Red Wings look to regain structure, timing after long layoff
Sam Gagner is among several Detroit Red Wings who have experienced two bouts with COVID-19 and feels fortunate that the second time around wasn’t as bad. But we’ll get back in the flow of things pretty quick, I’m sure.”The Red Wings will have had several practices to regain their conditioning level before their first game in 13 days on Friday. “When you’ve been off an awful long time, your defensive habits aren’t as good,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. The Red Wings have only about a half-dozen active players who haven’t been in protocol this season. More: Postponements give Red Wings more time to ice fuller rostermlive.com
Moritz Seider’s overtime goal extends Red Wings’ winning streak to five
DETROIT – Moritz Seider scored with 1:27 remaining in overtime Saturday to lift the Detroit Red Wings past the New York Islanders 4-3 at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings (13-9-3) have won five in a row, their longest winning streak since they won six consecutive games from March 23-April 2, 2019. It was his second goal in 23 games, equaling his total in 56 games last season. The Red Wings had a chance to increase the lead during a five-on-three power play for 1:17. The Red Wings lost defenseman Gustav Lindstrom to a lower-body injury in the second period.mlive.com
Moritz Seider exits in pain after blocking shot; Red Wings’ slide continues
The Detroit Red Wings’ defensive problems could be compounded if they lose Moritz Seider for any length of time. The 6-4 rookie defensemen went down in pain before being helped off the ice by trainer Piet Van Zant. Seider, 20, has been the Red Wings’ best and most consistent defenseman, playing on both the power play and the penalty kill. He’s second to Filip Hronek on the club in average ice time (22:19), and second among NHL rookies with 13 points (two goals, 11 assists), behind teammate Lucas Raymond. Hopefully something to build on.”More: Red Wings’ defensive woes continue with third consecutive lossmlive.com
Red Wings can’t complete comeback in loss to Stars
The Stars, behind two goals and an assist from Jason Robertson and 28 saves from Jake Oettinger, defeated the Red Wings 5-2 at American Airlines Center. Dylan Larkin scored his fifth goal in five games for the Red Wings but did not play in the third period. Filip Zadina scored the other goal for the Red Wings (8-8-2), who have lost back-to-back games at the start of a four-game trip. Dallas threatened to run away with the game after building a 3-0 lead less than eight minutes into the second period. More: ‘Slap in face’ reminds Red Wings how much they need to improve in their own zonemlive.com
Red Wings-Oilers pits leading NHL scorers and top rookies
The NHL’s two-leading rookie scorers will be trying to defend the league’s two top scorers tonight when the Edmonton Oilers face the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena (7:30, Bally Sports Detroit). “If Larks’ line is out against them, I have no worries in any three of those players, Bert, Larks or Raymond. If you have one line out against them it’s another challenge because of how much they play, and at times they have really long shifts. Your whole team has to be ready to play against them, but I have confidence in Lucas.”Raymond leads NHL rookies with six goals and 14 points. Somebody was showing the goal yesterday and then they went through a whole montage of goals that might rival it.mlive.com
Red Wings fall to Sabres in preseason finale
Sam Gagner scored the lone goal for the Detroit Red Wings Saturday in a 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres in their preseason finale at KeyBank Arena. The Red Wings open the regular season Thursday against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit). Before that, the Red Wings will finalist their season-opening 23-man roster. The Red Wings played with several regular forwards -- Dylan Larkin, Robby Fabbri, Adam Erne, Michael Rasmussen, Vladislav Namestnikov and Givani Smith. More: Roster decisions at forward loom for Red Wingsmlive.com
Red Wings sign Sam Gagner to one-year deal
The Detroit Red Wings, in dire need of right-shooting forwards, signed veteran Sam Gagner to a one-year extension Wednesday. Gagner, who turns 32 on Aug. 10, so far is the lone right-shooter among Detroit forwards. General manager Steve Yzerman will be looking to add a couple more when the free-agent market opens at noon. The Red Wings acquired Gagner, along with a pair of second-round picks, from the Edmonton Oilers at the 2020 trade deadline for Andreas Athanasiou. More: Marc Staal says there’s a lot of great things about playing for Red Wingsmlive.com
Free agent forwards: Red Wings could use a couple of right-handed shooters
Between players under contract, their own restricted free agents and any prospects projected to earn roster spots in 2021-22, the Detroit Red Wings have no right-shooting forwards. The Red Wings also will explore the market, for right shooters and lefties. But that is also why the Red Wings have resisted trading him and want him back. He probably would cost more than the Red Wings want to spend. Corey Perry, Montreal, 36 ($750,000): The Red Wings had interest in him two years ago when he signed with Dallas.mlive.com
Red Wings drop season finale in overtime but avoid last place
Maxi Domi scored with 21 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 at Nationwide Arena in the season finale for both teams. The teams finished tied with 48 points but the Red Wings (19-27-10), based on more regulation wins (16-12) wind up seventh and the Blue Jackets (18-26-12) in last place. Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist while Danny DeKeyser, Sam Gagner and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Red Wings. The Red Wings twice tied it in the third period. The Red Wings regained the lead on DeKeyser’s second goal in as many games, his fourth of the season, at 11:55 of the second.mlive.com
Thomas Greiss posts back-to-back shutouts as Red Wings beat Lightning 1-0 in shootout
DETROIT – Thomas Greiss made 33 saves to post his second shutout in as many games as Sam Gagner scored in the eighth round of the shootout Saturday to lift the Detroit Red Wings past the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 at Little Caesars Arena. He has a shutout streak of 136:31. The Red Wings (18-26-9) have surpassed last season’s victory total in 18 fewer games. These teams meet again Sunday at LCA (3 p.m., NBC) in the Red Wings’ home finale. The Red Wings killed 1:46 of a five-on-three power play late in the third period.mlive.com
Red Wings need refresher on defensive fundamentals as series with Stars continues
Several blowout losses aside, the Detroit Red Wings are better defensively than they were last season. That wasn’t apparent, however, from their rash of fundamental defensive mistakes in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. Blown coverage allowed the Stars unfettered access to the area in front of the Detroit net, leading to three goals. We haven’t given up many Grade A (scoring opportunities) compared to the rest of the league,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “We can’t be a team that’s chasing the game like that.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Jeff Blashill on why this could be a quiet trade deadline
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings at one time appeared to be poised for a potential windfall of draft picks at the trade deadline, given their many impending unrestricted free agents. So, Monday’s trade deadline could be fairly quiet for the Red Wings and largely uneventful throughout the NHL. “It doesn’t feel like there will be much action this year,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. The Red Wings surely will look to re-sign Glendening, who turns 32 on April 28. However, Blashill, for one, will not be surprised if it is quiet on the trade front the next few days.mlive.com
Red Wings not questioning integrity of officiating after hot mic controversy
A brief remark by a referee caught on a hot mic Tuesday in the Detroit Red Wings game at Nashville caused a stir throughout the NHL, raising questions about the integrity of officiating. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Thursday he has no concern about the integrity of officiating. “Zero doubt in my mind that we’ve got a great group of officials who ref this game with integrity,” Blashill said. “I’ve got lots of respect for Tim Peel as a person. I’ve got lots of respect for Tim Peel as a man.mlive.com
Kane scores 400th goal as Blackhawks beat Red Wings 7-2
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 28: Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates his 400th career goal in the third period against the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center on February 28, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Kane scored his 400th career goal, Kevin Lankinen made a career-high 44 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks closed out a successful February with a 7-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. Bouncing back nicely from a 5-3 loss to the Red Wings on Saturday night, the Blackhawks closed out a 9-3-1 February with their third win in four games. The Red Wings played without captain Dylan Larkin for the second straight game because of an upper-body injury. The Red Wings, who put 21 shots on net in the first, got one back when Gagner redirected Jon Merrill's shot past Lankinen with 2:09 to go.
Red Wings look to end some trends in Chicago
DETROIT – As the Detroit Red Wings begin a four-game trip tonight in Chicago, they are seeking to stop several trends:They have yet to win back-to-back games. They have failed to convert on 39 consecutive power play opportunities, going 14 games without a goal on the man-advantage. The Red Wings (6-13-3) hope to carry over momentum from Thursday’s 5-2 victory over Nashville. The Red Wings scored some dirty goals against Pekka Rinne Thursday. Whether they have played with more urgency in the second game or made the right adjustments, or maybe it’s just a coincidence, the Red Wings need better starts in these mini-series.mlive.com
Gagner Gets Hat Trick In 5-2 Win
Sam Gagner scored three goals, ending a 17-game drought that lasted nearly a year, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Thursday night. “At the end of the night, we’ve got to be a team that competes extraordinarily hard every night,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. It was his third career hat trick and first since November 2013 with the Edmonton Oilers. ON THE MOVEThe Red Wings recalled forward Mathias Bromé and defenseman Danny DeKeyser from the taxi squad and assigned forward Frans Nielsen to the taxi squad. Red Wings: Travel to Chicago for back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday.detroit.cbslocal.com
Sam Gagner’s hat trick leads Red Wings past Predators 5-2
Detroit Red Wings center Sam Gagner (89) and Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) celebrate after beating the Nashville Predators 5-2 in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT – Sam Gagner scored three goals, ending a 17-game drought that lasted nearly a year, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Thursday night. “At the end of the night, we’ve got to be a team that competes extraordinarily hard every night,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. ON THE MOVEThe Red Wings recalled forward Mathias Bromé and defenseman Danny DeKeyser from the taxi squad and assigned forward Frans Nielsen to the taxi squad. Red Wings: Travel to Chicago for back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday.
Jonathan Bernier showing value to Red Wings now and in the future
Bernier arguably was the Detroit Red Wings’ most valuable player during a disastrous 2019-20 season. Sam Gagner’s hat trick Thursday lifted the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators at Little Caesars Arena. 1 job, the Red Wings might have looked to move Bernier for a draft pick by the trade deadline and signed an inexpensive backup in the summer. But the 32-year-old Bernier, like last season, is showing his value to a rebuilding team, and it is important the Red Wings re-sign him. That’s why he’s on the ice late in the game, because I trust him defensively.”More: Red Wings keeping Evgeny Svechnikov around without playing him is strangemlive.com
Sam Gagner’s hat trick helps Red Wings top Nashville
Gagner scored three goals, including the game-winner in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Nashville Predators 5-2 at Little Caesars Arena. He had been scratched the previous two games, after producing two points (both assists) in 13 games this season. It was a season-high goal total for the Red Wings (6-13-3). The Red Wings hadn’t scored more than two goals in any of the previous five games of this six-game homestand. The Red Wings killed a pair of penalties in the second period and took a 2-1 lead on Gagner’s first goal in 14 games this season.mlive.com
Which free agents will Red Wings look to re-sign, trade?
It could be a busy time for Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman, who has 10 impending unrestricted free agents on the roster. Here is an early projection of what the Red Wings might do with their UFAs. Bobby Ryan: Ryan cooled off after a hot start, and he turns 34 on March 17, but the Red Wings like him. Perhaps the Red Wings will re-sign him for a year as the seventh defenseman or someone who can come up from Grand Rapids when needed. Marc Staal: The Red Wings without a doubt will look to move Staal, maybe well before the deadline, if they are able.mlive.com
Givani Smith’s ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ helps Red Wings beat Panthers, 4-1
Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad, left, and Detroit Red Wings right wing Givani Smith fight during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)SUNRISE, Fla. – Givani Smith had a goal and an assist as Detroit Red Wings won for the first time in nine games, beating the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Sunday. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)Greiss, who moved to 1-7-2, stopped a three-on-one Florida break with the Red Wings ahead 2-1 in the third period. Sam Gagner notched his first assist with the Red Wings on the goal. After getting into four games for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season, Marchment played left wing on the fourth line with right wing Noel Acciari and center Juho Lammikko. AdON THE MENDRed Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi was injured when Florida visited Detroit last week and is expected to miss a few more games.
Killorn, Lightning beat Red Wings 5-1 for 3rd straight win
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) watches his goal get past Detroit Red Wings goaltender Thomas Greiss (29) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TAMPA, Fla. – Alex Killorn had a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-1 on Wednesday for their third consecutive win. Victor Hedman, Ryan McDonagh, Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point also scored for Tampa Bay, which remained unbeaten in five home games this season. The Lightning stretched their home win streak against the Red Wings to 15 dating to Dec. 12, 2013. Mantha scored on a breakaway at 9:49 before Killorn deflected a Mikhail Sergachev shot to make it 5-1 at 11:32. “I thought after the second period we didn’t really give them too much.’’MILESTONEDetroit captain Dylan Larkin appeared in his 400th game, all with the Red Wings.
Surging Panthers hold off reeling Red Wings 3-2
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 30: Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Florida Panthers at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Patric Hornqvist, Aaron Ekblad and Carter Verhaeghe scored and the Florida Panthers held off the Detroit Red Wings for a 3-2 win Sunday night. “Getting off to a good start enhances that attitude.”Greiss stopped 27 shots for the Red Wings, who have dropped six straight. The Panthers outshot the Red Wings 17-9 in the second period as they took control. The Red Wings play the Lighting on the road Wednesday night.
Heponiemi lifts Panthers to 3-2 win over Red Wings in debut
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 30: Mathias Brome #86 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck with MacKenzie Weegar #52 of the Florida Panthers in overtime at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Aleksi Heponiemi made the most of his NHL debut, scoring with 2:15 left in overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Aleksander Barkov scored the Panthers' first of two goals on power plays 3:06 into the opening period, putting them ahead 1-0. Thomas Greiss stopped 23 shots for the Red Wings, extending his winless start with the team. AdIN CASE YOU MISSED ITFormer goaltender Jimmy Howard announced his retirement recently, writing in an Instagram post that he's looking forward to coaching his son's hockey team after a 14-year career with the Red Wings.
Red Wings scoreless in opener, lose 3-0 to Hurricanes
The Red Wings, who were easily the NHL's worst team last season, played for the first time since they lost to Carolina at home on March 10, 2020. “Once you started playing, you stopped thinking about it as much and it wasn’t quite as weird,” Red Wings center Dylan Larkin said. “It was a good step in the right direction.”ROUGH STARTLarkin made his debut as captain of the Red Wings, and his giveaway helped the Hurricanes score first. Playing the rebuilding Red Wings eight times in 56 games in the pandemic-altered Central Division should help Carolina's chances. The Red Wings’ No.
Red Wings scrimmages help sort roster battles, prep for season
Intrasquad scrimmages are much more important during this shortened training camp with no preseason games. “We’re certainly going to treat it as such, more serious, make sure we get lots out of it. The Red Wings in a typical season play eight exhibition games. When you’re in real hockey you’re stopping all the time.”The Red Wings and six other non-playoff teams from last season were allowed to start camp three days earlier than the rest of the NHL. “I do feel there’s a sense of urgency to get to that level where you’re playing games,” Larkin said.mlive.com
Rangers Trade Staal To Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Marc Staal and a second-round draft pick from the New York Rangers for future considerations Saturday. “Marc Staal has been an exemplary hockey player, teammate and person from the moment he joined the New York Rangers organization,” Rangers President John Davidson said. The rebuilding Red Wings have 20 picks over the next two drafts, including six of the first 65 selections this year. The Red Wings acquired Gagner on Feb. 24 in a trade with Edmonton. In 42 games last season with the Red Wings and Oilers, Gagner had six goals and seven assists.detroit.cbslocal.com
Red Wings sign Gagner to 1-year contract extension
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings signed forward Sam Gagner to a one-year contract extension Saturday. The Red Wings acquired Gagner on Feb. 24 in a trade with Edmonton. In 42 games last season with the Red Wings and Oilers, Gagner had six goals and seven assists. Detroit also announced it has signed forward Turner Elson to a one-year extension. More: Red Wings pick up Marc Staal, draft pick in trade with Rangers
Red Wings pick up Marc Staal, draft pick in trade with Rangers
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings acquired defenseman Marc Staal and a second-round draft pick from the New York Rangers for future considerations Saturday. “Marc Staal has been an exemplary hockey player, teammate and person from the moment he joined the New York Rangers organization,” Rangers President John Davidson said. The rebuilding Red Wings have 20 picks over the next two drafts, including six of the first 65 selections this year. The Red Wings acquired Gagner on Feb. 24 in a trade with Edmonton. The respect we have for Marc is immeasurable, and we wish him and his family all the best.”More: Red Wings newsMore: Report: Jimmy Howard likely to move on from Red Wings, but not retiring
Veteran Sam Gagner eager to show Red Wings what he can bring
He spent only three weeks in Detroit, but it was long enough for him to conclude he wanted to stay if the Red Wings were interested. The Red Wings have struggled on the power play for the past four seasons and were ranked 29th in 2019-20. “He can play in the middle, he can play play right wing or left wing,” Yzerman said. Elson signs: The Red Wings also signed left wing Turner Elson to a one-year deal. More: Potential Red Wings pick Marco Rossi owes much to his fathermlive.com
Red Wings sign center Sam Gagner for one year
The Detroit Red Wings have signed center Sam Gagner to a one-year contract for $850,000. The club acquired Gagner, 31, at the trade deadline in the deal that sent Andreas Athanasiou to the Edmonton Oilers for a pair of second-round picks. Gagner (5-11, 202) played only six games with the Red Wings (one goal, no assists) before the season was paused. In 42 games overall with Edmonton and Detroit, he picked up six goals and seven assists. A 13-year NHL veteran, Gagner has appeared in 844 games, collecting 164 goals and 295 assists.mlive.com
Red Wings Dylan Larkin, Sam Gagner issue statements against racism, oppression
Kane has called on white athletes to speak up on race issues. Read: Chicago Blackhawks captain Toews issues strong statement on racism, pain, hateThe Detroit Red Wings issued a team statement this week. On Wednesday, the Red Wings shared statements from players Dylan Larkin and Sam Gagne:Larkin is likely just weeks away from being named Red Wings captain -- theyve been without one since Henrik Zetterbergs retirement in 2018. Gagner, meanwhile, just joined the Red Wings this winter through a trade that sent Andreas Athanasiou to Edmonton. Related: Red Wings historically bad season officially cut short -- heres whats next