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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


The Detroit Red Wings will have three starters in the NHL all-star game, which will be played Sunday, Jan. 27 at Philips Arena in Atlanta (6 p.m., ET, VERSUS, CBC, RDS, NHL Radio).
Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom led all Western Conference vote-getters and will be partnered with Dion Phaneuf of Calgary. Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk were the top two vote-getters at forward in the Western Conference and will start on a line with Calgary's Jarome Iginla.
Vancouver's Roberto Luongo will start in net for the Western Conference.
This will be the second all-star game for both Zetterberg and Datsyuk (although Zetterberg had to miss last year's with an injury) and the first start for both. Lidstrom will be in his 10th all-star game and making his eighth start.
Mike Babcock will coach the Western Conference squad.
The Eastern Conference starters are Martin Brodeur of New Jersey, Andrei Markov of Monteal, Zdeno Chara of Boston, Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh, Vincent Lecavalier of Tampa Bay and Daniel Alfredsson of Ottawa.


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