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Despite a crushing 3-2 OT loss on Wednesday that put the Wings on the brink of elimination, the banged up boys in red feel confident going into tonight's must-win Game 6.
"There should be no panic whatsoever in our room," goaltender Jimmy Howard told the media on Thursday. "We've been in this situation before and gotten through. We've just got to go into this game with the same mental attitude that we had the last week and good things will happen for us."
Tonight, Detroit will gladly welcome Justin Abdelkader and his physical presence back into the lineup after serving his two-game suspension. While the team is obviously better with Abby in it, they'll no doubt need to compete the full sixty minutes in effort to send this series back to Anaheim for a Game 7.
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