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Notes: Wings wary of Coyotes' shorthanded prowess

Detroit honors cancer survivors and families at annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- These Arizona Coyotes are not the same team that the Red Wings faced at the beginning of last season.

Last year, the Coyotes finished 21st in the NHL with 251 goals allowed and their penalty kill was 19th at 79.5 percent.

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2019 NHL Prospect Tournament returns to Traverse City

Maple Leafs to become fourth original six participant in eight-team tournament

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Holland today announced that the Red Wings will host their annual NHL Prospect Tournament at Centre ICE Arena in Traverse City, Mich., in September 2019. The Toronto Maple Leafs have been added to the eight-team pool, joining the Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and Red Wings.

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Notes: Howard and Bernier key in comebacks

Wings' de la Rose likely out Tuesday, a possibility for later in the week

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- After the second period in Carolina Saturday, Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier was probably looking for some fluids and a long nap.

At that point, Bernier had already faced 37 shots and Detroit was down, 3-1.

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Red Wings Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night set for Tuesday

Fans encouraged to wear lavender to support cancer awareness as Red Wings take on Arizona Coyotes at Little Caesars Arena

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings, through the team's Hockeytown Cares platform, have joined forces with the American Cancer Society to host the club's annual Hockey Fights Cancer Night, presented by Comerica Bank, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, when the Red Wings square off against the Arizona Coyotes at 7:30 p.m. at the award-winning Little Caesars Arena (FOX Sports Detroit & 97.1 The Ticket). Red Wings fans attending Tuesday's game are encouraged to wear lavender to help support cancer awareness.

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Trending: Wings make franchise history with another comeback win

Mantha nets two goals in the third; Bernier has career high 49 saves

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

RALEIGH -- The Red Wings are starting to make these comebacks from two-goal deficits a habit.

In the last two games against the Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers, the Wings rallied from 2-0 deficits to win in a shootout and overtime, respectively.

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Notes: Wings know what to expect from Hurricanes

Megan replaces the injured de la Rose in Detroit's lineup

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

RALEIGH -- The Red Wings do not have very fond memories of the last time they faced the Carolina Hurricanes.

In that game, a 3-1 Detroit loss Oct. 22 at Little Caesars Arena, the Hurricanes outshot the Wings, 39-21.

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Trending: Red Wings defeat Rangers 3-2 in overtime

Detroit fights back from another two-goal deficit to win for the fifth time in six games

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT -- For the second consecutive game, the Red Wings found themselves down two goals and for the second consecutive game, they kept their wits about them, mounting another rousing comeback to beat the New York Rangers, 3-2, in overtime Friday night at Little Caesars Arena.

It was the Red Wings' fifth victory in their last six games.

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Notes: Howard and Lundqvist usually the stars when Wings play Rangers

Athanasiou and Nielsen set to return after missing last four games

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- In the last several years, if you come to see a game involving the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers, two Original Six franchises, you know it will come down to goaltending.

When Jimmy Howard faces the Rangers, he's turned in some of the most impressive performances of his career and it's been similar with Henrik Lundqvist against the Wings.

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Notes: Wings pleased with early returns from special teams

Larkin practices, plans to play Friday; Blashill believes Athanasiou and Nielsen will also play

by Dana Wakiji and Arthur J. Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT -- It's just 15 games into the season but so far, the Red Wings are pleased with their special teams.

The power play is currently ninth in the league at 26.1 percent while the penalty kill is 10th at 82.1 percent.

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Up next: New York Rangers

Designed rebuild so far, so good as the Blueshirts remain competitive

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT -- It was an astonishing proclamation when the Rangers sent out a letter to their fan base last February, notifying them the organization was committed to retooling its roster with "young, competitive players that combine speed, skill and character."

Essentially, the Rangers, the Red Wings' next opponent, Friday at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 p.m. face-off), were admitting despite making the playoffs in 10 of the past 12 seasons and reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2014, the road to the Stanley Cup needed to be rebuilt.

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