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The Detroit Red Wings (6-3-0) looked like they had strung together five straight victories over a span of eight days as they led the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0 after the first period. But in a blink of an eye the winning streak was snapped. Phoenix goaltender Mike Smith summarized the game up perfectly as he launched a full-rink buzz-beater into Detroit’s empty net sealing the Red Wings defeat; Yeah that just happened. The Red Wings were slowly starting to look like Stanley Cup contenders before the Coyotes put them back into their place. A winning streak can do that to a good team, but now it’s back to being on the cusp of greatness. Having a 7-2-0 record looks a lot better than a 6-3-0 record. While it may only be a one game shift within an 82-game season, being over the .500 mark by 5 games instead of 3 this early into the season looks huge. But, Hockeytown fans don’t be bitter; this was still a great week of Red Wings hockey. It just so happened to end on a rather sour note. Let’s take...

Wings Recall Helm And Ouellet, Send Glendening To Grand Rapids

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Darren Helm and defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and assigned center Luke Glendening to the Griffins. Helm, 26, returns to the Red Wings after a two-game conditioning stint with the Griffins, recording three shots and a minus-one rating in Grand Rapids’ home opener versus the Milwaukee Admirals...

Four More Points For Anthony Mantha

via the CP at, Anthony Mantha scored two goals and added two assists as the Val'd-Or Foreurs crushed the host Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 7-3 on Sunday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play. Mantha, a prospect of the Detroit Red Wings, leads the QMJHL in scoring with 18 goals and 33 points in 12 contests. Plus, an interview Mantha did yesterday after...

WATCH: Antti Niemi robs Todd Bertuzzi to save game for Sharks

The Detroit Red Wings entered Monday night’s game with the Sharks severely shorthanded on the blue line. So, naturally, they turned in a stout defensive performance and failed to muster anything on the other end of the ice. The Wings did manage to grab a point by taking the Sharks to overtime, tied at 0-0. Neither team scored in the extra session either, sending the game to a shootout...

Coyotes try to bounce back against Red Wings

Thanks to the stellar play of Jonas Gustavsson, the Detroit Red Wings haven't missed a beat without their starting goalie. Now they'll likely have to overcome the loss of another key defensive player to get their revenge on the Phoenix Coyotes. While Jimmy Howard may return, the visiting Red Wings are expected to be without Niklas Kronwall as they try to extend their winning...

Red Wings' Tomas Tatar 'strong on the puck' vs. Sharks

Tomas Tatar bursts with energy enthusiasm and eagerness to be a Red Wings regular. He got his second shot at making inroads toward an NHL career Monday night getting a spot on the third line as the Wings hosted the San Jose Sharks at Joe Louis Arena. Tatar had one of the better chances of the game when he batted away at the puck down low while draped with defenders. “I thought...

Red Wings Saturday prospect news: Griffins lose, Walleye win, Athanasiou, Nastasiuk have good nights

The Red Wings' prospects didn't have the same difficulties that the parent club displayed on Saturday, but Darren Helm's 2-game stint with the Grand Rapids Griffins (who dropped a 3-2 decision to Milwaukee on Friday night) didn't go that well, either. The Griffins dropped 2-0 and 4-2 leads en route to a 5-4 shootout loss to the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday night...

So What Do You Think? Are The Red Wings The 17th Best Team In The League?

via TSN Power Rankings, This Week 17 - Last Week 13 - Detroit Red Wings 6-3-0 Had a four-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Phoenix, but the bigger concern (when it comes to the rankings) for the Red Wings is the health of D Niklas Kronwall, clearly their best on the blueline.  Key Injuries: D Niklas Kronwall (concussion).

Smith's goal, 31 saves lead Coyotes past Red Wings

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes goalie Mike Smith scored a goal from his own crease with just over a second left to punctuate Phoenix's 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Smith was already having a good night before sending a wrist shot the length of the ice into the vacated Red Wings net. Smith made 31 saves before scoring his first NHL goal. Mike Ribeiro...

GDT: Red Wings vs Sharks

Sorry for the late start, folks. Continue reading "[10/21/2013] GDT: Red Wings vs Sharks"

Red Wings Recap 10.19.2013

That game was dumb. Phoenix rode a wave of lucky bounces, bad calls and poor sportsmanship to beat Detroit 5-2. Not much to say about this game, really. Detroit played well, but just had some terrible breaks go against them late. Mike Smith got bailed out by the refs in the second period and then, of course, adds an empty net goal at the end. Next game is Monday against the Sharks...

NHL Suspends Avalanche Forward Cody McLeod Five Games for Boarding Red Wings’ Niklas Kronwall (Video)

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety is busier than it would like to be. The league has handed out several suspensions to players who made illegal hits to the head over the last week, and the latest player to receive a ban is Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod. The 29-year-old veteran delivered a massive hit from behind on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall while...

Red Wings-Sharks quick take: undermanned Wings get too cute, and pay for it

The Detroit Red Wings' 1-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks includes a shutout for Jimmy Howard, a shutout for Antti "Freeze The Puck For A Faceoff Every Time" Niemi, who stoned Todd Bertuzzi in the shootout, and an unbeaten status for San Jose thanks to Logan Couture's shootout goal... And little to no aesthetic value. Minus Brent Burns and Dan Boyle, the Sharks played...

Avs' Cody McLeod suspended five games by NHL for Kronwall hit

The NHL on Monday suspended Avalanche forward Cody McLeod five games without pay for his blindside hit on Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall last week. McLeod was ejected after being given a five-minute major and a game misconduct penalty in the first period against Detroit on Oct. 17. The Red Wings went on to win that game 4-2 in Denver. The NHL allowed McLeod an in-person meeting...

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Oct. 21, 2013) – Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and San Jose Sharks left wing Patrick Marleau have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 20. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
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