Top 15 Joe Louis Arena Moments of all-time

We’re back again with Part Three of our countdown of the Top 25 Red Wings moments at Joe Louis Arena. In case you missed them, be sure and look at Part 1 and Part 2. Let’s go ahead and count all the way down to number one. 1980 NHL ALL-STAR GAME The 1980 NHL All-Star Game was one of the first … Read more

Red Wings news: Newest jersey numbers are here!

The Detroit Red Wings announced the jersey numbers that their three off-season acquisitions will be wearing this season, as well as two players who decided to switch numbers from what they’d previously worn with the team. Check out the newest #RedWings' jersey numbers! #LGRW — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) August 31, 2016 Frans Nielsen … Read more

Flashback: Detroit Red Wings clinch 2008 Stanley Cup [VIDEO]

On this day in 2008, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 to clinch another Stanley Cup, their 11th in franchise history and fourth Cup in 11 seasons.

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The Wings won the game 3-2 on goals by Brian Rafalski, Valtteri Filppula, and the eventual game-winner form Henrik Zetterberg. And arguably one of the more iconic scenes in recent Detroit sports history is seeing goaltender Chris Osgood sprawl out in an attempt to deflect the puck and disrupt a last-chance shot from Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin as time expired.

Enjoy this tribute video honoring the 2008 Stanley Cup Champion, Detroit Red Wings.

MUST SEE: Mrazek flashes the leather and robs Filppula with huge save (Video)

[brid video=”7374″ player=”1841″ width=”720″ height=”404″]   This was probably the biggest save of the first period, and easily the flashiest. After a giveaway at the Red Wings’ blue line, Valtteri Filppula brought the puck into the zone with two Lightning skaters flanking him. He skated into the slot almost point-blank on Petr Mrazek and let off … Read more

Red Wings Playoff Stars

You know the deal by now. I pick three stars every game the Wings play, and at the end of the season we added them up and found out that Henrik Zetterberg (3), Pavel Datsyuk (2) and Jimmy Howard (1) were the stars from October to April.

But once the calendar flipped to playoff season, who would rise to the top?

Would it be the same cast of players getting the job done, or would someone else challenge them for supremacy?

Read on to find out!

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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 Dominate Early, Hold On Late for 2-0 Series Lead

What looked like a walk in the park turned into a nail biter, but the Wings held on for victory to take a well-earned 2-0 lead in the series. Phoenix, who looked over-matched for the first two periods, got themselves back into the game with an opportunistic power play, aided by some friendly calls by the men in stripes.

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Wings Have Options in First Round

The Wings have plenty of options available to them in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft this summer, where they will draft somewhere between 22nd and 30th. We call that status quo in Detroit, who have become accustomed to drafting late in rounds due to their strong finishes in the league standings. In fact, Jakub Kindl at 19th overall in 2005 was the highest they’ve drafted in decades.

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Wings Stage Late Rally, Fall in Shootout

When the Wings tied the game at four halfway through the third period, an ominous statistic unearthed itself. They had never come all the way back to win from a four goal deficit in the history of Joe Louis Arena. The Wings were denied their chance to make history when James Neal scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Penguins the victory.

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Battle of the Two Seeds Goes in Detroit’s Favor

Two of the top four seeds in the NHL took the ice tonight in Detroit, Michigan. When the dust settled, the team from the West was victorious in a hard fought, tightly contested battle. It really was an incredible game from start to finish, so join me to break down all the excitement after the jump.

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Roster Decisions on the Horizon – Forwards

The other day, I talked about how Ken Holland had some decisions to make regarding some of his prospects and their upcoming waiver eligibility. I determined that of the two defensemen who will be losing their waiver exempt status, Logan Pyett and Sergei Kolosov, that Pyett was the more likely of the two to be on the Wings opening day roster for 2011-2012. Now, let’s look at the forwards who are in the same boat.

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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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