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Very, very belatedly: good news on two fronts regarding Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg’s accidental hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin. The hit was very similar to the ones that broke the ankles of former Wing Jason Williams and current Wings forward Jan Mursak, but the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline reports that Nikitin will be okay...
GM Scott Howson told The Dispatch today that Nikitin will not play in the final two games before the NHL’s All-Star Game break, and will be evaluated again after the break. But it does not appear to be a significant injury.
This is very good news for the Blue Jackets and Nikitin, obviously, and more than a little surprising. Nikitin slammed feet-first into the end boards after toppling backward at high speed just above the goal line. All of his weight was absorbed by his left leg, his left ankle crumpling badly before a thunderous boom.
And more importantly for Red Wings fans, Paul asked TSN’s Darren Dreger whether Zet...
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16 straight wins at home! Wings started the game slow and it nearly cost them. Playing down to your apponent will come back to bite you at some point. (It already did against the Islanders) Still, the worst team in the NHL won't be in the Stanley Cup Finals, so that's a plus.Jump for the full recap:
The Blue Jackets were the better team in the first. Detroit had few chances...
In the third period against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night, Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg put a glove on the back of defenseman Nikita Nikitin as they raced for the puck. That was enough to knock Nikitin off-balance, as he crashed awkwardly into the end boards and writhed in pain on the ice.
As a result, Zetterberg was given a major penalty for boarding and...
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings had to fight to extend their franchise record home winning streak to 17 games. Literally.
But in the process of their 3-1 victory, they showed their Central Division rival, the St. Louis Blues (29-13-6), that you have to be a little choosy as to when you fight.
The Wings (33-15-1) were not upset they trailed 1-0 late in the first period, they were...
DETROIT - Sometimes it takes a while to get the mix right on a line - it takes changing what has worked in the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Mike Fisher scored two goals, and the Nashville Predators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1 on Monday night for their third straight victory and 11th in 13 games.
The Predators wrapped up their season series with Columbus by going 5-0-1, and Fisher is a big reason for the success against their Central Division-rival. Fisher has scored six of his 11 goals...
DETROIT (AP) Valtteri Filppula scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings their 16th straight
home victory, 3-2 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
DETROIT – The Blue Jackets didn’t care how many consecutive games the Red Wings had won at Joe Louis Arena. Their goal was to make sure they didn’t extend it by one more game, and they nearly did so.
Niklas Kronwall is congratulated by teammates having scoring his 10th goal of the season. Defensemen have now accounted for 32 goals this season for the Red Wings. (Photo by Dave Regi...
The Blue Jackets took the lead less than a minute after the Red Wings killed off Tomas Holmstrom's hooking penalty against Rick Nash.
Valtteri Filppula scored in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings their 16th straight home victory, 3-2 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Take a trip back to May 25, 2010, when Lightning owner Jeff Vinik formally introduced Steve Yzerman as the team's next general manager. Consider all the questions Yzerman fielded that day about the time he spent in Detroit under the tutelage of Hall of Famer Jimmy Devellano and Ken Holland at what Yzerman called Red Wings University.
Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Monday night for their 17th straight home win -- the NHL's longest single-season streak in 36 years.
Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen scored in the second period, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Monday night for their 17th straight home win — the NHL's longest single-season streak in 36 years.