n The Wings are just four wins away from tying the 1929-30 Boston Bruins and 1975-76 Philadelphia Flyers for longest home winning streak at 20 games.
n Detroit is 5-0 in shootouts this season. Prior to this season the Wings were 27-33 in the shootout, which was implemented in the 2005-06 season.
n The Wings are 12-0-1 this season at home and 17-5-1 overall when a defenseman scores. Niklas Kronwall and Nicklas Lidstrom scored the lone regulation goals for Detroit, give the blue liners a league-leading 32 goals this season. It was the seventh multi-goal game of the season for the defensemen.
- Helm able to find a bit of humor with his latest setback keeping him off the ice
- Legwand leaped at ‘once in a lifetime chance’ to join Red Wings; Pulkkinen recalled as insurance
- Lidstrom went from thinking he would not make the team to having his number retired alongside Red Wing greats
- Quote of the day … Wings coach Mike Babcock
- Decision to join Wings for chase to make playoffs an easy one for Legwand
- Holland felt time was right to make a move to sure up center position
- Mike and Marian Ilitch won’t be able to attend Lidstrom ceremony
- Loss of Datsyuk for three weeks made move to add a top center, Legwand, necessary
- Wings add Legwand, a much needed center, at deadline
- Legwand now a Detroit Red Wing