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Posts in category NHL

Red Wings Clinch Playoffs

It’s the longest active streak in the four major sports: 23 years in a row Detroit has made the NHL playoffs. Detroit outplayed the Penguins in Pittsburgh, but they fell 4-3 in a shootout. We led 1-0, then they got a cheap penalty and scored. We led 2-1, but they got a power play (cheap?) and scored. Down 3-2, Detroit rallied in the wan [...]

Mike Babcock Becomes Red Wings All-Ti...

The Wings bested Buffalo on the road 4-2. We stayed knotted at zeroes for the first period, then the Sabres scored first to start the second period. Detroit responded with Brendan Smith’s 5th goal of the season to tie it. Buffalo found themselves up 5 on 3 shortly after the tie, but the Red Wings killed the penalties successfully. Jimmy [...]

Red Wings Win 4th in a Row

The Red Wings shot out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st period and did not look back. The last-place Sabres got beat 3-2, largely due to the Buffalo defense making some lucky stops.

Red Wings Down Boston!

After a one to one tie from two periods of play, the Boston Bruins scored their second goal at the beginning of the 3rd period. However, the resilient Red Wings answered with two more of their own to win in Detroit. In a scrum in front of the net, dirty Boston knocked Tommy Tatar’s helmet off. Tatar was able to kick the puck over to Tom [...]

Red Wings!

Another clutch win for the best franchise in the NHL. Can’t stop Nyquist.

Red Wings Beat Maple Leafs in Toronto

Snarf’s stars of the game: **** Hat-trick Helm *** Goalie Jimmy Howard ** Brendan Smith saving the goal late * Gustav Nyquist’s goal 4-2 final.

Tough Loss for Red Wings

Trailing 3-1, there was a great feeling after Tomas Tatar scored back-to-back goals to even it. Even behind 5-3, the Wings battled and got one back, coming up just shy. We’re not done yet.

Back-to-Back Snarfages for Reds

Gustav… Gustav… The Wings trailed 2-0 until Nyquist, above, scored our first goal from a magnificent pass. Sheahan kicked the puck to himself to control it, then passed it in front of the goalie to Gustav. Then, Nyquist equalized the game in the second period with his 10th goal in the last six games. Ahhh, keyboard burned me. Too [...]

Red Wings Get Snarfed in Overtime

Lucky ass deflection that Jimmy Howard couldn’t respond to. The Wings led 2-0 early behind back-to-back goals from the red hot Gustav Nyquist. The kid is on fire. Unfortunately, the Wild got one on a power play late in the second period. Then, they went on the attack on the third, dominating puck possession in front of our net by peltin [...]

Strong Day for State of Michigan

In addition to the Wolverines advancing to the Sweet 16, Michigan State made it for back-to-back years by both schools. Last season was the first time it’d ever been done. The Spartans beat Harvard, who were coached by former Michigan head coach Tommy Amaker. Also, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Wild in Minnesota 3-2. After giving up an [...]

Red Wings AT THE HORN!

WE DID IT!!! We led 4-3 and I hadn’t seen the rest of the game. Olds said Pitts was gettin’ dirtys. They tied it, then got on a five minute penalty with under four to play. WE KILLED IT ALL. THEN SOME IN OT. We hadn’t had many opportunities, but there we came, soaring for a three on one break as ten seconds dripped off the c [...]

Red Wings Over Maple Leafs

3-2 final from Detroit, MI. Gustav Nyquist added two goals and has been stepping it up since Henrik Zetterberg went down. The Wings went up 3-1 and stayed ahead for good behind Daniel Alfredsson’s 15th as a Red Wing. Jimmy Howard stopped 31 of 33 Toronto shots. The Maple Leafs had a goal disallowed in the third period, too.

Red Wings Take Shootout for 2-1 Victo...

Swag Jimmy “The Magician” Howard stopped all three shootout tries, and the usually subdued goalie pumped his stick (lol) with one skate raised in the air, triumphantly celebrating the Red Wings win. Detroit kept it at one for sixty minutes and an additional five. Then, Tomas Tatar, the MVP of our Calder Cup Championship broke the [...]


We led 1-0 after one period. If we’d have known what was coming next, we’d have grabbed some seat belts. After scoring again to go up 2-0 in Detroit, the New Jersey Devils decided to score three straight of their own in under three minutes. Jeesh. Not to be outdone, our Wings scored three more before the second period closed to le [...]

Congratulations to Nicklas Lidstrom

When Lidstrom was a rookie, he asked if he could wear #9, like he did in Sweden. Instead, he was handed #5 and made it legend: no Red Wing shall ever wear it again. #5 Congratulation, Lidstrom, and thank you!


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