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Red Wings—Penguins: Wings Solidify More Than Home Ice Advantage in Victory

Published by on June 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

By chance and incident, 22-year-old Michigan native Justin Abdelkader was called upon to fill the void of Pavel Datsyuk and/or Kris Draper, as in he supplied the Detroit Red Wings with some legs in the absence of the two acclaimed players.

The Red Wings already knew they would enter this year’s instalment of the Stanley Cup finals with a part of their lineup gutted, since they lost 50 man-games to injury this postseason.

But it would have been farfetched to conceive Abdelkader as a primary contributor on the goal sheet, on limited ice-time nonetheless.

He's been exactly that.

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