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Wings Help Howard Reach 100th Career Win Against Phoenix

Detroit Red Wings steal their 13th consecutive home game from the Phoenix Coyotes!

First Period: The Wings came out strong at the start of the period. It took 9 minutes of playing before a goal was made. Phoenix was the one to steal the first goal, which was scored by Vrbata. After Vrbata’s goal, the Wings seemed to have a rough second half of the period. The last couple minutes had good pressure from the Wings though. With only 51 seconds left of the first, the Wings finally got a shot past Smith. Filppula made a beautiful goal with an assist from White. The period ended at a 1 to 1 tie. SOG: 13 Detroit vs 9 Phoenix.

Second Period: The...

Pavel's A Game-Time Decision for Phoenix

The Red Wings happily return to Joe Louis tonight to take on the Phoenix Coyotes. Detroit seeks their 13th straight home win but may have to play another game without their top forward. Datsyuk will take the warmups to see if his groin has improved enough to play. If not Jan Mursak will probably make his season debut after returning from his conditioning stint in Grand Rapids.

Detroit needs to rebound after an unsightly 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders. The Wings hope to repeat their previous performance against Phoenix this season. Detroit glided to a 5-2 victory at the JLA after a 5 goal first period. The Coyotes were playing their third game in four nights and tonight's is ...

Wings Complete The Comeback To Defeat The Hawks

The Detroit Red Wings fought back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime by a score of 3-2. 

David Bolland began the scoring just 3:35 into the first, and just 44 seconds later Patrick Sharp netted his 20th of the season, beating Ty Conklin who got a rare start. The Wings stepped it up from there, and a goal by Valtteri Filppula made it 2-1 Hawks after 20 minutes. 

The second period went scoreless, with both Hawks netminder Crawford and Conklin making some key saves, giving their respective teams a chance to win. 

The third was the same way, going back and forth, until a lose puck in front of the Hawks net was banged home by...

Red Wings aiming for a rematch in Chicago

It's back to back action for the Detroit Red Wings as they face their division rivals for the second of six meetings this season. 

Detroit almost made a remarkable comeback against the Toronot Maple Leafs last night, but failed to respond to a third period goal by Joffrey Lupul. The Blackhawks are coming off a 4-0 loss to Colorado, but still hold the top spot in the division. 

The Wings lost the first game in the series on December 30 in Chicago and will be looking for revenge, as well as the chance to improve in the division standings. 

Pavel Datsyuk should have some momentum after last night's game where he had a pair of assists. Johan Franzen al...

Red Wings continue playing on the road against Stars

It's the second of four meetings between the Red Wings and the Stars, who both sit in a tight Western Conference. Wings came away with a 5-2 victory at the Joe in November, but both teams are 6-4-0 in their last ten games. 

Both teams perform better at home than on the road, but the Wings are working on improving in that department. They only have two losses at home in regulation, compared to six for the Stars. 

The Stars are already sitting at tenth in the conference and will have quite a challenge to overcome tonight as they go against Jimmy Howard, who earned his fourth shut out of the season against St. Louis on Saturday. Howard leads all goalies in the NHL w...

Round 1: Blackhawks edge Red Wings, 3-2

Five more of those please!

The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings put on sixty minutes of playoff-like hockey in front of a season high 22,166 at the United Center Friday night and the Hawks prevailed in the end with a 3-2 victory.

For sixty minutes, it seemed as though the only stoppages in play were for the two intermissions. The game opened with five or six minutes of continuous, back-and-forth action before the first whistle was ever blown.

Justin Abdelkader gave the Red Wings the early lead half-way through the first period after a big rebound was given up by Hawks goalie Corey Crawford. It seemed to sit there in the slot forever after the initial Drew Miller ...

Filppula and Howard shine as Red Wings dominate Predators

The pressure was on for the Red Wings tonight as they played the Predators in Nashville. Division standings, conference standings and an already lackluster season performance on the road did not prevent them from getting the job done.

The Wings looked great on both sides of the ice during the first period. Valtteri Filppula's first period goal gave the team much needed motivation as Nashville didn't answer until the end of the third. By then, the Wings were already up 4-1. 

Detroit didn't let up in the second period as goals from Pavel Datsyuk and Danny Cleary contributed to their dominance. A fourth goal in the third, Filppula's second of the night...

Game Preview: Red Wings vs. Kings

Games at this point in the season shouldn't be filled with so much of it, but today's game has drama written all over it. 

The Red Wings and Kings face each other for the second time this season, with the Wings having the series advantage after a 4-1 win in Los Angeles. The Kings are now without Terry Murray, who was fired from the head coaching position on Monday. They gave interim coach John Stevens his first win Thursday night against Columbus, snapping a five-game losing streak. 

The Wings on the other hand, managed to let a potential four-game win streak get awat from them Thursday night in Nashville. Expect them to be looking for a chance to r...

Game Preview: Red Wings @ Nashville

Earlier this season, the Wings easily defeated the Predators on home ice. Tonight, the two teams meet for their second of six scheduled regular season games, this time in Nashville.

The momentum is on both sides tonight as the Wings and Predators are both looking for a fourth consecutive win. So far this season, Nashville has faired better at home than on the road, so even with them currently being ranked fourth in the division (Wings are second), the home advantage may prove to be useful.

If Nashville plans on stopping Detroit however, it is going to require making Pavel Datsyuk a non-factor. The Wings center has 19 points (7 goals, 12 assists) in his last 12 games. 8 of thos...

Brunnstrom Seals Deal, Captain Ideas

Fabian Brunnstrom earned himself a contract yesterday. Did he physically sign one yet? The answer is no, but he continues to impress the Red Wings' brass the closer he gets to a deal.

Clearly Brunnstrom deserves a spot on this Detroit team. With the preseason he is having he should technically earn himself a one-way deal and stick with the Wings. What I like about him is that he is a team guy, and will take a two-way deal and play in Grand Rapids to get better, but in all honesty, he should be in the big leagues.

The only knock on him is his poor defensive play; nothing that a season with the big club couldn't fix! The best thing abou...