Blues edge Red Wings

Jan 21, 2016

Blues edge Red Wings

Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots in the St. Louis Blues’ latest win, though he didn’t face many great chances. Elliott came within less than 2½ minutes of handing Detroit its first shutout in 69 games, Dmitri Jaskin scored a key third-period goal, and the ...

Jones, Sharks down Red Wings

Nov 14, 2015

Jones, Sharks down Red Wings

San Jose goalie Martin Jones bounced back from a nightmarish performance in his previous start to lead the Sharks to another big road win in Detroit. Joe Pavelski scored his ninth goal of the season, Jones made 26 saves and the Sharks beat the ...

Athanasiou goal lifts Red Wings

Nov 11, 2015

Athanasiou goal lifts Red Wings

On a night Alex Ovechkin had a shot to pass his idol, Sergei Fedorov, with the Hall of Famer in the house, a 21-year-old kid broke a scoreless tie with a remarkable goal. Andreas Athanasiou scored 4:06 into the third period and Petr Mrazek ...

Strong start propels Stars to victory

Nov 9, 2015

Strong start propels Stars to victory

The Dallas Stars are off to their best start in franchise history, proving that a potent offense coupled with a defensive mindset is quite a combination. Patrick Sharp and Valeri Nichushkin scored in the first period and Dallas had two empty-net goals in a ...

Abdelkader hat trick ignites Red Wings

Oct 10, 2015

Abdelkader hat trick ignites Red Wings

Mike Babcock bowed his head and rubbed his brow after seeing a fourth puck go in his team’s net. There wasn’t much else the Toronto coach could do while watching his former team rout the franchise he’s trying to revive. Justin Abdelkader had a ...

Goons becoming rare on NHL ice

Sep 22, 2015

Goons becoming rare on NHL ice

Goons are pretty much gone in the NHL. More and more, teams are rolling four lines of forwards who can skate — and score. The days of having seldom-used tough guys on the fourth line just to throw punches or protect stars are over. ...

Jul 31, 2015

Ex-Red Wing Reise, 93, passes away

Former Detroit Wing Rings defenseman Leo Reise Jr. has died. He was 93. The Reds Wings said Thursday that Reise died Sunday in Hamilton, Ontario. Reise had 21 goals and 61 assists in 340 games for Detroit from 1946-52. He was a four-time All-Star ...

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 ...