to stay.
"We didn't spend any time in their end. They were just in our end. Eventually it gets tiring, when you see that," Zetterberg said. "They were really wearing on our D in the first period and that showed in the third."
Nonetheless, the Red Wings are poised to bounce back tonight looking to avoid a winless road trip with Gustavsson in net, who is 1-1-0 with a 1.45 GAA and .935 save percentage in two starts this season.
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You can watch tonight's 8:00 PM matchup on NBCSN, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.