Howard’s Stellar Performance Wasted, Sharks Take Game 1

The Wings led tonight’s contest for about 40 minutes, but it wasn’t enough in the end as the Sharks tied it up midway through the third, and won the game in extra time on a goal from probably the least likely guy on either team. Let’s get to the recap after the break.

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DJ Quik – The Book of David

For more than 20 years, gifted West Coast producer/rapper DJ Quik has been the secret ingredient in dozens of L.A. gangsta rap classics, often without receiving a proper credit. He’s released gold and platinum albums, and helped craft them for Tupac,…

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Wings v. Sharks: Round 2 Preview

It will have been more than a week since the Red Wings eliminated the Phoenix Coyotes when they lace ’em up for Game 1 against the Sharks on Friday night. The Wings 6-3 victory over the Coyotes in Game 4 made them the first team to advance on to Round 2, and now 7 days later, there are still four teams unsure of their future beyond tonight. What we do know is that the Wings will open their series up in San Jose on Friday night (time TBA), continuing on Sunday at 3pm, before moving back to Detroit for Games 3 & 4 on Wednesday and Friday.

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Zetterberg Good to Go; Who Comes Out?

More good news for Red Wings fans! On Wednesday night, they wrapped up their four game sweep of the 6th seeded Phoenix Coyotes, a series they completed without the services of their leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg. Today, word came down that Zetterberg will miss no more time with his left knee injury. While it still remains to be seen who the Wings will play in Round 2, and when that round will start, the Wings can take comfort in knowing that they’ll have #40 back on the ice.

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Cass McCombs –

The enigmatic singer-songwriter returns with a dark set of songs backed by spare instrumentation and crafts what might be his best LP yet. 2009’s Catacombs had McCombs stripping away the instrumentation he had built up around his songs, ending wi…

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Round 1 Wrap-Up…or Should That be Sweep up?

The Red Wings became the first team to punch their ticket to the second round last night when their 6-3 win over the Coyotes completed a round one sweep. The series played out almost perfectly for the Wings, with very little to complain about if you’re a fan of the team. After the break, we’ll take a look at how the Red Wings dispatched the Coyotes and look ahead to who they might be facing in Round 2.

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Bust out your brooms, cuz that’s a SWEEP!

The Wings and Coyotes teamed up for the closest-played game of the series, but it was not enough  for Phoenix to save their season and potentially their franchise. Spurred on by two late goals from funky angles by Danny Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi, and then an empty netter by Patrick Eaves, the Wings put the series to bed, doubling up on the Coyotes.

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Same Story, Different Location

The start time may have been more than three hours later than we are used to, but the story was much of the same. The Wings stormed out to a three goal lead that never was in serious doubt, pushing the Coyotes to the brink of elimination and relocation. Follow along after the jump for the breakdown.

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tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l

tUnE-yArDs is the music project of Merrill Garbus, a songwriter, vocalist, percussionist, and ukulele player who has fused elements of acoustic folk, R&B, funk, Afro-pop, and rock into a bold, uncompromising hybrid all her own. As on her 2009 de…

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Wings Dominate Early, Hold On Late for 2-0 Series Lead

What looked like a walk in the park turned into a nail biter, but the Wings held on for victory to take a well-earned 2-0 lead in the series. Phoenix, who looked over-matched for the first two periods, got themselves back into the game with an opportunistic power play, aided by some friendly calls by the men in stripes.

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Wings Have Options in First Round

The Wings have plenty of options available to them in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft this summer, where they will draft somewhere between 22nd and 30th. We call that status quo in Detroit, who have become accustomed to drafting late in rounds due to their strong finishes in the league standings. In fact, Jakub Kindl at 19th overall in 2005 was the highest they’ve drafted in decades.

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With the first pick in the 2011 Draft,…

The NHL had their draft lottery last night, where the bottom few teams found out which of them would be picking first overall. Follow along after the break to find out who will be selecting first on June 24th, 2011, and who the bottom handful of teams could wind up taking.

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Detroit Red Wings 2010-2011 3 Stars!

I thought after last season, there was no way we would ever have a roller coaster run like that ever again. Though the Wings were never in danger of missing the playoffs this year like they were last year, the injuries they had to overcome may have been even more substantial than last year.

That’s what makes the Wings 3rd place finish in the Western Conference that much more special. After the jump, I’ll show you how everyone who played a game for the Wings this year finished in my season long tally of three star selections, and who the Wings top 3 players were this year!

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