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from Ansar Khan of Mlive, The Detroit Red Wings are spending more time with the puck on their stick and less time fishing it out of their net.
That was their main goal coming into the season. They had to be better defensively, and they have been, by a considerable margin.
The Red Wings have allowed two goals or fewer in 20 of their 29 games heading into tonight’s contest against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. They were fifth in the NHL, before Wednesday’s games, in goals against (2.17 per game).
It’s similar to the 2007-08 season, when they allowed the fewest goals in the league (2.18) and won the Stanley Cup. Detroit has not finished a season with a better goals-against average since 1955-56 (2.11).
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Oh, swell. According to MLive’s Ansar Khan, the Red Wings’ most promising performer of late has suffered a broken hand, and he’s not the only banged-up Wing going into tonight’s game against Nashville (8 PM EST, FSD/FST/WXYT):
Detroit Red Wings forward Chris Conner is expected to be out for two weeks with a hand injury, general manager Ken Holland said today. Holland said...
So after Jordan's post this morning about Twitter, I started looking at a few of those accounts (which I can do without having a profile, ha!), enjoyed a few, then got to @notpaveldatsyuk. Holy crap. This is pure gold. Somehow, @notpaveldatsyuk manages to actually be like Pavel Datsyuk, but even funnier. I'm not entirely sure it's not just Pavel pretending to be a...
Who is "Dickless Lidstrom?"
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
Johan Franzen added his team-leading 14th goal for Detroit and Danny Cleary provided some insurance with a pair of late goals as the Red Wings won their third straight.
The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Chris Conner on injured reserve and recalled forward Tomas Tatar from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League.
The Red Wings recalled forward Tomas Tatar from Grand Rapids this morning after discovering Chris Conner has a broken hand, and to offset a possible injury to an undisclosed player.
The Detroit Red Wings’ 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday night offers something of a sports paradox: while the Red Wings played smart hockey, controling the puck and the pace of play for extended periods of time, and while the Wings spent most of the night in the Predators’ zone, firing 40 shots at Pekka Rinne, they didn’t play efficient hockey.
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The difference between, “Yeah, but…” and, “Yes, because…” The Detroit Red Wings’ 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins involved perhaps the first appearance of road-worthy grit from the Red Wings as well as a few fortunate bounces—in the form of two goalposts hit by Evgeni Malkin, a diving save by Jimmy Howard anda gloved-down keep-in by Pavel Datsyuk which swiftly...
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With their opponent in a dreadful offensive slump, the high-powered Detroit Red Wings would appear to have a prime chance to extend one of the longest home win streaks in team history.
The Los Angeles Kings, though, have been successful recently at Joe Louis Arena.
The league's lowest-scoring team faces arguably the NHL's hottest offense as the Kings try to win their fourth...
Evgeni Malkin scored once, but later hit two posts and was robbed by Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, as the Penguins ultimately fell to the Red Wings.