Found December 24, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
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 a decent game in their 3-2 win over Edmonton, the Wings, well, collided with the Canucks repeatedly, but came out on the losing end of a 4-3 decision, and instead of learning their lessons from games one and two, the Wings combined the rear-dragging fatigue from the Edmonton game and the unnecessarily expended energy thanks to a tremendously lackluster start in a 3-2 loss to Calgary. Continue reading "Red Wings overnight report: recharging batteries, the Hemsky-Winter complex and pre-Christmas Mule"

Murph’s ‘Twas the Night Before Wingsmas,’ erm, Christmas…

Via RedWingsFeed, here’s a holiday classic in the making from Fox Sports Detroit: while Mark Howe’s promoting the Winter Classic, FSD found the best Wings alumnus around and made Larry “Uncle Murph” Murphy recite, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with a Red Wings twist. Murph told Ken Daniels that it only took him five takes to get it down (and he was probably compensated...

All the Red Wings want for Christmas is, well, Christmas

Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Detroit Red Wings’ organization and players are pretty flexible in terms of accommodating requests from the NHL to engage in the kinds of promotional activities which involve playing on holidays or sloughing through particularly nasty travel schedules to give the league a TV ratings boost, but the Wings have consistently stated that there...

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.

Red Wings Christmas morning report: A wonderful fundraiser and hoping for a Lidstrom year to grow on

On Christmas morning, or what is more like when kids tend to wake mom and dad up and ask, “Can we open our presents yet?” and mom and dad say, “It’s 4 AM!” one might become a little philosophical, and the stories I’m about to present you could have been tossed off with a particularly moralistic bent, especially as a certain former teammate of this morning’s protagonist...

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 ...

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...

Peter Tessier: Damien Cox: Onside or Offside?

You can follow me on Twitter HERE! For those who didn't watch the Canucks and Red Wings game last night it was good match for a pre-Christmas contest. In fact as the third period moved on it became quite heated particularly after Kronwall leveled Kesler with a huge hit along the boards. I felt the hit was clean except that Kronwall 'launched' and left his...

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

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Hockey holiday needed after Wings' rough trip

Jimmy Howard will watch a lot of football and watch his son -- a lot. Much to the Red Wings' gratitude, the NHL shuts down on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and the Wings got an early start on the holiday weekend after finishing up their western Canada swing Thursday at Calgary.

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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