Scott Hartnell came into Tuesday's game against Detroit having taken just 18 faceoffs all season.

He took 16 against the Red Wings because Claude Giroux is nursing a bruised hand.

"What do you mean one hand?" Giroux asked, trying to be serious.

"Hartsy's been good on faceoffs and in the playoffs sometimes I get kicked out, so we want Hartsy to get in there. He's got a heavy stick and he works hard for faceoffs."

Hartnell wasn't bad, going 7 for 16 -- or 44 percent.