Red Wings open new season with the Maple Leafs winning 3-2

John T. Greilick / The Detroit News

Former Red Wings alumni, from left, Doug Brown, Alex Delvecchio, Dennis Hextall, Johnny Wilson, Ted Lindsey and Gordie Howe are met by current Stanley Cup Champions, from left, Pavel Datsyuk, Kris Draper, Nicklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg to hand off the banner. The Toronto Maple Leafs spoiled the party, however, defeated the Wings 3-2 in their season opener at Joe Louis Arena on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008.

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