Bruins finish off Red Wings

Apr 27, 2014

Bruins finish off Red Wings

The regular season wasn’t much of a struggle for the Boston Bruins, and neither was their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings. Tuukka Rask made 31 saves Saturday, and the defending Eastern Conference champions eliminated the Red Wings with a 4-2 victory ...

Bruins top Red Wings to even series

Apr 21, 2014

Bruins top Red Wings to even series

Two power-play goals and stingy penalty killing ended the Boston Bruins’ offensive drought and tied their playoff series. Reilly Smith and Zdeno Chara scored with a man advantage, the Detroit Red Wings got just one shot on goal on their four power plays and ...

Datsyuk goal seals Game 1

Apr 19, 2014

Datsyuk goal seals Game 1

The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. It vanished with a flick of Pavel Datsyuk’s wrist. Just like that, on Datsyuk’s goal with 3:01 left, the Detroit Red Wings got the upper hand with a 1-0 win in ...

Letang helps Pens prevail

Apr 10, 2014

Letang helps Pens prevail

Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma was impressed by Kris Letang in his return after recovering from a stroke 10 weeks ago. Jussi Jokinen scored in regulation and then got the game-winner in the shootout, lifting Pittsburgh to a 4-3 victory over the playoff-bound Detroit ...

Nyquist powers Wings past Bruins

Apr 3, 2014

Nyquist powers Wings past Bruins

The NHL-leading Boston Bruins followed their game plan of keeping Gustav Nyquist in front of them for more than two periods. When the puck got loose, and Nyquist got to it, though, one of the game’s best defenseman and goalies couldn’t stop the surging ...

Wild slip by Red Wings in overtime

Mar 24, 2014

Wild slip by Red Wings in overtime

The Minnesota Wild’s hard work eventually paid off for a key victory. Matt Moulson’s goal at 2:15 of overtime gave the Wild a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. The Wild trailed 2-0 after the first period despite outplaying ...

Rookie sparks Avs in OT win

Mar 7, 2014

Rookie sparks Avs in OT win

Nathan MacKinnon had the puck in the final minute of overtime and each of the four opposing skaters stood passively and stared at the phenom. The sensational rookie took full advantage of the attention, breaking one of Wayne Gretzky’s records while helping his team ...

Wings post combined shutout

Feb 4, 2014

Wings post combined shutout

Two goalies combined on a Detroit Red Wings shutout for the first time since the 2001-02 season, when they went on to hoist the Stanley Cup. “Maybe it’s a good omen,” Jimmy Howard said after finishing off a shutout that Jonas Gustavsson started in ...

Capitals top Red Wings in overtime

Feb 3, 2014

Capitals top Red Wings in overtime

For the second time in three days, Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 39th goal late against the Detroit Red Wings. This one won’t be taken away. Ovechkin’s one-timer from the left circle on a power play 2:37 into overtime gave the Capitals a 6-5 ...

Zuccarello goal leads Rangers past Wings

Jan 17, 2014

Zuccarello goal leads Rangers past Wings

The only shot the New York Rangers put past Detroit’s Jimmy Howard was actually meant to be a pass. Mats Zuccarello had no complaints when the puck found its way into the net. Zuccarello broke up a scoreless duel between two Olympic goalies with ...

Maple Leafs defeat Red Wings in snowy Winter Classic

Jan 2, 2014

Maple Leafs defeat Red Wings in snowy Winter Classic

A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey. Light snow swirled down in the Big House, making it tough to push the puck through piles of the white stuff on a sheet of ice where football is usually played. Teeth-chattering temperatures and a brisk ...

Zetterberg returns from injury to lead Wings past Panthers

Dec 29, 2013

Zetterberg returns from injury to lead Wings past Panthers

Henrik Zetterberg didn’t wait long to make an impact in his first game back from injury. Zetterberg scored a goal in the first period to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Saturday night. Zetterberg returned after missing 11 games ...