DETROIT RED WINGS NEWS

Red Wings-Bruins Game 4 set-up and overnight report: with or without Zetterberg, Wings must dig out

Ahead of tonight's slightly-late-starting Game 4 between the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins (8 PM EDT on FSD and NESN locally, and NBCSN and TSN nationally, as well as 97.1 FM), the tenor of the series has started to shift. While the Bruins' press kept reminding us again and again on Wednesday that the Wings' 3-0 loss in Game 3 signals a series heading toward a...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: Wheaton, Tvrdon and Kelowna on ropes; Mantha, Val-d’Or lose ground

If Xavier Ouellet does not play for the Red Wings on Thursday--and MLive's Brendan Savage reports that the signs aren't necessarily positive regarding "X-Man's" playoff debut--he may get to Abbotsford, British Columbia in time to join his Grand Rapids Griffins teammates when they begin battling the Abbotsord Heat on Friday and Saturday. The Griffins may receive...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Slava Fetisov ready for his close-up?

George here: I posted this little tidbit in my Red Wings-Bruins Game 3 tailings post, but I gather that not all of you read TMR, and something tells me that more than just Red Wings fans will be interested in this little ditty. "Rope of Silicon's" Brad Brevet reported that a documentary titled Red Army--a film chronicling the creation, dominance, persistance and downfall...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Storylines heading into Game 4

The Detroit Red Wings take a 2-1 series deficit into Game 4 against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, and expect head coach Mike Babcock to shuffle up his lines. While Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall missed Wednesday’s skate for personal reasons (Datsyuk’s wife recently gave birth and Kronwall’s girlfriend is expected to give birth Wednesday), there were some familiar...
Via isportsweb.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect news: on Anthony Mantha’s latest hat trick and Tyler Bertuzzi’s recovery

I figured that the Grand Rapids Griffins' setting up of their first-round series with the Abbotsford Heat would yield all of the Red Wings' prospect news today, but two stories popped up this afternoon: 1. Yahoo Sports' Neate Sager (via RedWingsFeed) reports that Anthony Mantha had quite the moment during last night's game between the Halifax Mooseheads and Mantha...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Bruins Wednesday practice post: Zetterberg skates, B’s press says series is over

As Paul noted, the Red Wings a) recalled Xavier Ouellet and b) witnessed Henrik Zetterberg take part in today's Red Wings practice. The Red Wings issued a brief press release regarding Ouellet's recall... Continue reading "Red Wings-Bruins Wednesday practice post: Zetterberg skates, B’s press says series is over"
Via Kukla's Korner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wings' Zetterberg centers line during practice

DETROIT -- Understandably, when Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is centering a line in practice, people are going to get excited. But there was a good reason for that Wednesday. Wings coach Mike Babcock said Pavel Datsyuk was out because his wife had a baby girl. "I put him in there because I thought his number looked real good where Pavel was supposed to be," Babcock...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Zetterberg Skates At Red Wings Practice, Won’t Rule Out Game 4

The Detroit Red Wings have dealt with a number of injuries to star players this season. They may be on the verge of getting one of those stars back. Red Wings center and team captain Henrik Zetterberg skated in the team’s practice at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday and could return as early as Thursday when Detroit takes on the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Zetterberg sounds hopeful after practice

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg gets in a solid practice, then talks about his potential return. We also hear from Darren Helm, Justin Abdelkader and Xavier Ouellet .        
Via Fox Sports Detroit
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fan Throws An Octopus At Bruins Goalie Tuuka Rask (GIF)

GIF Credit: @PeteBlackburn/Twitpic So the tradition of the octopus continues. It began in 1952 with the Detroit Redwings and has lived up to its history until now. The act of throwing octopi occurs during Red Wings’ home playoff games and during Game 3, Bruins’ goalie Tuuka Rask nearly had the octopus hanging on his head. While the Star Spangled Banner was playing, a Red Wings’...
Via Blog Surface
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Is Where Things Stand With Henrik Zetterberg Today

Zetterberg participated in a full practice today and stated he will skate tomorrow morning, meet with the doctors, then...   Zetterberg wouldn't confirm not deny his availability for Game 4. — Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) April 23, 2014 So, one of 19, should he play if the doctors give him the go-ahead, or should he wait another game? added 1:20pm, via Craig Custance...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask nearly drilled by octopus prior to Red Wings game (GIF)

As Boston Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask stood on the ice while the national anthem was being played before he and his teammates squared off against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of the teams’ NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series, a Red Wings fan nearly drilled him with an octopus. The chucking of an octopus […] The post Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask nearly drilled by octopus...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Datsyuk, Kronwall and Alfredsson Not On Ice For Red Wings Practice

The Detroit Red Wings practiced at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday, and three key players were not in attendance. Forward Pavel Datsyuk, defenseman Niklas Kronwall and forward Daniel Alfredsson all missed practice Wednesday as the Red Wings prepared for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Boston Bruins. Alfredsson did not play in Game 3 due to a sore...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tuukka Rask Denies Justin Abdelkader With Spectacular Glove Save (Video)

The Detroit Red Wings didn’t get too many quality scoring chances Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins, and when they did, Tuukka Rask was there to slam the door shut. Rask, who finished with 23 saves in a 3-0 win, turned in his best stop of the night early in the third period. With the Bruins leading 2-0, Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader corralled a loose puck in front...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Bruins Game 3 wrap-up: ‘We Need More from Everybody’

The Detroit Red Wings' 3-0 loss to the Boston Bruins included a telling moment. Sergei Fedorov, who is both CSKA Moscow's general manager and an every-summer resident of Metro Detroit, was spotted in the press box, speaking with Ken Holland and Chris Chelios. I'm pretty sure that the vast majority of the Red Wings' fans would've given their left knee (or the...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins punish Red Wings to take series lead

The pre-game psyche job that the Detroit Red Wings harangue their opponents is one of the best in all of sports, what with purple strobes and many incandescent beams illuminating a 50 foot Octopus named "Al" as he's raised from the ice to the Rafters like a styrofoam Stonehenge at a Spinal Tap concert......then fans throwing Octopi onto the ice during the National Anthem...
Via Little Blog of Hate
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Brad Marchand Gets Kneed By Brendan Smith, Fakes Injury

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand took a knee from Detroit Red Wings Brendan Smith during the second period on Tuesday night. Marchand’s left knee was hit, but when he went down, he grabbed his right knee. Marchand only missed a shift and appeared to be just fine, for obvious reasons. [@myregularface] The post Brad Marchand Gets Kneed By Brendan Smith, Fakes Injury appeared first...
Via Diehardsport
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Red Wings Fan Nearly Hits Tuukka Rask With Octopus Prior To Game 3 In Detroit

As is tradition in Hockeytown, Tuesday’s Game 3 of the Bruins-Red Wings series in Detroit featured several octopi being thrown on the ice during the National Anthem. The target of the octopus throwers seemed to be Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, and they nearly had a direct hit. Tuukka, clearly in the zone, didn’t seem to be fazed. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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A superb profile of Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen

Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen had a very, very solid North American pro debut, and today, Griffinshockey.com's Alan Cross profiles one of the Wings' brightest prospects (via RedWingsFeed). Pulkkinen hopes to help the Grand Rapids Griffins defend their Calder Cup championship: Teemu Pulkkinen has enjoyed a landmark rookie season in North America, to say the least...
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Alfredsson out, Andersson in for Wings in Game 3

DETROIT -- There will be one change in the Red Wings' lineup Tuesday night, when they face the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at Joe Louis Arena. Forward Daniel Alfredsson has been scratched because of a nagging back issue, leaving the door open for Joakim Andersson, who'll replace Alfredsson. "Andersson's in today and Alfredsson'...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chara-Smith Encounter One Of Many NHL Fight Mismatches (Videos)

Zdeno Chara rarely looks up at a player in the NHL, so it was understandably amusing when Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith attempted to challenge the much larger Chara. Chara seemed to realize Smith’s mistake even before Smith did, and it prompted a look back at some of the most mismatched fights from the NHL. From heavyweights beating down on an unfortunate victim, to...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevan Miller’s Return Helps Bruins Establish Physical Tone For Red Wings Series

BOSTON — Kevan Miller was built for playoff hockey. The 26-year-old defenseman made his postseason debut for Boston in the team’s 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at TD Garden that evened its first-round series with the Detroit Red Wings at 1-1. As a physical blueliner who dishes out monster hits, blocks shots, finishes his checks and kills penalties, it was no coincidence that Boston...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings are upbeat, confident despite loss to Bruins

DETROIT -- If you expected the Red Wings to search for answers after their 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Sunday, you were wrong. Despite being manhandled by the Bruins, the Wings were upbeat and confident after Monday's practice at Joe Louis Arena. "I've been here nine years and we've done this nine times, and you go through it each and every year," said...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings D, Brendan Smith, Regrets Scrap With 6’9″ Zdeno Chara

A.B. It looks like Detroit Red Wings defenseman, Brendan Smith, will do everything in his power to avoid another scrap with Boston Bruins giant, Zdeno Chara, moving forward in the playoffs. “I should have backed out; it was a heat-of-the-moment thing,” Smith said today. “I’ll be honest, next time, we’re going to stay away from that, because we want to play our game. ...
Via The Awesome Boston
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings’ Brendan Smith: ‘I Should Have Backed Out’ Of Zdeno Chara Scrap

Don’t expect to see any more shenanigans between Brendan Smith and Zdeno Chara this week. Smith, a Detroit Red Wings forward, told reporters Monday — one day after his attempts to throw down with Chara were met with nothing but laughter — that he was wrong to engage the hulking Boston Bruins blueliner. “I should have backed out; it was a heat-of-the-moment thing,” Smith...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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