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How the Red Wings have contained Steven Stamkos

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DETROIT -- Spend enough time outside the visitors dressing room at Joe Louis Arena in the spot where the visiting coaches chat before and after games, and you’ll hear the complaint often.

The refrain is that no team gets away with interference quite like the Detroit Red Wings. During one trip through Detroit, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault summed up the feelings of just about every one of his counterparts.

“They are probably the best in the league at making the legal interference,” Vigneault said.

Perhaps the most entertaining description of it came from one coach, who casually referred to the Red Wings as "Team Prison Rules."

Team Prison Rules is on the verge of advancing to the second round, in large part because of its ability to slow down the speedy Tampa Bay Lightning and star centerman Steven Stamkos