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Detroit Red Wings
7:00 PM CT – Red Wings (44-21-3) @ Predators (39-21-7)Players to watch:DET- Henrik ZetterbergZetterberg racked up three points last night while playing banged up. He’s been consistent since the All-Star break.NSH- Patric HornqvistIn 17 career games against Detroit, Hornqvist has never scored a goal. He’s due.Starting goaltenders:DET- Joey MacDonald (2011-12 stats: 8-3-1, 1.92 GAA)NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 37-14-7, 2.36 GAA)Injury report:DET- Jimmy Howard and Todd Bertuzzi (groin, questionable), Jakub Kindl (upper body, questionable), Pavel Datsyuk (knee, out), Nicklas Lidstrom (ankle, out), Jonathan Ericsson (wrist, out), Patrick Eaves (concussion, out)NSH- Kevin Klein (upper body, out)Keys to the game:DET- Win the special teams battle… Nashville has Detroit beat in both special teams units. Mike Babcock’s gang has to turn that around tonight. Even though they won’t have Datsyuk or Lidstrom, the Red Wings must improve on their special teams, which have been inconsistent o...
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DETROIT -- With their abundance of injuries, life for the Detroit Red Wings has been careening down a miserable path.
They now find themselves in a battle to finish in the top spot of the NHLs Central Division.
Gone are the days when the Wings would cruise through their divisional rivals. Many of the Red Wings' critics always pointed to the weak Central as their playground...
Red Wings GM Ken Holland and his compatriots will make their annual trek to the Breakers’ Resort in Florida for GM’s meetings on Monday, March 12th, and while Holland isn’t sure whether he’s going to be on board with the popular concept of bringing the red line back to prohibit two-line passes, as he told Yahoo Sports’ Nicholas J. Cotsonika (more on his column later).....
Two days after the eighth anniversary of the “Bertuzzzi-Moore” incident, Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi spoke to Sportsnet’s Christine Simpson in a sit-down interview, mostly talking about his renaissance and “reinvention” as a defensively-responsible forward with the team he hopes to win a Stanley Cup with in the Detroit Red Wings:
Wings coach Mike Babcock adds some...
Some teams never overcome losing a franchise player to retirement. The Detroit Red Wings are near this reality as Nicklas Lidstrom is on the wrong side of 40 and in the final year of his contract with the team. Fans are hoping that Lidstrom, a 7-time Norris Trophy Winner and 2002 Conn Smythe Trophy winner, will still give one more year to lead the Red Wings into the Winter Classic...
Patric Hornqvist's first period goal on Saturday night was the first he had ever scored against the Detroit Red Wings. (Sarah Fuqua)
Prior to Saturday night’s game against Detroit, Nashville’s Patric Hornqvist had played in 248 NHL games and had scored 73 career goals. Of those 73 goals, 16 had come against Central Division opponents – 8 against Columbus and 4 each against...
According to Fox Sports Detroit’s Art Regner, the injury-plagued Red Wings’ management staff did in fact kick every tire leading up to the trade deadline, and while Ken Holland, Jim Nill, Ryan Martin and the rest of the front office attempted to bolster a team which currently boasts five players who started the season with the Grand Rapids Griffins going into tonight’s game...
The Detroit Red Wings’ long list of sidelined players—Todd Bertuzzi, Pavel Datsyuk, Jonathan Ericsson, Jimmy Howard, Jakub Kindl and Nicklas Lidstrom—got a player longer in the form of the flu-addled Justin Abdelkader on Friday night, meaning that, if you count back-up Jordan Pearce, the traded-for Kyle Quincey and the then-injured Jakub Kindl, Detroit faced off against Los...
Throughout their years of prominence, the Detroit Red Wings have had two constants. One is defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who owns an NHL-record seven – seven! – Norris Trophies. The other is Tomas Holmstrom, who has set up shop in front of goaltenders his whole career.“He’s always there and he’s been doing that for years,” Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne said. “His...
We all saw it last night...we've seen for a few games now. Zetterberg and Filppula make a great team. Filppula is already 17 points clear of his season high 40 that he acheived back in 2008-2009. Zetterberg has been on fire - 23 points in his last 16 games.“We’ve been playing together for a while now and we’re getting to know each other better and better. We know...
Darren Helm scored with 1:13 left in regulation, lifting the banged-up Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg scored twice and assisted on Valtteri Filppula's tying goal with 4:02 left, less than 2 minutes after Dwight King put Los Angeles ahead 3-2.
Joey MacDonald made 21 saves for the Red Wings. Jonathan...
The Detroit Red Wings’ gritty 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings allowed the Wings to take a midnight flight to Nashville to battle the Predators this evening (8 PM EST, FSD/FS Tennessee/97.1 FM/Don’t forget we “spring forward” this weekend) at least having kept pace with the Blues (2 points ahead of Detroit) and Canucks (1 point ahead) in the Western Conference standings...
The Detroit Red Wings seemed to be far too content to try to use the same lurking-in-the-weeds game plan against the Nashville Predators which they successfully employed against the Kings on Friday, and in a four-point game against a team far superior to the floundering Kings, the Wings made a huge tactical error, and thanks to some terrible special teams play on Detroit’s part—giving...
Some great pictures from SlapShot Radio's intrepid photographer... time for today's Sunday Shots. Go to the SlapShot Radio website for all of the pics.
From Nashville vs Detroit March 10, 2012
Photos courtesy DLM/SlapShot Radio
Games with Detroit are always fun, especially when the Predators take two from the Red Wings on a sold out Smashville Saturday night. Nashville...
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It was a heart-breaking affair when Nashville last played the Detroit Red Wings. A shot by Pavel Datsyuk, after undressing Ryan Suter in the zone with five seconds left, continued the record-breaking home win streak for Detroit and sent Predators fans reeling.
The Red Wings remain at the top of their game despite numerous injuries to...
On Saturday night, the Nashville Predators edged the Detroit Red Wings by a 3-2 score in front of a sold out Bridgestone Arena.
David Legwand assisted on all three Predators goals and now has 11 points in his last 12 games, including 2 goals and 9 assists.
Nashville opened the scoring when Legwand stole the puck from Detroit center Gustav Nyquist, creating a 2-on-1 with Patric Hornqvist...