PLYMOUTH, Mich. A capacity crowd, a new captain and the NHL back at it made it a successful night at Compuware Arena in Plymouth.
A crowd estimated at 4,000 came out to watch the Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins play in the Red-White Game Tuesday night.
There were so many fans who came out that they had to turn some away when the parking lot was full just after the gates opened at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. scrimmage.
The fans who did get in got to see Henrik Zetterberg wear the 'C' on his sweater for the first time.
"Of course it was nice. Pretty cool to skate out there for the first time with it (the C) on," Zetterberg said. "I was here at 4:15, it was packed everywhere, almost couldn't get to our parking lot. So it was pretty amazing to see all the fans show up. We really appreciate that. We're really looking forward to Tuesday's home opener."
Naturally it was Zetterberg who led Team Red to a 4-2 victory over Team White. He scored the deciding goal in the second period on a r...