Found December 04, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
The Detroit Red Wings face off against the Colorado Avalanche tonight (8 PM, not 9 PM, EST—sorry, I forgot to carry the one in the game set-up—FSD with Dave Strader doing play by play/Altitude/WXYT) with the easygoing Wings hoping to establish an eight-game winning streak against the plucky Avs with Ty Conklin between the pipes. As Pro Hockey Talk’s Mike Halford suggests (via RedWingsFeed), the world’s a different place from the one in which Conklin last started a game on October 15th, and while I don’t think that the Wings will be too concerned if Conklin is anything less than dominant tonight, but I can’t help but feel that Wings fans might freak out if Conklin’s limited exposure continues to reflect his ability to back up Jimmy Howard in a poor light. Continue reading "Red Wings-Avalanche game-day updates: Conklin faces fan scrutiny; Avs stack their blueline"

Red Wings to start Ty Conklin in goal tonight against Colorado

The last time the Red Wings played in Denver, Ty Conklin had a shutout. Coach Mike Babcock figures that's a good reason to give Conklin another start.

Red Wings vs Avalanche Recap

Detroit had a great start, but a slow finish. A few of the guys had off-nights and the result was a loss to a lesser opponent. Read more for additional thoughts: Conklin was not bad. He wasn't epic, but he played well enough to win the game if he had some help. Position-wise, the shorty was not his fault. He did, however, give away the puck and the Wings never did recover...

So we’re going to talk about the Red Wings and realignment…

In theory, we know it’s coming, but I don’t think that we Red Wings fans necessarily know who we’re dealing with when we talk about it. As Paul posted on Saturday night, the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman built off the column by Sportsnet’s John Shannon, which suggested that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will table two options for realigning the NHL to the 30 members of the...

Mike Babcock likes potential of Red Wings' third and fourth lines

The Red Wings held an optional skate this morning at Pepsi Center, though it was a pretty full house between players taking the ice and those opting to kick around a soccer ball.

Is it too late to ‘Vote for Jimmy?’

With less than a month left in the NHL’s All-Starfan balloting, Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard, who was left off the ballot, is way down near the bottom of the “leader board,” but that hasn’t stopped WRIF 101.1 FM’s Meltdown from teaming up with the Wings to engineer a last-minute surge of fan support: The Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson, via a Q and A session with...

Red Wings-Avalanche wrap-up and more realignment talk

Sometimes teams do just enough to help their cause that they end up winning games they might otherwise lose, and sometimes they do the opposite, committing the precie amount of errors and inattentiveness to detail necessary to shoot themselves in both feet. On Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings played a plain old sloppy game, especially after losing Valtteri Filppula’s services in the...

Avalanche beat Red Wings 4-2

DENVER (AP) -- Ryan O'Reilly had two goals, Semyon Varlamov made 27 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat Detroit 4-2 on Sunday night to end the Red Wings' winning streak at seven games. Paul Stastny and T.J. Galiardi also scored, and Gabriel Landeskog added two assists to help Colorado win its third straight. Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen scored for Detroit, and Ty...

Red Wings-Sabres recap, overnight report and lots of other…stuff…and things (but no eloquence)

The Detroit Red Wings didn’t exactly play flawless hockey in defeating an injury-depleted Buffalo Sabres team 4-1 on Friday night, but as the Wings kicked off a December in which they’ll play 14 more times over the next 29 days, and given that they didn’t get into Denver until after 3 AM, emerging literally (see: Justin Abdelkader is OK despite getting his bell rung by Brayden...

Red Wings-Avalanche Preview

For the last two weeks, the Detroit Red Wings have been thoroughly overwhelming their opponents. They've been doing that to the Colorado Avalanche for the last dozen years. The Red Wings look to win an eighth straight game for the first time in nearly four years and continue their dominance over the Avalanche on Sunday night at the Pepsi Center. Detroit (16-7-1) has outscored...

Red Wings rest G Howard against Avs

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Red Wings-Blues Preview

After struggling against one of the NHL's best scoring teams, the St. Louis Blues might have another challenge in trying to stop the perennially potent Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings, though, may not have forward Valtteri Filppula available for Tuesday night's visit to the Scottrade Center. In giving up 2.12 goals per game, the Blues (14-9-3) have been one of the NHL...

Wings enjoying snow, 7-game win streak

Many Red Wings raved Saturday afternoon about the winter wonderland that greeted them in Denver after a nice little snowstorm blanketed the area.

Avalanche ends Red Wings' seven-game winning streak

Ryan O'Reilly scores twice for Colorado, which wins its third game in a row, 4-2.Ryan O'Reilly scores twice for Colorado, which wins its third game in a row, 4-2.

Red Wings like new 4-conference NHL format; travel reduced, every team coming to Joe

The Red Wings got their wish, as the new NHL alignment planned unveiled Monday during Board of Governor meetings will reduce the travel schedule.

Detroit Red Wings (16-7-1) at Colorado Avalanche (12-13-1), 8 p.m. (ET)

The odds of the Red Wings extending their season-high winning streak to eight games tonight at Colorado are in their favor.
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