The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Kevin Labanc to a one-year contract.
Labanc was a restricted free agent coming off the best season of his young NHL career. The 23-year-old...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Craig Berube made a rare stop in the locker room after the game to address his players. It was important.
It was minutes after San Jose's Timo Meier had gloved the puck to...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Timo Meier handed a big win to Erik Karlsson and the San Jose Sharks.
Karlsson scored 5:23 into overtime after the officials missed a hand pass by Meier, and the Sharks...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Logan Couture got San Jose started in the opener of the Western Conference final against St. Louis by finishing off a 2-on-1 rush. He sealed the win with an empty-net goal,...
DENVER (AP) — Logan Couture scored three times, including the go-ahead goal with 7:10 remaining, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Tuesday night to take a 2-1 lead in...
DENVER (AP) — San Jose center Gustav Nyquist had a couple of special deliveries this week.
On Monday, his wife gave birth to their first child. He rejoined the team Tuesday and assisted on...
Matt Calvert out of the lineup for Avalanche
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be without physical forward Matt Calvert for Game 3 against San Jose.
Calvert was banged up after taking a hit while delivering a pass to Nathan...
Kane scores 30th in Sharks 5-2 win over Avalanche
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — After a late-season slump cost them a shot at first place, the San Jose Sharks hope they found their game in time to make a playoff run.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The San Jose Sharks don't feel they are in playoff form yet, though their latest effort was a step in the right direction.
Pavelski’s late goal lifts Sharks over Jets 5-4
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Joe Pavelski did it again.
Pavelski scored with 4.3 seconds left, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night in a matchup...
Sharks acquire F Gustav Nyquist from Red Wings for 2 picks
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night for two draft picks in a deal they hope adds scoring depth for a Stanley Cup...
Marchessault scores 2 to lift Vegas over Detroit 4-3
DETROIT (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights wrapped up their trip on a positive note.
Jonathan Marchessault scored twice in a three-goal second period, and the Golden Knights beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on Thursday night. William Karlsson and Brayden McNabb also scored for the Golden Knights, who finished a four-game trip with wins over NHL-leading Tampa Bay and the Red Wings.
Red Wings beat Ducks 3-1, extend record losing streak to 12
DETROIT (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks dropped their heads on the bench and looked down at their skates, another defeat seemingly imminent.
Gustav Nyquist broke a tie with 4:16 left and Darren Helm scored a little later, lifting the Detroit Red Wings over the Ducks 3-1 on Tuesday night to extend their franchise-record losing streak to 12 games.
"I just see the frustration," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said.
Bertuzzi gets first hat trick; Red Wings beat Wild 5-2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tyler Bertuzzi had a memorable milestone game and helped the Detroit Red Wings get a needed win.
Playing in his 100th career game, Bertuzzi recorded his first career hat trick and the Red Wings beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 for their second win in 11 games.
Bertuzzi completed his three-goal performance at 8:38 of the third period, converting a feed from Gustav Nyquist by lifting a backhand past Devan Dubnyk.
Ovi’s 21st hat trick helps Caps to 6-2 rout of Red Wings
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 21st hat trick and first this season to lift the Washington Capitals over the Detroit Red Wings 6-2 on Tuesday night.
Ovechkin entered the night as the NHL's goal leader and stretched his total to 25 through 30 games, halfway to a potential eighth 50-goal season.
Larkin lifts Red Wings past Maple Leafs 5-4 in OT
TORONTO (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored on a breakaway at 2:48 of overtime and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Thursday night after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period.
Larkin beat Garret Sparks between the pads to snap Toronto's five-game winning streak.
Larkin’s shootout goal gives Red Wings 3-2 win over Canucks
DETROIT (AP) — Down by two in the second period and still looking for their first goal of the night, the Detroit Red Wings simply kept competing.
That perseverance paid off with a 3-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks when Dylan Larkin scored the only goal in a shootout Tuesday.
Nyquist scores winner in OT, Red Wings beat Panthers 4-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings were finally able to feel good about themselves.
Gustav Nyquist scored 3:44 into overtime to lift the Red Wings to their first win of the season, 4-3 over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.
Dennis Cholowski and Dylan Larkin each had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Vanek also scored for the Red Wings, who were 0-5-2 in their first seven games. Jimmy Howard stopped 34 shots.
Detroit — You can look at Gustav Nyquist's season in different ways, and come out with different opinions regarding it.
Some Red Wings fans were thrilled with the fact Nyquist returned to being a 20-goal scorer, 21 to be precise the most since 2014-15 (27 goals).
He had a career-high with 213 shots on net, played just under 18 minutes per game (17:51, a career high), and his analytics statistics were among the best on the team.
Detroit — There were a lot of important games to be played in the hockey world Saturday, on all levels.
But all anyone could think about was the terrible tragedy in northeastern Saskatchewan, where a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior team to a playoff game collided with a tractor-trailer, killing 14 people aboard the bus.
Columbus — How many times have the Red Wings suffered a loss like this one this season?
Too often for their liking, and it happened once more just days before their season ends, a disappointing, 5-4 overtime decision to Columbus on Tuesday.
This is a game the Red Wings had in control, leading 4-1, only to stop playing smart hockey, becoming too individual and looking for offense rather playing defense, and ultimately, it cost them the game.
Red Wings’ Gustav Nyquist reaches 20 goals but thinks he should have more
Buffalo – As good a season as this has been for Gustav Nyquist, it could have been even better.
That's what gnaws at Nyquist, who reached the 20-goal mark Tuesday but believes he could have had more by this point.
Kopitar and Kings hand Red Wings 8th straight loss, 4-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anze Kopitar broke a third-period tie with a fluke goal and the Los Angeles Kings beat Detroit 4-1 on Thursday night to hand the Red Wings their eighth consecutive defeat.
Los Angeles moved two points in front of idle Anaheim for third place in the Pacific Division. Paul LaDue, Tyler Toffoli and Dustin Brown also scored for the Kings, who are one point behind second-place San Jose.
Jonathan Quick made 20 saves as Los Angeles won for the sixth time in nine games.
Looking for someone to make you feel optimistic about the Red Wings' future?
Try forward Tyler Bertuzzi, given how he has played lately.
Playing on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist Monday in San Jose, Bertuzzi continued his recent hot streak with assists on all three goals in the Red Wings' 5-3 loss.
That gave Bertuzzi seven points in the last seven games – not counting Thursday's late game in Los Angeles – and was just the latest in a string of impressive games.
For those fans wishing hard for the Red Wings to sink to the bottom of the standings — increasing the odds for a better draft pick — it's taking shape.
They're losing, all right, and doing it on a consistent basis.
Monday was more of the same, with the Wings losing 5-3 in San Jose, extending their winless streak to seven (0-6-1).
Detroit — The Red Wings are definitely open for business leading into Monday's trade deadline.
To what extent, and how much will they do, remains in question.
General manager Ken Holland was clear Tuesday morning, after having traded goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers for a pair of conditional draft picks, he wants to accumulate draft picks.
Detroit — That hurt for the Red Wings.
With the game seemingly headed into overtime, Toronto's Auston Matthews scored with 30.2 seconds remaining, and giving the Maple Leafs a dramatic 3-2 victory.
After winning the faceoff, the Leafs worked the puck to William Nylander who drove down the goal line, with a shot kicked away by goalie Petr Mrazek, but right to Matthews near the circle.
Matthews snapped the puck high over Mrazek for his 27th goal.
Helm, Mrazek lead Red Wings to 4-1 win over Hurricanes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After two months of struggles, Darren Helm finally had the breakout game he's been seeking.
Helm had a goal and two assists, Petr Mrazek stopped 36 shots, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Friday night.
Helm's goal was his first since Dec. 5, and he also had his first multi-assist game of the season.
Red Wings beat Sharks 2-1 in shootout
DETROIT (AP) — Petr Mrazek capped an impressive January with another sharp performance.
Mrazek made 30 saves, and then stopped Tomas Hertl in the seventh round of a shootout to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night. Mrazek went 3-1-1 in January with two shutouts and a .940 save percentage, easily his best month of the season.
Detroit — Opponents have appeared to have caught on to what the Red Wings are doing on the power play.
So now it's the Red Wings' move to counter, and they began doing so during Friday's practice.
Coach Jeff Blashill tweaked both power play units, putting Andreas Athanasiou and Martin Frk with Henrik Zetterberg, Anthony Mantha and Niklas Kronwall — and inserting Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist with Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi and Mike Green.
Detroit — The Red Wings feel they can do it, although they understand not many people are there with them.
Not many folks believe the Red Wings can mount a successful second-half run into the playoffs — and avoid missing the playoffs for a second consecutive season.
Bob Wojnowski, Ted Kulfan and Gregg Krupa take a look at the Red Wings at the midseason break.
At 17-17-7, the Wings are six points out of the wild-card position and in danger of missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons after a 25-year stretch of postseason success.
Here are some highlights from Red Wings Report: Midseason grades.
Gustav Nyquist – If you'd ask many fans during the summer, they would have begun a cause on PayPal to run Nyquist out of town. But fast forward to now, with Nyquist tied for the team lead with 14 goals and looking like a genuine offensive threat. Looking like the player who first arrived on the NHL scene.
Red Wings beat Panthers 4-2 for 4th straight win
DETROIT (AP) — Although the Detroit Red Wings are on their longest winning streak of the season, they've allowed quite a few shots on goal over these past four games.
Jimmy Howard has turned aside enough of them.
Howard made 38 saves, and Anthony Mantha and Gustav Nyquist scored in the third period to lift the Red Wings to their fourth straight victory, 4-2 over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Howard has played in every game of Detroit's modest streak, stopping 145 of 151 shots.
Detroit – That long homestand before the holidays didn't go very well for the Detroit Red Wings.
But this one is going quite well.
The Red wings won their fourth consecutive game during this stretch at Little Caesars Arena Friday, defeating the Florida Panthers 4-2.
The Red Wings improved to 17-16-7 (41 points) and close out this five-game homestand Sunday against NHL-leading Tampa Bay.
The Red Wings have won five straight overall at LCA.
Detroit — There was much frustration last season on social media as Gustav Nyquist struggled to score goals and the Red Wings dropped in the standings.
Nyquist had scored 28 and 27 goals in his two most productive seasons. Last season he dropped to 12 goals.
Many Red Wings players caught fans' aggravation, and Nyquist was just one.
Detroit — The year of 2018 will begin a little brighter for the Red Wings.
The New Year celebration began early Sunday, as the Red Wings defeated the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion — but hardly looking like it these days — Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1.
Gustav Nyquist scored twice and Dylan Larkin and Frans Nielsen added goals while goaltender Jimmy Howard stopped 37 shots.
Evgeni Malkin (power play) had the lone Penguins' goal.
Nyquist scores twice as Red Wings top Penguins 4-1
DETROIT (AP) — When Gustav Nyquist scored a career-low 12 goals for the Red Wings last season, coach Jeff Blashill downplayed his concern, insisting that Nyquist was a playmaker who'd been miscast early in his career as a potent goal scorer.
This season, Nyquist is casting doubt on his coach's analysis.
Bertuzzi looks to bring energy to Zetterberg’s line
Detroit — With the Red Wings stuck in a terrible slump, and their playoff hopes diminishing daily, it was time for more tweaking.
This one appeared to be with an eye toward the future.
Coach Jeff Blashill put forward Tyler Bertuzzi on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist at Thursday's practice.
Bertuzzi is scheduled to stay there for Friday's game against the New York Rangers, and also will replace Anthony Mantha on the net-front on one of the power-play units.
Daley gets go-ahead goal in 3rd, Red Wings top Islanders 6-3
NEW YORK (AP) — After so many close losses recently, the Detroit Red Wings were glad to get a win when they didn't play their best.
Trevor Daley scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and the Red Wings rallied to beat the New York Islanders 6-3 on Tuesday night for just their third victory in 13 games.