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Red Wings Tie for First with Shootout

Even though no one seems to attack right for our Red Wings in the shootout, it’s such an arbitrary way to end an otherwise dominating effort by Detroit. It’s just too pussy, why else don’t they do it in the playoffs? Riley Sheahan scored his seventh goal of the season to put us on the board in the first period. On a power pl [...]

Red Wings Skate Asses Off, Fall in Sh...

Detroit took 42 shots on the night; Toronto, 19. Only one went in for each team after 65 minutes of hockey. With no due respect to the Maple Leafs, they clutched and grabbed their way through regulation, uglying up the fine game of hockey our Red Wings skate so well at. Their lone goal came after an extremely cheap flipping of our player by c [...]

Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 1

Tomas Tatar scored two goals for Detroit in Carolina behind Petr Mrazek in goal. Pavel Datsyuk added a goal of his own while assisting both to Tatar.

Red Wings…

The boys of Hockeytown made it two in a row after their 5-2 win Thursday. Detroit trailed 2-0 before rallying with three unanswered goals to beat the New York Rangers. Jimmy Howard hung tough after two first period goals. The Red Wings turned it up in the second, tying it before the third started. One goal came on a wicked backhand. Tomas Tat [...]

Red Wings Strike Five Again

Oldschool and I picked up the game two-nothing Red Wings. We survived some close shots to finish the period with that lead. The Canucks caught me napping, scoring quickly to start the second. Detroit was able to answer before the end of the period, going back up 3-1 on a power play. Vancouver came out very aggressive for the third period, but [...]

Down Three, Red Wings Win with Four U...

In New Jersey, the Devils kept it dirty early with some scrumming on Tomas Jurco, who fought back nicely. Petr Mrazek was in goal and had action early, too, ultimately allowing the game’s opening goal after losing his face mask. Detroit responded with Nikolas Kronwall’s slapshot to tie the game. From there, it got ugly. The Devils [...]

Red Wings Dominate Philly in Pavel...

Some fresh Red Wings helped their team win two in row at home. Center Stephen Weiss in his third game back scored the first goal of the game for Detroit midway through the opening period. Weiss has three goals since returning from Hernia surgery. We signed him a five-year, $25 million dollar deal before last season, but the injury forced him [...]

“The Mule” Rises to the O...

Johan “Mule” Franzen took one in the face early on, forcing his exit. Winnipeg took an early 2-0 lead. Thirty seconds later, in the second period, Tomas Tatar answered with an unassisted goal of his own. Then, “The Mule” returned, galvanizing his fellow Red Wings with a goal. Furthermore, Petr Mrazek kept us in it desp [...]

Jimmy Howard Shuts out Columbus

To the tune of 28 saves. Our young guns scored five goals for him: Tatar, Nyquist, Helm, Jurco, & Sheahan all found the back of the net.

Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1

Looks like the rest did our Red Wings well.

Pistons & Red Wings Dance in Det...

Both teams played in Detroit (Auburn Hills for the Pistons) at the same time Friday night. The New Jersey Devils skated with the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. They snarfed the first goal of the game in the first period. At the Palace, the Pistons held the Milwaukee Bucks. We traded them point guards a season ago, adding some spice to the matc [...]

Red Wings Plagued with Inconsistent R...

“He thought the Rangers’ Rick Nash was in the crease just before teammate Derick Brassard scored the winning goal in New York. Babcock wasn’t saying the goal should have been waved off, but he also saw the Red Wings victimized by similar calls a couple of times this season. “Two things I don’t understand,” [...]

Red Wings Strike Fast & Finish K...

The first period was truly a marvel. The Red Wings scored four goals and never looked back. Time Scoring Detail LA DET 5:51 Gustav Nyquist (6) (Power Play) Assists: Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall 0 1 9:42 Pavel Datsyuk (3) Unassisted 0 2 11:44 Gustav Nyquist (7) (Power Play) Assists: Niklas Kronwall, Pavel Datsyuk 0 3 15: [...]

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