Sep 1, 2016

Hockey great Howe's ashes to be interred in statue

Gordie Howe’s ashes will be interred in a statue at the Saskatoon arena. A Saskatoon official said Wednesday that the city has received permission from the province to inter the cremated remains of Howe and his wife, Colleen, at the base of a statue ...

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 ...

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 ...