Red Wings goalies to wear/auction off #HockeyFightsCancer masks [Photos]


Each year, the Detroit Red Wings participate in the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer efforts. Various fundraisers and auctions are held, and the proceeds are donated towards cancer treatment and prevention research. Many of these auctioned items include custom-made cancer themed hockey equipment. This is what Red Wings goalies Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek will be doing this year.

Each goalie has a special custom mask that will be auctioned off tomorrow night, November 27, after Detroit’s game against the L.A. Kings. Check them out below, they’re both pretty stellar.

The Red Wings will square off against the Kings for the second game of their 3-game homestand to end the month of November, puck drop occurring at 7:30pm ET. Howard played in the starter net during Monday’s practice, so it’s likely he’ll get the nod against the Kings over Mrazek.


ON THIS DAY: Bob Probert has his most explosive game ever for the Red Wings

Most people know Bob Probert for his life as a legendary enforcer for the Detroit Red Wings. Who could blame them when his career consists of 3300 penalty minutes across 935 NHL games? (That’s roughly 3.5 penalty minutes per game).

What people seem to overlook is that Probert was also a complete source of secondary scoring for the Red Wings when called upon.

He only took roughly 1109 shots through his entire playing career, but finished with a 14.7% shooting percentage. That’s insanely high for a 3rd/4th line grinder/enforcer.

Probert knew he was a complete player, and on November 25, 1992, he made it his mission that night to remind the fans at Joe Louis Arena of that. He put on a show that night against the St. Louis Blues that no one in attendance would forget.

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