Jordan Staal's big night signals the return to his rookie form from his sophomore slump.
Chris Chelios said he wants to keep playing as long as it's fun and as long as he feels able to contribute.
If the Red Wings can't stave off elimination Monday night the team will begin an uncertain summer.
The Red Wings' marquee players need to summon efforts that match their experience and talent.
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Now is the time for every player to prove himself, but some prominent names have a little more to prove.
Almost every playoff pairing features a good rivalry that will only get stronger after the puck is dropped.
It's fitting that Detroit's goaltending picture is getting fuzzy again with the playoffs less than two weeks away.
If Curtis Joseph falters, Dave Lewis probably won't hesitate with a quick hook to give Manny Legace a chance.
It has taken a career offensive season to finally get Kris Draper consideration for the Frank J. Selke Trophy.
The Red Wings were awed by the Dominator's mystique after he helped them win the 2002 Cup.