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Coming in to their game Friday night, the Detroit Red Wings had been held scoreless in the first period of all six games of the season. So it was like “playing with house money” as they finally got off to a strong start against the rival St. Louis Blues. Behind the recently named captain Henrik Zetterberg’s two goals in the first 9 minutes, eventually sealing the hat trick on an athletic empty-net, short-handed goal in the game’s final minute to secure the Wings 5-3 win to inch closer to the formerly 6-1 Blues.
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Chris note: Twig will likely have a reflection on the game as a whole tomorrow morning, but Franklin has another guest post for us on the #1 star of the night, Henrik Zetterberg.
By Franklin Steele:
Henrik Zetterberg was raised for this. At least since he became a Detroit Red Wing.
I can't speak as to what kind of childhood Z had, but I'd assume it was...
Henrik Zetterberg scored three goals, and his second assist of the game set up Pavel Datsyuk's tiebreaking goal at 9:38 of third period to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis 5-3 on Friday night.
The Blues' four-game winning streak was snapped.
Zetterberg scored the first two goals and set up Jonathan Ericsson's tying goal early in the third period. Detroit...
Recently I wrote that it is Niklas Kronwall’s time to shine now that Nick Lidstrom has hung up the skates, but a long with Kronwall, a younger Red Wings blue liner is coming into his own a little quicker than expected.
Brendan Smith, the highly touted Wisconsin Badger star, got his feet wet briefly last season with the Red Wings, but were not able to see a lot. Back in college...
The Detroit Red Wings are recharging their batteries after wrapping up their second of 12 sets of back-to-back games in the form of a 4-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
The Wings will play 13 more times over the course of February's final 24 days, with 4 games over the course of 6 nights scheduled for this upcoming week and next weekend, so the Wings rather...
The Detroit Red Wings are starting to look like the Red Wings gain. Since opening with a 6-0 loss at St. Louis, they have gone 3-1-1 in their last five games.“We weren't very competitive,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said of that season opener. “Now we have an opportunity to evaluate ourselves six games later and see where we're at.”The Red Wings are 2-0-1 in their...
DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 22: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings sits next to Executive Vice President & General Manager Ken Holland as he announces his retirement before the NHL home opening game against the Dallas Stars at Joe Louis Arena on January 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Dallas won 2-1 (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq...
St. Louis Blues center David Backes is known as a physical player across the league. A player that plays the game the right way with tenacity, grit and aggression. Backes, the Blues' captain and top-line centerman, played a physical game against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night in a 5-3 loss on the road. Unfortunately, the refs thought Backes may have been too physical...
Great effort early and late resulted in a 5-3 victory for the Red Wings. If Detroit had lost this game, especially if they lost bad, the narrative would be that they are officially finished and St. Louis/Chicago were the new kings of the division. Like Franklin said in his outstanding gust post last night, Hank would have none of it.
More after the jump:
The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets will face off tonight (7 PM, FSD, FS Ohio, 97.1 FM) with the Red Wings hoping to sustain the momentum generated by their 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday.
There's actual good news on the injury front for the Wings, too: the Free Press's Helene St. James reportsthat David Backes' controversial hit on Kent...
After getting taken to the whipping post by the Blues on opening night, 6-0, DET will be looking for a much better effort. The Wings aren't alone though, STL are crushing it right now, and it is easy to see why: 3.86 G/G (3), 2.00 GA/G (3), 2.33 5-5 F/A (2), 34.6%PP (2), and 20.3 SA/G (1).
Babcock said of the opening game: "We weren't very competitive...
Guest post by Franklin Steele:
I'm not a super-picky fan of the Detroit Red Wings. A victory is a victory, and points are points. That doesn't mean there aren't a few things I'd really like to see happen tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
For starters, I want to see another Jordin Tootoo fight. I don't like to make guarantees or predictions...
David Backes received a 5 minute major and a match for this hit to the head of Kent Huskins.
The Detroit Red Wings took a very short, 27-minute flight to Columbus to prepare for tonight's game against the Blue Jackets (7 PM on FSD, FS Ohio, 97.1 FM) a world away from the team that had its collective ass handed to it on opening night, courtesy of the St. Louis Blues.
The Wings' 5-3 victory on Friday night was an identity-defining one and then some.
The Wings definitely...
February 1st, 2013
St. Louis Blues (6-1-0, 12 pts) at Detroit Red Wings (3-2-1, 7 pts)
Where/Time: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI — 7:30 pm ET
TV/Radio: NHL Network-US, FS-Detroit / AM 1270 The Ticket
The Red Wings are out to prove that their 6-0 opening night spanking by the Blues was just a fluke. Detroit has a point in each of their last 3 games, going 2-0-1 over the past week...