Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Since we’re all feeling a little Irish today, let’s throw it back to the 2001-02 Detroit Red Wings season! Sniper Brendan Shanahan scored 37 goals that season, and the DJ at Joe Louis Arena would play an Irish jig every time he lit the lamp!
Defenseman Madison Bowey scores first goal as a Red Wing
The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Madison Bowey (along with a second round draft pick) from the Washington Capitals in exchange for Nick Jensen and a fifth round pick on February 22, 2019.
He’s now got a milestone marker, his first goal in a Red Wings uniform!
Madison Bowey scores his first goal as a Red Wing! #LGRW
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Bowey took a pass from Michael Rasmussen and slapped home the puck past goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy, giving Detroit the early 1-0 lead.
Fan sign beckons Steve Yzerman to save the Red Wings
It’s pretty self-explanatory.
The Detroit Red Wings were officially eliminated from playoff contention for the third consecutive season. Though most fans had given up on the notion of the Stanley Cup playoffs months ago, it was still a disappointing milestone for a team that had just spent 25 consecutive years playing for a chance to be the last team standing.
A long-time Red Wings fan who lives in Montreal attended Tuesday night’s game at the Bell Centre against the Montreal Canadiens brought a sign beckoning the former captain to save the team, much like he did with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
— Peter Andrianopoulos (@peterandri) March 12, 2019
The fan, identified as Peter Andrianopoulos, said that he got a positive reaction from Red Wings fans in the crowd, and that even some of the players noticed.
“I didn’t think anybody would pick up on (the sign),” he said during a phone call with The Detroit Free Press
Former Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman is rumored to be possibly returning this summer since it was announced that he’d be stepping down as general manager of the Lightning on the eve of this season’s training camp.