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Detroit Red Wings
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When the Detroit Red Wings took to the ice at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday night, it represented the second game of a back-to-back set. Coming out of the NHL's Christmas break, the Red Wings defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 in Music City on Monday night.
Defenseman Mike Commodore was in Detroit's lineup for both of their post-Christmas games. Add in the fact that Commodore played in Calgary in the Red Wings' last game before Christmas and the redheaded blue-liner has done something he has not experienced in a while -- playing three consecutive games.
The calendar year 2011 has been a rough one on Commodore.
Last season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, he was in and out of the lineup for the first couple of months, but in early January he was waived and eventually sent down to Springfield of the American Hockey League. Commodore requested a trade out of Columbus but his lofty salary made him an ill-advised risk, either via a trade or through the waiver wire.
BEST OF MAXIM
from Michael Zuidema of the Grand Rapids Press, Gustav Nyquist’s family got a nice surprise when they arrived at Grand Rapids Griffins practice on Thursday afternoon at Van Andel Arena.
The rookie forward had just been recalled by the parent club Detroit Red Wings. He’ll join the team in Chicago for Friday night’s game and should fill in for Darren Helm, who is nursing a groin...
The Detroit Red Wings fell into bad habits and found themselves paying for earned breaks on Friday, dropping a 3-2 decision to Chicago…And the Wings’ lack of discipline came to bite ‘em in the ass, repeatedly, but the Wings didn’t seem to be willing or able to learn from their mistakes, nor curry favor with the referees.
Don’t get me wrong—the Wings were terribly, terribly...
Helm is day-to-day with a groin injury that got worse when he practiced Thursday. He stayed off the ice this morning at the United Center, where the Wings take on the Blackhawks for the first time this season tonight.
It's a harsh reality in the NHL: Do your job well or someone will take it from you. Mike Commodore taking Jakub Kindl's spot on the Red Wings' defense is a prime example.
EDMONTON, AB -- Czech goaltender and Detroit Red Wings prospect Petr Mrazek had a show-stopping performance turning aside 52 shots to help the Czechs to a 5-2 victory to stun the Americans 5-2 at Rexall Place in Edmonton...
For a while in the second period of Tuesday's 3-2 victory over St. Louis, the Red Wings looked lost. Goaltender Jimmy Howard misplayed the puck and passed it to the Blues -- twice -- while the Wings were on the power play.
Mursak, 23, has been on injured reserve since fracturing his ankle during an exhibition against the Chicago Blackhawks in September.
A fight, a few goals and a festive atmosphere. The Red Wings and Blackhawks clearly shouldn't go so many months without seeing one another. The teams reignited their rivalry Friday night at United Center in a game that matched talented offense against explosive offense, stingy defense against a solid one.
DET (23-12-1) visit CHI (23-10-4) in the first of their six meetings this season. The ‘Hawks are tied with VAN for the most points in the league (50), the Wings have 47 and a game in hand. CHI enter this game 13-3-3 at the United Center (best in league home record) but had a season-best five-game home win streak snapped Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Los Angeles. CHI has scored...
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Here are notes and quotes from the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks Friday night in Chicago:
TV/radio: 7:30 p.m. Friday; CSN, WGN-AM 720.
Here are notes and quotes from the Red Wings' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena: