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Wings make history in near-perfect fashion

The Red Wings can downplay it all they want, but last night was one for the ages.

The Wings did, what nobody has been able to accomplish in NHL, win 21 consecutive games on home ice.

"We're thrilled this has happened for our team," coach Mike Babcock said. "I think it's really good for our logo, it's really good for our ownership, our team. I'm proud of the guys. They've worked hard and now let's get on with it."

What originally seemed to look like a potentially close match up, was handled with a bit of dominance on the part of the Wings. The first stat to look at is the penalties, where the Wings only had three of ten total in...

Why You Should Want Jiri Hudler On Your Team

Are you on the Hudler band-wagon? It wasn’t easy to immediately believe in Hudler, but this article will give you a couple reasons why you might want to jump on that wagon.

Jiri Hudler has had one strange career so far, playing all over the world and not always the most consistent. He came from the Czech Republic and starting living in the United States full time for the 2003-2004 season. Before then, he played from 1998 to 2003 for a couple different Czech Republic teams. He had semi-decent seasons, landing at least one point in every season he played. In 2002, the Detroit Red Wings drafted him as their first pick and 58th overall in the NHL...

Wings Put Out The Flames With A Win In Calgary

Yes, the title was an intended, unoriginal, funny pun. The Detroit Red Wings did "put out" the Flames and got back on track with their victory over Calgary!

First Period: The first period seemed to contain more physical play by Calgary. Jackman and Commodore both received a five minute penalty for fighting with four minutes left in the first. The fight was started because of a hip hit from Commodore to Jackman. But that wasn’t the beginning of the physical hits between the two teams, especially on Calgary’s part. It definitely was a good first period for the team, which is not always the best away. It took about six minutes f...

Winning Streak Finally Comes to a Halt Against Montréal

Detroit’s winning streak ends at 7 tonight when the Wings fall short in a 7 to 2 loss against the Montréal Canadiens. Was it because the Wings were lacking their trusty captain Nicklas Lidstrӧm? You decide.

First Period: It took about five minutes for a point to get on the scoreboard and that point was not a Red Wings point as hoped for. Montréal had the first point with a goal by Bourque. Five minutes later, Emelin scores his first goal and gives Montréal a 2 to 0 lead over the Wings. Within the last ten minutes of the first period, Montréal’s Desharnais and Plekanec both scored. Detroit had a couple power play chances, but could ...

Zetterberg: To Worry or Not To Worry

Three seasons into a historic contract, Zetterberg is on pace for career lows. Is this cause for concern or is it too premature to worry about one of Detroit's star forwards?

Henrik (Zata, Z, Hank, Swedish Phenom, the Next Forsberg, etc) Zetterberg has been my favorite Wing even before his debut. Hank made some noise as a rookie, with 22 goals and 22 assists. He finished second in Calder voting behind defenseman Barret Jackman who won because Al Macinnis went down with an injury and he had to carry the Blues' defense. 

Zetterberg has been a top Wing and for several years Hockeytown citizens debated "which Euro Twin is better?" Both Z and Pav were great t...

Red Wings and Maple Leafs prepare for Original Six showdown

It's the only time this season these Original Six teams will be facing each other, and right now Detroit currently has the bragging rights after a victory at Joe Louis Arena last March. 

The Red Wings survived their last game against the Dallas stars with a 5-4 victory, while the Maple Leafs dominated against Winnipeg in a 4-0 victory that saw goals from Phil Kessel, Clarke MacArthur, Mikhail Grabovski and Tim Connolly. 

Detroit is fighting to get the top spot in the Central division right now, and are only a single point behind the Blackhawks. The Leafs on the other hand are in the middle of their division, but are closely chasing the Senators. So what could mak...

Howard Earns 4th Shutout vs St Louis

A beautiful win for the Detroit Red Wings! A 3 to 0 shutout for Jimmy Howard against the Saint Louis Blues to lead Detroit to their 12th home game win.

First Period: The first period was eventful, but not on the scoreboard. The Wings and Blues went through the entire period without scoring. The second penalty the Blues received was to Cole for a rough elbow to Abdelkader’s face. Abdelkader fell, got up and fell again. He appeared listless and headed to the “quiet” room to be evaluated for concussion-like symptoms. The period ended 0 to 0 between the two teams. SOG: Tied at 10 to 10.

Second Period: Started with a great surpri...

Detroit Hopes To Stop Singing The Blues

The Red Wings are coming off a strong showing last night in Nashville and seek a similar result tonight against another divisional foe, St. Louis. Detroit can start a winning streak by ending their losing streak against the Blues. The Wings have lost their past three games against St. Louis going back to a 10-3 rout last season.

The teams' two meetings this season have been decided by one goal margins that frustrated Detroit. In both games St. Louis was buoyed by a surprisingly solid performance by an area of its special teams. In their November come from behind victory their PK was uncharacteristically stingy, denying the Wings on six power play attempts, including a five minut...

The Calgary Flames Burn Up The Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings fall short for the second night in a row and lost to the Calgary Flames, 3 to 2.

First Period: Absolutely terrible period for the Wings. 15:41 into the first, Bertuzzi was called for hooking as well. This penalty kill was not successful as the first penalty was. It only took about 30 seconds for the Flames’ Glencross to score on the power play. The Flames took the lead and ended the period with a lead over the Wings, 1 to 0. Shots on goal: 9 shots on goal for Calgary verses 5 for Detroit.

Second Period: Another period that was just as, if not more, terrible for the Wings. 1:30 into the second Calgary scored; Comeau made the goal. About 2 minutes later, ...