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Bob Duff: Red Wings' youngsters under pressure against Lightning

Jonathan Ericsson still cherishes his first Stanley Cup experience.

With just 27 games of NHL experience under his belt, Ericsson played all four rounds on defence for the Detroit Red Wings in the 2009 playoffs as they rolled all the way to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final before falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins. 587 more words


Video: Petr Mrazek gets nod as Red Wings playoff goalie

The Detroit Red Wings have opted to go with the Petr principle in this spring’s Stanley Cup playoffs.

That is to say, the Wings – at least for starters – will start rookie goaltender Petr Mrazek in Game 1 of their first-round series against the Lightning Thursday in Tampa Bay. 593 more words


Breaking down the Red Wings' seventh segment: One aspect shows why Detroit's playoff run might be a short one

On February 6, the Red Wings were coming off a 3-0 win over the Avalanche the previous night. They were 8-2-0 in their last 10 games and sat second in the Atlantic Division, two points behind the NHL-leading Lightning with two games in hand. 695 more words

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Duff: Wings defenceman Ericsson good to go against Flames

The ailment that kept Jonathan Ericsson out of the Detroit Red Wings practice Thursday turned out to be a shoulder problem, but it isn’t so serious that it will prevent the defenceman from suiting up as the Wings play host to the Calgary Flames Friday at Joe Louis Arena. 373 more words


Video: Who would be Wings' emergency goalie?

Watching the events unfold in Florida Tuesday night, where both of the Panthers goalies – Roberto Luongo and Al Montoya – were injured and for a time it appeared that forward Derek MacKenzie might take over in goal in their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Detroit Red Wings were left to ponder an unusual question. 363 more words


Breaking down the Red Wings' sixth segment: Niklas Kronwall's finest hour

It took 61 games but the Red Wings are finally back to last-season form.

Two shootout losses and two shutout losses pushed Detroit to a 5-3-2 record over the past 10 games, earning the team for 12 points. 624 more words

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Breaking down the Red Wings' fifth segment: Detroit sets record marks, but not everything cheery

Last season the Red Wings never accumulated more than 14 points is in a 10- or 11-game segment. After shutting out Colorado on Thursday, they’ve done it twice this season. 658 more words

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