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Red Wings look to continue hot start tonight in Philly

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty)

The Red Wings aim to put an end to their troubles in the City of Brotherly Love, where they haven't won a game since 1997, the year in which Detroit topped the Flyers in the Stanley Cup Final. Coach Mike Babcock said on Friday that the Wings haven't won since "Christ was a kid," so they'll look to change that tonight.

Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will make his second start of the season Saturday. Monster stopped all 30 shots in a 1-0 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Oct. 18. "It's going to be a new challenge," Gustavsson said Friday. "I put that [first win] behind me and I'm going to go out there and do my best. … It's always good to get the games in; that's when you learn, gain experience. You try to take advantage of the practices, too." Tonight, Monster will look to keep the ball rolling on his hot start at Wells Fargo Center.

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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 or AM1270.

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