Get Off to a Good Start - These aternoon games are tough on teams travelling back through different time zones. The team coming back usually tend sto start slow. The Wings need to focus and be ready to play from the opening face off.
Be Aware of the Long Bomb Pass - St. Louis has been successful with this strategy against Detroit this season, especially in the season opener. The Wings' defensemen have to be conscious of this play throughout the game.Be Strong on the Power Play
- The Blues have been very good on the penalty kill against Detroit this year. The Wings have to get shots to the net, get rebounds, and crowd the front of the goal.