Red Wings finish strong in win over Penguins

Feb 20, 2017

Red Wings finish strong in win over Penguins

Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. That much was evident this weekend with back-to-back wins against two of the NHL’s best teams. Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored early third-period ...

Wings, Tigers owner Ilitch dies

Feb 11, 2017

Wings, Tigers owner Ilitch dies

Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was ...

Leafs make short work of Red Wings

Jan 26, 2017

Leafs make short work of Red Wings

The Toronto Maple Leafs made quite an investment in goaltender Frederik Andersen last summer, trading a first- and second-round pick to Anaheim to acquire the goaltender and giving him a $25 million, five-year deal. He is providing quite a return. Andersen made 22 saves ...

Maple Leafs edge Red Wings in Centennial Classic

Jan 2, 2017

Maple Leafs edge Red Wings in Centennial Classic

Auston Matthews put on a show for the streaking Toronto Maple Leafs in his first outdoor game. Matthews scored in regulation and overtime, leading the Maple Leafs to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday in the Centennial Classic. In a ...

Gretzky among those paying respects to legendary Howe

Jun 15, 2016

Gretzky among those paying respects to legendary Howe

Gordie Howe’s casket was guided down a hallway, flanked by some of the biggest names in sports: Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman and Al Kaline. The pallbearers moved Mr. Hockey’s brown, rose-adorned casket down a long strip of red carpet through the middle of a ...

Kane leads Blackhawks past Bruins

Apr 4, 2016

Kane leads Blackhawks past Bruins

Patrick Kane not only did a number on the Boston Bruins, he reached some milestone numbers himself. So did Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. Kane had three goals and an assist as Chicago raced to a six-goal lead in the second period before hanging on ...

Red Wings beat Avs in balmy outdoor game

Feb 28, 2016

Red Wings beat Avs in balmy outdoor game

The fake snow surrounding the rink was only intended for decoration. Certainly made for a nice blizzard, though, when the whipping wind caught hold of the cotton-like substance and sent it flying everywhere. “It was snowing, right? In the 50s,” Red Wings goaltender Petr ...

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 ...