DETROIT -- The Red Wings haven't played a game since Saturday's 4-1 loss at Boston, so many of the player have spent their free time watching their baseball counterparts, the Tigers, who are in a hotly-contested American League division series with the Oakland A's.
It was perfect timing, with the Tigers having two home games, said Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, who attended Monday's and Tuesday's games at Comerica Park. We didnt mind the break. I like it (baseball), especially this time of year. It was exciting."
Growing up in Sweden, Zetterberg wasn't a baseball or football fan, but has developed a passion for both sports since coming to Detroit.
Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, on the other hand, is a lifelong baseball fan who's fired up after Tuesdays Tigers victory.
It was a blast," said Howard, who was at Comerica Park on Tuesday. "Let me tell you, in those situations, its fun being a fan. Just sitting there cheering and not the one being in that situation, it was just fun...