Found February 05, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
Updated with highlights, fights, etc.: The Detroit Red Wings’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers was a tale of would’ve’s, should’ve’s and could’ve’s. What would have happened if the Red Wings hadn’t given up a 2-goal lead? What should have happened had the Wings not allowed the Oilers to take a 3-1 lead on a goal scored with under a second left in the 1st period? What could have happened had the Red Wings scored on their four power plays—including 2 full minutes of 5-on-3 time which involved passing, passing and trying to cutesy a back-door goal into nowhere? What would have happened had the Red Wings not rallied to take a 4-3 lead in the third, only to surrender a second last-minute goal in the 3rd, and then fell flat as played as flaccidly as they did during the first and the first half of the second periods? And why did the Wings try to tempt the shootout gods for the sixth time in their last eleven games? Continue reading "Red Wings-Oilers quick take: first the s...

Gagner still in awe of his 8-point night

Sam Gagner was still having trouble Friday believing his name is in the Edmonton Oilers record book alongside the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Paul Coffey. Gagner moved himself into such lofty company after registering a club record-tying eight points in Edmonton's 8-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. ''You can't really recreate a memory like that,'...

Sittler talks Gagner's 'magical' night

Darryl Sittler knows exactly how Sam Gagner felt. ''Everything falls into place,'' he said. ''Every shot you take pretty well goes in or you make a pass and the guy completes it. It's magical those types of nights. They don't happen very often.'' Gagner finished with eight points -- four goals, four assists -- in Edmonton's 8-4 victory...

Taylor Hall on After Hours

Taylor Hall has been upstaged by teammates throughout his short NHL career. In his first NHL game, Jordan Eberle scored “some goal” and stole the spotlight. And most recently when Hall had his first 4 point game, Sam Gagner went ahead and had 8. It doesn’t seem to bother Hall that much however, Hall cares more about wins than anything else. Taking a skate to the face during...

Oilers beat NHL-leading Red Wings

Sam Gagner continued to rack up the points and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers beat the league-leading Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night. Gagner had two goals and an assist one night after his eight-point game in Edmonton's 8-4 win over Chicago. He also scored in the shootout. The Oilers blew a 3-1 lead in the third period but sent...

Red Wings-Oilers set-up and overnight report: deceptively difficult

File this puppy under things I didn’t think I’d say in the middle of the night on February 3rd, 2011: Lost amidst the news regarding Jimmy Howard’s broken index fingertip, the Red Wings’ first outdoor practice in Metro Detroit, their off-day trade talk, broomball tournament and discussion of Detroit’s 4-3 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks… Nobody mentioned that...

Red Wings to hold outdoor practice Feb. 18 in Detroit

The Red Wings will hold an open-to-the-public outdoor practice Feb. 18 as part of Hockey Weekend Across America.

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Red Wings best Canucks in shootout

Seriously…Shootouts The Detroit Red Wings rode their patented combination of speed and skill to overcome Ryan Kesler and the Vancouver Canucks in a 4-3 shootout victory Thursday at Rogers Arena. Kesler and the Canucks proved they can play with the best the Western Conference has to offer, but were unable to maintain an up-tempo style of play for a full sixty minutes against the...

Good encore for Gagner as Oilers top Wings in SO

Sam Gagner continued to rack up the points and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers beat the league-leading Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night.

Oilers blow 3-1 lead but top Red Wings in shootout

Sam Gagner continued to rack up the points and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the shootout winner as the Edmonton Oilers beat the league-leading Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Saturday night.

Fingers crossed, Jimmy Howard hopeful he'll return to Red Wings' net soon

Jimmy Howard was back on the ice with his teammates Saturday morning, laughing and lamenting how hard it is to tie his shoes at the moment. He has a fractured right index finger, which has left that digit bandaged and immobile. While the injury will take four to six weeks to heal, Howard estimated he'd only miss two weeks.

Dirty Wings

from Open Ice Hitter at the StarPhoenix, -      Interesting how the sports news crews and broadcasters refer vaguely to Patrick Sharp’s wrist injury …. Avoiding the mention of Jiri Hudler’s name, or the fact the Detroit Red Wing worm smashed Sharp’s wrist with a vicious slash …. Where is this going ? Yup. TO Brendan Shanahan … ex Detroit Red Wing …. Hudler should...

Oilers waste 3-1 lead in third period but go on to beat Red Wings 5-4 in shootout

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Detroit Red Wings (35-16-2) at Phoenix Coyotes (23-21-8), 8 p.m. (ET)

Not having their starting goaltender over the weekend did little to help Detroit shake off its road issues. However, a trip to Phoenix just might do the trick.

Ryan Smyth throws water on Rangers trade report

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