Red Wings struggle again on power play in 3-0 loss to Jets
DETROIT – The Winnipeg Jets showed no rust, while the Detroit Red Wings looked weary and out of sync. The Red Wings went 0 for 6 on the power play. The first game back from a West Coast trip typically is tough, even more so for the Red Wings after having played three games in four nights. The Red Wings (16-17-5) are winless in four (0-2-2) to drop below .500 in points percentage for the first time since Nov. 20 (8-9-3). Copp scored again at 11:08 of the second, firing in a shot off the rush as the shorthanded Jets caught the Red Wings on a two-on-one break.mlive.com
Max Pacioretty, Kyle Connor highlight ex-Michigan players in NHL playoffs
The NHL playoffs begin Saturday with the usual 16 teams making the field, albeit with a slightly different format this year. Looking for some Michigan flavor to root for with the Red Wings missing the playoffs for a fifth straight year? Here is the full list:Forward Max Pacioretty, Vegas Golden KnightsPacioretty continues to be one of the top goal-scorers in the NHL. The Golden Knights finished tied with Colorado for the most points in the NHL but finished second in the division. The 2013 second-round pick had 19 points in 2021 and has 109 in 271 career games.mlive.com
Ann Arbor native Andrew Copp’s 4-goal NHL game nets fan $100K
That’s what a Canadian fan received after Andrew Copp scored four goals to lead the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night. The Ann Arbor Skyline High School graduate completed the hat-trick in third period and scored the fourth goal less than two minutes later to spark a big win for his team and a grateful fan. Copp is the first player in the NHL to score four goals in a game this year and sits at 10 on the season. He’s now one away from matching his career-high, which he set during the 2018-19 season. MORE:NHL star Andrew Copp relives record-setting high school game as Skyline’s QBmlive.com
Illness and injury uncertainty abound as NHL camps open
Voluntary player workouts have been going on for more than a month, but full NHL teams will be together Monday for the first time since March. (Its about) trying to make sure that when you come back your hips and groins are all right, Copp said. Its a two-week sprint from home cities to Toronto for Eastern teams and Edmonton, Alberta, for their Western counterparts. The NHL is prohibiting teams from revealing injury or illness information as a way to project player privacy with the novel coronavirus. But I think everyone is just kind of amped and ready to go.___For more AP NHL coverage: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
NHL players not rushing back to rinks for voluntary skates
NHL players could start participating in voluntary small-group workouts, and teams began opening their training facilities Monday. Players learned Thursday training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement on returning to play later this summer. Now, the players are expected to trickle back in preparation of the resumption of the season. Players started skating by the handful this week in places like Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Edmonton, while some teams waited to open their doors. Veteran Nashville general manager David Poile said that while almost a dozen players remained in the area, the NHL has instructed teams not to ask or encourage players to show up because this stage is voluntary.
NHL monitoring situation before choosing where to play games
Staple Center is one of the possible locations the NHL has zeroed in on to host playoff games if it can return amid the coronavirus pandemic. Seven of the 10 locations the NHL has zeroed in on to hold playoff games if it resumes are American cities not restricted by Canadas 14-day mandatory quarantine upon arrival. Before the NHL commits to where games could be held, officials are planning for multiple scenarios. But that isnt stopping NHL executives from pitching the ability to host playoff games. None of us would agree to a situation where we are taking away testing from people that need it, Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said.
Another Game Another Loss For Reeling Red Wings
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Laurent Brossoit was glad the Winnipeg Jets didnt ease up against the reeling Detroit Red Wings. Blake Wheeler, Andrew Copp and Patrik Laine scored in a two-minute span in the second period and the Jets dealt the Red Wings their 12th straight loss, 5-1 on Tuesday night. Christoffer Ehn scored his first goal of the season for the Red Wings (7-22-3), who are 0-10-2 during their skid. The Jets had outshot the Red Wings 26-12 through two periods. Jets: Travel to Detroit for rematch with the Red Wings on Thursday.detroit.cbslocal.com