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Rested Wings Aim for Fast Start

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

After having a four day lay off, the Red Wings play host to the Blackhawks on their lone trip to The Joe this year.

“It was obviously nice having some days off to rest and relax but once the puck drops we gotta be ready to play. That's gonna be tough but just gotta focus a little more during warm-ups and get prepared.” Center Riley Sheahan said. “The thing we've been struggling with is coming out slow and having to come from behind."

Detroit hopes to see Pavel Datsyuk back in the line up as he was out the past two games with a sore groin. Datsyuk should help keep the power play on track as Detroit has scored multiple power play goals in the past three games.

Last season, the two clubs split their season series, with the Red Wings winning at home in a shootout and Chicago winning in regulation at the United Center.

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