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Wings go for weekend sweep against Tampa

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)

After a big road win last night in Toronto, Detroit starts a three-game homestand tonight before finishing with four of five on the road. The Red Wings have more road wins (19) than home wins (15).

"This is the playoffs for us, we know what situation we're in," defenseman Jakub Kindl told "We've just got to do the little things. We've got to compete; we can't turn the puck over, just have to play a simple game."

Goalie Jonas Gustavsson will start for the first time since March 7, the third time since Feb. 3. Prior to Saturday, Jimmy Howard had lost three in a row after winning four of five.

"I thought our goaltender was good; he made some huge saves," Mike Babcock said. "It's important he gets a game off tomorrow and [Jonas] comes in just to give him a breather."

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