Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 10:00 PM EST Jan 2, 2019 Detroit — There are plenty of great offensive lines in the NHL these days but the Calgary Flames can argue they have the best. The Flames’ trio of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm dominated as Calgary rallied to defeat the stumbling Red Wings, 5-3, Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. BOX SCORE: Flames 5, Red Wings 3 The line combined for nine points — Gaudreau had four, with a goal and three assists — each had a goal, and the Flames rolled to their third victory in four games. Michael Frolik clinched the outcome with an empty-net goal with 17.7 seconds left. The Wings again let a two-goal lead disappear, which turned into a 3-3 tie after 40 minutes. Gaudreau then broke the tie in the third period with his 22nd goal, batting a centering pass from Matthew Tkachuk past goaltender Jimmy Howard at 9 minutes, 37 seconds. The Wings (15-20-7) have won one game in their … [Read more...] about Calgary defeats Detroit in NHL game
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Kirkland Crawford Detroit Free Press Published 5:50 AM EST Jan 2, 2019 Detroit Red Wings (15-19-7, 37 points) vs. Calgary Flames (24-12-4, 52 points) When: 7 p.m. Where: Little Caesars Arena. TV: Fox Sports Detroit. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates). Game notes: The Red Wings ring in the New Year, losers of their last five, with ... the Pacific Division leaders. The Flames are the highest scoring team in the Western Conference, thanks to four guys with at least 18 goals each: Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Matthew Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm. More: Wings midseason grades: Young players respond in big roles Twitter updates Live updates for mobile users. … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings vs. Calgary Flames: Time, TV, radio, etc.
Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 4:26 PM EST Jan 1, 2019 Detroit – It wasn’t just losing a hockey game Monday, but the fact the Red Wings lost another veteran defenseman that hurt just as badly. Trevor Daley, who was recognized by the organization for playing in his 1,000th NHL game last week, came out Monday night to receive his gifts in a suit rather than game uniform. Daley broke his foot in the morning skate and will miss the next 3-5 weeks. Daley joins Danny DeKeyser (upper body) and Mike Green (lower body), who are all out with injuries, an ugly flashback to October when four veteran defensemen were out and the Wings struggled to a 1-7-2 start. More: Red Wings midseason report: Larkin, Howard, rookies among high points So it’s up to a defensemen like Nick Jensen to play like a savvy veteran, rookies like Dennis Cholowski and Filip Hronek to play beyond their years, and the rest of the veterans to hold the fort. … [Read more...] about Injuries to defense another test of Detroit Red Wings’ character, depth
Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 3:00 PM EST Jan 1, 2019 The Detroit Red Wings worked on puck protection Tuesday in the hopes that can help mask the injuries that have decimated the defense. The Wings take a five-game losing skid up against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday (7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). Darren Helm is expected to return after missing seven weeks because of a shoulder injury, but the sick bay still holds key veteran defensemen Mike Green, Danny DeKeyser and Trevor Daley. The difference those three make to the lineup shows in the record: the Wings are 13-8-2 with Green, 2-11-5 without him. When DeKeyser returned from his first hand injury to play Nov. 3-Dec. 4, the Wings went 8-5-2. Without him, they are 7-11-3. The Wings when 11-7-1 between Oct. 18-Nov. 26, between Daley injuries. More: Wings midseason grades: Young players respond in big roles All are out several weeks, leaving the Wings searching for ways to get by. “The guys … [Read more...] about How Detroit Red Wings hope to offset key losses on defense
Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 1:46 PM EST Dec 30, 2018 Dallas – The Red Wings faced three of the better teams in the NHL over their last three games – Toronto, Pittsburgh and Dallas. The task was going to be tough going into all three of those games, but the Wings didn’t give themselves much of a chance by allowing five goals in each of the losses – 5-4 against the Maple Leafs (overtime), 5-2 against the Penguins and 5-1 against the Stars. The Red Wings, as currently constructed, and especially with the injuries they have, aren’t likely to score six goals against those teams. So, simply playing better team defense and limiting scoring opportunities would be a good place to start for the slumping Wings, who have lost eight of their last nine games. “We have to find a way, shift-by-shift, to dig in, we have to score on our chances, and we need to quit giving up so many goals,” said coach Jeff Blashill after Saturday night’s … [Read more...] about Team defense is Job 1 for slumping Detroit Red Wings