Found December 22, 2011 on
About the only two good things you could say about DET’s 4-2 loss at VAN, the Wings gave up only 25 SOG (while registering 40 SOG) and didn’t allow a PPG against (quite simple when you take 0 penalties). The game was all but decided in the 1st period as DET’s defensive coverage was almost nonexistent, of course VAN’s somewhat controversial SHG was a game-breaker. If you are of the mind that last nights tilt was a measuring stick of sorts, DET’s game certainly has room for improvement.
The ‘Hawks 5-1 win last night puts them 5 points clear of DET (Wings have two games in hand, this being one of them), making tonight’s road game a little more important. The Flames (15-15-4) are a mediocre team, that can’t shoot (28.4, 24th) can’t score (2.47, 25th), and cannot win a draw (45.5%, 30th). For reason’s unknown, DET cannot score on the road - averaging a mere 2.44 goals in 17 road games (compared to an NHL-best 4.19 at home). The Flames are 6-0-1 in their last seven at home. The Wings
BEST OF MAXIM
Updated w/ Kronwall’s hit: The Detroit Red Wings came late to the party and found themselves devoured by their own mistakes—and what only Larry Murphy could call a “good play” on a ridiculous insurance goal—playing far too indecisively for far too long against a Canucks team with which they spent the morning complimenting, dropping a 4-2 decision.
If this makes any sense...
Jimmy Howard fends off Canucks defenseman Alex Edler, who runs into the Red Wings' goalie during Wednesday's 4-2 loss at Vancouver. (Photo by Getty Images)
Backup goaltender Ty Conklin allowed three goals on the first 15 shots Thursday en route to a 3-2 loss to the Flames, dropping the Wings to 8-10 on the road.
The points of controversy during the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks involved a hit for which Niklas Kronwall was neither fined nor suspended and a goal after which Jimmy Howard was not penalized for punching one Jannik Hansen, but just when you thought we were going to put the controversy behind us, ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun (via RedWingsFeed) reports that the...
Mike Commodore and Valtteri Filppula congratulate Jiri Hudler on his third-period goal Thursday in Calgary. It was Commodore's first single-game plus-rating in over a year. (Photo by ...
Tomas Holmstrom and Roberto Luongo stood to feature as one of the duels-within-a-game Wednesday night between Holmstrom's Red Wings and Luongo's Canucks at Rogers Arena.
Detroit lost last night, oh well it happens. The team played weak as a whole and came up short. Lets move on to the Flames. This should be an easy win for the Wings, and a good Christmas present to the fans.Click the jump for more
The Flames may have beat the Wild in a 2-1 snoozefest on Tuesday night, but they are also 1-2-2 in their last 5. To put it simple, the Flames are a...
Toronto Maple Leafs’ James Reimer and Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller both got shelved for a bit this season as victims of goalie crashing.
Brian Gionta collided with Reimer while Milan Lucic barreled through Miller in open ice. It would have been a shame if Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings came out seriously injured after last night.
Twitter erupted and some were...
Is it still a school night or has Christmas vacation started yet? Because the Red Wings have one of those West Coast face-offs in Vancouver. The Canucks got off to a slow start, but now they're one of the league's hottest teams, on an 11-2-1 streak, and most balanced, with a 30-goal differential. 10 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit.
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For those who didn't watch the Canucks and Red Wings game last night it was good match for a pre-Christmas contest. In fact as the third period moved on it became quite heated particularly after Kronwall leveled Kesler with a huge hit along the boards.
I felt the hit was clean except that Kronwall 'launched' and left his...
Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg offered a brilliant, if understated, explanation for why it's so hard to contain Henrik and Daniel Sedin, brothers and leading scorers of the Vancouver Canucks. "They've been playing with each other for basically their whole lives," Zetterberg said Tuesday, "so they've got pretty good chemistry."
He'll face a Flames lineup missing several key players, as Rene Bourque is suspended, and David Moss (Michigan), Alex Tanguay and Matt Stajan all are out with various ailments.