Everything Had To Go Right For The Lightning To Win Game 7

And so the Lightning move on, after winning a Game 7 in which they were a distant second-best team on the ice. But so it goes in the playoffs, when an entire series can come down to a goaltender like Ben Bishop playing out of his mind and a single, skillful, painfully lucky scoring play. “That’s how Game 7s are… » 4/30/15 9:29am Thursday 9:29am

Niklas Kronwall Finally Kronwalled One Too Many Defenseless Players

Niklas Kronwall’s flattening of Nikita Kucherov late in the second period of Tampa’s Game 6 win was the platonic ideal of a “Kronwalling,” the flying elbow to a head-down player for which the physical Red Wings defenseman has become so well-known. Kronwall has never been suspended before, but that appears likely to… » 4/28/15 11:29am Tuesday 11:29am

Petr Mrazek Makes Unbelievable Lunging Stick Save

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat up on Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek tonight, scoring four goals against him (plus an empty-netter) in a 5-2 victory to force Game 7. Despite the poor result, Mrazek had the save of the game (of the playoffs? of the season?) with this crazy lunging robbery of Brian Boyle. The goal was so… » 4/27/15 11:27pm 4/27/15 11:27pm

Has Detroit Found An Answer To The Publicly Financed Stadium Scam?

When Marathon Petroleum received a $175 million tax break from the city of Detroit in 2007, they promised jobs for Detroiters. And, as of last January, the $2.2 billion expansion of Marathon's refinery on the city's southwest side had, in fact, created new jobs for tax-paying residents —all of 15 of them. » 2/10/15 2:47pm 2/10/15 2:47pm

Gordie Howe Watches As Joe Louis Arena Gives Him A Standing Ovation

Gordie Howe is back resting at his daughter's home after suffering a stroke, and the Detroit Red Wings wanted to do something nice to help lift his spirits. Before In the middle of the first period of Friday night's game at Joe Louis Arena against the Los Angeles Kings, they got the crowd to stand up and cheer… » 11/01/14 2:22pm 11/01/14 2:22pm

Red Wings Generously Agree To Accept Huge Sums Of Money From Public

Yesterday, the Detroit Red Wings unveiled plans for their brand new publicly subsidized $450 million arena development. The arena, which promises to include $200 million additional investments in mixed-used development, will break ground in September. The Ilitch family, which owns the Red Wings and Tigers, is calling… » 7/21/14 10:33am 7/21/14 10:33am

Pavel Datsyuk's Slick Moves Put Detroit Up 1-0 Over Bruins

Just 30 seconds before this play, Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard watched Milan Lucic 's redirection of Jarome Iginla's shot/pass on goal harmlessly trickle through the crease. It was the Bruins best chance of the night and on the pendulum swing back, they were down 1-0. These things always seem to happen that way: a… » 4/19/14 9:49am 4/19/14 9:49am