Detroit Red Wings On the Mend, Second Half Starts with Familiar Faces Returning

January 31st, 2011 by Chris Minniti Leave a reply »
The NHL All-Star Game has come and gone, and Nick Lidstrom showed us once again that he is brilliant by picking the correct players to play for him and get a win.

Lidstrom scored his first NHL hat trick earlier this year, and the win over the weekend has solidified him as an NHL best, winning the first all-star game that dealt with a player draft.

The resume just keeps getting thicker.

But now that the fun and games is over with, back to the task at hand.

The Detroit Red Wings open the second part of their NHL schedule in a far too familiar place, on the road.

After playing seven of the 11 January games on the road, Detroit gets ready to play eight of their next 14 games away from the Joe Louis Arena.

That's not too bad, but the bigger news is that they will be ready to welcome back three players they have missed dearly back.

After being injured January 14 in an overtime loss to the Columbus Blue jackets, 3-2, Tomas Holmstrom should be back some time this week, most likely Friday, against those same Blue Jackets. 

Detroit only played five games so far in Holmers absence an ...

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