TRAVERSE CITY — Wings coach Mike Babcock liked the pace of the scrimmage and the play of Jimmy Howard and Chris Osgood, but didn’t like one thing. “There were some turnovers in the end I didn’t like,” he said.
That biggest turnover was by Jonathan Ericsson, who coughed up the puck in front of his net and it led to a goal by Helm.
** Kris Draper will test his injured groin today at Joe Louis Arena.
** The Red team beat the White team, 5-3. The Red got goals from Smith, Owens, Jamie Tardiff, Henrik Zetterberg and Darren Helm. Chris Osgood made 14 saves and Thomas McCollum stopped four shots.
The White got goals from Jan Mursak, Dan Cleary and Jakub Kindl. Jimmy Howard made 10 saves and Joey MacDonald stopped 14 shots.
** The Wings open the preseason tonight in Pittsburgh. Here’s the lineup they’re bringing: Forwards – Johan Franzen-Valtteri Filppula-Todd Bertuzzi; Jiri Hudler-Mike Modano-Dan Cleary; Mattias Ritola-Darren Helm-Patrick Eaves; Drew Miller-Justin Abdelkader-Aaron Downey. Defensemen — Brad Stuart-Jakub Kindl; Jonathan Ericsson-Ruslan Salei; Derek Meech-Brian Lashoff. Goalies — Chris Osgood, Thomas McCollum.