Red Wings Need More Offense From Daniel Alfredsson, Johan Franzen In Game 3

The Detroit Red Wings need veteran forwards Daniel Alfredsson and Johan Franzen to score goals and create scoring chances in their first-round playoff series against an elite defensive team in the Boston Bruins. The series is tied 1-1 after the Bruins earned an impressive 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon in Boston, and for Detroit to take control of the series on home ice at Joe Louis...
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Pavel Datsyuk’s late goal gives Red Wings a one-game lead over Bruins

Pavel Datsyuk, who missed 16 games with a knee injury before returning April 4, scored with 3:01 remaining to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win over the top-seeded Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The Red Wings enter Game 2, which is Sunday, with a 1-0 series lead over the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Bruins in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Jimmy Howard made 25 saves...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen On His Game

via Dana Wakiji tweets, Franzen: Even if I’m not scoring that’s not what I’m doing for this team. It’s not why I go out and play games to score goals. Franzen: I’ve got a lot of things to do before that. It’s not even fifth on the list, probably, when you go out to a game.
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: March madness in Hockeytown

While the NCAA men’s basketball tournament captivated sports fans across the nation Thursday with upsets reining supreme, a case could be made that perhaps the most dramatic buzzer-beater of the night actually took place on the ice. Hockeytown witnessed one of the most thrilling games of the entire NHL season as the Detroit Red Wings knocked off the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4 in...
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Lidstrom, offensive outburst, and zombies

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Lidstrom, offensive outburst, and zombiesThe Detroit Red Wings (29-22-13) had one of the most eventful weeks of the season going (1-2-1) with 12 goals for and 14 goals against. However, the 3 points gained weren’t enough to keep pace in the Eastern Conference and the Wings fell out of the tightly contested playoff picture. My plus/minus report will breakdown...
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings' Franzen NHL's first star of the week

Johan Franzen had a good post-Olympic break return. Not only was Franzen able to play after missing 22 of 23 games due to a concussion, he had three goals and two assists in two games. After that offensive outburst, the NHL named Franzen its first star of the week ending March 2. Franzen assisted on both goals in the 2-1 overtime victory over the Montreal Canadiens Feb. 26. He then...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden loses Red Wings' Johan Franzen for Olympics

Johan Franzen won't play for Sweden at the Sochi Olympics because of a concussion. The Detroit Red Wings forward had missed a month before returning for one game Jan. 26. Franzen played just under 17 minutes and was placed on the injured list again Tuesday. He also missed time earlier this season with an upper-body injury. Red Wings teammate Gustav Nyquist, Marcus Johansson...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Concussion knocks Franzen out of the Olympics

DETROIT -- A concussion has knocked Johan Franzen out of the Olympics. Franzen will not be able to represent Team Sweden because of a concussion he originally suffered on a hit from Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas Dec. 15. After the hit, Franzen missed 16 games, then returned last Sunday at home against the Florida Panthers. But the headaches and nausea returned and the Wings placed...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johan Franzen expected to return Sunday

The Red Wings could be getting another player back Sunday if everything goes well. According to, Johan Franzen, who has missed the last 16 games with a concussion, will play Sunday against the Florida Panthers as long as he doesn't have any symptoms. "Three days now that I haven't had any issues," Franzen told after Saturday's practice. ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Franzen Having Trouble With Processing Information

from Ansar Khan, Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has skated with his teammates the past two days but said he is having difficulty “processing the information that goes on” around him on the ice. “Just everything; being out with 20 guys and the coach explaining stuff and the sound of pucks hitting sticks, it was just a big blur,” Franzen said Thursday after...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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