| Apr 18, 2012
It was Brooks Laich who pointed out late Monday night that one never knows when a Stanley Cup playoff series will turn chippy — or worse — but that it is almost inevitable.
"Sometimes it happens right away in the first game, sometimes it...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:23 PM
Some things in the NHL playoffs are guarantees. Penguins star Sidney Crosby will again grow a pathetic mustache and make annoying whiny faces when he’s hit. His teammate, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, will implode at some point and let up seven......
| Apr 14, 2014
| 8:11 PM
One season under the NHL’s realigned conference setup probably was enough for Eastern teams to veto future additions from the West.
The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets, who moved from the West to the East before this season, won...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Saturday won’t be remembered as the NHL’s finest hour.
The league absorbed a one-two punch of ridicule for the line brawl that erupted two seconds into the Vancouver-Calgary game, Canucks Coach John Tortorella’s attempt to invade the...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:56 PM
DETROIT — Kings defenseman Drew Doughty raised his right arm automatically to indicate that a shot by Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall had bounced off the protective netting above the glass before it hit goaltender Jonathan Quick's back and...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:20 PM
DETROIT — Tomas Tatar scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback victory over the Los Angeles Kings in a game that shouldn't have gotten past regulation.
Jeff Carter had given the Kings a 2-1 lead with 2:15...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Normally when the Blackhawks and Red Wings face off, the storyline is all about how much these teams hate each other. That's all well and good (bad?), but for once we thought we'd introduce some civility to this rivalry.
For example, the Hawks and Wings...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Dustin Penner might not be familiar with all of the details, but when the forward was asked about the Ducks' Tuesday night visit to Detroit, he figured out all he needed to know.
"Is that the first time we've played them since they eliminated us?" asked...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Not once since the Ducks distanced themselves from the Western Conference pack had goaltender Jonas Hiller recorded a shutout, but their plentiful production meant he never had to blank an opponent to be sure of a win.
Sunday night, with their legs...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week:
+ Despite being plagued by injuries — they lost four of their top six defensemen at one point — the Pittsburgh Penguins have won 12 of...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 2:45 PM
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey.
Tyler Bozak scored the winning shootout goal and Jonathan Bernier made two saves in the heart-pounding final moments, lifting the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:51 PM
DETROIT -- The Ducks will be facing an altered Red Wings team at a most critical time, in Game 4 on Monday night.
What has been the Red Wings' top line, the one carrying them into the playoffs, was dismantled when the NHL suspended Detroit forward...