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I received clearance from the boss to sleep in after the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames to recharge my batteries, so this isn't exactly the news I'd hoped to wake up to:
Jimmy Howard not practicing with Wings today. No word yet from team. Might just be getting a breather.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 6, 2013
Jimmy Howard not practicing today. GM Ken Holland said he's not injured as far as he knows.
— Chuck Pleiness (@wingsfrontman) February 6, 2013
No Howard on ice but it would make sense to give him a break with Macdonald and Mrzak available to work in practice
— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) February 6, 2013
It sounds like Howard's okay, which is good given that the Wings are going to face an angry Blues team that dropped a 6-1 decision to Nashville last night after the team takes an hour-long flight to St. Louis on Red Bird III, which is scheduled to take off from Metro Airport at 3:16 PM today... Contin...
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To say things haven’t gone as planned for the Detroit Red Wings to start the shortened hockey season is putting it mildly. Plenty of familiar issues, be them with scoring, the power play or the penalty kill have all reared their ugly heads at inoppertune times.
But, have there also been some bigger issues in between the pipes to complicate these matters?
Earlier in this young NHL season, pictures of the facemask of then-backup Red Wings goalie Thomas McCollum made their internet debut. McCollum has a liking of the late Chris Farley’s character Tommy Boy. Apparently the sense of humor is a trend among Wings backup netminders as the current Jimmy Howard backup, Petr Mrazek, has a different funny guy on his mask. The 20-year old...
Rookie Petr Mrazek, one of the gems of Detroit’s minor-league system, will make his first NHL start on Thursday night, as the Red Wings head into St. Louis to take on the Blues.
Multiple reports confirmed the news Thursday afternoon, following rumors of the possible switch in net. The Red Wings just called Mrazek up from Grand Rapids following Detroit’s loss to Calgary on Tuesday...
The Red Wings earned all of the zero points they got last night. Calgary came ready to play and Detroit did not. Really, this game was just a replay of the Columbus game from Saturday night. Nothing positive will be said in this post, so if you’re not into that sort of thing, might want to skip this one.
Some brutal honesty after the jump:
Jimmy Howard is not our problem...
From the Red Wings PR department:
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Detroit, MI… The Detroit Red Wings and captain Henrik Zetterberg encourage fans coming down to this weekend’s afternoon home games on Saturday, Feb. 9, and...
The Detroit Red Wings knew that they'd be facing a fired-up Flames team that had lost a 3-2 shootout decision after surrendering the game-tying goal in the final seconds thereof on Saturday, and knew that they'd have to push much harder and play much better than they did in the team's awful 4-2 loss to Columbus...
And instead, the Wings kinda rolled over and died, but...
With the Red Wings having Thursday’s game pretty much in hand (up 4-1) with eight minutes left in the third period, Johan Franzen thought it was the apropos time to take a shot at Blues winger David Perron.
Usually in hockey, “taking a shot” amounts to running a guy with his head down or giving a guy a nice two-hander with the stick. Franzen’s definition of “taking a...
The competing storylines about the Red Wings' desire to build a follow-on rink to replace Joe Louis Arena, as part of a $650 million mixed-use development which will be located between Cass and Woodward Avenues just north of I-75, have become something of a contest of late. On Sunday, Crain's Detroit Business's Bill Shea told us that the probably corporately named rink...
Petr Mrazek (centre) made 26 saves in his NHL debut to earn a 5-1 victory. (Photo from Getty Images) Making his NHL debut, 20-year-old rookie goaltender Petr Mrazek made 26 saves to guide the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over their division rival St. Louis Blues. After leaning heavily on their top guns [...]
from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,
Ask Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock how he can fix what ails his bottom two forward units and he’ll utter a one-word answer.
“Helm,” is Babcock’s response.
Unfortunately, that situation doesn’t look like it’s about to change anytime soon. The Wings will go into St. Louis Thursday to face the Blues once again minus energy...
Unlike Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is...Let's say, "Given to Malik Report-style rambling" on a consistent basis. The man's fascinating as all hell get out, but he's also extremely verbose, and sometimes his astute observations also involve some "out there" comments.
MLive's Brendan Savage received an unusual...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Petr Mrazek made 26 saves in his NHL debut, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
Detroit halted a two-game skid with its second win in three tries against St. Louis this season.
The Blues, who beat Detroit 6-0 on Jan. 19, dropped their third in a row. They have lost three successive games in regulation for...
Detroit (4-4-1, 9 points â 11th, Western Conference) at St. Louis (6-3-0, 12 points â 5th, Western Conference)
Game Time: 7:00pm Central
Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO
TALE OF THE TAPE
Season series: series tied 1-1-0
-- January 19, at St. Louis: St. Louis 6, Detroit 0
-- February 1, at Detroit: Detroit 5, St. Louis 3
My 3 stars of the game
1. Cory Emmerton, DET. 1 goal, 1 assist.
2. Damian Brunner, DET. 1 goal, had a couple other decent chances.
3. Drew Miller, DET. 2 assists.
Honorable mention: Petr Mrazek (28 saves on 29 shots; maybe deserving of a star but I didnât see a lot of âtoughâ saves out of him).
In all honesty, no one really stood out in a positive way...
All of a sudden that 6-0 opening season loss to the Blues seems like a long time ago.
Thursday night the Wings defeated St. Louis 5-1 behind an impressive performance by rookie goaltender Petr Mrazek and the third and fourth lines.
Mrazak who made his first career NHL start for a resting Jimmy Howard turned away 26 shots in the win while looking extremely confident between the pipes...