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Notes: Larkin's ice time soars

Young center logs 24:33 against Lightning, most ice time of his career

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT-Whenever Dylan Larkin's name is brought up to anyone that has been associated with him during his days as a hockey player, three words are always mentioned: desire, drive and determination.

Larkin has always been characterized as an individual with laser focus and a near supernatural work ethic, which makes him a cut above most players he competes against.

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Trending: Lightning get better of Wings due to special teams

Justin Abdelkader gets first penalty shot goal at Little Caesars Arena

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings got the start they wanted but in the end, the Tampa Bay Lightning prevailed.

Nikita Kucherov, who has scored in every game this season, had two goals, one on the power play, and Tyler Johnson one, a shorthanded tally, as the Lightning won the special teams battle for a 3-2 victory at Little Caesars Arena Monday night.

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Oakland U. explores possibility of Division I hockey

Golden Grizzles would add men's and women's programs to the ranks of Division I

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Michigan has seven universities competing at the Division I level in men's ice hockey and zero women's programs, but that soon may change.

Monday at Little Caesars Arena, officials from Oakland University, the NHL, the NHLPA, and the Red Wings announced Oakland is the second university in the U.S. to be evaluated for the possibility of adding NCAA Division I hockey to their men's and women's varsity sports programs.

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Oakland University to receive funding for NCAA feasibility study

by NHL.com / NHL.com

DETROIT (Oct. 16, 2017) - The National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players' Association and Detroit Red Wings announced today that Oakland University will be the second U.S. collegiate institution to be evaluated for the possible addition of NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey programs. In June, the University of Illinois was the first of five schools announced to take part in the NCAA Feasibility Study.

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Notes: 4-1 Wings expect tough game from 4-1 Lightning

Mantha working to establish himself as elite NHL forward

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - It's time to renew the rivalry.

The 4-1 Red Wings welcome the 4-1 Tampa Bay Lightning to Little Caesars Arena tonight and expect to have their hands full, like always.

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Notes: Wings mostly pleased but still looking to get better

Team's penalty kill currently third in the league behind Ottawa and Los Angeles

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - So far, so good but there is still plenty of work to be done.

That is the general assessment of the Red Wings, who are 4-1-0 after the first 10 days of regular-season play.

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Trending: Zetterberg leads the way for second win in two nights

Red Wings hand Golden Knights their first loss of the season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

LAS VEGAS - The Red Wings knew that Friday night's game would be a challenge and not just because they were playing the second game of a back-to-back.

The Wings also knew that the 3-0 Vegas Golden Knights are coached by former Wings forward Gerard Gallant, who made the Florida Panthers into a contender.

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Notes: Wings praise Ericsson's contributions

Kronwall expects to play while DeKeyser misses second straight game

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

LAS VEGAS - There is something special about a player who can go from being the last pick in the draft to a solid NHL contributor.

Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was Detroit's ninth-round pick, 291st overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

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Trending: Howard holds off Coyotes until Wings get their bearings

Luke Glendening gets game-winning, shorthanded goal late in third

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

GLENDALE - The Red Wings were expecting a highly motivated Arizona Coyotes team and that's exactly what they got.

Like the Dallas Stars Tuesday, the Coyotes came into Thursday's game at Gila River Arena seeking their first win of the season after starting 0-2-1.

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Notes: Kronwall returns to lineup while DeKeyser out due to injury

Defense pairs change because of that and forward lines get a little change

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

GLENDALE - One returns while another sits out for the Red Wings.

Veteran defenseman Niklas Kronwall is ready to return after missing the first three games of the season with a tweaked groin while Danny DeKeyser is out.

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