Kirkland Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 5:28 AM EDT Mar 31, 2019 Detroit Red Wings (30-38-10, 70 points) vs. Boston Bruins (47-22-9, 103 points) When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Little Caesars Arena. TV: Fox Sports Detroit. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates). Game notes: Forget playing out the string. The Wings have won four in a row. And yes, each win is counter-productive to #LoseforHughes, but there's some solace in learning the Wings won't just lay down. Tonight's task against the B's is daunting. More: Wings expected to extend Jeff Blashill — for more than 1 season Twitter updates Live updates for mobile users. Contact Kirkland Crawford: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @HiKirkHere. … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins: How to watch tonight
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Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 7:23 PM EST Dec 4, 2018 Detroit Red Wings (12-12-3, 27 points) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (19-7-1, 39 points) When: 7:30 p.m. tonight. Where: Little Caesars Arena. TV: Fox Sports Detroit. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates). • Box score Bolts dazzle: The Wings will aim to end a 12-game losing streak against their Atlantic Division mates. Their confidence is bolstered from having beaten the Bruins in Boston for the first time in five years, but the Lightning daunt – the Bolts have won eight of their last 10 games, most recently 5-1 Monday at New Jersey. The Bolts have beaten the Wings in 16 of their past 17 meetings. More on Wings: Team debates what's best for Filip Zadina: Pros or Worlds? Why Wings aren't releasing Michael Rasmussen for World Juniors Sizing up the opponent: The Lightning leads the NHL with a 3.82 goals-per game average and allow 2.86 goals per game. Their power play (28.7 percent) ranks … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Live updates
Gregg Krupa The Detroit News Published 4:40 PM EST Dec 3, 2018 Detroit — At 52.6 percent, the Red Wings are third in the NHL in faceoff wins. Among their six closest competitors, the Flyers (55.9 percent), Blues (52.8), Kings (52.6), Predators (52.3), Wild (51.9) and Hurricanes (51.8), there is an even split between winning and losing teams. So, how important are faceoffs? “Does it help the team? I think it really helps in situations, for sure,” Jeff Blashill said. “I don’t think it totally dictates the game. But, it certainly can help in situations: specialty teams, ends of games, those types of things. “It’s situationally important.” More: Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi faces disciplinary hearing for bench incident Among the Wings who take faceoffs most frequently, Luke Glendening (57.6 percent), Dylan Larkin (56.8) and Frans Nielsen (50.9) are winning more than losing. Glendening ranks fifth in the NHL and Larkin 10th, going … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings among NHL’s best in faceoffs, but what does it mean?
Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EST Dec 2, 2018 BOSTON — That was a victory that will mean something long past its date on the schedule. The Detroit Red Wings pushed back and punched back Saturday at TD Garden to earn their first victory in Boston in five years, a 4-2 final earned on the strength of a big open-ice hit and a fight from Luke Witkowski, and on the strength of Tyler Bertuzzi showing he can agitate as well as he can score goals. “For us to come in here and get two points in regulation, that’s huge for us,” Jimmy Howard said after making 38 saves. “It’s a big confidence booster.” REO Speedwagon’s “Roll with the changes” lyrics blared from the visitors locker room as the Wings quickly packed and readied themselves to play again Sunday vs. Colorado. “Big hit by Witter and a great fight,” Frans Nielsen said. “I think everyone just followed his footsteps … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings winning at Boston matters beyond 2 points
Gregg Krupa The Detroit News Published 5:58 PM EST Nov 20, 2018 Detroit — “U.S. Thanksgiving” used to provide an NHL gauge for the Red Wings, as perennial Stanley Cup contenders, to begin discerning their likely opponents in the first round of the playoffs. Until a few seasons ago, the holiday provided the first benchmark of the season for the chances of extending the playoff streak. These days, there is less to consider. When it comes to developing younger players and rebuilding the lineup, Thanksgiving is more about the turkey and the stuffing than the standings. Entering play Tuesday five points out of the playoffs, the day before Detroit's 21st game of the season and the last game before Thanksgiving, the Red Wings have righted their ship. Players in the room will tell you they fully intend to defy the nearly universal assertion they cannot make the playoffs. They seem a long shot at best, and a folly at worst. Clearly, a rebuilding lineup … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving no longer benchmark for rebuilding Detroit Red Wings