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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…

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…

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…

Alfie Comes Home with Adrenaline

The Detroit Red Wings have won their fourth straight game, knocking off the Ottawa Senators for the first time this season. Daniel Alfredsson returned back to Ottawa for the first time after being signed by the Red Wings in free agency this past summer. With a two minute tribute to the Senators’ ex-captain right before puck drop, the vibe of happiness at the Canadian Tire Centre was clearly evident. Read More…

Penalties Contribute to Another Loss

After a burst of energy provided by Gustav Nyquist on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena, the Detroit Red Wings were stumped yet again on home ice in their second confrontation with the Ottawa Senators. With a score of 4-2 on Saturday evening, the Sens scored two goals in both the first and the third period to seal the deal against the Wings for the second time. Read More…

Wings Lose Seventh Straight

In 2002, the Detroit Red Wings set a team record that held for 12 years. That streak is not one of pride or power, but a streak that exemplifies poor play and a lack of productivity. Although the Wings have a seven game losing streak, this is something that players and coach Mike Babcock see as a positive thing, considering the last time this happened, they won Lord Stanley’s Cup. Read More…

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