Found March 22, 2012 on
The Hockey Guys:
Detroit Red Wings
New York Rangers
By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
The visiting Detroit Red Wings lost 2-1 in overtime to the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, but played well enough to win.
The Red Wings are in the midst of a six-game losing streak, which is Detroit’s longest since a six-game losing streak at the beginning of October. Detroit is a feeble 3-6-2 in its last 11 games and is only in fourth in the Western Conference by virtue of the point from Wednesday’s overtime loss.
While Detroit has welcomed back sniper and puck handling magician Pavel Datsyuk as well as veteran forward Todd Bertuzzi, top defenseman and captain Nicklas Lidstrom has remained sidelined for those 11 games. The Red Wings also added Johan Franzen and Darren Helm to its list of injuries on the recent West Coast trip. Jimmy Howard, who tweaked his groin recently, missed Wednesday night’s game but could return Saturday.
For the seven-time Norris Trophy winner Lidstrom, 11 games represents the most consecutive games he has missed in his ent...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ty Conklin will be in net for the Red Wings on Wednesday in New York.
According a tweet from FSD's John Keating, Conklin cleared waivers and will get the start against the Rangers.
Rookie Jordan Pearce will be Conklin's backup.
Jimmy Howard, who is nursing a sore groin, says he might be ready to play Saturday at home against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Wishful thinking was on display after Red Wings practice on Friday.
Many of the injured players were encouraged with their progress leading head coach Mike Babcock to believe that Captain Nick Lidstrom (ankle bone bruise) was ready to rejoin the lineup.
Nicks in, isnt he?" Babcock asked reporters after practice.
When the coach was informed that Lidstrom indicated that he...
The Rangers report that Artem Anisimov said he felt great at practice today, but it is up to the coach whether he plays or not....Torts usually defers to the medical staff on injuries so if they clear him expect to see AA back in the line-up tonight....if AA returns, the question is who sits? Fedotenko is a little banged up so he is a possible candidate.Meanwhile, Pat Leonard at...
from Ansar Khan of Mlive, “We’ll see what the coaching staff and trainers want to do, that’s why it’s hard to say right now whether I’m going to play or not,’’ Lidstrom said. “Just have to wait it out tomorrow and see how it feels.’‘
He said he feels better than he did 2-3 days ago, but still has some pain when he’s turning. He is concerned that he might reaggravate...
As per the Detroit News' beatwriter Ted Kulfan, the recently recalled Ty Conklin has cleared re-entry waivers and will also get the start this evening in New York vs. the Rangers.
In addition, Kulfan reports that both Jimmy Howard, Jakub Kindl and possibly Nicklas Lidstrom are targeting Saturday's home contest vs. Carolina to return to action. Meanwhile, Jonathan Ericsson...
from of Puck Daddy, I spoke to Datsyuk last week about the upcoming playoffs, NHL rules changes, Alex Ovechkin and Alex Radulov, and other League topics. But as you’ll read, our conversations went in many other interesting places, including:
• His early hockey years, including wearing figure skates and a locker room fight.
• The people with whom he’d most like to have dinner...
Conklin cleared waivers today and is scheduled to start against the Rangers at MSG.
Jordan Pearce will be the backup even though Jimmy Howard felt he could fill that position tonight. Howard also mentioned he’d like to start on Saturday.
No change in Johan Franzen, did not skate but received off-ice treatment.
Lidstrom did more skating at the optional practice today, so far...
On the heels of an emotional win over the Devils, the Rangers went out and defeated the Detroit Red Wings on the back of birthday boy Ryan Callahan. What started off as a slow-paced game, gained steam as the night wore on and ended in fireworks when Cally ripped a shot from the high slot to secure a 2-1 victory in overtime.
On to the notes from the game…
The game started...
Credit to Tiger Blood Tuzzi.
Are you Mike Babcock?A) Yes. You just finished a pregame routine that includes staring at a frozen steak until it cooks itself. Now you will go coach a hockey team.B) No.-The Triple Deke
Tyler, over at the recently risen from the dead Triple Deke, was sick of not having control of the games and decided that he would have a choose your...
Last night with the Rangers on the power play trailing 1-0 in the first period, Brad Richards went and did this...
To watch on YouTube, click here.Here's Richards on the goal (via New York Post)..."They took away the delay, so I just tried to take my ice to see what would happen, if someone would come to me. I got a head of steam and had a lot of ice to play...
From the NYCBL
For the Geneva Red Wings, this summer baseball season looks promising as they are relying on the “strength and speed of their outfield” says owner Dave Herbst.
“With a good blend of all players from the various divisions, the Geneva Red Wings consists mostly of D1 Guys” says Herbst. Among those D1 guys, is big hitting outfielder Dan Saluga (Youngstown State...
The Detroit Red Wings' recent slump has coincided with a rash of injuries, though their captain is nearing a return.
Nicklas Lidstrom is a game-time decision when Detroit looks to avoid its longest losing streak in 21 years Saturday night against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes.
Detroit (44-25-5) sits one point ahead of Nashville and Chicago for the No. 4 seed and home-ice...
Due to having a men’s league hockey game last night, I was not able to catch any of the New York Rangers 2-1 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings last night at Madison Square Garden..
Based on the highlights I did manage to see, I know that Rangers’ forward Brad Richards scored a nice first period goal and that team captain Ryan Callahan scored his 27th goal of the season...
The final score of tonight’s original six battle between the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings may have only included three total goals, but the display put on by these two clubs at Madison Square Garden was spectacular. It was a hard-fought, tightly-played defensive contest including two defenses and goaltenders who were not prepared to give up very much at all. And to the...