Round 1 Wrap-Up…or Should That be Sweep up?

The Red Wings became the first team to punch their ticket to the second round last night when their 6-3 win over the Coyotes completed a round one sweep. The series played out almost perfectly for the Wings, with very little to complain about if you’re a fan of the team. After the break, we’ll take a look at how the Red Wings dispatched the Coyotes and look ahead to who they might be facing in Round 2.

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Wings Draw First Blood

The Wings used a four goal outburst to pace themselves to victory over the visiting Coyotes to open up the 2011 playoffs. The big guns came to play, with leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg on the shelf. They also got a strong effort from the energy players in a convincing win.

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Big Red Machine gathering steam

The Wings stormed out to a two goal lead and never looked back, winning their second straight and dispatching the visiting Minnesota Wild. Though it lacked the same passion and intensity of yesterday’s game against a Nashville squad that is quickly climbing the ranks among the Red Wings top rivals, it was a similar gritty effort that got the job done for the Wings. The win clinched the Central division for the Wings, as the Chicago Blackhawks can now only tie them in points, but would lose out on the tie-breaker.

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Are Wings fans spoiled?

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?

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Late Rally Gives Wings SO Win

The Buffalo Sabres were 58 seconds from winning in regulation, but ended up dropping the decision in the skills competition after over time solved nothing. With them chasing the Hurricanes for 8th place in the Eastern Conference, acquiring any point that can be had is vital. Only time will tell if letting the second point slip away against Detroit last night will come back to bite them.

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Eaves out, Wings to recall a Griff?

For all you Red Wings fans that were hoping that by this Saturday we’d get to see what a completely healthy Red Wings forward group looks like…not so fast! Patrick Eaves suffered a leg injury last night when he was delivering a check to a Sharks player and their knees collided.

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Sharks Draw First Blood, Hold off Wings Rally

Tonight, the Red Wings saw their season best 5 game winning streak snapped on home ice against a team that has struggled at the Joe in their 20 year history. Tonight’s win gave San Jose something like a 6-30 record in Detroit since their inception in 1991. It was a pair of players riding hot streaks that got the job done for the Sharks late in the game to give them the win.

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