Flashback: Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood scores goal vs. Whalers (VIDEO)

Former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood won 400 games in his NHL career, winning the Stanley Cup twice as a starting net minder and a third time as Mike Vernon’s backup in 1997. Embed from Getty Images But he’s also known for accomplishing a feat that few in NHL goalies history have ever done … Read more

FLASHBACK: Chris Osgood scores empty net goal

Former Detroit Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood was known for making big saves. He was also known as one of the few goalies to score an empty-net goal.

On March 6, 1996 the Wings were up 3-2 against the Hartford Whalers when they pulled their goalie for an extra skater. They tried to dump the puck in but Osgood had other thoughts and launched it across the ice and into the empty net giving the Wings a 4-2 victory.

Osgood retired with one goal, a .905 save percentage, and a 2.49 GAA.



Could Hartford land the New York Islanders?

The New York Islanders are facing the reported possibility of leaving Barclays Center in Brooklyn in the near future, and Hartford hasn’t been shy about wanting a hockey franchise back in town. Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin sent a letter to the Islanders attempting to entice them to consider XL Center in downtown Hartford … Read more

TBT: Gordie, Mark, and Marty Howe play against the Red Wings

On this day in 1980, Mr. Hockey himself Gordie Howe returned to the city for whom he had played for over 25 years – this time as a member of the Hartford Whalers. The Whalers had a date with the Detroit Red Wings at the brand new Joe Louis Arena. In addition to Gordie, the Hartford … Read more

Rest easy, ‘Mr. Hockey’ – A DSN writer’s open letter

Gordie, The news that broke early Friday morning was nothing short of heartbreaking. Discovering that you had passed away, surrounded by your family in Ohio was news that was extremely hard to fathom, let alone believe that it was actually true. After cycling through the numerous stories that had broke the news about your tragic … Read more

Getting to know new Wings assistant coach Doug Houda

The Red Wings have hired an old friend as an assistant to head coach Jeff Blashill. Doug Houda returns to the Red Wings as an assistant coach after having spent the last 10 years as an assistant with the Boston Bruins. He will work with Detroit’s defenseman and penalty killing units. A native of Blairmore, … Read more

FLASHBACK: Gordie Howe plays final All-Star Game in Detroit as member of Whalers

In honor of Gordie Howe‘s 88th birthday, we take a look back to February 5th, 1980 when Howe played in his 23rd and final NHL All-Star game. The All-Star Game itself fittingly took place at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, and the ovation that Howe received from the fans will give you goosebumps. Howe managed … Read more