The Wings take the ice again Thursday night at 10 p.m. in Anaheim in Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Ducks. Follow all of the action here with live updates by Geoff Robinson of The Detroit News.
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Couple of interesting tidbts heading into Game 1 of this series. Henrik Zetterberg has six career playoff goals against the Ducks. Zetterberg also has that many against San Jose, Edmonton and Phoenix for the most against any team. Zetterberg also has at least one point in the last eight playoff meetings between the Wings and … Continue Reading →
The Wings open their playoff run Tuesday night in an unusual position — as the underdogs. The Ducks are favored in this series, but the Wings enter the postseason on a four-game winning streak. Follow all the action here with live updates throughout the game by Geoff Robinson of The Detroit News.
A victory in Dallas tonight and the Red Wings suddenly can finish with the seventh seed in the Western Conference. Thanks to Minnesota’s unlikely, unexpected and terrible loss at home to Edmonton gives the Red Wings that chance to finish as high as seventh. And with the seventh seed, the Red Wings would play Anaheim … Continue Reading →
I haven’t seen a replay of this moment from the second period last night but after Justin Abdelkader sent Phoenix’ Zbynek Michalek into Detroit’s bench it looks like Mike Babcock is fortunate to have his head still on his shoulders this morning.
Todd Bertuzzi is hopeful about returning to the Red Wings lineup this final week of the regular season but he’s also realistic. Bertuzzi injured his back Feb. 7 and hasn’t played since, his right leg being the problem now stemming from the back injury. After practicing the last week, or two, Bertuzzi has expressed confidence … Continue Reading →
It’s never too early to think about next training camp, is it? The Red Wings announced Thursday they’ll return to Traverse City’s Centre ICE Arena with their annual NHL Prospects Tournament, and training camp, along with holding their annual Training Camp Golf Classic. The 15th annual, eight-team tournament will go from Sept. 5 through Sept. … Continue Reading →
Forward Riley Sheahan was assigned to Grand Rapids Monday, after playing in the loss Sunday against the Blues. Sheahan played 6 minutes 47 seconds and had one shot on goal. Coach Mike Babcock said after Sunday’s loss Sheahan would return to the minor leagues. “He was good, and he’s going to be a good player … Continue Reading →
The Red Wings recalled forward Riley Sheahan Saturday in time for Sunday’s game against the Blues. Sheahan, 21, was the Red Wings’ 2010 first-round draft pick. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound center has 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) in 67 games in Grand Rapids this season. Sheahan appeared in one game with the Red Wings last … Continue Reading →
A few readers have wondered about Marion Gaborik, a forward who moved from the New York Rangers to the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Red Wings were not interested. Gaborik is similar to Johan Franzen in his streakiness and has one more year left on his contract with a $7 million salary cap hit. The Red … Continue Reading →