Jun 27, 2015

Detroit's Datsyuk has ankle surgery

Pavel Datsyuk had surgery on his right ankle and is expected to be re-evaluated in three months. The Detroit Red Wings confirmed Datsyuk’s operation Friday, saying it was to repair ruptured tendons in the ankle. Datsyuk, who turns 37 next month, had 26 goals ...

Red Wings hire Blashill to replace Babcock

Jun 10, 2015

Red Wings hire Blashill to replace Babcock

The moment Mike Babcock left the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill was the obvious candidate to replace him. In fact, this coaching hire seemed more like a succession plan that was in place for about a year before Babcock’s departure. The 41-year-old Blashill was ...

Lightning eliminate Red Wings in Game 7

Apr 30, 2015

Lightning eliminate Red Wings in Game 7

Lucky bounce or not, Petr Mrazek never saw the puck coming. The Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the NHL playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings are headed home. Braydon Coburn broke a scoreless tie with a goal that kicked up over Detroit’s goalie ...

Lightning, Wings ready for Game 7

Apr 29, 2015

Lightning, Wings ready for Game 7

One more game in the first round of the NHL playoffs. One last chance to catch a memorable duel between Tampa Bay forward Tyler Johnson and Detroit goaltender Petr Mrazek. Johnson and the Lightning host Mrazek and the Red Wings in Game 7 of ...

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

Apr 24, 2015

Lightning top Red Wings in OT to even series

The Tampa Bay Lightning spent all season showing they could score goals in bunches, and with a first-round playoff series seemingly slipping away, Tyler Johnson led their most important flurry yet. Johnson scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory ...

Red Wings beat Wild after eight rounds of SO

Apr 5, 2015

Red Wings beat Wild after eight rounds of SO

Darren Helm didn’t expect to have the game on his stick eight rounds into a shootout. Yet it was his goal that gave Detroit a crucial extra point. Helm, Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan scored in a long shootout, and the Red Wings outlasted ...

Strong finish sparks Sharks

Mar 27, 2015

Strong finish sparks Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are trying to play their way into a playoff berth. Meanwhile, Detroit seems on the verge of falling out of one. Patrick Marleau scored twice and Antti Niemi made 30 saves to help the Sharks top the Red Wings 6-4 ...

Solid Lightning see off Red Wings

Mar 21, 2015

Solid Lightning see off Red Wings

The Tampa Bay Lightning came through again in the third period to defeat a potential first-round playoff opponent. Alex Killorn scored a tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, Ben Bishop made 30 saves and the Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on ...

Red Wings clear air, rout Penguins

Mar 16, 2015

Red Wings clear air, rout Penguins

A mid-March malaise threatening to become something far more ominous, the Detroit Red Wings figured it was time to clear the air before facing Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Red Wings wouldn’t call the players-only meeting a big deal, just a necessary one. “We just ...

Zidlicky lifts Red Wings past Rangers

Mar 5, 2015

Zidlicky lifts Red Wings past Rangers

Marek Zidlicky made the best possible first impression on the Detroit Red Wings. His power-play goal 1:09 into overtime lifted his new team to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. Zidlicky, making his Red Wings debut after being acquired ...

Ducks battle past Wings

Feb 24, 2015

Ducks battle past Wings

Until a third-period scoring burst, the Anaheim Ducks had no answers for Pavel Datsyuk’s domination. Datsyuk controlled the stat sheet for the Detroit Red Wings until the Ducks’ line of Ryan Kesler, Jakob Silfverberg and Andrew Cogliano finally got Anaheim going Monday night. The ...

Red Wings defeat rivals

Feb 19, 2015

Red Wings defeat rivals

When the Detroit Red Wings got off to a slow start, Jimmy Howard kept them in the game. When it went to a shootout, Howard closed the door. Howard made 32 saves through overtime, and then denied Patrick Sharp on the final play of ...