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  • Detroit Red Wings Clips April 25, 2015

    Detroit Red Wings PAGE 2 Tigers show support for Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena PAGE 4 Seidel: Mistakes will be Red Wings' downfall PAGE 6 Red Wings' Glendening (hand) is good to go for Game 5 PAGE 8 International reaction: Red Wings blew it, so now what? PAGE 10 Wings shutting down Lightning's stars, except Johnson PAGE 11 St. James: Red Wings seek wisp of hope in tough loss PAGE 13 Jamie: History tells us Red Wings series far from over PAGE 16 Krupa: Wings must forget Game 4, press on PAGE 18 Wings like their position despite Game 4 loss PAGE 20 Tigers take in Wings game, 'squid' tossing PAGE 21 Wings' 'workhorse' Glendening OK'd to play Saturday PAGE 23 Foster: Ciccarelli experiences highs, lows with Wings PAGE 24 Task of slowing down Tyler Johnson's line likely to fall on Red Wings'

    Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm PAGE 26 Red Wings need to put devastating loss behind and focus on playing good

    road game in Tampa Bay PAGE 28 Detroit Red Wings' Luke Glendening will play in Game 5 against Tampa

    Bay PAGE 29 Mass excavation begins for Detroit Red Wings arena project PAGE 31 Red Wings reassign forward Teemu Pulkkinen to Grand Rapids Griffins for AHL playoffs PAGE 32 Red Wings make three late defensive mistakes to give Tampa Bay new

    life with overtime win PAGE 34 Red Wings hope to build off ‘best game' despite losing it PAGE 36 Luke Glendening good to go for Game 5 PAGE 38 Gave: Red Wings' matchups get more challenging as series shifts to

    Tampa Bay PAGE 40 Notes: Wings' prospect Larkin to decide future after World Championships PAGE 42 Wings assign Pulkkinen to Grand Rapids PAGE 43 IN THE D: Red Wings Rookie Ferraro Makes Strong Debut in Playoffs PAGE 45 Wings-Lightning Game 5 face-off Saturday at 6 p.m. on FSD PAGE 46 Thursday's best: Johnson produces late goals for Lightning PAGE 48 YAHOO SPORTS / Red Wings' secret weapon 'in a real groove' against

    the Lightning PAGE 51 Bob Duff: Are Red Wings confident or delusional?

  • Tigers show support for Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena By Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press 10:23 p.m. EDT April 24, 2015 Brad Ausmus left. The cameras at Joe Louis Arena didn't catch him during the game Thursday night, and he didn't want them to. They spotted J.D. Martinez, Miguel Cabrera, Jose Iglesias and Justin Verlander — all in attendance to root for the Red Wings. Like most Wings fans, he thought the team was in good shape with 7 minutes left, so he and the coaches he brought with him headed to the exits before Tampa Bay rallied for three to win in overtime. "Don't blame it on me, because I wasn't the only one leaving,''Ausmus said jokingly. "Wally Joyner texted me and told me it was 2-1. Then a few minute later he texted me saying it was 2-2. It must have happened pretty quickly because I was going to watch overtime at home, but it was already over.'' It was Iglesias' first hockey game, and the 25-year-old Cuban was thrilled. "It was fun; it was the first time in my life I had been to a hockey game," he said. "The fans were unbelievable. It was different. I don't really understand the game, but we had a good time." He learned from the media about what the octopus meant and whether it was safe to throw one onto the ice or not. Iglesias talked to the media about his first experiences with baseball and his fielding prowess. "I started when I was about 5 years old when I started taking ground balls," he said. "My dad was my first coach. It was fun. Still remember it. "Repetition, over and over, is what gets you good at it. Obviously, you have to have a good coach to teach you who is hitting, speed, where to play. It's those little things that help you be a better defender." ■Ned's problem: "Ausmus has paid little attention to the battling Royals, specifically the antics of pitcher Yordano Ventura, who has been tossed twice because of confrontations with Oakland and the Chicago White Sox, and left two other games because of injury. There had been 25 suspensions before Friday night's games, and nine have involved Royals players. Thursday night, the Royals got into a huge scuffle with the White Sox led by — who else? — Ventura. The Tigers head to Kansas City on Friday for a big series.


  • "I saw what happened between Chicago and Kansas City," Ausmus said. "I don't know specifics, I know the conjecture of why things are happening, but I don't know the specifics. It's not my concern. It's (manager) Ned Yost's concern." ■Honoring Negro League players: At 11:45 a.m. today, the Tigers will have a question- and-answer session with former Negro League players in the Big Cat room. Pistons public-address announcer John Mason will host the session. Louis Manley, president of the Michigan Chapter of Negro League Players, will participate in a roundtable discussion. Eight former Negro League players are scheduled to be recognized during a pregame ceremony: Melvin Duncan, Eugene Scruggs, Bill Hill, Charlie Davis, Walt Owens, Pedro Sierra, Ron Teasley and Jake Sanders. The first pitch will be thrown out by Charise Key, a Comerica Bank representative, and Duncan. ■Verlander, Rondon updates: There's no change in Justin Verlander's right triceps strain. As far as Bruce Rondon, the young reliever threw 20 fastballs Thursday. "Today he's just playing catch, spinning a couple of breaking balls," Ausmus said. ■Quite the thrill: Before the game, Birmingham Brother Rice outfielder Nick Plummer met and stood with David Price, Lou Whitaker, Jake Wood, Willie Horton, Rajai Davis, Rod Allen and Dave Clark in a pregame ceremony. Detroit Free Press LOADED: 04.25.2015


  • Seidel: Mistakes will be Red Wings' downfall By Jeff Seidel, 6:08 p.m. EDT April 24, 2015 Red Wings coach Mike Babcock rarely talks to his team right after a game. But this was different. Late Thursday night, Babcock addressed the Wings after they were stunned in overtime by Tampa Bay, 3-2. Because it was so heart-breaking to watch a two-goal lead evaporate in a matter of minutes. Because it was so draining and maddening. Because the Wings lost more than a game. They lost a chance to go up 3-1 in this best- of-seven series. So as the players were still trying to figure out what happened at the end of this gut punch — "I have no idea," said Luke Glendening, who didn't see any of it because he was out with a hand injury — Babcock wanted to make sure that there would be no emotional hangover when the Wings play the Lightning Saturday in Tampa. "I talked to them just about that," Babcock said. "I really believe a couple things in life. I believe if you think you can, you can." That might be true in a Little Engine that Could kind of world — unless, you know, you screw up and that train jumps off the tracks. And if we have learned anything in this series, it is this: When the Wings make mistakes, they have no chance. Oh, and one other thing, there is no such thing as momentum. The Wings stole Game1 thanks to the outstanding play of goalie Petr Mrazek. The Lightning bounced back to win Game 2 thanks to several mistakes by the Wings. The Wings played outstanding, limited their mistakes and won Game 3. And then, the Lightning came out of nowhere to win Game 4 after it looked like it was all but won by the Wings. So we are back at even, 2-2. "Here it is, it's the best of three," Babcock said. "Let's get up and get regrouped and get on with it." Only there is a massive problem. The Wings made all kinds of mistakes during crunch time in Game 4, and that has been the fatal flaw of this team.


  • All three of Tampa Bay's goals came off Wings' mistakes, causing an unbelievable collapse. Albom: Wings snatched defeat from jaws of victory in Game 4 "We turned it over on the four-on-four and then we didn't sort it out coming back into our zone," Babcock said. "And they shot it into the net. The next one, it was an o-zone face- off loss. We're supposed to split and pinch. We didn't pinch and we didn't sort it out coming back into our zone. The last one, we turned it over and we dove in. When you think about it right there, for as well as we played, those are three crucial mistakes in a short period of time." You starting to recognize a theme here? "They're all on us," Babcock said. "They're our responsibility. It's not something they did. It's something we did." Can the Wings still win this series? Yes. The Wings have already proved that they can win in Amalie Arena, a place where the Lightning have been so dominant. Mrazek has proved that he can steal a game on the road. The Wings have proved that they can shut down Tampa Bay's high-scoring attack. They have the formula. Will they win this series? It doesn't seem likely after this failure. It's hard to imagine they will win again in Tampa. Not as long as they keep making mistakes. So Babcock will cling to his mantra: If you think you can, you will. Which is entirely understandable. But at some point, as the mistakes pile up, over and over, you have to come to a different realization: You are who you are. Detroit Free Press LOADED: 04.25.2015


  • Red Wings' Glendening (hand) is good to go for Game 5 By Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press 2:11 p.m. EDT April 24, 2015 Luke Glendening insisted numerous times that his injury was no big deal. That was good news for the Detroit Red Wings, as losing their fourth-line center would have been a big deal. General manager Ken Holland backed up Glendening's diagnosis today, telling the Free Press that Glendening "will play in Game 5" on Saturday, when the Wings take on the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena in the tied