Datsyuk, Zetterberg, & Helm lead Red Wings in wacky 6-5 victory over Bruins

RED WINGS vs. BRUINS 6 GOALS 5 2/5 POWER PLAY 0/2 35 SOG 22 33 FACE-OFF WINS 28 14 HITS 30 7 BLOCKED SHOTS 12 6 GIVEAWAYS 2 The start of the first period really set the tone for just how wacky the rest of the hockey game would be. Brendan Smith iced the puck just … Read more

Petr Mrazek should start over Jimmy Howard

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. Last April, Jimmy Howard had a rough span, giving up numerous soft goals, … Read more

Top 5 Dan Cleary moments

For the last 10 years, Dan Cleary has called Hockeytown home, and in that time, he developed from a checking forward into a goal scorer, enjoying three seasons of 20+ goals. Though his time with Detroit is almost certainly finished, we can’t forget his contributions to Detroit’s success. Here are his top 5 moments as … Read more

Video: Throwback Thursday – Gustavsson Makes Diving Stick Save

I remember this one like it was yesterday. The Detroit Red Wings were up 3-2 against the rival Toronto Maple Leafs in the waning minutes of the second period. After Jonas Gustavsson slid to make a save to the left of the net, the puck was instead passed back to Dion Phaneuf, who had just come off the … Read more

Gameday Preview: Red Wings at Kings

DETROIT RED WINGS (34-14-10) at L.A. KINGS (28-18-12) WHEN: 10:30pm ET WHERE: STAPLES CENTER — LOS ANGELES, CA TV: SN, FS-D, FS-W The Detroit Red Wings will continue their stand of 3 games in 4 nights with their second tilt in the “California trifecta” in as many nights; this time against the streaking L.A. Kings. The … Read more

Red Wings Assign Mrazek to Griffins, Gustavsson to Back Up Howard

After the disappointing 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night, the Detroit Red Wings pulled the trigger on assigning Petr Mrazek back to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Jimmy Howard had a strong outing against the Canadiens, after a shaky start against the Winnipeg Jets and coming in in relief of Mrazek against the … Read more

Mrazek staying with the Red Wings…for now

Petr Mrazek’s play over the last 11 games with Jimmy Howard on the sidelines has earned him the opportunity to stay up with the team for the time being. According to MLive.com’s Ansar Khan, Mrazek will be here for at least the weekend. Babcock said Mrazek will back-up Howard tomorrow vs. Jets. They'll take it … Read more

Jimmy Howard Activated Off IR, But Mrazek Will Start Wednesday

After missing almost a month with a slight groin tear, Detroit Red Wings starting netminder Jimmy Howard has been activated from injured reserve and is ready to take ice-time. Despite this fact, Babcock has stated that Petr Mrazek will start on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, opting to let Howard back him up and … Read more

Red Wings Game Day: Mrazek Makes 10th Consecutive Start Against Coyotes

The Detroit Red Wings (30-12-9) head into the desert to take on the Arizona Coyotes (19-26-7) for the first time this season, and the only time away from Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings head into tonight’s game riding a 2-game win streak, and 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. They still sit atop the … Read more

Despite Success, Mrazek’s Run Coming to an End

Petr Mrazek‘s run with the Detroit Red Wings will soon be reaching an end. The Red Wings continue to get healthier in net every day, and Mrazek will soon be sent back down to Grand Rapids to assume starting duties for the Red Wings’ minor league affiliate. Jonas Gustavsson recently made his return from a … Read more

Red Wings Game Day: Ouellet Up, McCollum Down, No Lineup Changes

The Detroit Red Wings (29-12-9) come back after a 4-day break to take on the Colorado Avalanche (22-18-11), who are chasing the Vancouver Canucks for a wild card spot in the Western Conference. The Red Wings will be playing to hold onto a top-3 position in the Atlantic, and continuing to claw their way into … Read more

Gustavsson Close to Returning

Red Wings backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, known by his nickname of “Monster”, is close to returning to the Detroit lineup. Gustavsson has been on injured reserve since November 6th, when he suffered a dislocated shoulder while unsuccessfully trying to stop Derek Brassard’s game winning goal during Detroit’s 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Rangers. … Read more

Red Wings Game Day: Jurco to Return, Cleary Scratched

As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight (7:30pm ET, Fox Sports Detroit Plus), the team knows that this game will be a big one for them, and not just because of the implications on the divisional standings. The two organizations mirror one another in many facets of the … Read more

Player Profile: Mrazek Making a Difference in Relief of Howard

Age: 22 (2/14/92) Size: 6’1″, 185 lbs Position: Goaltender Catches: Left Drafted: 141st overall by Detroit Red Wings, 2010 NHL Entry Draft Career Stats: 26 GP, 13 W, 8 L, 1 OT, 2 SO, .917 SV%, 2.25 GAA 2014-2015 Stats: 15 GP, 10 W, 3 L, 1 OT, .913 SV%, 2.55 GAA Bio: On October … Read more