Top 5 key components of the game that the Wings need to spotlight for a strong 2nd half

The Red Wings currently sit 2nd overall in the Atlantic Division, trailing the division leading Florida Panthers by only 5 points. With every team fighting for playoff position, coming out of the gates strong once the second half of the season gets underway is going to be on every team’s mind. Here are 5 key … Read more

Looking for offense, Red Wings add Larkin to top line

Struggling to find offense as of late, Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill has placed Dylan Larkin on a line alongside Tomas Tatar and a streaking Pavel Datsyuk. The Red Wings play the St. Louis Blues at home on Wednesday (8 PM on NBSCN) and have only scored 15 goals their last 7 games, … Read more

3 points the Red Wings need to cover before the All-Star break

With the NHL All-Star break looming in the distance, the Detroit Red Wings are in a comfortable, yet somehow uncomfortable position. Currently, Detroit sits 2nd overall and 3 points behind the Atlantic Division-leading Florida Panthers. It’s been a nerve-racking first half for Red Wing fans, as the Wings have had many 1-goal games going into the … Read more

Jeff Blashill challenges Red Wings’ offense

Monday night, the Los Angeles Kings snapped the Detroit Red Wings’ four-game winning streak, defeating Detroit 4-2. The Kings outshot the Red Wings 31-27 and won nearly 60 percent of their faceoffs. Jimmy Howard started in net for the Red Wings, after Petr Mrazek started five straight games, including the night prior. Howard again struggled, and gave … Read more

Petr Mrazek named NHL’s 2nd Star of the Week

The Detroit Red Wings have had a heck of a week to start out their west coast road trip, working their way through California. Their road games started in the east, with wins against the Buffalo Sabres and New Jersey Devils. They then took the winged wheel out west to Cali, for a date with the … Read more

Mrazek for Vezina? He should get consideration

The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the best goaltender in the NHL. Some of the all time greats to ever play in the NHL have been the recipients of this award; names like Martin Brodeur, Grant Fuhr, Patrick Roy, Dominik Hasek and Tony Esposito. To be an elite NHL goaltender, it takes a strong … Read more

Petr Mrazek’s best attempt at ‘save of the year’ [Video]

If you didn’t stay up late Thursday night/Friday morning to see the conclusion of the Detroit Red Wings game against the San Jose Sharks, you missed out on Petr Mrazek‘s best attempt at making the save of the year. Luckily, we found visual proof! Justin Abdelkader would score just seconds later to give the Wings a 2-1 … Read more

Mrazek and Larkin shine in Red Wings’ victory over New Jersey

Last night in New Jersey, the Detroit Red Wings were able to preserve a 1-0 win against the Devils, collecting two key points in the standings. Dylan Larkin scored the game’s only goal on a breakaway in the first period after receiving a beauty of a pass from Brad Richards. Petr Mrazek stopped all 22 … Read more

Struggling Howard pulled again

After allowing three goals and being pulled in the first period of his previous start, Jimmy Howard looked to rebound with a stronger performance against the Winnipeg Jets. It didn’t happen. Howard was pulled in favor of Petr Mrazek after allowing four goals on 14 shots, the first of which came while Detroit was on the … Read more

DSN Staff: Bold predictions for 2016

What a year 2015 has been. There aren’t enough words to describe the roller coaster ride this year has been. Upsetting, surprising, amazing, saddening… I could go all day. As we prepare to turn the page on the year 2015, let’s get things started by doing something we all love to do: make bold predictions … Read more

Red Wings’ Ken Holland joins TSN 1040 in Vancouver

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland took some time to talk to TSN 1040 in Vancouver. You can hear the full interview by clicking here, or you can check out a transcript of the interview below: Question: We wanted to talk to you a little bit about Dylan Larkin because I think you surprised a lot of people when you … Read more

Petr Mrazek emerging as Red Wings’ number one goaltender

Coming into the 2015-2016 season, the biggest question for the Detroit Red Wings was, ‘who will be the number one goalie’? Jimmy Howard was coming off of another injury-shortened season, though he was clearly the number one goaltender for the team. Playing in 53 games, Howard posted a 23-13-11 record with a .910 save percentage, and a 2.44 … Read more

Jeff Blashill on “The Huge Show”

Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill took some time out of his day yesterday to do an interview with “The Huge Show”. Among their topics of discussion were team scoring, rookie Dylan Larkin, whether Blashill was feeling any pressure in his first year, and plenty more. Here is a full transcript of the interview, and if … Read more

Brad Richards to return on Friday; Athanasiou goes back to Grand Rapids

One of the key signings in the off-season, Brad Richards, is ready to make his return to the ice for the Detroit Red Wings. Richards has been out of the lineup since October 21 with lower back pain. In a corresponding roster move, Andreas Athanasiou was reassigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins. In his six games with Detroit, he … Read more

Datsyuk set to make season debut against Sharks; team practice notes

Since having off-season ankle surgery to repair an issue that dated back into last season, Detroit Red Wings superstar Pavel Datsyuk is set to finally make his season debut Friday evening when the Red Wings host the San Jose Sharks at Joe Louis Arena. Datsyuk practiced on a line with captain Henrik Zetterberg, reuniting the … Read more