Found December 28, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
For the first 38 minutes of the Red Wings’ “statement-making” win over the St. Louis Blues, it looked like the Wings were playing from an all-too-familiar script. The Wings were pushed around by a bigger, stronger Blues team as they dug a 2-0 deficit for themselves for the third time over the past four games, and as the Wings seemed somewhat intimidated by the Blues’ physicality and determination, Jimmy Howard more or less kept the Wings in the game at times, quite literally standing on his head to make one save… Continue reading "Red Wings-Blues wrap-up and overnight report: taking a step (forward)"

Commodore happy to be back playing

When the Detroit Red Wings took to the ice at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday night, it represented the second game of a back-to-back set. Coming out of the NHL's Christmas break, the Red Wings defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 in Music City on Monday night. Defenseman Mike Commodore was in Detroit's lineup for both of their post-Christmas games. Add in the fact that Commodore...

Chris Stewart Buries Stars As Blues Beat Dallas 5-3

St. Louis Blues forward Chris Stewart had been receiving a full load of criticism because of his lack of output this season.  In his first 29 games of the season, Stewart had found the net just four times. In his last three games, including Monday night's 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Stewart has scored three goals, giving him seven...

Namesake Out. Nyquist In

Michael Zuidema reports that Darren Helm has tweaked his groin and will miss the next two games as a result.Click the Jump for more Gustav Nyquist has been recalled to take his place on the roster.Nyquist has played in one game this season for Detroit while they were in their slump. It will be interesting to see what he can do while the team is playing more sound hockey. He currently...

First Period Update: Blues 1, Stars 0

The Blues break on top as Chris Stewart beats Dallas goaltender Richard Bachman from a bad angle to put the Blues on top 1-0. The goal is the second in as many games for the slow-starting Stewart. Dav

Valtteri Filppula scores twice to lead Red Wings to 4-1 win over Predators

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Red Wings-Predators quick take: systematic

Update: FSD’s Trevor Thompson reports that Tomas Holmstrom suffered a groin injury and won’t play tomorrow: The Detroit Red Wings began play against the Nashville Predators with a little lead in their legs from their Christmas break and a little “stupid” lingering in their play from their ineffectual, inefficient and mistake-prone hockey against Edmonton, Vancouver and Calgary...

Recap: Nashville vs. Detroit

Valtteri Filppula backed Jimmy Howard's 31 saves with a pair of goals, leading Detroit to a 4-1 win over Nashville on Monday night.

Weber-less Predators Get Blitzed By Detroit 4-1

Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon/Getty Images Getting two goals from Valtteri Filppula and extras from Cleary and Datsyuk, the Detroit Red Wings dumped a little post-Christmas coal into Nashville’s proverbial stocking, beating up a Shea Weber-less Predators 4-1 in front of a sold out crowd. Jon Blum was able to break up the goose-egg, however it was too little too late as Detroit...

Datsyuk, Kronwall give Wings 3-2 win over Blues

Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall scored 56 seconds apart in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

Blues-Red Wings Preview

(AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings have lost twice to revitalized St. Louis since the Blues hired coach Ken Hitchcock, but two visits to Joe Louis Arena this week could slow the Blues' surge. The Red Wings look to win their 11th straight home game when they host St. Louis on Tuesday night. Detroit has played nine of its last 12 away from home, and after Tuesday will return to the...

Red Wings 4, Preds 1: Trotz post-game audio

Predators head coach Barry Trotz speaks after tonight's 4-1 loss to Detroit...

The Morning After Round-Up: Wings 4, Predators 1

The Predators lost to Detroit 4-1 in a game that was much closer than the score. The Preds out shot the Wings 32-22 and appeared competitive throughout the contest.As is is often the case when Detroit hits the ice, the Wings take advantage of almost every miscue that the opponent makes and that was indeed the case on Monday night against the Predators. Jimmy Howard was outstanding...
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