Red Wings give up four 3rd period goals in four minutes, lose 4-1

As has happened so many times this season, the Detroit Red Wings had a good start to a game – and then it all fell apart. New Jersey Devils forward Wayne Simmonds scored twice in the third period less than two minutes apart as part of a four-goal outburst, leading the Devils to a 4-1 … Read more

WATCH: Flyers Wayne Simmonds takes out Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson with one punch

Defenseman Jonathon Ericsson tried to jolt the Detroit Red Wings out of their current slump by fighting with Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Red Wings ended up winning the game, but, Ericsson did not win the fight. He fell victim to a vicious left from Simmons. Check out the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksbRsbIkVi0 Goodnight Ericsson. #FlyersTalk https://t.co/bvUZ1UcAQT — … Read more

Jimmy Howard extremely sharp, records shutout as Red Wings blank Flyers 3-0

RED WINGS vs. FLYERS 26 SOG 30 0/4 POWER PLAY 0/4 33 FACE-OFF WINS 40 28 HITS 23 21 BLOCKED SHOTS 10 8 GIVEAWAYS 3 1st Period Evenly matched first couple of minutes. Seemed as both teams were being cautious to begin play given the playoff implications on the line. Dylan Larkin used his blazing speed … Read more

Atrocious first period dooms Red Wings as they fall 4-3 to Philadelphia

It was the biggest game of the year for both teams, but only one team showed up ready to play when the puck dropped. An amazingly terrible first period put the Detroit Red Wings (34-25-11) behind the eight-ball, and they were unable to recover. The Philadelphia Flyers (33-23-12) created enough separation early on to withstand a late … Read more

Draft Day Forecast

The day is finally upon us…

If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you should know by now how excited I am for the draft to get underway at 7pm EST tonight. The Wings hold the 24th pick in the draft, and every eligible player in the room holds the hope of hearing their name called at some point tonight.

A lifetime of hard work, sacrifice and dedication has built them up to this point, where they are nearly ready to begin their journey as professional hockey players.

But the draft isn’t the only thing brewing this evening. Kicked off by a frenzied day of trading by the Flyers, and a couple of other teams attempting to make deals, today should be chock full of excitement. Follow after the jump while I analyze what went down yesterday, and what we could see happen today.

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