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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 injury.
“It was fun news. They just got in,” Nyquist said. “It’s funny, they just drove in from Chicago. They were there for a couple days and now I’m heading there again so they might have to drive back to catch the game.”
Nyquist leads the Griffins and ranks second in the American Hockey League among rookies with 30 points (nine goals, 21 assists) in 30 games.
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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.
How has “Hockeytown U.S.A.” never hosted a NHL Winter Classic? The Detroit Red Wings are one of the game’s most legendary brands and franchises. With the exception of the Montreal Canadiens, no team has a richer history and more iconic logo on their sweater.
Of course, Montreal hasn’t hosted the game either, but first things first. The Wings have the perfect venue with a...
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...
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Red Wings at Blackhawks
7:30 PM Central
United Center, Chicago
CSN Chicago/WGN Radio
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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.
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...
Mursak, 23, has been on injured reserve since fracturing his ankle during an exhibition against the Chicago Blackhawks in September.
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TV/radio: 7:30 p.m. Friday; CSN, WGN-AM 720.
Here are notes and quotes from the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks Friday night in Chicago:
Here are notes and quotes from the Red Wings' 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena:
Weird scheduling quirk, as this will be the first time the Hawks and Wings square off this season. And now they'll do that three times in the next seven games. That's brilliant stuff right there.
No matter how much we hate to admit it, everything the Hawks do is pretty much still measured against Detroit. You'd think a Cup on top of the division title two years ago would...