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Detroit Red Wings
While much has been made about the Detroit Red Wings' home efforts, they're starting to show significant improvement on the road.
They figure to get all they can handle in Thursday night's visit to Vancouver.
Seeking a fourth road win in five games, the Red Wings square off against the Canucks in a matchup between two of the Western Conference's top teams.
In the midst of a 17-game winning streak on its own ice, Detroit (34-16-1) has picked up the pace as the visiting team. After a lackluster start in opposing arenas, the Red Wings have taken three of four on the road to improve to 14-14-0.
Keeping things going, however, likely won't be easy. Sitting atop the West, Detroit is three points ahead of second-place Vancouver (31-15-4), which holds a big lead in the Northwest Division.
While the Canucks took the last meeting 4-2 on Dec. 21, they know they'll surely have their hands full in this one.
"They have world-class players on that side, they'r...
BEST OF MAXIM
So as to not face your wrath, I’m not including this one in the Red Wings-Flames game-day update thread: Red Wings GM Ken Holland talked trade turkey with the Globe and Mail’s Alan Maki this afternoon:
The Detroit Red Wings sit atop the NHL overall standings coming out of the all-star break. So what does general manager Ken Holland do? Stick with a team that is dominant at home...
Now that the NHL's glorified shootout with human pylons -- A.K.A. the All-Star Game -- has concluded, the Red Wings officially kicked off the second half of their season with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night in Calgary.
Detroit is at the top of the league standings, and with the trade deadline less than a month away (Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. EST), speculation is that once again the Red...
Hot vs. Hotter?
The Vancouver Canucks play their second straight marquee Western Conference matchup Thursday when the Detroit Red Wings pay visit to Rogers Arena. The Wings are fresh off a 3-1 win in Calgary on Tuesday night while the Canucks survived the Chicago Blackhawks visit – 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday.
Detroit Red Wings (34-16-1) at Vancouver Canucks (31-15-4)
The last time he faced Roberto Luongo in a shootout, Jiri Hudler scored on a slap shot. Hudler thought about going with what had worked once, but opted instead for a softer shot. That worked, too.
This is Special Hockey
Canucks fans were extremely lucky in January. We got to watch FIVE different games against teams Vancouver could face in the first three rounds of the playoffs, and that of course doesn’t include Boston.
Hockey Town vs. Van City
We saw San Jose twice, Los Angeles, the surprising St. Louis Blues and most recently, Chicago. In those five matchups, the curved...
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock views these last 30-odd games as a time for one of his candidates to secure a claim on the sixth defenseman spot. The opportunity went to Mike Commodore on Tuesday against Calgary at the Saddledome. Commodore got the nod ahead of Jakub Kindl. Commodore fought Tim Jackman in the first period and blocked a few shots to help the Wings to a 3-1 victory.
Daniel Sedin scored 3:37 into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.
The Detroit Red Wings have had almost a week to try and figure out how to fix their road game.
Howe, 83, remains something of a regular at Joe Louis Arena. Speaking this morning at Rogers Arena, where the Wings tonight will take on the Vancouver Canucks, Babcock noted how Howe still has an aura about him.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Jiri Hudler scored the go-ahead goal at 11:29 of the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-1
victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.