Detroit — When the trade finally happened, goaltender Petr Mrazek wasn't shocked.
If anything, Mrazek was relieved and looking forward on the next chapter in his career.
"I was ready for it," said Mrazek after Tuesday's morning skate, wearing the orange and black colors of the Philadelphia Flyers, where Mrazek was traded Feb.
Sunrise, Fla. — The Red Wings hadn't won in six games — or since Oct. 13 in Las Vegas — so Saturday night's 3-2 shootout victory over Florida was desperately needed.
There was a visible sense of relief in a locker room that was beginning to struggle with a six-game winless streak.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings were seeking a confidence-boosting win coming off a lopsided loss.
They got it.
Damien Brunner ended his 15-game scoring drought to give Detroit a three-goal lead, and the Red Wings needed the cushion to hold off the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win Monday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Another quirk in an already strange NHL schedule had Detroit playing the Anaheim Ducks on the road twice in a span of three days. And the Red Wings handed the team with the second-best record in the league back-to-back losses in regulation for the first time this season.