Found April 28, 2013 on The Detroit Sports Site:
The Detroit Red Wings players said they did not want to miss the playoffs in Henrik Zetterberg’s first season as captain. On Saturday night in Dallas, with the postseason on the line, the captain made sure his team would play on. Zetterberg scored twice in the Red Wings’ 3-0 win over Minnesota — early, on an incredible individual effort that resulted in the puck bouncing home off a Dallas player’s skate; then, early in the third, as Zetterberg scored on a shorthanded breakaway to put Detroit up two. His first goal of the night: And No. 2:

Red Wings playoff scenarios

If you need to know how the Red Wings can clinch a berth to their 22nd straight playoffs, it has been presented to us succinctly by The Detroit News:  *Earn at least one point in Dallas on Saturday, ending regulation time with a tie. *If Columbus loses at home Saturday against Nashville, the Red Wings will make the playoffs regardless of what they do in Dallas. *If the...

Detroit Red Wings extend playoff streak to 22 years in shutout victory over Stars

  On Saturday night the record for straight playoff appearances in professional sports stayed alive, as the Detroit Red Wings dominated the Dallas Stars 3-0 stretching the  mark to 22 consecutive years of NHL playoff hockey for the boys from Hockeytown. Again, that's the most consecutive playoff berths by any team in any sport. The Detroit Red Wings simply are one of the most...

The Streak Continues: Red Wings clinch 22nd straight playoff appearance with 3-0 win over Dallas

In the first year without Nicklas Lidstrom the Red Wings certainly had their fair share of struggles as they made the transition into a new era in Hockeytown. Still though Detroit’s shortcoming’s didn’t stop them from making the playoffs for the 22nd straight year which is the fifth longest in NHL history and the longest current postseason streak in professional sports. Detroit...

NHL Playoff Schedule: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks

The Detroit Red Wings clinched a playoff berth on Saturday night and will open the 2013 playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks. The NHL is expected to release the complete playoff schedule on Sunday, though the Wings and Ducks figure to open Tuesday. We’ll update the schedule as it become available. Game 1, TBD: Detroit at Anaheim Game 2, TBD: Detroit at Anaheim Game 3, TBD: Anaheim...

Red Wings embarking on 22nd straight playoffs

The Detroit Red Wings will begin their 22nd consecutive playoff appearance on Tuesday night (10:30 p.m. ET vs. the Mighty Mighty Ducks). It's the longest playoff streak in all of sports. It's a wonderful coincidence the Red Wings have a guy on their team named Tootoo and his number is 22. The streak is something I want to jot some notes about. When I was growing up, idolizing...

Will Detroit’s Inexperienced Defense Be An Issue In The Playoffs?

from Bill Roose of, Brendan Smith has no Stanley Cup playoff experience. The same goes for defensive partners Jakub Kindl andDanny DeKeyser. Though their lack of postseason participation certainly sends a red flag to some, their inexperience isn’t much of a concern for the Red Wings on the eve of Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals series...

Red Wings-Stars Preview

The Detroit Red Wings find themselves in an unfamiliar situation as their bid to extend a 21-year playoff streak comes down to the regular-season finale. It's a position the eliminated Dallas Stars definitely envy, though. Detroit looks to clinch yet another Western Conference postseason berth by earning a point on the road Saturday night against a Dallas team hoping to play...

Hotstove confirms that Jim Nill’s going to head to Dallas

Somewhat ironically: the CBC's Hotstove Tonight crew on Hockey Night in Canada confirmed that the Red Wings will lose Jim Nill to Dallas "after the season" (whether that means before or after the NHL Draft that Nill tends to run for the Wings, nobody seems to know yet), but in revealing as much, the CBC's Elliotte Friedman stated that the Wings and Stars were trying...

Red Wings Make Playoffs for 22nd Straight Year

    In the most momentous game of the season, and Jimmy Howard’s 16th career shutout, the Red Wings lock up 7th seed in the West to face Anaheim in round 1, blanking the Dallas Stars 3-0. In the final do-or-die stanza of the regular season, both sides made this game a complete defensive battle. [...]

Red Wings will lose Jim Nill to Dallas

We knew that Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill would leave the organization to become another team's general manager eventually, and TSN's Darren Dreger reports that Nill will leave Detroit this spring to become the Dallas Stars' GM: All indications are the Dallas Stars are about to make a GM change. Detroit's Jim Nill expected to be named GM of Stars as early...

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Tracker, April 27: Win and They’re In

As the Detroit Red Wings try to qualify for their 22nd consecutive postseason, we’re taking a daily look at the key games that could impact that pursuit. So, it all comes down to this. The Red Wings’ playoff streak, which currently stretches more than two decades, can be extended if the Wings simply get to overtime on Saturday night in Dallas. A win, and the Red Wings can get...

Detroit Red Wings Playoff Tracker, April 26: Minnesota Wild Facing Huge Home Game

As the Detroit Red Wings try to qualify for their 22nd consecutive postseason, we’re taking a daily look at the key games that could impact that pursuit. Those pesky Columbus Blue Jackets just will not go away. The Red Wings could have clinched a playoff spot Thursday night, thanks to a comeback 5-2 win over the Predators, had the Blue Jackets fallen in Dallas. Instead, Columbus...

Wings in playoffs with win over Stars

The Detroit Red Wings are headed to the playoffs for the 22nd straight season after Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist in a 3-0 victory Saturday night over the Dallas Stars. Jimmy Howard made 17 saves to post his fifth shutout of the season as Detroit secured the seventh spot in the Western Conference. It's the lowest playoff seed for the Red Wings since the NHL moved...

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (April 29, 2013) – Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard , Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg and Edmonton Oilers right wing Nail Yakupov have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending April 28. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
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