While the Red Wings dropped their preseason opener 5-1 in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, it was good night for at least two members of the Griffins family. Thomas McCollum stopped all 10 shots he faced in relief of Chris Osgood during the third period, and Mattias Ritola earned a crucial assist in his battle to make Detroit’s roster.
Stats junkies can check out the box score on NHL.com, while everyone can peruse the news reports of the action, including the first in MLive’s Mike Zuidema’s series of reports on how potential Griffins fare during the Red Wings’ preseason games.
- Video: Babcock Post Pre-Season Game 1 (Detroit Red Wings)
- Johan Franzen suffers charley horse in Red Wings’ 5-1 preseason loss to Penguins (MLive)
- Red Wings lose exhibition opener, Johan Franzen (Detroit Free Press)
- Wings lose in first game at Penguins’ new home (Detroit News)
- Johan Franzen suffers injury in Wings’ exhibition loss (Detroit News)
Alumni news and notes:
- It’s now or never for Wings forward Mattias Ritola (Detroit News)
Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard is calmer, more confident (Detroit Free Press)
- Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard says he’s not focused on contract (MLive)
- Red Wings’ Jiri Hudler day-to-day with bruised foot (MLive)