Red Wings' to insert Zetterberg, Bertuzzi to try to neutralize physicality of Boston Bruins

Detroit Red Wings' coach Mike Babcock says he wants to go up-tempo on Boston Bruins' goalie Tuukka Rask on Thursday night.Stop me if you've heard this before...Going into Tuesday night's Game 3 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals match with the Bruins, Babcock insisted that his team's Game 2 performance - where they got knocked around by the...
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Kid’s reaction to Jordin Tootoo giving him a stick is adorable

During a recent Grand Rapids Griffins game, Jordin Tootoo made the day of a young fan by giving him his stick as he exited the ice following a pregame skate. Tootoo, currently toiling in the minor leagues as a member of the Detroit Red Wings’ AHL affiliate after a long stint with the Nashville Predators […] The post Little kid’s reaction to Jordin Tootoo giving him a stick...
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Report: Wings' Zetterberg back for Game 4 vs. Bruins

The Detroit Red Wings apparently will get a major boost for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Boston Bruins on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. According to a Hockey News report, their captain, Henrik Zetterberg, has been cleared by doctors to play a little more than two months after having back surgery. The Hockey News' Ken Campbell, citing a source close to the team, reports...
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Report: Henrik Zetterberg Returning To Red Wings’ Lineup For Game 4

Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is reportedly set to make his return. The Hockey News’ reports that Zetterberg will make his series debut and will be in the lineup for Game 4 against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. According to the report, Zetterberg will only play “limited minutes.” That reportedly means “10-12 minutes” of ice time. It would be Zetterberg’s...
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Detroit Red Wings: Storylines heading into Game 4

The Detroit Red Wings take a 2-1 series deficit into Game 4 against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, and expect head coach Mike Babcock to shuffle up his lines. While Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall missed Wednesday’s skate for personal reasons (Datsyuk’s wife recently gave birth and Kronwall’s girlfriend is expected to give birth Wednesday), there were some familiar...
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Red Wings prospect news: on Anthony Mantha’s latest hat trick and Tyler Bertuzzi’s recovery

I figured that the Grand Rapids Griffins' setting up of their first-round series with the Abbotsford Heat would yield all of the Red Wings' prospect news today, but two stories popped up this afternoon: 1. Yahoo Sports' Neate Sager (via RedWingsFeed) reports that Anthony Mantha had quite the moment during last night's game between the Halifax Mooseheads and Mantha...
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Red Wings-Bruins Wednesday practice post: Zetterberg skates, B’s press says series is over

As Paul noted, the Red Wings a) recalled Xavier Ouellet and b) witnessed Henrik Zetterberg take part in today's Red Wings practice. The Red Wings issued a brief press release regarding Ouellet's recall... Continue reading "Red Wings-Bruins Wednesday practice post: Zetterberg skates, B’s press says series is over"
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Wings' Zetterberg centers line during practice

DETROIT -- Understandably, when Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg is centering a line in practice, people are going to get excited. But there was a good reason for that Wednesday. Wings coach Mike Babcock said Pavel Datsyuk was out because his wife had a baby girl. "I put him in there because I thought his number looked real good where Pavel was supposed to be," Babcock...
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Fan Throws An Octopus At Bruins Goalie Tuuka Rask (GIF)

GIF Credit: @PeteBlackburn/Twitpic So the tradition of the octopus continues. It began in 1952 with the Detroit Redwings and has lived up to its history until now. The act of throwing octopi occurs during Red Wings’ home playoff games and during Game 3, Bruins’ goalie Tuuka Rask nearly had the octopus hanging on his head. While the Star Spangled Banner was playing, a Red Wings’...
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Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask nearly drilled by octopus prior to Red Wings game (GIF)

As Boston Bruins goaltender Tuuka Rask stood on the ice while the national anthem was being played before he and his teammates squared off against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of the teams’ NHL Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series, a Red Wings fan nearly drilled him with an octopus. The chucking of an octopus […] The post Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask nearly drilled by octopus...
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A superb profile of Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen

Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen had a very, very solid North American pro debut, and today,'s Alan Cross profiles one of the Wings' brightest prospects (via RedWingsFeed). Pulkkinen hopes to help the Grand Rapids Griffins defend their Calder Cup championship: Teemu Pulkkinen has enjoyed a landmark rookie season in North America, to say the least...
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Alfredsson out, Andersson in for Wings in Game 3

DETROIT -- There will be one change in the Red Wings' lineup Tuesday night, when they face the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series at Joe Louis Arena. Forward Daniel Alfredsson has been scratched because of a nagging back issue, leaving the door open for Joakim Andersson, who'll replace Alfredsson. "Andersson's in today and Alfredsson'...
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Detroit Red Wings weekly: All even going back to Detroit

The Detroit Red Wings went into Boston on Friday and came away with a 1-0 victory, but followed that up on Easter Sunday by getting thrashed 4-1 in a game 2 defeat. Meaning the best of 7 series will be heading back west into Hockeytown all tied up at a game apiece. Here are my thoughts and reaction following the opening week of 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs for the Detroit Red Wings...
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Nose-picker perfectly executes photobomb of Red Wings coach

I am going to assume that this Bruins fan knew exactly what he was doing during the Bruins and Red Wings game 2 in Boston on Sunday. The gentleman was able to successfully pull off a very deep nose-pick while Red Wings’ coach Mike Babcock was being interviewed. Well done, sir. [TBL] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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WATCH: Niklas Kronwall lays out Boston's Reilly Smith

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall is known for his crushing hits, even having his hits being given the moniker “kronwalled.” On Sunday, Boston Bruins forward Reilly Smith came up the ice with his head down and well, he got absolutely kronwalled. The Bruins have been controlling the play for most of the game and still hold a 2-0 lead. [@MyRegularFace] The post Red Wings’...
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