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I asked this question on Twitter, and ahead of what may be the last Red Wings game fans like you and me witness until training camp and the exhibition season get underway in September...
If the Wings' playoff push ends tonight, and "the kids" don't quite deliver against the Ducks, will you be satisfied with the progress made by a Red Wings team enduring a transitional year and an embraced-by-necessity youth movement? Do making the playoffs despite so many self-inflicted stumbles and giving the Ducks a run for their money constitute "enough" for you? Continue reading "Are you satisfied with the progress made by this year’s Red Wings team?"
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Perhaps their discussing which ride at Disneyland they’ll go on first since Henrik Zetterberg sent this series to a Game 7 back in Anaheim… I doubt it. In fact I don’t think Betuzzi and Getlaf will be trading phone numbers anytime soon after this spirited chat midway through the third period in Game 6.
DETROIT -- There's nothing quite like a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Some of the Wings will be experiencing it for the first time when the Red Wings face the Ducks in Anaheim Sunday night.
For others, it's not their first rodeo.
Captain Henrik Zetterberg, who scored the game-winner in overtime of Game 6, has been in a few of them.
"You dont have many chances...
Justin Abdelkader is back from his two-game suspension for the Detroit Red Wings’ must-win Game 6 on Friday night. He’ll be joined in the lineup by defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo, who will make his playoff debut.
Abdelkader was replaced by Todd Bertuzzi for Games 3 and 4, with Mikael Samuelsson jumping up to the Wings’ No. 1 line alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg...
Pavel Datsyuk has a habit of making the hardest hockey plays look absolutely simple. He did it again late in the first period of Friday night’s Game 6 between the Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks.
Datsyuk chipped the puck to Henrik Zetterberg along the boards, then took a pass back from Zetterberg. The Wings’ alternate captain pulled the puck to his backhand, around Ryan...
from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News,
"Well, obviously, we've got to win a game," Mike Babcock said. "I mean, that's where we're at. That's what we'll think about for the rest of the day off, and tomorrow we'll get back at it.
"We've got to bounce back."
Asked about scoring, especially timely scoring, which has lagged...
Henrik Zetterberg saved his best game of the series for an elimination game, showing his strength as a new captain. (Beauty Playin’ Eh, Flickr)
With his team’s back firmly implanted against the wall in game six, Detroit Red Wings’ captain Henrik Zetterberg hadn’t yet found the scoresheet himself.
On Friday night, that changed in a big way, evoking definite memories of Steve...
Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk put the Wings up 1-0 on Anaheim with this gloriously gorgeous goal:
During Wednesday’s match-up between the Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of the teams’ Western Conference quarterfinals series, Ducks winger Corey Perry committed two separate egregious affronts to the crotchal region of Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard within a few-second time span. It appears that the first one netted Perry a two-minute [...]The post Corey Perry...
Coach Mike Babcock isn't overly concerned about having a lot of young guys in the lineup as the Wings face elimination, just because the Wings have changed so much this season overall. The biggest emphasis, he said after the morning skate, is to start well.
Babcock relayed a discussion he had with young defenseman Brendan Smith during Wednesday's game in Anaheim.
DETROIT (AP) -- Henrik Zetterberg scored his second goal 1:04 into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Friday night to extend their first-round series.
Detroit blew a two-goal lead in the last 3 minutes of the third period, sending the team to a fourth OT in a series for the first time in franchise history.
Emerson Etem and Bobby...
It was an exciting 3rd period in Detroit, as the Anaheim Ducks were trying to eliminate the Red Wings in Game 6 of the opening round of the playoffs. The Red Wings were leading 3-1 and five minutes away from forcing a Game 7, but the Ducks scored two goals within 90 seconds of each other to force overtime.
In the GIF above, I slowed down the Ducks celebration of their game tying...
The Detroit Red Wings will be battling for their playoff life when they head back to Joe Louis Arena to take on the Anaheim Ducks in game six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals with Anaheim leading the series 3-2. Matchup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI Time: 8:00 PM [...]
In a series between the Ducks and Red Wings that is an evenly matched as it could be, is it any surprise this one is going to a game seven to decide it all?
Both Anaheim and Detroit have been taking turns winning games in the series that has already seen four overtime games out of six. If game seven goes to OT, it won't be a shocker. Anaheim has won games one, three...
This could be it, friends. This could very well be the last Red Wings game played as a member of the Western Conference. This could be the last game of an all too short season. This could be the end of our stress and the beginning of our summer-long depression. Hockey is a funny sport in that the harder working team can lose. A sport where a degenerate thug like Corey Perry can do...
from Mark Whicker of the Orange County Register (paid subscriotion) at the Centre Daily Times,
Game 7 is set for Sunday night at Honda Center.
It wasn't necessary.
Neither was Game 6, really, but the Detroit Red Wings, spurred by jerseys in the ceiling or echoes from the '90s or something even more spiritual, have done something remarkable in this first-round...