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Detroit Red Wings: March madness causing inconsistency in the net

After Sunday’s disappointing loss to the Islanders, the Detroit Red Wings have had enough of March’s madness in their crease. The Wings entered the month as one of the hottest teams in the league, having an electrifying January and strong February to start 2015. It looked as if things were going to stay strong, too. Jonas Gustavsson was looking like he did last year and backing...
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Detroit Red Wings weekly: Playoff spot far from being clinched

The Detroit Red Wings (40-23-12) are playing with fire and if they aren’t careful they are going to get burned out of the playoffs. This week the Red Wings claimed three out of eight points available to them, while their Atlantic division rivals Boston Bruins embraced the opportunity to close down the gap on the Wings by getting five out of six points. Luckily, the Ottawa Senators...
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Mrazek gets the shutout as Wings shutout Tampa Bay 4-0

Petr Mrazek made 23 saves and Justin Abdelkader scored in his 4th consecutive game as the Red Wings defeated Tampa Bay 4-0 Saturday afternoon. Luke Glendening, Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist tallied the other Red Wing goals as Detroit has now earned at least a point in three of their last four games. Saturday also marked the return of Pavel Datsyuk to the Red Wing lineup. The...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Detroit Red Wings: Time to let the goose loose

Everyone can calm down now. Take a deep breath. Hockeytown, the sky isn’t falling. After a couple weeks of uninspiring play, the Detroit Red Wings (40-22-12) defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in convincing fashion, 4-0, Saturday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena. If the season ended right now the Red Wings would face the Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. Petr Mrazek recorded...
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The Detroit Red Wings have received nets featuring a spot in the post for a camera

The Detroit Red Wings received nets featuring a spot in the post for a camera to fit. #RedWings took delivery of new #NHL goal cages that have holes on inside posts to accommodate goal-review cameras.— The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) March 26, 2015Odd location.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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NHL ships nets which have room for cameras inside posts

You might remember back in January we discussed the fact the NHL was going to be experimenting with cameras inside the goal posts. The objective being that the league would have another look to call on for goal reviews and the new angle might allow for a better view of close plays. At the time, it was pretty difficult to imagine what the league had in mind, but the Detroit Red...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Detroit Red Wings Should Ride Goaltender Petr Mrazek, Not Jimmy Howard, Into Playoffs

Petr Mrazek has earned the benefit of the doubt, and should be the Red Wings’ starter over Jimmy Howard. (douglasgallery30, Flickr) The Detroit Red Wings haven’t been setting the world on fire down the stretch lately, and that has plenty to do with many elements including the goaltending of Jimmy Howard. Howard has started the last three games, and two have been ugly Detroit...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
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Driver's Assistance: Detroit Red Wing Darren Helm's baby born in an Audi on I-96

Detroit Red Wings' forward Darren Helm's newborn daughter Rylee Klaire Helm was newly the backseat of her dad's Audi on I-96 at 2:15 a.m. Monday.Rylee was a week early. And 5 minutes from the hospital at the time of arrival. "I didn't really have a chance to think about it until after," Helm said Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena. "I mean, during, I was petrified. But things ended...
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GIF: Darren Helm spears Mike Smith in the junk

We’ve mocked Mike Smith a lot over the last few weeks. First, he jumped over a shot and allowed a bizarre goal. Next, he shot the puck off of Brandon Sutter and into his own net. What could possibly follow up those two incidents? How about a spear in the junk from Darren Helm? Smith has a reputation for diving, but it looks like Helm makes decent contact. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The...
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Darren Helm’s girlfriend delivers baby in Helm’s car

Courtesy of Darren Helm and Devon Englot via Detroit Free Press Darren Helm was bee-lining to the hospital as though he was racing to a puck on a breakaway.  Early Monday morning, Helm found himself trying to get to Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan while his girlfriend was in labor in the passenger seat.  In the end, Rylee Klaire Helm couldn’t wait as she entered...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
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Red Wings F Darren Helm's daughter born in car

One thing Red Wings forward Darren Helm is known for is his impressive speed, something that he apparently passed on to his newborn daughter very quickly. According to Wings’ beat reporter Bill Roose, the Helms were forced to give birth to the new baby girl in their car on the side of the highway early Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Video: Drew Miller punched the Blues logo off Petteri Lindbohm’s helmet

The Blues-Red Wings game from Sunday is one most of us never want to talk about ever again. That is, the only way we will talk about it is if it’s in regards to the NHL admitting they blew the broken stick call in overtime. With that in mind, there was one pretty noteworthy incident worth sharing. Petteri Lindbohm stood up to Drew Miller following a big hit on Jori Lehtera, but...
Via Frozen Notes
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Ken Hitchcock comments on Detroit’s controversial OT goal

The Red Wings defeated the Blues in overtime on a disputed goal which was scored with a broken stick. The officials elected to not review the goal (?) and instead decided that the goal counted. One look (here’s the video and overhead) would have potentially altered the game, but the Blues were left asking for answers. Via STLToday, Ken Hitchcock discussed the play: “The goal...
Via Frozen Notes
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Justin Abdelkader scores OT game-winner with broken stick (Video)

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Sunday's game against St. Louis despite his stick breaking in half as he shot it into the net.Abdelkader was in perfect position for the loose puck, and his stick held together just long enough for him to push it into the net:The Red Wings beat the Blues 2-1, with Abdelkader providing an assist...
Via Holdout Sports
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Justin Abdelkader Scores Game-Winning Goal With Broken Stick

Sunday afternoon’s Blues-Red Wings game in Detroit was a tightly contested battle that needed overtime to find a winner and, ultimately, was decided by a controversial play that possibly should not have counted. With the Red Wings starting OT on the power play, Justin Abdelkader crashed the net and scored on a rebound just 24 Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Left Wing lock: Detroit drops the puck against the desperate Florida Panthers

With 14 games left to play before the playoffs, and sitting just 4 points above Boston at 87, these upcoming games mean quite a bit for the Red Wings. Detroit has two games in hand on Boston and three games in hand and both Montreal and Tampa Bay. Detroit will also face off once more against Boston and Montreal and twice more against Tampa. Additionally the Red Wings will finish...
Via The Majors Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings/Penguins Ties Season-Low Overnight on NBC

Two of the biggest TV draws in hockey delivered NBC’s lowest overnight rating of the season on Sunday. The Red Wings/Penguins NHL regular season game drew a 0.8 overnight rating on NBC Sunday afternoon, down a tick from Flyers/Penguins last year (0.9), down a third from Bruins/Penguins in 2013 (1.2), and tied as the lowest [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
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Detroit Red Wings May Have Found Their Brad Stuart in Marek Zidlicky

The addition of Marek Zidlicky has fortified the Red Wings’ blue line almost like the addition of Brad Stuart in 2008. (the_mel, Flickr) All the way back in 2008, nobody knew for sure if the Detroit Red Wings could win the Stanley Cup. They had come close to doing so during their run in 2007, but fallen apart down the stretch. The 2008 team was solid throughout, but had one notable...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Henrik Zetterberg hopes Red Wings have hit rock bottom

The Red Wings were crushed on Saturday, falling to the Philadelphia Flyers 7-2. The Red Wings’ performance was one of their worst in recent memory and marked the team’s fourth loss in five games. The club is slumping at the worst time and their captain hopes that this is rock bottom. Henrik Zetterberg: "Hopefully we've hit rock bottom." — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames...
Via Puck Drunk Love
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen slowly being groomed

There is a reason why the Detroit Red Wings have had continued success over the last two decades, success which includes a record 23 straight postseasons — and counting — along with a handful of Stanley Cup championships over the years. They develop their prospects with patience, and only when they are ready to play a […] The post Red Wings prospect Teemu Pulkkinen slowly...
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The hidden benefit of “the Red Wings way”

The 2015 NHL trade deadline saw Ken Holland and the Detroit Red Wings make two big splashes in the trade market. The one move closer to the deadline involved a very low-cost moving of draft picks to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Marek Zidlicky. The more intriguing transaction saw Erik Cole sent from the Dallas Stars in […] The post The hidden benefit of “the Red Wings...
Via Along the Boards
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VIDEO: Marek Zidlicky’s OT winner gives Red Wings a 2-1 victory over the Rangers

In case you missed it last night, Marek Zidlicky made an almost immediate impact upon his arrival in Detroit. After taking a bogus holding penalty in the first (where of which the Rangers were warned for diving, go figure) Zidlicky was in the box for New York’s first goal to tie the game at one a piece. The veteran defenseman however would get his retribution in OT as he found...
Via The Majors Detroit
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Won Trade Deadline for Not Mortgaging Future While Improving Present

The Red Wings may have won the NHL trade deadline with acquisition of Erik Cole (above) and Marek Zidlicky. (douglasgallery30, Flickr) Ken Holland has been through plenty in his last four years on the job. He’s been in charge of trying to find the right ways to skillfully reinvent the Detroit Red Wings, who were caught in the midst of hockey purgatory. Should the team, with an...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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