Austin Goodman

Hiller Stays Strong, Rough Patch Continues for Wings

Petr Mrazek usually spends his time playing on the Grand Rapids Griffins, the AHL Calder Cup defending champions. On Sunday, however, Mrazek got the call to start between the posts for the Detroit Red Wings in Anaheim.

Although Mrazek came out to play on Sunday, only allowing one goal in less than 59 minutes played, the young goalie was not given productivity from the team in front of him, and one goal against was still too much for the Red Wings.

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Riley Sheahan Gets First NHL Goal, Tatar Honors Recently Lost Father

When Tomas Tatar scored in the third period on Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings, there was a different vibe at the Staples Center than any other goal that was scored in the game.

Tatar’s father died this week of a liver ailment, but through strength, determination and a predisposed conditioning of winning permanently stamped into the forward’s brain, the 23-year old from Slovakia played and produced in honor of his fallen father.

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Pavelski, Sharks Beat Wings in the Shark Tank

Joe Pavelski has 12 goals in his past 15 games played, and that did not stop against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday in the Shark Tank.

Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks took it to the Detroit Red Wings from the start of the game in Thursday’s contest. The Shark forward put the first goal of the game behind Red Wings goaltender, Jimmy Howard, just about five minutes into the game.

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Howard Resolves Issues, Zetterberg and Team Light Lamp

Carrying over from his performance in the Winter Classic, Jimmy Howard once again stood on his head, stopping the game’s first 12 shots.

Although a seemingly low number, the Dallas Stars were challenging Howard with strategic play and a boost of energy that the Wings were not able to keep up with. That was until Henrik Zetterberg had a say in the matter.

“It’s important because it got us off on the right foot here on this road trip,” Howard said. Read More…

Octopi Hockeytown Special Edition: Elements of the Winter Classic

The temperature was 13 degrees and heavy snow was continuously falling during the 2014 Bridgestone Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs in Ann Arbor, Mich.

On Octopi Hockeytown, Austin Goodman brakes down the elements of the largest outdoor game to be played in NHL history. Read More…

2014 Bridgestone Winter Classic Game Review

Temperatures were frigid, snow was falling, and players were gritty, determined, and focused during parts of the game.

The crowd came in at 105,491 as fans stuffed into the Big House on New Year’s Day for the 2014 Bridgestone Winter Classic, between the Detroit Red Wings and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Dion Phaneuf and Jonathan Bernier led their Maple Leafs team to a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings, who were led by a returning Jimmy Howard along with rising defenseman Brendan Smith.

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Howard Continues Struggles, Wings Lose in Final Period

Jimmy Howard made his debut against the Nashville Predators after being out for almost three weeks due to an injured MCL, sustained in the beginning of December. Although the starting goaltender was recently elected to represent the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics, he was not able to pull it together to get two important points for the Red Wings on Monday. Read More…

The Pact – #12 – 12/30/13

2013 has been a whirlwind of a year for Impact Sports.  As one of the many firsts this year, fall marked the inaugural semester of The Pact – the only sportstalk show on FM-radio in the mid-Michigan area.

Hosted by Anthony “Fino” Serafino, the show has booked high profile guests from Lupe Izzo, to former MSU and NFL running back Todd “TJ” Duckett.

This week on the Pact, panelist and producer Lou DiVizio gives a look back on some of the most memorable interviews from 2013.  

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Zetterberg Returns, Scores and Leads in Victory

Team captain Henrik Zetterberg made a key return on Saturday evening. The Wings faced off against the Florida Panthers after a four-day break, giving the team just the right amount of time to nurse their injured and bring back the names the team has been relying on over the past few years. Read More…

Datsyuk Dazzles and Sheahan Proves worth in Shootout Win

In HBO’s new special 24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: The Road to the Winter Classic, Dion Phaneuf is featured styling himself for a day at the office showing an array of different clothes preciously placed together to match. The HBO team also followed some of the Detroit Red Wings team members honoring one of their most gifted forwards, Pavel Datsyuk. Read More…

Gustavsson Shows Weakness, Injuries Destroy Wings in Loss

Continuing their slump against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena, losing by a score of five to two, the Detroit Red Wings have increased their losing streak to six straight. Jonas Gustavsson was pulled for the first time this season after allowing three goals in only a mere 18 minutes and 17 seconds into the first period. Read More…

Lightning Strike Wings with Shutout

The Detroit Red Wings were shut out against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday, continuing a five game losing streak as of late. There was no goal scoring recorded in the first or second period, but in the third, the Lightning struck on three different occasions to bring the game to a close in a 20-minute period. Read More…

On The Pact Tonight…

Darqueze’s Mom (Lisa Curry) on the Thorpe award. Did you know that at one point in time, Darqueze Dennard did not have one scholarship offer his senior year of high school? Now, he is the winner of the Jim Thorpe award. And Lisa Curry, mother of Darqueze, fills The Pact in on the inside scoop leading up to the award ceremony. Read More…

Wings Frustrated with More Struggles and Injuries

The Detroit Red Wings faced off against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday evening. Tomas Tatar continued his hot streak with another goal that came early in the first period. And while the Red Wings were playing with poise throughout the first and second periods, the third was another story. The Flyers netted three goals past Jimmy Howard and then a fourth to seal the game on an empty net, and they won the game 6-3. Read More…

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