Red Wings beat Devils 4-3 with 2 short-handed goals in 3rd
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings earned and got some breaks while extending their season-high winning streak to three games.
Justin Abdelkader scored a short-handed goal midway through the third period and Trevor Daley put the puck in an empty net for another short-handed score in the final minute, helping Detroit beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Thursday night.
Red Wings use 2nd-period spree to beat Penguins 3-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Rasmussen, Andreas Athanasiou and Trevor Daley scored in a 5:47 span in the second period, and Harri Sateri made 29 saves in the Detroit Red Wings' 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.
Ryan Haggerty and Teddy Blueger scored for the Penguins.
Casey DeSmith started for Pittsburgh, and allowed all three goals on 10 shots in his half of the game. Tristan Jarry made 20 saves.
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).
Winnipeg, Manitoba — Give the Red Wings credit for one thing lately — they're perfecting the one-goal loss.
They did it again Friday, their fifth loss in seven games, all the losses by one goal, dropping a 4-3 game to Winnipeg.
Trevor Daley scored at 5 minutes, 29 seconds of the third period, making it 4-3, but the Red Wings (26-28-10, 62 points) couldn't get the tying goal.
Daley scores on tip late in OT, Red Wings beat Rangers 3-2
NEW YORK (AP) — With time winding down in overtime, Trevor Daley knew he needed to get in position in front of the net.
Daley was in the right spot and tipped in Frans Nielsen's pass with 5.6 seconds showing on the clock to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the rebuilding New York Rangers on Sunday night.
Daley delivers: Defenseman’s OT goal lifts Red Wings
New York — Normally when Jimmy Howard and Henrik Lundqvist face each other in recent years, the games have turned into goaltending masterpieces.
Both usually bring out the best in each other, and especially at Madison Square Garden.
Goals tend to be hard to come by.
Sunday's game didn't match some of the recent spectacular outings — but the Red Wings will take it.
Trevor Daley scored with 5.6 seconds left in overtime, tipping Frans Nielsen's shot, giving the Red Wings a 3-2 victory.
New York — The defense is helping provide the offense again for the Red Wings.
In Saturday's victory over Carolina, defensemen Danny DeKeyser and Trevor Daley both scored goals in the 3-1 victory.
For DeKeyser it was his fifth goal of the season, which already surpassed his season total of four last season.
Daley's goal was sixth — he had five with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season.
Detroit – The trade deadline must be getting closer.
That is easy to figure out because, lately, there have been numerous suggestions, proposals, recommendations and substantial pleading in the mailbox for just about every Red Wings player to be traded.
Anywhere. And for anybody.
This time of year is always fun, but also a bit perplexing.
Sure, it's fun to conjure potential trades, some of which could come close to happening.
Blashill confident Wings can rediscover penalty kill
Detroit — The results have been alarming, but Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill isn't losing confidence in his team's penalty kill.
What has been troubling has been the unit's lack of effectiveness in weekend games against the New York Islanders and Washington, where the opposition scored six goals on 10 power-play attempts.
Included in that span, obviously, is Friday's four goals by the Islanders on a late-game five-minute penalty that turned the game in New York's favor.
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 — They certainly showed they aren't far from being NHL players — if not already.
But there simply isn't room on the Red Wings' roster currently, so defenseman Joe Hicketts and forward Dominic Turgeon were Tuesday assigned back to Grand Rapids.
The Red Wings activated forward Luke Glendening, who had been out since Dec. 20 with a wrist injury.
Detroit – They certainly showed they aren't far from being NHL players. Maybe they are already.
But there isn't room on the Detroit Red Wings' roster currently, so defenseman Joe Hicketts and forward Dominic Turgeon were assigned back to Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
The moves likely mean Luke Glendening (wrist) is close to coming off the injured list – probably ready for Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia – and defenseman Trevor Daley (lower body, day-to-day) is close to coming back.
Newark, N.J. – Joe Hicketts got a call Sunday morning from Jeff Nelson, head coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins.
The Red Wings wanted him.
Trevor Daley is the Wings' latest injury, and the numbers finally dictated the need for another defenseman.
It is Hicketts' time.
His first NHL game is 7 p.m. Monday against the Devils (Fox Sports Detroit, 97.1 FM).
Detroit — Just like everyone else, Martin Frk was taken aback when he first saw Joe Hicketts.
It was at the prospects tournament in Traverse City, and Frk saw Hicketts, (generously) listed as 5-foot-8, 180 pounds, stride into the locker room.
"I was really shocked how small he is," said Frk, echoing the general reaction. "But then, when I saw him play, he was excellent."
Detroit — Injuries are beginning to pile up for the Red Wings, and it's affecting their penalty killing.
Already without forwards Justin Abdelkader, Luke Glendening and Darren Helm, the Red Wings lost defenseman Trevor Daley during Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
Daley exited the game in the second period with what the team called a lower-body injury and didn't return.
Detroit — Judging by social media, the meteor flying around the area Tuesday was a lot more exciting than the Red Wings.
There was little sort of excitement at Little Caesars Arena as the Dallas Stars defeated the Red Wings, 4-2.
The loss was the third in the last four games for the streaky Red Wings (18-19-7, 43 points), who had won four consecutive games before the losing began.
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.
Philadelphia — The signing on July 1 wasn't greeted with banner headlines around the NHL.
When the Red Wings signed defenseman Trevor Daley on the day unrestricted free agency opened last summer, there appeared to be more shrugs than pumped fists.
But the Red Wings will dispute any notion Daley was just a middling signing.
Daley has been exactly what the Red Wings needed and wanted and when they signed him to a three-year contract worth $9.5 million, beating out several other interested teams.
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.
Three-goal outburst lifts Red Wings over Islanders
New York — They didn't win nearly enough during a just completed long home stand.
But maybe being on the road will agree with them.
It certainly did Tuesday as the Red Wings defeated the New York Islanders 6-3, opening this four-game road trip
Defensemen Trevor Daley and Mike Green scored third-period goals, breaking a 3-3 tie, and sending the Red Wings (13-13-7, 33 points) to their second consecutive victory.
Health, Daley fuel Ericsson’s strong start for Wings
Brooklyn, N.Y. — When defenseman Jonathan Ericsson got hurt last season, coach Jeff Blashill knew it would be a major loss.
The Red Wings already were struggling with so many other injuries and the season was spiraling out of control.
But losing a 6-foot-4 defenseman like Ericsson in February to wrist surgery was going to be a major obstacle.
Rick Nash breaks late tie, Rangers beat Kings 4-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Nash scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:27 remaining to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles Kings on Friday night.
Chris Kreider, Kevin Hayes and J.T. Miller also scored to help New York win for the second time in five games (2-2-1). Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 shots.
Detroit — Looking for offense to defeat a high-powered Toronto team Friday the Red Wings received it — just not from usual sources.
In fact, very, very, unlikely sources.
Defensemen Danny DeKeyser and Trevor Daley (shorthanded) scored their first goals of the season, sparking a second-period rally, and a more expected source, Tomas Tatar, added a third-period power play goal (Tatar's 10th goal), leading the Red Wings to a 3-1 victory.
Red Wings beat Maple Leafs 3-1 for desperately needed win
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings earned a desperately needed victory by figuring out how to hold onto a third-period lead.
Trevor Daley scored a tiebreaking, short-handed goal midway through the second period and Detroit went on to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday night.
Jimmy Howard had 25 saves for the slumping Red Wings. They had won only one of their previous 11 games, losing the previous two games after having a one-goal lead in the final period.
Wings: Children’s Hospital trip brings perspective
Detroit — There are many team functions the Red Wings have but none, in Trevor Daley's estimation, has the impact that visiting Children's Hospital of Michigan does.
For Daley, a parent of two, the entire experience is "humbling," the veteran defenseman said.
"I've done it with every team I've been with, and it's the best visit we get to go on," Daley said before the Red Wings' traditional holiday visit.
Detroit – The injured Trevor Daley and Martin Frk are unlikely to return to the lineup against the Kings at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Little Caesars Arena, and Jeff Blashill said the Red Wings will need everyone else skating hard to reverse a four-game winless streak (0-1-3) since Nov. 19.
Red Wings summon D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids
Detroit — When the Red Wings needed a player from Grand Rapids to fill the void left by Luke Witkowski's suspension, they went for veteran reliability.
The Red Wings could have gone with one of their younger prospects, but defenseman Brian Lashoff fills the void in a professional manner.
Lashoff, 27, was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and played 122 games in the NHL and been a reliable presence for Grand Rapids in the minor league.
Low-key Daley provides poise to Red Wings’ blue line
Detroit — When defenseman Trevor Daley signed a free-agent contract with the Red Wings on July 1, there weren't the massive headlines and social-media onslaught typically associated with signings of the past.
Which, in some ways, is understandable given Daley's low-key demeanor and calm way about him on the ice.
One of the key reasons the Red Wings signed Daley to a three-year contract worth $9.5 million was his ability stabilize the defense, a position that needed one more veteran's presence.
Detroit – You often hear in professional sports about a trade helping both teams.
That appears to be the result of the Detroit Red Wings' trade of forward Riley Sheahan to Pittsburgh for forward Scott Wilson, with 2018 draft picks headed both ways.
New Red Wings defenseman Trevor Daley played for Pittsburgh the last two seasons.
"He's (Wilson) coming to a good spot and I let Riley know he's going to a good spot too," said Daley after Sunday's morning skate. "Hopefully it works out for both guys."
Detroit — The old late-period-goals bugaboo that helped derail the Red Wings last season reared its ugly head again Friday, as the Wings lost to the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime.
Despite playing well throughout long stretches of the game, the Wings yielded a 1-0 lead at 19:10 of the second period and a 3-2 lead at 18:59 of the third.
Alex Ovechkin put it away for Washington with a power-play goal at 1:56 of overtime.
Ovechkin wins it for Caps in OT, 4-3 over Red Wings
DETROIT (AP) — Alex Ovechkin's first significant play of the night led to a goal for the other team. His pass was intercepted, and Detroit scored short-handed.
Ovechkin and the Washington power play would eventually make up for that mistake.
Ovechkin scored at 1:56 of overtime to give the Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Red Wings on Friday night. The winner came on the power play, and so did T.J. Oshie's goal for Washington that tied it with 1:01 left in regulation.
Red Wings leaning on Larkin to bounce back in new arena
LAST SEASON: 33-36-13, 79 points. Seventh place Atlantic Division.
COACH: Jeff Blashill (74-66, third season)
ADDED: D Trevor Daley, F PA Parenteau.
LOST: F Andreas Athanasiou is unsigned and may play in KHL, F Tomas Nosek.
Red Wings need to rally to match the draw of their new arena
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings' new arena has an enormous, four-sided videoboard hanging over the ice surrounded by steeply pitched, red seats and spectacular suites.
"It's just an unbelievable building," Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. "It's got to be the best building in the world."
The NHL team that plays there? Well, it needs a lot to go well to surpass low expectations.
Two-time Cup champion Penguins turn to Murray as top goalie
LAST SEASON: 50-21-11, 111 points. Second in Metropolitan Division. Beat Nashville in six games to win Stanley Cup.
COACH: Mike Sullivan (third season, fifth NHL season).
ADDED: RW Ryan Reaves, G Antti Niemi.
LOST: G Marc-Andre Fleury, D Trevor Daley, C Nick Bonino, LW Chris Kunitz, C Matt Cullen.
NHL ’17: Penguins, Capitals losses make East wide open
A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone.
The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents' Trophy winning Washington Capitals.
After celebrating a Stanley Cup championship for a second consecutive season, general manager Jim Rutherford told the Penguins' pending free agents to test the market and report back if they want to return.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings didn't make the playoffs this year for the first time since 1990 for many reasons.
Lackluster defense might have topped the list.
Detroit tried to address that weakness in the opening hour of free agency Saturday, signing Trevor Daley to a $9.5 million, three-year contract and Luke Witkowski with a $1.5 million, two-year deal.
Shattenkirk leads lean crop of top NHL free agents
Steve Yzerman admits that July 1 is a difficult day for general managers. They know they will have to overpay — in money and in years — to land free agents.
The veteran GM and Hall of Fame player said the sting is worse in years like this one, when "there aren't a lot of players out there."
That's good news for defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and Trevor Daley, forwards Alexander Radulov, Justin Williams and Nick Bonino, and goaltenders Brian Elliott and Jonathan Bernier.
No one is totally healthy this late in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, certainly not the last two teams standing.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forwards Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist and defenseman Justin Schultz for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals in Ottawa on Wednesday night.
Coach Mike Sullivan says all three have upper-body injuries and won't play against the Senators until at least Game 4.
Hobbled Penguins hoping to get healthy by playoffs
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ron Hainsey arrived in Pittsburgh from Carolina a month ago on the verge of reaching the playoffs for the first time in his 14-year career.
The durable defenseman found an odd but perhaps apt way to fit in with his new team: He got hurt. Ten games into his tenure with the Penguins, Hainsey went down with an upper-body injury to join an increasingly long line of familiar faces watching in suits from the press box rather than wearing sweaters on the bench.
Penguins Ron Hainsey sidelined with upper-body injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The depleted Pittsburgh Penguins defense has taken another hit. Coach Mike Sullivan says defenseman Ron Hainsey is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
The Penguins acquired the 35-year-old Hainsey just before the trade deadline. Hainsey has one assist in 10 games since joining Pittsburgh. The Penguins called up Derrick Pouliot from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes Barre/Scranton ahead of Friday night's game against New Jersey to fill in for Hainsey.
Penguins acquire D Ron Hainsey from Carolina
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford turned to an old friend to give his team's injury ravaged defense a needed boost.
The Penguins acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from Carolina on Thursday. Pittsburgh sent minor-league forward Danny Kristo and a draft pick to the Hurricanes in exchange for the 35-year-old Hainsey, whose long wait to play in the postseason may finally be over.
Hornqvist scores twice, Penguins top Predators 4-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored twice, Matt Murray stopped 37 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins returned from the All-Star break with a 4-2 win over Nashville on Tuesday night.
Trevor Daley and Chris Kunitz also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who had lost two in a row. Sidney Crosby picked up an assist on Hornqvist's first goal for the 994th point of his career.
Big 2nd period helps Penguins beat Hurricanes 7-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have been beatable away from home this season. Good thing for them this felt nothing like a road game.
Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist during Pittsburgh's four-goal second period, and the Penguins routed the Carolina Hurricanes 7-1 on Friday night.
Conor Sheary scored twice, and Evgeni Malkin had a late goal and an assist. Carl Hagelin and Chris Kunitz joined Sheary in scoring during the second for Pittsburgh.
Crosby scores NHL-high 22nd goal, Penguins drop Rangers 7-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The standings say the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are tied atop the hyper competitive Metropolitan Division. On the ice at the moment, there appears to be plenty of separation.
Sidney Crosby picked up his NHL-leading 22nd goal, Evgeni Malkin added a goal and two assists and the Penguins overwhelmed the Rangers late in a 7-2 romp on Tuesday night that gave the defending Stanley Cup champions a share of the division lead.