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

Game of the Day: Chris Osgood takes down Patrick Roy and shuts out the Avalanche 2-0 on April Fools Day 1998

We continue our Game of the Day series with a classic matchup between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche that took place on April 1, 1998 at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit were the defending Stanley Cup champions, and the hatred that both sides felt for each other was definitely still in place. Not only … Read more

Rangers’ Mika Zibanejad imitates Sergei Fedorov, scores five goals vs. Capitals including OT winner

New York Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad did his best impression of former Detroit Red Wings All-Star Sergei Fedorov last night at Madison Square Garden. Embed from Getty Images He scored five goals in the Rangers’ victory over the Washington Capitals, including the overtime winner. Of course, Fedorov accomplished the feat (also against the Capitals) in … Read more

It’s past time for the Detroit Red Wings to retire Sergei Fedorov’s No. 91

The Detroit Red Wings are nearly halfway through their third season of play at the new Little Caesars Arena, but the venue isn’t complete. Sergei Fedorov’s famous number 91 needs to be raised to the rafters. The Red Wings seemingly adopted Fedorov when they helped him secretly defect from the Soviet Union in 1990. For … 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

Don’t worry Tigers fans, Justin Verlander still misses us

Many fans have shown their support for Justin Verlander ever since the August 31st trade that sent the longtime Detroit Tigers ace and fan-favorite to the Houston Astros. Verlander certainly has noticed the love and he recently admitted as much to Lynn Henning of the Detroit News. This is what the former Cy Young Award winner had … 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