Found May 25, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The Detroit Red Wings theoretically came into Game 5 against the Blackhawks determined to win, but they displayed a strange abandonment of their puck possession system, throwing blind passes to either no one or Hawks players in all three zones...They allowed the Hawks' hacks-and-grabs to frustrate them, they allowed the Blackhawks to out-skate them while trying to do far too much as single players, and the Wings took some dumb penalties, made some awful, lazy clearing attempts and allowed Captain Pork Chop and his pals to climb back into this series, taking a 4-1 decision. Game 5 will take place on Monday night in Detroit (8 PM start), and I'm sure that the rest of my night will be spent reading about how wonderful Jonathan Toews is, how Bryan Bickell (nice charge on Kronwall) and Andrew Shaw (scrum-meister) got the Wings' goat--they did get Abdelkader's--but I'm not willing to give the Hawks much credit here. Continue reading "Red Wings-Blackhawks Game ...

Third grader says '9 x 9 = Hossa'

Maggie Ciara, a third-grader at Columbus Manor Elementary School, would seem to be one of the biggest Blackhawks fans around. Maggie took a multiplication test recently during school and when the teacher received her answers questions were asked. Maggie answered the question of ’9 X 9 = Hossa’ and it baffled the teacher. Maggie was paying homage to her favorite Blackhawks...

Joakim Andersson subtly produces for Wings

Chicago -- When you're playing on a line with Damien Brunner and Gustav Nyquist, you're not going to get a lot of attention. But that doesn't bother Joakim Andersson. "They're more skilled than I am and maybe they're more pretty to watch," Andersson said, smiling after Saturday's morning skate. Brunner had 12 goals and 14 assists in 44 games during...

Red Wings prospect Martin Frk’s Halifax Mooseheads win Memorial Cup

News is still rolling in on this one so highlights will eventually be added, but Red Wings prospect Martin Frk registered a goal and an assist as the Halifax Mooseheads defeated the Portland Winterhawks 6-4 in the Memorial Cup Final, allowing the QMJHL-champion Mooseheads to capture Major Junior Hockey's most prestigious trophy. The Canadian Press,'s Adam Kimelman...

Marian Hossa is the answer to 3rd grade math problem (Photo)

A third grade student in the Chicago suburbs used Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa's name as the answer to a math problem on one of her tests. Maggie Ciara, a student at Columbus Manor Elementary School in Oak Lawn, Illinois, wrote down "Hossa" as the answer to "9 x 9" on her math test. Her teacher initially returned the paper with a red circle around...

Red Wings-Blackhawks Game 5 wrap-up: after awful effort, Wings insist they’ll nail Chicago

The Detroit Red Wings played a poor game in losing Game 5 of their second-round series to the Chicago Blackhawks by a 4-1 tally, and, as noted in the multimedia post, the Wings and their coach made no excuses for what was unacceptable play. The Wings have gotten worse in games 4 and 5 while the Blackhawks have gotten better, having registered 73 shots on Jimmy Howard, including...

Note to Blackhawks fans: this is not ‘Kronwalling’

Amongst the Chicago Blackhawks fans' trash talking after the Red Wings' Game 4 loss, they suggested that Bryan Bickell "Kronwalled" Niklas Kronwall. This hit: 1. Does not fit the "Kronwalling" definition as it was a hit from behind; 2. And while I happen to think that the hit was cheap, it's worth noting that Kronwall got up, skated away and...

Third Grader says “9 times 9 equals Hossa” on Math Test

  Chicago Blackhawks fan Maggie Ciara is a third grade student at Columbus Manor Elementary in Illinois.  On the math test, Maggie answered 9 times 9 with “Hossa” rather than writing 81.  The reasoning behind it, is Hossa’s number on the Blackhawks is 81, but her teacher was baffled as to why she answered the question that way. Justin Breen of DNAinfo Chicago spoke with...

The Red Wings’ ‘new’ captain is like the previous ones: an understated leader

I've got KK to myself tonight, and as such, while I've already posted a multimedia post in addition to a quick take on the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to Chicago, Hockey Night in Canada's Cassie Campbell posited a profile of Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, and for Wings fans, it's wonderful, must-watch video in which a man who's had to live up to the legacies...

GDT - WCSF Game 6: Red Wings (3-2) host Hawks (2-3) 8:00

Said Uncle Mike of game 5:  "They were good and we were watching.'' Captain Obvious says:  "It'd be good to finish this tonight, but DET are going to have to be way better to do that - way better."  Here is hoping for the handshake line after the game. "Flags In,"   Soldiers of the 3d United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participated...

Wings falter in 4-1 loss to Blackhawks

CHICAGO -- Once again, the Detroit Red Wings saw what happens when you play with fire. They felt the burn of the Chicago Blackhawks' firepower in Game 5, a dominating 4-1 victory reminiscent of the first game of the series, also a 4-1 Chicago win. Although the Wings still hold a 3-2 series advantage, playing the way they did Saturday night will only lead to more momentum for...

Bryan Bickell Has Trouble Standing After Taking Monster Hit

I don’t know if I should cringe, laugh, or cry watching this video.  The Chicago Blackhawks had a lot of trouble with the physical play of the Detroit Red Wings in Game 4 of the NHL Western Conference Semis.  The Red Wings blanked the Blackhawks 2-0 and took a commanding 3-1 series lead.  Nothing showed that dominance more than this monster Jonathan Ericsson hit on Bryan Bickell...

Blackhawks shut out for the first time in 2013 with a 2-0 loss in Game 4

The Chicago Blackhawks have had an incredible 2013 campaign. Unfortunately, all of their success is unraveling in the second round of the playoffs against the Detroit Red Wings. The best proof demonstrating Chicago's absurd regular season success as well as their turmoil against Detroit is the fact that their 2-0 loss in Game 4 marked the first time the team was shut out in 2013...

Red Wings vs. Blackhawks Game 5

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Stanley Cup Playoffs: NBC Still Trailing Last Year’s Action

The Red Wings/Blackhawks and Rangers/Bruins series have been hot draws for NBC Sports Network, but not-so-much for NBC. Last Sunday’s Game 2 of the Rangers/Bruins second round Stanley Cup playoff series drew a 1.4 final [...]
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