Found December 09, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
The Detroit Red Wings’ 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night most certainly represented the best first period and, maybe predictably, middling second and third periods the Wings played because, despite the Wings’ fantastic, five-goal first period, it essentially devolved into a forty-minute exercise in clock-killing for the Wings, to the point that Joe Louis Arena was maybe half full by the time the Coyotes gave the Wings a bit of a scare in the third period. Hell, it’s entirely possible that, if you missed the news about Pavel Datsyuk being taken out of the game for precautionary reasons (Wings coach Mike Babcock insisted that Datsyuk was simply “sore” going into the game, and would be fine) and didn’t suffer from a serious case of Wings fan injury neurosis (where’s Jobu when you need him?), you turned the game off somewhere between the halfway mark and the ten-minute mark of the third period, too, and I can’t blame you for saying, “Okay, I’m not going to raise m...

Red Wings off-day news: Datsyuk’s taking the day off, Jan Mursak isn’t and the Wings’ PK needs work

The Red Wings are apparently practicing after their 5-2 victory over Phoenix last night, and’s Brian Hedger reports that a certain player who suffered a “lower-body injury” on Thursday did indeed earn a little rest, while another skated with the Wings full-out for the first time in a good long while: No Datsyuk at #Redwings practice today, as expected. Resting lower...

If I'm Dan Cleary...

"If I’m Dan Cleary, I worry about forecheck, penalty killing, getting to the net.  I don’t spend any time thinking about goal-scoring. You’d be amazed at how everything works out from there." --Mike BabcockThat quote comes to us from Khan(!) this morning.  We know that everyone's favorite Newfie is having some trouble producing this year...and hell, Chris...

Wings' Datsyuk plans to rejoin team for tonight's game

Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk didn't spent much time on the ice during an optional morning skate today at Joe Louis Arena. He said he plans to play tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. Face-off is 7 p.m. today.

Red Wings compete to ‘do the most good’ for the Salvation Army

The Red Wings’ most important team activity on Friday had nothing to do with their participation in practice at Joe Louis Arena. Instead, several members of the Wings’ front office and roster engaged in a friendly competition to raise money for the Salvation Army, manning donation kettles around the Metro area, and as Drew Miller told’s Bill Roose, the Wings...

Red Wings Benefit From Realignment, Lindstrom for 1 More?

Other than a move to the Eastern Conference, the Detroit Red Wings could not be happier about the NHL realignment set to occur next season. The switch to four divisions and change in playoff format will greatly reduce the travel throughout the year and allow the Wings to play every team at least once both home and away. The Central Division will include current rivals Chicago Blackhawks...

Kicking em While They're Down: Phoenix Coyotes

Even Lebda was able to score tap-ins against this team.I'm going to enjoy this. I first heard about Five for Howling during the 2010 playoffs and checked in on it from time to time since. Usually to get their perspective on how hockey will work in the desert or who's buying the team this month. But the more the Wings beat them and the more our fans humiliated them, the angrier...

Red Wings heat up Red Kettles

Ethan Heckman, 8, of Royal Oak, examines his newly signed puck by Justin Abdelkader at Hockeytown Authentics Friday afternoon in Troy. (Photo by Bill Roose/Detroit Red Wings) ...

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About NOHS The Nightmare on Helm Street is an unofficial blog overwhelmingly dedicated to the Detroit Red Wings and the destruction of their enemies. Drew started a non-partisan blog in 2008 which failed miserably.  He eventually created NOHS on the scorched Earth thereafter in July 2009. Chris was added as an author three months later.  Both are washed up college hockey...

Red Wings pound Coyotes with first-period barrage

A five-goal first period by the Red Wings was too much for the Coyotes to overcome in a 5-2 loss in Detroit.

Wings' five-goal first period has Coyotes reeling

DETROIT (AP) Valtteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler both had a goal and assist, and the Detroit Red Wings scored five times in the first period of their 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

Red Wings score 5 in 1st period to rout Coyotes

Valtteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler both had a goal and assist, and the Detroit Red Wings scored five times in the first period of their 5-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.

The NHL Realignment: THG Weighs In

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) On Monday, the NHL Board of Governors voted 26-4 in favor of realignment from six divisions and two conferences to four conferences. In a surprisingly quick move, the Board adopted the four-conference format that will establish two eight-team and two-seven team conferences primarily premised on geographical proximity. The NHLPA must still vote for the proposed...

New conference makes Sharks' rivals Canucks, Kings

Hope you weren't too attached to that rivalry with the Red Wings, San Jose fans. Starting next season, they'll be no more a part of the Sharks' lives than teams playing in Eastern Canada or Florida. Same goes for the...

What to watch today

Ever wonder about the on-ice chatter in the crease during a hockey game? Wonder no more! Fans are in for a special treat tonight as Red Wings forward and part-time crease tenant Tomas Holmstrom will be wired for sound during the game at Joe Louis Arena against the Winnipeg Jets on Fox Sports Detroit (7 face-off). Excerpts will be played back throughout the telecast.

Winnipeg Jets (13-11-4) at Detroit Red Wings (17-9-1), 7 p.m. (ET)

Winnipeg will try to carry some momentum with it on the road tonight, as the Jets shoot for a fifth straight win when they visit the Detroit Red Wings tonight at Joe Louis Arena.
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