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Red Wings players are taking their gloves off for high fives, which is great 09.28.16 at 9:52 pm ET
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The question was directed to Drew Miller, but one of his teammates in the background interrupted him.

“Oh yeah, it’s sticking,” the unidentified-Red-Wing-because-he-was-out-of-the-reporter’s-sightline-but-possibly-Luke-Glendening said.

The “it” in question is something pretty weird. After Glendening scored to make it 3-0 in the second period of a 5-1 preseason win over the Bruins Wednesday, Glendening took off his glove and, corny as hell, called for a high five. Miller and Steve Ott obliged, taking their gloves off and cheerily slapping hands. It was the greatest.

Then, after Miller scored in the third period, they did it again.

“It’s just something fun we were doing in training camp, just messing around,” Miller said after the game. “We said we’d do it on our first goal. We didn’t think it would be this soon, but we’re just having fun building chemistry. I thought all the guys on the bench got a good chuckle out of it.”

It would appear to be a just-their-line kind of thing for now, but if guys like Miller and Glendening want that celebration to become more prominent, they might need to ask more teammates to take part. Miller hasn’t scored more than seven goals in any of the last four seasons, while Glendening has hit double digits in goals (12) in just one of his three NHL seasons. Ott has a grand total of three goals over the last three seasons.

“If we can keep scoring, we’re going to do it,” Miller said. “Hopefully we can keep scoring more goals.”

What a story to write during the preseason. Gimme five.

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X-factor? Bruins know Red Wings’ Luke Glendening well 04.22.14 at 1:26 pm ET
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DETROIT — There’s something about Luke Glendening.

At least there is for Mike Babcock, and that’s really all that matters as the Red Wings try to find a way to both quiet Boston’s scorers and create advantageous matchups for their own.

The first two games of the series saw Babcock use Glendening — an undrafted rookie fourth-line center who played three games on a tryout with the Providence Bruins two years ago — in ways that demonstrated significant trust in the player. Glendening, who was a two-year captain for Michigan and wore an ‘A’ as a sophomore, is a key member of Detroit’s penalty kill, but he also saw plenty of shifts against David Krejci‘s line in the first two games. He scored his first career playoff goal and second career NHL goal in Game 1 against the Krejci line and was later on the ice for Milan Lucic‘s goal.

If you’re surprised by how big a role he’s been given thus far, don’t be. Torey Krug, who saw plenty of him in college, isn’t.

“I’m not surprised, and we don’t even view him as [a fourth-liner],” Krug said. “He’s a good player and he shuts down opposing teams’ guys. In Game 1 he’s out there when it’s 1-0 in the last minute. I saw him in that role before and I’m not surprised that he’s in it now.”

As the series shifts to Joe Louis Arena and Babcock gets last change, he wants to see more of Glendening against Boston’s best players. Babcock wants to get his young scorers, Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar, away from Boston’s power forwards, as Lucic and Jarome Iginla have rendered them invisible through the first two games.

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