3 Goaltenders Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman should consider signing for 2020-21

The Detroit Red Wings were by far the worst team in the NHL this season and though the futility cannot be completely blamed on goaltending, it was certainly an issue. Jimmy Howard, who will be a free agent at the conclusion of the season, has been absolutely horrendous and though Jonathan Bernier has been serviceable, … Read more

Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman has golden chance to ink top goaltender Braden Holtby this summer

The summer of 2020 will be Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman’s second full offseason with the team since returning to the organization he starred with in April of 2019. And let’s face it, his team’s goaltending situation isn’t exactly ideal at the current time. Neither Jimmy Howard or Jonathan Bernier would be starting … Read more

GOALIE FIGHT! Ray Emery fights Braden Holtby during line brawl [VIDEO]

In the third period of a 7-0 drubbing by the Washington Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers started to get frustrated. That frustration culminated in a huge line brawl roughly a quarter of the way through the 3rd period. Flyers goalie Ray Emery skated the length of the ice to take his frustrations out on Capitals netminder … 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.

Mrazek for Vezina? He should get consideration

The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the best goaltender in the NHL. Some of the all time greats to ever play in the NHL have been the recipients of this award; names like Martin Brodeur, Grant Fuhr, Patrick Roy, Dominik Hasek and Tony Esposito. To be an elite NHL goaltender, it takes a strong … Read more

NHL gets it wrong again

As we’ve seen plenty of times in the past, the Detroit Red Wings were robbed of a clear goal by the NHL. The latest victim is Teemu Pulkkinen. Standing in front of the goal, Pulkkinen chipped the puck past the glove of Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, and immediately signaled to the referee that the … Read more

NHL GMs happy with idea of 3-on-3 OT, coach’s challenge system

On Tuesday, the second day of the NHL GM’s annual March meeting, they discussed the idea of a 3-on-3 OT format for the NHL. The consensus is that, while the shootout is here to stay (much to the disdain of many fans around the league), they want to reduce the number of games that end up decided by a shootout.

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