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Howard Out With Broken Finger

The Detroit Red Wings announced today that goaltender Jimmy Howard is out for the next two games with a broken finger on his blocker hand.

Howard appeared to injure it on a shot a few minutes into the third period of yesterday's game in Vancouver. He was seen shaking his hand repeatedly and eventually went to the bench to get it taped. Howard finished the game, stoning the Canucks and stopping both shootout opportunities.

It's a good thing that the injury isn't serious because this means Ty Conklin will start the next two games against the Oilers and Coyotes; both away games. Howard should be back for the Wings home game against the Oilers and the Ducks. He'd b...

Howard Scraps, Wins 30th

Jimmy Howard won his 30th game of the year, played a little feisty and the Detroit Red Wings powered their way to a 3-1 victory over the red hot St. Louis Blues for their 17th consecutive home win which puts them at 4th all time for longest winning streak in a team's own building.

Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen and Niklas Kronwall scored for the Wings. Scott Nichol scored the lone goal for the Blues in only his second game of the year.

Nichol got on the gamesheet first when the Blues took advantage of a terrible line change by Brad Stuart and Jonathan Ericsson. The ensuing three on one was converted on a pass by B.J Crombeen to Nichol.

In the second period, Datsyuk got...

Bertuzzi Prevails in Shootout Win

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...

Hudler, Conklin 'Star' in Shootout Win

Jiri Hudler scored the tying goal in regulation and added the only marker in the shootout as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 last night in Texas.

Ty Conklin stopped all three Dallas shooters to earn the victory in the battle of the back-up goaltenders. Richard Bachman started for the Stars and gave up an early goal from Tomas Holmstrom. Jan Mursak's hard work allowed him to send a pass into the low slot and Holmstrom teed up a cannon from the hashmarks that beat Bachman.

The Stars scored twice on some garbage Holmstrom-like goals by Brendan Morrow and Loui Eriksson.

Conklin made every stop after the first period, allowing Hudler's cross ice pass t...

Wings Link Checks 01/18/12

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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Detroit Survives Hawks' Surge

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 ...

Wings Link Checks 01/13/12

The Detroit Red Wings are in a three way battle for first spot in the Western Conference with the slumping Chicago Blackhawks and the surging St. Louis Blues. The Wings played three games this week; a 3-2 overtime win in Chicago, a 5-1 loss to the Islanders and a 3-2 shootout win over Phoenix in Hockeytown. Here are some interesting stories from The Checking Line and elsewhere about your favourite team.

From The Checking Line - Red Wings Edition:

Kyle Busch tells you why Jimmy Howard and Pavel Datsyuk are All Stars but Nicklas Lidstrom was left out

Rachel Bellono's recap of yesterday's 3-2 win over Phoenix, Howard's 100th career win and her thoughts on a...

Howard, Datsyuk Earn ASG Spot

The Detroit Red Wings will send two players to the NHL All Star Game in Ottawa. Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard were both chosen to play, Datsyuk for his turn around season and dynamite skill set and Howard for his amazingly All-Star-like play this season.

When hearing of the exclusion of captain Nicklas Lidstrom, I was outraged. I then heard that he asked Brendan Shanahan not to play, and to be honest, good for him. He knows he should be there, but at 41 years old he isn't getting any younger. A little break will benefit him and in turn the Red Wings. The All Star game isn't really a defenceman's game anyway.

Lidstrom addressed t...

Conklin In, Datsyuk Out

 

Jimmy Howard has 99 wins in his young career, but tonight he won't get a chance to get to triple digits. Reports have Ty Conklin making his second consecutive start for the Red Wings tonight against the New York Islanders.

Conklin stole the show in a 3-2 overtime win against the Blackhawks in Chicago. He stopped Jimmy Hayes on a penalty shot after allowing two early goals and shut the door the rest of the way, paving the road for Pavel Datsyuk's overtime winner.

Datsyuk will not be in the line-up tonight because of a lower body injury. Ken Holland said that the injury is "not serious." Fox's John Keating reports the injury as a groin strain s...

Road Woes Need to Stop in Calgary

Last night's loss to the Vancouver Canucks was the first regulation loss in ten games for the Detroit Red Wings. At the tail end of a Western Canadian road trip, this game means a lot for a team desperately trying to improve it's away record, which currently is under 500.

The Red Wings and Flames have met twice already this season, both times at Joe Louis Arena. Calgary took the first meeting 4-1 while Detroit ran away with the second 5-3.

Looking at Calgary, they are an enigma. They have talent but can't turn it into wins. Captain Jarome Iginla can hit 500 career goals tonight with a hat trick, and with his line-mates Olli Jokinen and Curtis Glencross, it isn'...