Game of the Day: Red Wings blast Avalanche 6-0 in Game 4 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals

Our Game of the Day series continues, and we’re throwing it back to the magical 1996-97 Detroit Red Wings season for this one. The legendary rivalry between Detroit and the Colorado Avalanche continued with a playoff matchup one year after their initial postseason battle ended with an Avalanche trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, and … Read more

The Russian Five debuted 24 years ago today in 1995

Hockey was forever changed on October 27, 1995, during a tilt between the Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames. It was the night that Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman sent five former Soviet Red Army players onto the ice in Calgary, and into history. Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Vladimir Konstantinov, and Slava … Read more

Does The Russian Five Score?

Federov. Kozlov. Konstantinov. Fetisov. Larionov. For some, this is just a group of names that end in “-ov”. But for others, these names changed hockey forever. Joshua Riehl, Keith Gave, and Jason Wehling do an excellent job in their documentary titled “The Russian Five”, explaining how these five names transformed the Detroit Red Wings, and … Read more

WATCH: New ‘The Russian Five’ documentary trailer

After making its debut last year at the 2018 Freep Film Festival, “The Russian Five” documentary released a new trailer on Sunday and announced several showings will be held in various movie theatres across Michigan starting on March 22nd. The Russian Five will initially hit 25 theaters (mostly in Michigan) on March 22nd. According to the film’s producer, … Read more

Russian Five debuted 22 years ago today

Hockey was forever changed on October 27, 1995, during a tilt between the Detroit Red Wings and Calgary Flames. It was the night that Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman sent five former Soviet Red Army players onto the ice in Calgary, and into history. Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Vladimir Konstantinov, and Slava Kozlov … Read more

On This Date: Igor Larionov scores triple overtime game winner in game three of 2002 Stanley Cup Finals

A storied franchise with a vast array of memorable moments, the Detroit Red Wings keep us busy in the “on this date” department. For this installment, let’s look back to game three of the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, when Detroit was up against the Carolina Hurricanes. The series was tied at a game apiece, and when Igor … Read more

WATCH: 2002 Red Wings Stanley Cup team honored Tuesday against Columbus

The Detroit Red Wings honored the 2002 Stanley Cup team Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena when they hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets. Tonight we honor the 2002 #RedWings Stanley Cup squad. #02Wings #LGRW #Farewell2TheJoe pic.twitter.com/oq4poShwb2 — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 7, 2017 The Wings’ own Darren McCarty and Jiri Fischer were in attendance … Read more

TBT: Igor Larionov scores in triple overtime [Video]

The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals four games to one. The biggest moment of that series came during game three in triple overtime. It seemed like the game would never end, both teams were tired but don’t tell that to Igor Larionov. With 5:13 remaining in the … Read more