Found February 05, 2012 on Detroit4lyfe:
For Ales Hemsky, those rumors that he might be headed to Detroit can't come to fruition fast enough after this play. Of course, he might not remember much of anything. Kronwall's hit was one of the very few bright spots in a first period that left the Wings down 3-1 early. The Wings were able to take a 4-3 lead in the third period, but couldn't hold their lead and ended up losing 5-4 in a shootout. Still, the shootout point was enough to keep them ahead of Vancouver for the best record in the Western Conference. The Wings currently have the most points in the league, but the New York Rangers sit just one point behind with three games in hand.

Ty Conklin's job on the goal line

Jimmy Howards broken right index finger will be either the best or worst case scenario for Red Wing backup goalie Ty Conklin. Not that Conklin or anybody else for that matter wanted to see Howard get injured, but in pro sports it comes down to opportunity. If anybody needs an opportunity to prove themselves, its Ty Conklin. Since he backstopped the Wings to 3-0 victory at Colorado...

Talking about the post-Nicklas Lidstrom Red Wings

Sportsnet’s Mark Spector penned an intriguing column regarding the Red Wings’ future as Nicklas Lidstrom approaches the end of his career, talking about the team’s desire to remain elite even when Lidstrom eventually hangs ‘em up with Wings GM Ken Holland: “I’m big on defencemen, and I think Nick has been the best at his position,” begins general manager Ken Holland...

Taylor Hall on After Hours

Taylor Hall has been upstaged by teammates throughout his short NHL career. In his first NHL game, Jordan Eberle scored “some goal” and stole the spotlight. And most recently when Hall had his first 4 point game, Sam Gagner went ahead and had 8. It doesn’t seem to bother Hall that much however, Hall cares more about wins than anything else. Taking a skate to the face during...

Red Wings-Coyotes quick take: taking the hard road = less than special loss

The Detroit Red Wings tend to suffer a few injuries during February and subsequently go into an early-month slump (usually at the same time that the Nashville Predators, who the Wings play on Friday, make their customary division title push), but man, in their -3-1 loss to Phoenix… Did the Wings’ special teams ever stink, and did the Wings ever engage in a game where trying...

Oilers beat NHL-leading Red Wings

Sam Gagner continued to rack up the points and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers beat the league-leading Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night. Gagner had two goals and an assist one night after his eight-point game in Edmonton's 8-4 win over Chicago. He also scored in the shootout. The Oilers blew a 3-1 lead in the third period but sent...

Red Wings-Oilers quick take: first the shootout giveth, then it taketh away

Updated with highlights, fights, etc.: The Detroit Red Wings’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers was a tale of would’ve’s, should’ve’s and could’ve’s. What would have happened if the Red Wings hadn’t given up a 2-goal lead? What should have happened had the Wings not allowed the Oilers to take a 3-1 lead on a goal scored with under a second left in the 1st...

Oilers’ Sam Gagner worth more than $4.0 million in arbitration?

Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner could double his $2.28 million salary in arbitration next summer, according to SportsNet hockey analyst Nick Kypreos. Gagner will be a restricted free agent come July 1st. He...

Fingers crossed, Jimmy Howard hopeful he'll return to Red Wings' net soon

Jimmy Howard was back on the ice with his teammates Saturday morning, laughing and lamenting how hard it is to tie his shoes at the moment. He has a fractured right index finger, which has left that digit bandaged and immobile. While the injury will take four to six weeks to heal, Howard estimated he'd only miss two weeks.

Oilers waste 3-1 lead in third period but go on to beat Red Wings 5-4 in shootout

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Payne and Redemption

Almost game time, kiddos.No better time than to show what gem our resident graphics art department has come up with as our Red Wings skate into Rexall tonight to take on the Oilers.The Oilers have given us so much this year...two massive blowouts of the Blackhawks, helping us put them in the rearview mirror.But let's hope all we have to say thanks for that is a good ol' butt...

Dirty Wings

from Open Ice Hitter at the StarPhoenix, -      Interesting how the sports news crews and broadcasters refer vaguely to Patrick Sharp’s wrist injury …. Avoiding the mention of Jiri Hudler’s name, or the fact the Detroit Red Wing worm smashed Sharp’s wrist with a vicious slash …. Where is this going ? Yup. TO Brendan Shanahan … ex Detroit Red Wing …. Hudler should...

Oilers blow 3-1 lead but top Red Wings in shootout

Sam Gagner continued to rack up the points and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers beat the league-leading Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night.

Detroit Red Wings (35-16-2) at Phoenix Coyotes (23-21-8), 8 p.m. (ET)

Not having their starting goaltender over the weekend did little to help Detroit shake off its road issues. However, a trip to Phoenix just might do the trick.
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