Found December 15, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
The Red Wings (19-9-1) play tonight at Nashville (15-11-4) after beating Pittsburgh 4-1 on Tuesday for their third straight victory and 10th in 12 games.  DET have allowed two goals or fewer in 20 of their 29 games.  Their 2.17 GA/G ranks fifth in the NHL, comparable to the 2007-08 season, when they allowed the fewest goals in the league (2.18).  Jimmy F. Howard is playing Vezina worthy hockey right now;  he has yielded two goals or fewer in nine of 11 outings since Nov. 19, going 10-1-0 with a 1.72 goals-against average. As a team, DET’s 1.67 5-5 F/A are second only to BOS.  Here is another number you don’t see everyday; of the Wings skaters playing in more than 5 games, none are minus players (only three are even, everyone else is +1 or better).  Conversely, NSH have 14 minus skaters (having played in more than 5 games). NSH are also on a three game win streak, having defeated Columbus, Anaheim and Calgary.  Prior to their winning streak, the Predators had dropped seven of ni...

Video: NHL player scores goal from the upper deck

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Smith and Lindback spread holiday cheer to Franklin youngsters

One night before the Predators’ biggest game of the season to date, Craig Smith and Anders Lindback were busy in Franklin spreading some holiday cheer to 20 kids from an after-school organization called Franktown Open Hearts. Thanks to the help of The Dream Builders Foundation, the youngsters received a $100 gift card to shop around Dick’s Sporting Goods to buy gifts for themselves...

Red Wings lose Conner’s services, recall Tatar

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Video: Lil' Pens fan mad at Wings-backing folks

This is apparently the Pittsburgh Penguins biggest fan. His parents decided to play a trick on him when the Penguins played the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. They told him they were rooting for the Red Wings and the little guy went crazy. He even chucked his little helmet at the ground is disgust and screamed like a maniac. He did get the last laugh though when the Penguins...

Tootoo’s goal shifts momentum in Preds’ favor

With the Red Wings leading 3-1 late in the second period, the Predators needed a spark. They got one in the form of Jordin Tootoo, whose goal with 2:38 remaining in the second laid the groundwork for the Predators’ 4-3 comeback win over Detroit in front of 17,113 on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena.On Tootoo’s goal, the rebound from Kevin Klein’s shot squirted to a trailing Tootoo...

The Morning After Round-Up: Predators 4, Wings 3

To the average Middle Tennessean, it is a cold, rainy, miserable, Friday morning but the 17,113 residents of Smashville are walking on sunshine this morning in spite of the physical elements.Last night, the Nashville Predators provided fans with excitement that had not been seen to that degree in a  in a long time. During the team's comeback in the final period, Bridgestone...

Predators cool off Flames 2-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Colin Wilson scored a power-play goal at 3:31 of the third period to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Nashville has won three straight while the Flames' three-game winning streak ended. Matt Halischuk also scored for Nashville while Curtis Glencross had Calgary's goal. Miikka Kiprusoff made 43...

Speedy Conner earning playing time on Wings' third line

Sticking with the Red Wings after being called up from the minors isn't easy; Fabian Brunnstrom has tried a handful of times this season, unsuccessfully. In Chris Conner, though, the Wings have found the grit to help make their third line go.

VIDEO: Young Penguins fan cries because his parents cheer for the Red Wings

Red Wings-Penguins quick: ground down, or ‘the Danny comes around’

The Detroit Red Wings may as well have been playing the Pittsburgh Penguins in April given the sandpapery grit and grind, vicious intensity, immense attention paid to detail by both teams and nothing less than a grudge match’s worth of effort as lines neutralized their opponents and, for a while, anyway, it looked like the game would only showcase Evgeni Malkin and Pavel Datsyuk’s...

Video: Young boy can't believe family now roots for Red Wings

Think there's no rivalry between the Red Wings and the Penguins? Try telling that to this kid.

Morning Skate: Game 31 vs. Detroit

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Red Wings roll through injury-depleted Penguins

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