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Steve Yzerman last wore a Red Wings uniform on May 1, 2006.
It was a playoff game against the Edmonton Oilers, and Yzerman, The Captain, and his Detroit Red Wings had just been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs in the opening round.
Many of us in Detroit still vividly remember the picture of Yzerman leaving the ice for the last time as a player -- No. 19 clutching the blade of his hockey stick in his left hand while he solemnly took his last step as a Red Wings player and first step into retirement. A solitary figure who left the game as he played it -- in spectacular silence.
Even the rink employees realized the significance of the moment. One reached out to Yzerman for a handshake, but he kept right on walking.
Yzerman never sought or relished the limelight. Despite all his accomplishments, he always considered himself to be a part of a team, not an individual star.
I often asked Yzerman why he always downplayed his achievements, and he always responded the same way, ...
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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom set a league and franchise record Sunday night.
Lidstrom played in his 1,550th game for the Red Wings, the most by any player who has spent their entire career with one franchise.
The seven-time Norris Trophy winner broke the record held by Detroit's Alex Delvecchio, who played in 1,549 games with the Red Wings.
Yet another former...
Johan Franzen snapped a tie 52 seconds into the third period as the Detroit Red Wings extended their home winning streak to an NHL record-tying 20 games with a 4-3 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
Henrik Zetterberg recorded a goal and two assists while defenseman Niklas Kronwall and All-Star Pavel Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, which equaled the league mark for...
Tonight Tomas Holmstrom will play in his 1000th NHL game, all with the Detroit Red Wings.
But did you know his first NHL was typical Holmstrom style?
from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, His English has improved, but it’s all relative. His accent used to be so thick that people couldn’t even guess where he was from. Now at least they try. “They go, ‘Are you French Canadian...
Johan Franzen's goal early in the third period leads to a 4-3 victory for Detroit, which has not lost at Joe Louis Arena since Nov. 3.DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings matched an NHL record with their 20th consecutive victory at home, beating the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3, Sunday night on the strength of Johan Franzen's go-ahead goal early in the third period.
Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has played in his 1,550th game, the most by an NHL player who spent his entire career with one team.
DETROIT (AP) - Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has played in his 1,550th game, the most by an NHL player who spent his entire career with one team.Lidstrom broke the mark Sunday night against the Philadelphia Flyers and was given a standing ovation when the feat was announced during the ...
The Flyers come to town tonight in what could be a night to remember at the Joe. The Red Wings are one win away from tying an NHL record for consecutive home wins, which rests largely on the shoulders of Joey MacDonald who has an impressive 1.57 GAA and .935 Sv% in his four games this season.Puck drops at 7:30pm on NBCSNClick the jump for more
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The Detroit Red Wings equaled an NHL record with their 20th straight win at home, beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Sunday night on the strength of Johan Franzen's tiebreaking goal early in the third period.
DETROIT (AP) The Red Wings have finally started to embrace a record they've been chasing.
Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi scored shootout goals to give the Detroit Red Wings their 19th consecutive home victory, 2-1 over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
Todd Bertuzzi supplied the decisive goal in the third round of the shootout, as the Detroit Red Wings edged the Anaheim Ducks, 2-1, to push their franchise-record home winning streak to 19 games.