When the Wings tied the game at four halfway through the third period, an ominous statistic unearthed itself. They had never come all the way back to win from a four goal deficit in the history of Joe Louis Arena. The Wings were denied their chance to make history when James Neal scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Penguins the victory.
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.
Remember a few days ago when Red Wings Nation was panicking about dropping four straight decisions? Haha, me neither.
This is an article I have thought about writing for a while, but now seems like the best time to do it. With the Wings on a three game losing streak, the critics have started to come out of the woodwork to voice their displeasure with the current direction of the team. So, the question is simple…are Wings fans spoiled?
Todd Bertuzzi has been as hot as any one in the league lately, netting 6 goals in his last 4 games headed into this afternoon’s battle with the Minnesota Wild. While he was officially held off the scoreboard today, it was his shootout winner that decided the game in the Red Wings favor.
Red Wings 4 – Panthers 3
The Red Wings coughed up and then regained a two goal lead for a second straight night, and picked up their 4th straight win. The game wasn’t without it’s dangerous moments, though, which I’ll get to after the break.
Red Wings 6 – Lightning 2
In a game that was a measuring stick of sorts for the Lightning, they did not stack up well against the Red Wings. With players coming back in droves off of the injured reserve, the Wings have begun playing like the team we were treated to in the first two months of the season. Follow along after the jump for the breakdown.
Very soon, the Red Wings will have to deal with a problem they’ve barely had to think about for two full seasons. When Brad Stuart, Valtteri Filppula and Mike Modano all return sometime this month (hopefully) the Red Wings will have…*gasp* too many healthy players!
In a rare home and home with the Boston Bruins this weekend, the Detroit Red Wings took home all four points, thanks in large part to the four goals scored by #44.
Red Wings 6 Bruins 1
There are times as a writer where it is tough for me to pick the three stars of the game. Some of the time, it is because the Wings got thoroughly dismantled and no one deserves a star. Then there are games like tonight’s…
Every year, teams have defining moments, or games that, in hindsight, were a turning point in the season. I think that this weekend’s two game set with the Boston Bruins could prove to be that defining moment for our beloved Red Wings. Join me after the jump and I’ll let you know why.
Red Wings 3 Rangers 2
The Wings withstood a barrage of Rangers shots to hold on for their first victory in nearly a week. They were sparked by the return of Pavel Datsyuk to the lineup, who was out since Christmas time with a broken hand.