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July 5, 2010
Bob Probert Former NHL player Bob Probert, 45, who played in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, died Monday after he developed chest pains while on a boat with his family in Lake St. Claire in Windsor, Ontario, said family friend Rich Rogow. Rogow said Dan Parkinson, Probert's father-in-law, gave him CPR; but Probert died at Windsor Regional Hospital. He was born June 5, 1965, in Windsor. After starring with Detroit from 1985 to 1994, Probert spent his last seven seasons (1995-2002)
March 1, 2010
DENVER — Nicklas Lidstrom scored a power-play goal with 9:03 left in the third period and lifted the Detroit Red Wings past the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, on Monday night. Tomas Holmstrom had a goal and two assists, Pavel Datsyuk had two assists and Jimmy Howard made 22 saves for Detroit. It was the first NHL game since Feb. 14 when the NHL took a two-week break for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Chris Stewart had a goal and assist, T.J. Galiardi also scored and Craig Anderson had 27 saves for the Avalanche.
February 6, 2010 |
The first Kings team to win eight consecutive games was a rugged fan favorite anchored by goalie Rogie Vachon and legendary defenseman Terry Harper. The second time it happened, the roster included future Hall of Famers Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille. On Saturday afternoon at Staples Center, the current Kings have a chance to erase their predecessors from the record book by winning a franchise-best ninth in a row. But whether that will also win these Kings a special place in team lore may take longer to sort out. "We're trying to find out what kind of team we're going to be," said Kings Coach Terry Murray, whose squad faces the Detroit Red Wings in a 1 p.m. matinee.
January 27, 2010
Shane Doan's goal 3:50 into overtime capped Phoenix's comeback from a two-goal deficit to give the Coyotes a 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. With goalie Ilya Bryzgalov off, Phoenix got goals from Ed Jovanovski and Keith Yandle in the last 1:30 to tie it at 4-4. Doan also had three assists, Yandle scored twice and Scottie Upshall had a goal and an assist. Bryzgalov stopped 33 shots. Nicklas Lidstrom scored twice, Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Patrick Eaves also scored for Detroit.
December 21, 2009
Cristobal Huet made 20 saves for his second straight shutout, and Duncan Keith had a goal and an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks to their fourth victory in a row, 3-0, over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Brian Campbell and Dustin Byfuglien also scored to help Chicago move back into first place in the Central Division. Detroit, shut out for the fourth time in its last 15 games, has lost two straight. Huet got his third shutout this season, 23rd overall and first against Detroit.
November 24, 2009 |
Steve Yzerman has the best and worst job in sports. Yzerman, executive director of the Canadian Olympic men's hockey team for the Vancouver Games, is blessed with the deepest talent pool but faces enormous pressure to win a medal in the sport that's a national obsession. Yzerman spent most of last week in California scouting the Ducks, Kings and San Jose Sharks against the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Calgary Flames, picking up nuances he can't get on TV. "I think it helps to go out and see everybody live, see what they're doing, see what situations they're playing in," he said.
June 7, 2009 |
Revived by a day's rest and the return of Pavel Datsyuk, the Red Wings reduced the Penguins to a bunch of petulant 2-year-olds Saturday while moving to within one victory of claiming the Stanley Cup for the second successive season. Capitalizing on a series of bad Pittsburgh penalties during the second period, Detroit turned Game 5 of the finals into a 5-0 rout before a happy and Cup-craving crowd at Joe Louis Arena.
June 3, 2009 |
They had superstars block shots and support players score goals, meaning that the Pittsburgh Penguins essentially turned themselves inside out Tuesday to defeat the Detroit Red Wings and claw their way back into the Stanley Cup finals.
June 3, 2009 |
The Pittsburgh Penguins got themselves back into their Stanley Cup finals series against the Detroit Red Wings with a 4-2 victory in Game 3 at Mellon Arena on Tuesday night. The win, in front of a crowd of 17,123, cut the Red Wings' lead in the best-of-seven series to 2-1 with Game 4 on Thursday night in Pittsburgh. The Penguins are attempting to become just the fourth team in NHL history to rebound from an 0-2 deficit and win the Cup.
June 1, 2009 |
As it turns out, rest is overrated. The Detroit Red Wings cried foul when the NHL scheduled the start of the Stanley Cup finals series against the Pittsburgh Penguins just three days after their Western Conference finals victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. And then to make the veteran-laden team play back-to-back nights to open the finals? How would they manage to stay on their skates?