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Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard has played his way into the All-Star Game later this month in Ottawa.
He leads the NHL with 27 wins and is among the league leaders with five shutouts, a 1.95 goals-against average and .927 save percentage.
Howard says he wasn't motivated by not being on the ballots issued in November. He says he didn't deserve the distinction because of his lackluster numbers last year.
Detroit, which led the tightly contested Western Conference with 61 points on Wednesday, plays on Thursday night at Phoenix.
Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says Howard has had a lot to do with the team's success so far and believes the 27-year netminder is entering the prime of his career.
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The Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 shootout victory over the Phoenix Coyotes, I daresay, kinda played out the way I thought it would: the Wings were just sloppy enough—and their power play was bad enough, going a hideous 0-for-5 in 10 minutes of PP time—to give the Coyotes both the first goal and a game-tying goal directly after Gilbert Brule got out of the penalty box, and in between...
For someone who claims to not care about the All-Star Game, ESPN’s Scott Burnside joined the Ottawa Citizen’s Ken Warren by launching into a scathing criticism of the NHL’s decision to allow Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom and Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne to skip the All-Star weekend…
I applauded commissioner Gary Bettman’s strong stance at the 2009 All-Star...
DET (30-15-1) are in PHX (21-9-7) tonight looking to win consecutive road games for the 1st time in six weeks. Road defense plagues DET, they have allowed 69 goals on the road - nearly double the 36 yielded at home.
The Wings 30 victories lead the NHL, yet they find themselves 4th in the West, second in the Central.
The Dogs were pounded by ANA last night, 6-2. PHX have dropped...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Todd Bertuzzi scored in regulation, then spun in front of the net and made a spectacular backhand shot in a shootout and the Detroit Red Wings won their fifth in a row to take the NHL overall lead, beating the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday night.
Three of the wins in Detroit's streak have come in shootouts, two of them over Phoenix by identical scores...
The Detroit Red Wings remain one of the league's top teams despite their well-documented road struggles.
They haven't had much trouble when visiting the Phoenix Coyotes in recent years.
Detroit seeks a second consecutive road win for the first time in six weeks when it faces slumping Phoenix on Thursday night.
The Red Wings (30-15-1) are one point behind Western Conference...
Jiri Hudler scored in the second round of the shootout, Detroit's Ty Conklin was perfect in all three rounds, and the Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Todd Bertuzzi scored the game-winning goal in the third round of the shootout, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.
Jimmy Howard wasn't handed a spot in the All-Star Game.
The Detroit Red Wings have this winning at home thing down pat. It's picking up victories on the road that his hindered the club this season.
Detroit Red Wings (29-15-1, 59 pts) @ Dallas Stars (24-19-1, 49 pts)
7:30 PM CT, January 17, 2012
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Here we go again. Second night of a back-to-back with a tough team coming to town. The Stars' difficulties on these situations is well documented this year. Dallas is 0-6-0 in games like this so far on the year and have been outscored 24...
Jiri Hudler scored in the second round of the shootout, Detroit's Ty Conklin was perfect in all three rounds, and the Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Tuesday night. Hudler put on a nifty move to fake rookie Richard Bachman out of position and tucked the puck into the right side of the net.
The Red Wings fell into the same old pattern as usual on the road Tuesday.
Riding a team-record 15-game home winning streak, the Red Wings have risen to challenge the new No. 1 atop Adrian Dater's Power Rankings. Last year's darling, alas, is now 30th.
Like we did in the good ol' days, we're going to start fulfilling all your link needs for Detroit sports and then some. The first installment will be underwhelming, but hopefully it will only leave you thirsty for more come Monday. Shall we?
I thought I heard this live, but talked myself out of it ("nahh, no way he'd say that ...") Well, Tyson Nash actually...