Found March 19, 2012 on
Home cooking will be a more than welcome sign for the Detroit Red Wings. After a four game road trip in which the Wings failed to record a win and tallied just one point, they return to Joe Louis Arena to play seven of their last ten games.
While the Red Wings were struggling to put anything together, their division counterpart St Louis Blues were busy becoming the first NHL team to secure a spot in the postseason. The Blues also became the first team to reach 100 points, and the Central Division title is all but gone for Detroit.
Since their NHL-record 23 game home winning streak was snapped in late February, the Red Wings have gone 3-6-2 and dropped from first to fifth in the Western Conference.
Despite being in first place for nearly a month and breaking an NHL record for most consecutive home wins, the Red Wings would not have home ice advantage if the playoffs started today.
Luckily for Detroit, they don’t.
Their task will get tougher, however, as speedster Darren Helm has be...
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DETROIT -- It was a mixed bag of news at Red Wings practice Tuesday.
Captain Nick Lidstrom skated for the second day in a row, goalie Jimmy Howard didnt practice because his groin has flared up again, and Ty Conklin will start in net Wednesday in New York against the Rangers if he clears re-entry waivers.
Other than that, it was just a typical day for the Wings.
Were hopeful that...
DETROIT -- The Red Wings received more bad news Monday, when they learned that Darren Helm would be out four to six weeks with a knee injury.
An MRI exam Monday morning revealed a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in Helm's left knee.
Helm, Detroit's third-line center, was injured on a hit by Dominic Moore in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss in San...
As the Red Wings flew back to Detroit Sunday afternoon, choosing to remain in San Jose after Saturday night’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Sharks, they were all but literally on the limp thanks to injuries to Darren Helm (knee), Johan Franzen (back) and JoeyMacDonald (back) which will all require MRI’s on Monday.
Red Wings GM Ken Holland told MLive’s Ansar Khan that the team...
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard has re-injured his groin and is considered day-to-day, according to Ansar Khan of Mlive.com.Howard returned from a groin injury a couple weeks ago and has reportedly suffered a relapse. The netminder allowed four goals on 21 shots in the Red Wings' 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Monday night and has just one win in his last eight...
Red Wings back-up goaltender Joey MacDonald had an MRI today thanks to both back spasms and “shooting pains” down his legs starting during last Wednesday’s game in Anaheim, but the Red Wings released no information regarding his status during the morning skate (and that particular post will continue to be updated till near game time due to late-breaking gnus), nor did the Wings...
Whoever mocked the injury gods, please start apologizing immediately. This is getting ridiculous.
Goaltender Jimmy Howard, who missed three games this month with a strained groin, has suffered a relapse.
Not only that, but there's a chance that Conklin will be picked up through waivers too if some team wants to screw us. What does that leave? Here's Khan to explain...
MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that Red Wings prospect and University of Notre Dame forward Riley Sheahan has exhausted his college eligibility by committing the following deed:
Riley Sheahan, the Wings’ top pick (21st overall in 2010), has signed an amateur tryout contract with Grand Rapids, will join Griffins.
Time to press the, “Oh s#*t!” button regarding Red Wings forward Darren Helm’s knee injury, per MLive’s Ansar Khan:
Helm out 4-6 weeks with 2nd degree mcl sprain. Holland tells M-Live
The Free Press’s Helene St. James confirms:
Holland tells Free Press that Darren Helm has second degree MCL sprain, will miss 4-6 weeks
Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm is going to miss four to six weeks because of a sprained left knee.Helm suffered the injury over the weekend in a game at San Jose and hopes to return by the middle of the first round of the playoffs.The 25-year-old has nine goals and 17 assists in 68 games this season.
Unbelievable: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is out again according to MLive’s Ansar Khan:
Wings’ Jimmy Howard has groin injury again. Team is recalling Ty Conklin from Grand Rapids on emergency basis.
The CBC’s Tim Wharnsby says that Conklin has been placed on re-entry waiers.
As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to face off against the Washington Capitals tonight (7:30 PM EST, FSD/CSN Washington/97.1 FM), they face simple equations which add up to tremendous difficulty in attempting to salvage their season:
1. With 10 games remaining on their schedule and 3 weeks left in the regular season, the Red Wings can’t worry about catching the St. Louis Blues anymore...
The Red Wings are back at home tonight where they will play 7 of their last 10 games. Tonight they play the struggling Capitals who are in a fight to hold onto the last playoff spot in the east. 20 points left. 8 behind St. Louis. Tied with Nashville. Screwed by our shootout wins. Puck drops at 7:30pm on FSD Click the jump for more
Tonight we could witness something special...
The Detroit Red Wings (44-24-4) will hope the "comfy" confines of the Joe Louis Arena is just what the doctor ordered to rid themselves of this nasty 1-5-1 stretch which currently has them placed 5th in the Western Conference Standings. Coming off an ugly road trip out to California, the Wings face a short turnaround in hosting the Washington Capitals (36-30-6), who are...
I guess one point is better than none right? Not the Pot-O-Gold we were looking for thoughClick the jump for the recap
The return of Datsyuk didn't go quite as well as we all hoped. Datsyuk looked great in his return, and quickly showed us why we had missed him so much by scoring an answer goal 23 seconds after the Sharks put the game up 2-0.1 out of 6 points on this trip...
After a long day and other sad game last night, let's see who came out the winner of yesterday's battle. Victorious with 53.7 percent of the vote is Ugly Coyotes. Up today is #7 Mike Babcock in For a Few Wins More vs. #10 Todd Bertuzzi in Bertinator, Judgement Day. Voting after the jump.
Round #7: Which Poster Is Better? I hope Detroit wins a game before the...