FLASHBACK: Andreas Athanasiou scores beautiful goal on wrister against Capitals

Here’s something Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou can put on his final resume: He made the great Alex Ovechkin look like a fool. This past season in a game against the Washington Capitals, Athanasiou was able to get past Ovechkin before taking a wicked wrist shot to beat goaltender Braden Holtby. The goal tied … Read more

OUCH: Jonathan Ericsson leaves game after awkward hit from Backstrom (VIDEO)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was forced to leave Thursday night’s game against the Washington Capitals with what the team is calling an upper-body injury. UPDATE: Jonathan Ericsson (upper body) injury. Will not return. #RedWings — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 10, 2017 Ericsson was leveled behind the net by Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom … Read more

Frans Nielsen, Niklas Kronwall out next two games for Red Wings; Steve Ott activated

The Detroit Red Wings have put forward Frans Nielsen on short-term IR and in turn are activating forward Steve Ott. #RedWings placed Frans Nielsen (shoulder) on short term IR and activated Steve Ott. Nielsen out at least next 2 games. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 6, 2017 Nielsen will miss at least the next two games with … Read more

The Week Ahead: Red Wings try to keep it going against stiff competition

The Detroit Red Wings have won two consecutive games after having fallen to New Jersey in their first game following the 2017 NHL All-Star break. With 30 games remaining on the schedule and only a few points back of a playoff spot, there isn’t much room for error. Let’s take a look at who the … Read more

LOOK: Red Wings to honor 1998 Stanley Cup team tonight vs. Bruins

The Detroit Red Wings will honor the 1998 Stanley Cup team tonight as they face-off against the Boston Bruins in a Wednesday night rivalry match-up. Tonight we celebrate and honor the 1998 #StanleyCup Team. #LGRW #Believe https://t.co/EJugJHvRT1 — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 18, 2017 A year after the Wings won the Stanley Cup for … Read more

WATCH: Petr Mrazek comes up big on the PK to secure shutout vs. Capitals

On November 10, 2015, the Detroit Red Wings hosted the Washington Capitals at Joe Louis Arena. It was the first meeting of the season between both teams. Andreas Athanasiou scored his first NHL goal early in the third period on a sharp angled shot that squeaked through Capitals goalie, Braden Holtby‘s right pad. The story of the game though was the phenomenal play in net by Red Wings goalie, Petr Mrazek. 38 totals save were made by the young, talented Czechoslovakian as Mrazek secured the shutout as well in his effort against the Caps. Forward, Alexander Ovechkin unleashed 15 total shots on goal, but not one got past him once the game had concluded.

Late in the third period, he came up big time for Detroit, when Washington saw themselves head to a power play with a little over five minutes left to go in regulation. The Caps had five shots on goal during the man advantage, with Petr standing his ground in net through all the attempts.

It was one heck of a performance in goal for Petr Mrazek, especially given the offensive firepower that the Washington Capitals had on their roster.

Andreas Athanasiou could have top-6 potential

Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning had been linked by so many insiders to the Detroit Red Wings as the major target that they were wanting to pursue in the off-season. When forward Pavel Datsyuk decided to return to his native land of Russia, the Wings were left with a big void at the center … Read more

On This Day: Red Wings acquire Dino Ciccarelli from Capitals

Today, back in 1992, the Detroit Red Wings acquired Dino Ciccarelli from the Washington Capitals for center Kevin Miller (who happens to be a cousin of current Red Wings forward Drew Miller). Ciccarelli would go on to have a total (regular season and playoffs) of 131 goals, 272 points and 370 penalty minutes during his four season tenure … Read more

On This Date: Detroit Red Wings repeat as Stanley Cup champions in 1998

June 16, 1998: The Detroit Red Wings dominance of the hockey world continues as they raised the Stanley Cup for the second consecutive year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG833HxX-xA No other team was able to repeat as Stanley Cup champions until the Pittsburgh Penguins did so in 2017. The previous season saw the Red Wings end 42 years of … Read more

EDITORIAL: Red Wings’ playoff streak, is this really the end?

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 night’s 4-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens may very well have closed the … Read more

Ken Holland on trade deadline: ‘If there’s a fit we’ll do something’

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland will be working the phones leading up to February 29th’s trading deadline. But, will the Wings actually make any moves? “Before we do anything we got to get close to the trade deadline and see where we’re at in the standings,” Holland told Mlive.com. With eight games remaining on the … Read more

NHL: Finding Ovechkin’s All-Star replacement is a no-brainer

The NHL All-Star Game is this weekend in Nashville, and while teams around the league are sending their best players to play in a 3-on-3 tournament, one of the biggest stars will be absent. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been ruled out for the festivities this weekend after the team released a statement saying … 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

Adam Oates being brought in for three days to help Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings have brought in former Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates to work with their team for the next three days.  Oates recently started up his own business in the off-season as a skills coach, picking up clients such as Steven Stamkos and Zach Parise. It is speculated that he will be there … Read more

Ovechkin surpasses Fedorov for most goals by a Russian player in NHL history (Video)

Alexander Ovechkin just keeps piling up the goal-scoring records. On Thursday night, after spending 4 games attempting to do so, he scored the 484th goal of his career, surpassing Sergei Fedorov’s 483 for the most goals by a Russian-born player in the NHL. He also did so in only 777 games, versus Fedorov’s 1248-game career. … Read more