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Friday, May 1, 2009
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles" ... hockey style


DETROIT -- Made it to Joe Louis Arena with 10 minutes to spare. I'll spare you the details, but picture Steve Martin in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" and figure out the kind of day I had, which culminated in taking a bus through the tunnel from Windsor, Ontario, and the Canada/U.S. border, thanks to a taxi strike in Windsor.

Anyway, a quick and important note -- star blueliner Brian Rafalski is out of the Detroit lineup tonight with what the team is calling an "upper-body injury." Old man Chris Chelios is taking his place in the lineup. Veteran center Kris Draper (upper body) remains out, as well.

Back with more after the game.