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Big Guns Lead the Path to History

The Red Wings are now in elite company, with twenty straight home wins with their tonight's win coming from strong performances by the Wings' top players. The top-six forwards and top-four defenseman all came away with at least one point except for Jiri Hudler. 

Nicklas Kronwall opened the scoring with a blast from the point while Brayden Schenn sat in the box for tripping. The goal was originally credited to Bertuzzi but he didn't deflect is as initially thought but Bert and Hank provided the assists. Schenn redeemed himself late in the period when Danny Briere capitalized off a botched clear by MacDonald and passed it to Schenn who scored easily. 

Schen...

Tussle At the Top

The Red Wings will attempt to rise above .500 on the road and be the first to win a road game in their season series with Vancouver tonight. The teams have split the season series with both teams winning at home, Detroit 2-0 and Vancouver 4-2. Both teams are playing well, Detroit has won eight of nine and Vancouver was 7-2-2 in January. The Red Wings hold a 3 point lead over the Canucks for the top seed in the West. 

A win can put Detroit five points ahead of #2 Vancouver in the West and #4 Nashville for the Central lead. The Red Wings have also won three of their last five games at Rogers Arena. 

Todd Bertuzzi is the only Red Wing with multiple points against Vancou...

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...

Shootout Success Supplies Sixteenth Straight At Home

 

The Red Wings are now riding a six game winning streak thanks in no small part to their new found success in the shootout. Detroit was able to secure their sixteenth straight win at Joe Louis by beating the NHL-worst Blue Jackets 3-2.

Detroit didn’t show much life at the start of the game and Ryan Russell of Columbus struck first at 8:51 off a rebound. The Red Wings tied it at 1 off a wicked wrister by Kronwall at 11:34 of the first. The only penalty in the first was a hooking call on Tomas Holmstrom. The Blue Jackets outshot Detroit 7-5.

The Red Wings came out stronger in the second and carried much of the p...

Ten Commandments of Arena Music

This article has been a few years in the making. At all NHL games, music is a part of the atmosphere that makes watching a game fun. The NHL has the best, and being biased, Detroit's T. Campbell (known just as 'T') is number one in the league. 

When you get into the game, sometimes the music is just background noise, but with most DJ's, they have a song for every situation. Some fun examples of situational songs and sound bites from Red Wings games includes "Hit the Road Jack" for an away penalty, "I Can't Drive 55" when Niklas Kronwall scores, and the sound bite "Miller Time" when Drew Miller scores.

I myself am a guy who...

Western Trip Begins in Edmonton

The Red Wings head out West for a three game Canadian road trip starting in Edmonton tonight. The Red Wings are 7-8 away from home this year, but they have had success against their Western Canadian foes. Just this year, Detroit shutout the young Oilers 3-0 on goals by Drew Miller, Valtteri Filppula and Niklas Kronwall.

After Edmonton, the Wings visit Vancouver on Wednesday and Calgary on Thursday.

Detroit is coming off an impressive 8-2 demolition of the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. 

The Oilers have a ton of young talent, especially their top line of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle. Edmonton has been winless in eight of its last ten games.

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Detroit Demolishes Kings

When TCL Predators writer Greg Duley stated that the Red Wings would come back from their 4-3 loss to Nashville with a better effort, he wasn't kidding.

The Wings blasted the Los Angeles Kings 8-2 in a game where they were outshot. The scoring basically came from the bottom two lines. Cory Emmerton had two goals as did Drew Miller. Niklas Kronwall, Brad Stuart, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for the Red Wings and Dan Cleary had three assists. Jimmy Howard picked up his 19th win of the year.

Detroit has won 10 straight games at Joe Louis Arena. 

Having production from everyone on the team is a great way for teams to continue streaks. With Detroit...

Change is Good

 

There are issues in Detroit with a certain hockey team that most people will not notice. Currently sitting in a playoff spot, the Red Wings look like there aren’t many issues facing them as of now. I’m here to tell you otherwise.

A stat that I looked up might not be alarming to some, but it proves the point I have been making about this team since a few weeks into the season; consistency.

Taking into account the whole season, Detroit has not lost or won just one game in a row. It has always been two-plus losses or 2-plus wins, never a single tick in the ‘W’ or ‘L’ column. To me, this clearly whispers that there are some inconsis...

Sharks Defence Smothers Wings

The San Jose Sharks took it to the Detroit Red Wings night in a 5-2 win, not just on the scoreboard, but in the coaching department.

The Sharks were 'outshot' 42-28 by Detroit. When I say outshot, you can assume that they were pucks that would have went in if Antti Niemi were not in net. When I say that probably half of them were shots a peewee could stop, now we're talking about 'quality shots' (which would be a neat stat to keep).

Jimmy Howard is getting blasted on certain Red Wings' fan sites, and wrongfully so. After years of blasting him as well, I saw a decent game from him, with some obvious mistakes. Miscue number one was trying to incorporate s...

Wings Score Five Goals in One Game!

Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings scored five goals in a game, the first time it's happened in a while. Nicklas Lidstrom scored twice, Nik Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen also scored and Jimmy Howard stopped 22 shots in a 5-0 shutout of the Anaheim Ducks.

Detroit finally snapped their six game losing streak by peppering Jonas Hiller and Dan Ellis with 50 shots, a season high for the Wings. Franzen finally had a shot on goal, registering six for the night and finishing off a broken play by Ian White with Dan Ellis way out of position into an empty net.

The Red Wings dominated the Ducks from the start, and didn't give them much opportunity to do anything off...