Todd Bertuzzi scored the only goal in the shootout Thursday, lifting the Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena, Detroit's fifth consecutive win.
Five of the Red Wings' past six wins have come in a shootout or overtime. They are 4-0 in shootouts, 3-1 in overtime. And those extra points are crucial. With 63 points, Detroit has moved into first place in the overall standings. Bertuzzi, with his team's third opportunity in the shootout, beat Mike Smith with a nifty spin move and backhand shot, after Jimmy Howard had stopped three Phoenix attempts.
Ian White and Bertuzzi scored for the Red Wings in regulation. Pavel Datsyuk an...
The Detroit Red Wings had a good week, getting wins against the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres and Dallas Stars. They set a record if you didn't hear, and there were some other milestones as well. Here's what we have for you in this edition of Link Checks:
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If there is anything that resembles what a roller coaster ride is, today's matinee game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings certainly takes the cake.
Detroit started strong but let the Hawks back into the game before Todd Bertuzzi scored his second goal of the game in overtime to seal a 3-2 win; Detroit's 14th consecutive home victory, which ties the team record.
The Red Wings started the game with a 10-0 shot advantage and turned the momentum into a 2-0 lead at the first intermission. Tomas Holmstrom scored a powerplay goal on a deflection and Bertuzzi converted a breakaway pass from Pavel Datsyuk.
After a dominating first period, the two teams ...
The Detroit Red Wings are rolling through this season, on pace for yet another 100+ point season and a 21st consecutive playoff appearance. While they already have a good team in front of them, these five changes could make them into an even better one, and all of them are plausible situations.
1. TRADE FOR A GOAL SCORER
There are not a lot of pure goal scorers on the Wings. Henrik Zetterberg hasn't been a huge threat and Pavel Datsyuk is basically a great set-up man. Johan Franzen is the closest thing to it, but he is inconsistent. A player like Zach Parise is someone who can score every night and would benefit from a move to Detroit. Look for fireworks at the trade deadl...
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will not play Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings due to a recurrence of concussion-like symptoms.
Crosby, who missed nearly ten months because of a concussion, returned a few weeks ago and was playing excellent hockey, until a couple of collisions made the Penguins take him out of the line-up as a precaution for two games, but now that has changed to an indefinite time frame.
Jordan Staal might also sit for the Pens as well.
Detroit will have Jimmy Howard in net tomorrow at the Consol Energy Center. Detroit has lost its past two games against the Penguins, with the last win coming two years ago in Hockeytown, a 3-1 win which saw ...
The Red Wings played a great first twenty minutes and coasted the rest of the way en route to a 5-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes. They scored five goals in the first period and chased Coyotes starting goaltender Mike Smith from the cage, and Jason Labarbera came in and let in a goal as well.
Detroit got goals from Todd Bertuzzi, Valtteri Filppula, Tomas Holmstrom, Darren Helm and Jiri Hudler. Radim Vrbata and Martin Hanzal replied for Phoenix.
Jimmy Howard had a decent game in net for Detroit, making the saves he had to in the first period to kick start the Wings to a 5-0 lead after one. From there on out, the game was out of reach and he let in a slapshot from Vrbata that he ...
Todd Bertuzzi and Jiri Hudler both missed practice today, increasing speculation on if they will be in the lineup for the Detroit Red Wings against the Colorado Avalanche tomorrow night. Both are "sick" and Fabian Brunnstrom has stayed with the team, basically carving out his spot in the game tomorrow.
I expect that Gustav Nyquist will be called up and given the chance he deserves to play second line minutes.
Having Bertuzzi and Hudler out is a blessing in disguise for the Red Wings. Both have been non-factors and have slowed the Wings down. Bertuzzi is obviously getting older and he's showing it. Hudler is probably never going to be like he used to circa 2009, b...