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For a period of time this afternoon, it looked as if the Chicago Blackhawks record streak of at least some points in 21 consecutive games was going to come to an end at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings. A couple costly penalties and a late game tying goal changed that in the blink of an eye and the streaking Blackhawks went on to do what they have done best this season, win close games. In a game that started off a little sloppy in the first period on both sides, the Blackhawks looked like the better team as the first period went on. The Red Wings were not able to muster much offense, only posting 3 shots on net in the first period, while penalties by Brendan Smith and Justin Abdelkader gave the Blackhawks early chances to score the first goal of the contest. Jimmy Howard came up with big save after big save to keep the game a 0-0 tie after one period.
The play evened out in the second period with Detroit outshooting C...
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The Detroit Red Wings have made a habit out of playing to their competition this season.
Detroit has somehow found a way to lose at home to bottom-feeding Columbus, then turn around and dominate games against Nashville and Vancouver.
The Red Wings have been hot-and-cold all season, and that trend continued in their most recent game against the Blackhawks. The Red Wings looked outmanned...
Given fans' reactions to an exchange at the very end of Red Wings coach Mike Babcock's press conference, conducted after the Wings' 2-1 shootout loss to Chicago--as I happened to mention on Twitter--you'd think that Mike Babcock signed his epitaph.
97.1 the Ticket's Mike Stone asked Babcock if he'd thought about placing Tomas Tatar and Joakim Andersson alongside...
Red Wings forward Damien Brunner spoke to NHL.com's Brian Hedger today (via RedWingsFeed), and Brunner offered a surprisingly stark assessment of the progress he's made as a 26-year-old rookie (he's not eligible for the Calder Trophy, but a rookie is a rookies) because Brunner has a surprisingly high standerd to meet--his own:
"For sure, I want to prove that...
After the Detroit Red Wings dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, I weighed in with my dissatisfaction, and then, in the comments section, so did you. Things apparently got heated enough that my quip about Mike Babcock's line machinations was taken as a personal attack, and if I am anything, I'm a blogger who's learned that one should never...
Obviously I disagree with Mike Babcock here, but I'm biased towards winning, so maybe my opinion doesn't matter. What do you all think about his latest comments regarding Tatar and the second line?
A pair of Red Wings stories popped up after the practice post that simply shouldn't "wait" for the overnight report, because their content gives us an insight into the Wings' mentality heading into a very busy slate of games (7 over the next 14 days), starting with tomorrow night's tilt against Colorado.
The Wings' players and coach told WXYZ's Brad...
From the Red Wings' PR department:
FANS ASKED TO WEAR PINK TUESDAY FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS NIGHT PRESENTED BY TEAM REHAB
… Fans who Wear Pink to Tuesday’s Game can Enter to Win 2012-13 Team-Signed Jersey …
Detroit, MI… Fans are asked to wear pink this Tuesday, Mar. 5, for Breast Cancer Awareness Night presented by Team Rehab when the Wings take on the...
Updated at 12:22 PM: The Red Wings hope to rebound from their loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday as they play seven more games over the next two weeks, starting with a game against Colorado tomorrow night, but it doesn't sound like they're going to get unrestricted free agent-to-be Valtteri Filppula's services back any time soon:
Wings on ice for practice...
DETROIT As far as statement games go, the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks basically said the same things they've been saying all season.
For the Wings, they showed they're still a work in progress.
For the Blackhawks, they showed they're a cohesive group clicking on all cylinders.
The Blackhawks came into the game on a record-setting points pace to open the...
The Detroit Red Wings have a bear and a half of a task in front of them today. The Chicago Blackhawks come to town (12:30 PM EST, NBC/NHL Network Canada/97.1 FM) on a 18-0-and-3 streak, having won 8 straight games and possessing a stunning (according to the AP) 7-0-and-1 record at Joe Louis Arena and a 4-game winning streak against the Wings.
You'd think that these stats might...
The Toronto Sun's Mike Zeisberger spoke to St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong about the possibility that the Red Wings might move to an Eastern-team-dominated "conference" under the league's realignment plan. Armstrong probably speaks for every other Western Conference GM, and most certainly the Wings' other big Central Division rivals, Chicago and Nashville...
Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks
12:30 Eastern/11:30 Central
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit
NBC/NHL Network/WGN Radio
Wings versus Hawks. Storied rivals. Master against pupil. Old Boss meet New Boss. Beyond the usual subtext, there's an NHL record at stake, one the Wings can put to an end on their home ice. And just to make matters a...
This past week there were many reports indicating that the NHL will soon announce a four division realignment plan as opposed to just swapping Winnipeg for Detroit, Columbus, or Nashville.
As you can see above with this great map, the realignment plan will consist of 16 teams in the East and 14 teams in the West. The scheduling plan is for division opponents to play each other...