WHOA! Did this Red Wings prospect just threaten Alexander Ovechkin?

NHL: Preseason-Detroit Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs

The hockey world was abuzz following a first period fight between Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin and Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov during Game 3 of their opening round playoff series. The Great 8 caught Svechnikov with a hard right, knocking the 19-year old to the ice and hitting his head. He needed plenty of … Read more

FLASHBACK: Andreas Athanasiou scores beautiful goal on wrister against Capitals

Here’s something Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou can put on his final resume: He made the great Alex Ovechkin look like a fool. This past season in a game against the Washington Capitals, Athanasiou was able to get past Ovechkin before taking a wicked wrist shot to beat goaltender Braden Holtby. The goal tied … Read more

WATCH: Petr Mrazek comes up big on the PK to secure shutout vs. Capitals

On November 10, 2015, the Detroit Red Wings hosted the Washington Capitals at Joe Louis Arena. It was the first meeting of the season between both teams. Andreas Athanasiou scored his first NHL goal early in the third period on a sharp angled shot that squeaked through Capitals goalie, Braden Holtby‘s right pad. The story of the game though was the phenomenal play in net by Red Wings goalie, Petr Mrazek. 38 totals save were made by the young, talented Czechoslovakian as Mrazek secured the shutout as well in his effort against the Caps.¬†Forward, Alexander Ovechkin unleashed 15 total shots on goal, but not one got past him once the game had concluded.

Late in the third period, he came up big time for Detroit, when Washington saw themselves head to a power play with a little over five minutes left to go in regulation. The Caps had five shots on goal during the man advantage, with Petr standing his ground in net through all the attempts.

It was one heck of a performance in goal for Petr Mrazek, especially given the offensive firepower that the Washington Capitals had on their roster.

Pavel Datsyuk elected Russian team captain for World Championships

Team Russia’s assistant coach, Harijs Vitolins announced that Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk will be the man to wear the captain ‘C’ for Team Russia in the World Championships which begin on Friday. His assistants will be Sergei Mozyakin and Vadim Shipachev. Our 2016 #IIHFWorlds captain has been confirmed as @Datsyuk13! Details: https://t.co/6GfVR82wgc #TeamRussia … Read more

Ovechkin surpasses Fedorov for most goals by a Russian player in NHL history (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin just keeps piling up the goal-scoring records. On Thursday night, after spending 4 games attempting to do so, he scored the 484th goal of his career, surpassing Sergei Fedorov’s 483 for the most goals by a Russian-born player in the NHL. He also did so in only 777 games, versus Fedorov’s 1248-game career. … Read more

Battle of the Two Seeds Goes in Detroit’s Favor

Two of the top four seeds in the NHL took the ice tonight in Detroit, Michigan. When the dust settled, the team from the West was victorious in a hard fought, tightly contested battle. It really was an incredible game from start to finish, so join me to break down all the excitement after the jump.

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