Posted February 09, 2013 on
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Niklas Kronwall's third-period goal broke a tie, and Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in the Detroit Red Wings' 2-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.
Henrik Zetterberg had two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 23 saves for Detroit (6-4-1).
Rookie defenseman Justin Schultz scored the lone goal for Edmonton (4-4-3), and 40-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 28 shots in his first game of the season
Kronwall's power-play tally at 6:08 of the third period gave Detroit a 2-1 lead. His first goal of the season was scored with a slap shot from the high slot. It came as Edmonton's Chris VandeVelde served a penalty for hooking Justin Abdelkader.
The Red Wings killed off a two-man disadvantage that lasted 1:07 early in the third period.
Schultz' power-play goal made it 1-1 with 2:05 left in the second period. His fourth goal came on a wrist shot from about 10 feet inside the blue line, while Zetterberg was in the penalty box for holding Corey Potter.
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According to Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, the Red Wings have placed goaltender Joey MacDonald on waivers in hopes of sending him to Grand Rapids of the AHL.
The 33-year-old MacDonald has been battling back issues since March of last year when he suffered a bulging disc and has since become more expendable with the addition of Jonas Gustavsson in the offseason and the emergence...
The Detroit Red Wings made it interesting Sunday afternoon. The took a 2-0 lead late in the first period before allowing the Kings to score in the last minute of the first. The 2-1 lead held up for all of the second period and 19:07 of game time in the third period before Alec Martinez tied it up for Los Angeles.
Enter Jonathan Ericsson. The Wings defenseman buried a shot with...
The Detroit Red Wings and Los Angeles Kings played one of the most exciting games of the young NHL season Sunday, and it left some hockey fans wishing the game would go to overtime.
At least one person on the ice was just fine with the Red Wings winning the game on a Jonathan Ericsson goal with just 4.5 seconds left to play in Detroit.
That would be one of the linesmen, who was hoping...
Sorry this is so very late, but I kinda crashed after a pair of nights with little sleep and some fun fun fun moving of cars around the condo parking lot early in the morning. There's something of a modicum of good news on the back injury front! MLive's Ansar Khan reports that Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi is just dealing with the kinds of issues that those of us with bad...
I may be one of five people who had no problem with Red Wings forward Johan Franzen spearing David Perron after Perron smashed Franzen's face into the boards (since Franzen suffered a subdural hematoma after being concussed against the Colorado Avalanche in 2008, and you may remember how Gary Roberts welcomed Franzen back by punching him in the face repeatedly), especially as...
DETROIT -- For all those people who thought that young goaltender Petr Mrazek's time was now, Jimmy Howard proved Sunday that his time is far from over.
The Red Wings were a tired team, playing its third game in four days.
After taking a 2-1 lead over the Kings in the first period on Pavel Datsyuk's power-play goal and Damien Brunner's sixth goal in 12 games, the Wings...
Third game in four days for DET; a 5-1 beatdown against STL on Thursday, and a 2-1 "special teams" win yesterday against the Oil. Nevermind what I said yesterday: "If todays tilt is a special teams contest, you have to like the Oil's chances." Obviously I have no clue what the hell I am talking aboot. DET scored two PP goals, and much more importantly...
DETROIT (AP) -- Jonathan Ericsson scored with 5 seconds left to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.
The Kings failed to clear the puck, less than a minute after they tied the game, and Ericsson took advantage. His slap shot from above the right circle trickled through Jonathan Quick's pads.
Los Angeles pulled Quick with a minute left...
This was an extremely stupid thing for Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen to do. I understand he was upset that St. Louis Blues forward David Perron hit him when his back was turned, but that is still no excuse for turning around and spearing Perron right in the midsection. Perron was already going to be assessed a boarding penalty for the hit on Franzen and went to the...
Updated w/ stats and highlights at 3:35 PM: The Detroit Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings was anything but a thing of beauty, at least if you're not a fan of watching Jimmy Howard getting peppered with 47 shots...
But the Red Wings managed to find a way to earn two points while playing their 4th game in 6 "nights," their 3rd game in 4 "nights...
The Detroit Red Wings proved that they can still out-skill as well as out-will teams in their 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, but today's game against Los Angeles (12:30 PM EST, NBC/TSN/97.1 FM, and the Wings are collecting smoke detectors for charity), but the Red Wings know they're in for a challenge and a half as they wrap up a slate of 4 games played...
Post By Franklin Steele:
The Wings just caved in the collective faces of the Blues for the second consecutive time since the opening night fiasco (that's my punk band name for the week... nailed it) and I should be pretty stoked about the final score of 5-1. Petr Mrazek played very well, but there is one moment that stands out to me from this game.
Ah to be a Red Wings fan. To be a member of the Order, and belong to one of the most despised sub-cultures on the planet. Hated in the hockey world like Yankees fans in baseball, Cowboys fans in the NFL, Notre Dame fans in the NCAA level and loving every damn minute of it.
I always look to our undying spirit yet unreasonably high expectations as a function of the sustained success...
Drew Doughty on Pavel Datsyuk this afternoon.