The Detroit Red Wings acquired David Legwand from Nashville for Patrick Eaves, Calle Jarnkrok and a third-round draft pick.
Octopi Hockeytown is back for another episode. The 2014 Sochi Olympics came to a close with Canada winning the gold in men’s hockey for the second consecutive Olympic games, while the United States left Russia with no men’s ice hockey medals.
Austin Goodman, the host of Octopi Hockeytown, will discuss the Olympics, for what he promises will be the last time for at least the next four years. He will evaluate each medal-winning team’s performance and discuss what happened to the United States down the stretch.
The Vancouver Canucks have struggled as of late.
Its goal scoring and behind the bench presence has been far from exemplary this year. Head coach for the Canucks, John Tortorella, returned for his first game behind the bench in 15 games, after threatening and attacking another team’s players and staff in the locker room back in January.
Vancouver could not quite get a hold on the speedy Red Wings offense, giving the team many chances. Luckily for Tortorella’s team, Eddie Lack was not lacking any sort of confidence between the pipes. The backup goaltender stopped 29 of 30 shots from the Wings and did not give them much space to shoot into.
Alexander Ovechkin is one of the league’s most deadly shooters that the NHL has to offer, notching his 39th goal of the season in overtime on Sunday against the Red Wings.
The game was back and forth on Sunday. The first goal of the day was recorded just under five minutes into the game from Jason Chimera past Jimmy Howard, which was quickly followed by a power play goal from Washington’s Joel Ward. The first period ended with three power play goals, two for the Capitals and one for the Wings. Gustav Nyquist got the goal for the Wings, which went on to be his first of three goals and four points in 19:03 of ice time.
A long-anticipated rivalry game since the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals was played at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday when the Blackhawks came into Detroit to take on the Red Wings.
From the starting gate the two teams were quick, gritty and ready to put the puck in the net. The Blackhawks hit the scoreboard first with a goal from Marian Hossa, that was quickly followed by a second goal two and a half minutes later from Andrew Shaw to put the Hawks up 2-0 with 9:30 to play in the first period.
The Detroit Red Wings lost another game to a Western Conference foe Monday night when they faced off against the St. Louis Blues at the Joe Louis Arena.
The game’s first goal came at 11:13 into the first period with a backhand shot from Blues winger Magnus Paajarvi. Red Wing Gustav Nyquist then cleaned up the trash in front of the Blues’ net with 27 seconds left in the first to tie the game at one apiece.
In February, Sochi, Russia, will be hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The ice hockey competition has once again placed marvelous teams together with a compilation of the best NHL players representing their homeland.
The Detroit Red Wings have ten players going to the games, six of which are playing for Sweden, two for Slovakia, one for Russia and one for the United States.
Niklas Kronwall perhaps got the luckiest goal of his NHL career on Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings.
The Red Wings were on a power play with just under 30 seconds to go in the third period, when the defenseman slapped a shot that deflected up and into the netting behind goaltender, Jonathan Quick.
The referees did not see the puck launch off a stick and up into the netting until the puck traveled from the netting down towards the goal, where it went off of the back of Quick and into the Kings’ net with 27 seconds left to go in regulation.
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…
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.
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…
The Red Wings’ battle against the New York Islanders Friday afternoon was a continuation of Wednesday’s domination of the Boston Bruins. Secondary goal scoring has started to come into full swing with major productivity from young members of the team, including Darren Helm and Gustav Nyquist. Posting five goals against the Islanders, the Red Wings have started their upward trek out of the slump they started the season with.
The Red Wings players and coaches alike can finally pick their heads up and celebrate. A streak that has been plaguing the team for the past two and a half weeks has come to an end with a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Read More…
Even though New York Islanders starting goaltender Evgeni Nabokov went down early in the first period, the Red Wings could not capitalize, after an energy-boosting late goal from Pavel Datsyuk with forty seconds remaining in the third period. Read More…
The Detroit Red Wings continue their skid at home, adding another shootout loss to their record. The Washington Capitals came from behind with help from Nicklas Backstrom, beating Wings’ goaltender Jimmy Howard, through the five-hole late in the shootout. Read More…
Even with many set-up opportunities and solid goaltending from Jimmy Howard through 60 minutes, the Tampa Bay Lightning stunned the Detroit Red Wings with a gut-wrenching overtime goal to win. Read More…
With Adam Almquist scoring his very first NHL goal against the Dallas Stars on Thursday, and the first line playing out of their minds, one would might think that the Red Wings come out with a win. But Hockeytown fans have to think again. Read More…
The Red Wings winning streak has come to a close after only three games. At Joe Louis on Monday, the Winnipeg Jets started and ended the game on top. Chalking up three goals in the last thirty minutes of Monday’s game, the Jets had the number on the Detroit Red Wings. Read More…