Found December 23, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
Yes, the Detroit Red Wings can suggest that they left Calgary, where they completed a slate of three games in four nights, four in six, five in eight and and six in ten, all involving travel, with positives to grow upon, especially given the fact that they arrived in Calgary very late after a draining 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks the previous night… But as the Wings head into the Christmas break, their 3-2 loss to Calgary was both a case of too little, too late, a case of sticking to the same tired old, “Let’s not show up, give up a 2-goal lead, give up a 3-goal lead after a controversial play and then show up in the third period and expend way too much energy while not getting enough done” script, and, perhaps most worrisome given our slow but steady progression toward the New Year, an exhibition of the same systemic and confidence-based flaws which have dogged a team in transition throughout a season which finds them still scrambling for position in the middle of the Western...

Red Wings overnight report: recharging batteries, the Hemsky-Winter complex and pre-Christmas Mule

The Detroit Red Wings had hoped to return from their 3-game swing through Western Canada humming Meatloaf’s “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” but instead, the Wings began their Christmas break when Red Bird III landed at Metro Airport just before 4:30 in the morning on Friday, most likely dropping the f-bombs from Tenacious D’s “The Road” (NSFW link) instead. After playing...

Red Wings-Canucks wrap-up: talked into a dogfight

Updated w/ Kronwall’s hit: The Detroit Red Wings came late to the party and found themselves devoured by their own mistakes—and what only Larry Murphy could call a “good play” on a ridiculous insurance goal—playing far too indecisively for far too long against a Canucks team with which they spent the morning complimenting, dropping a 4-2 decision. If this makes any sense...

Howard unhappy with hits on goalies

Jimmy Howard fends off Canucks defenseman Alex Edler, who runs into the Red Wings' goalie during Wednesday's 4-2 loss at Vancouver. (Photo by Getty Images) CALGARY,...

Calgary 3, Detroit 2: Conklin, Wings' offense flame out

Backup goaltender Ty Conklin allowed three goals on the first 15 shots Thursday en route to a 3-2 loss to the Flames, dropping the Wings to 8-10 on the road.

One more Red Wings-Canucks thing…The league agrees with Howard…

The points of controversy during the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks involved a hit for which Niklas Kronwall was neither fined nor suspended and a goal after which Jimmy Howard was not penalized for punching one Jannik Hansen, but just when you thought we were going to put the controversy behind us, ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun (via RedWingsFeed) reports that the...

Commodore answers Wings' bell

Mike Commodore and Valtteri Filppula congratulate Jiri Hudler on his third-period goal Thursday in Calgary. It was Commodore's first single-game plus-rating in over a year. (Photo by ...

Tomas Holmstrom: Detroit's king of the crease

Tomas Holmstrom and Roberto Luongo stood to feature as one of the duels-within-a-game Wednesday night between Holmstrom's Red Wings and Luongo's Canucks at Rogers Arena.

Detroit vs Calgary: Flame Off!

Detroit lost last night, oh well it happens. The team played weak as a whole and came up short. Lets move on to the Flames. This should be an easy win for the Wings, and a good Christmas present to the fans.Click the jump for more The Flames may have beat the Wild in a 2-1 snoozefest on Tuesday night, but they are also 1-2-2 in their last 5. To put it simple, the Flames are a...

Detroit Red Wings G Jimmy Howard latest victim of goalie crashing

Toronto Maple Leafs’ James Reimer and Buffalo Sabres’ Ryan Miller both got shelved for a bit this season as victims of goalie crashing. Brian Gionta collided with Reimer while Milan Lucic barreled through Miller in open ice. It would have been a shame if Jimmy Howard of the Detroit Red Wings came out seriously injured after last night. Twitter erupted and some were...

Canucks' Ryan Kesler objects with hit by Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall

Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg readily admits that even for a slow starter, he was way behind.

Glencross scores 2 goals as Flames hang on in 3-2 win over Red Wings

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Red Wings' Ty Conklin hoping to take advantage of rare start tonight

He'll face a Flames lineup missing several key players, as Rene Bourque is suspended, and David Moss (Michigan), Alex Tanguay and Matt Stajan all are out with various ailments.
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