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Gameday Thread: Rangers @ Detroit

The New York Rangers (39-17-6) start the 5 game road trip beginning in Detroit to take on the Red Wings (35-15-11) at the Joe Louis Arena tonight starting at 8 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: NBCSN  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan- St.Louis Hagelin-Hayes-Miller Sheppard-D.Moore-Fast McDonagh-Girardi Staal...
Via NY Rangers Blog
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rapping Red Wings: Be Critical Of Jimmy Howard in Regulation, But Blame NHL for Shootouts

Maybe I’m simply a hockey purist, but in the old days, there was something to be said about a good, old-fashioned regular season tie. After laying it on the line for three periods and overtime, both teams got to feel like they came away with something. In plenty of battles, it’s was the only just way to decide a tough game. Giving both teams something to feel good about following...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Wild West shootout in Dallas

The Detroit Red Wings (33-14-10) scored a touchdown Saturday night to defeat the Dallas Stars, 7-6, in overtime. Oh wait, this is hockey… it took the Red Wings seven goals to knock off the Stars in a thrilling offensive exhibition; one of the more exciting games in the NHL this season. This week progressively got better after the Wings dropped a goose egg against the Montreal Canadians...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Tough week ahead

The Detroit Red Wings (31-13-10) played two games last week and dropped both of them.  However, the Wings are still near the top of the Eastern Conference by accumulating more than 30 points in their last 17 games.  Even through the couple of losses, the Wings saw the return of Jimmy Howard this week, who started Wednesday night’s game against Winnipeg. The Red Wings first game...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings goaltending depth is an opportunity

The Detroit Red Wings have three goaltenders that are all capable of starting for any team in the National Hockey League, which means some tough decisions need to be made soon. Jimmy Howard is back and is ready to play after missing nearly a month. Howard injured his groin on January 10, early in the […] The post Red Wings goaltending depth is an opportunity appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings: Jimmy Howard’s return to goal

The Detroit Red Wings are currently on a roll and are playing the best hockey they have played all year.  What’s even more interesting is that they have stayed on this hot streal without the goalie they started the season with, Jimmy Howard.  The Red Wings have only lost three games in the month of January and have won 12 out of their last 15 games, dating back to December 31st...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard still No. 1 despite backing up Mrazek this Wednesday

Jimmy Howard will make his way back to the Red Wings after a groin injury has held him out since Jan. 10. However the Red Wings All-Star won’t see ice time just yet. According to Ansar Khan of, Howard will back up Petr Mrazek Wednesday against the Penguins and might start Saturday when Detroit returns home to face Winnipeg. Mike Babcock too made it clear that Jimmy Howard...
Via The Majors Detroit
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rapping Red Wings: Detroit’s Early Survival Without Jimmy Howard Impressive

Last week, the Detroit Red Wings lost all-star representative goaltender Jimmy Howard in crushing fashion, but you’d never know by looking at the standings. Instead of falling flat post-Howard, Detroit has survived and adapted quite well with the tandem of Petr Mrazek and Tom McColllum. They’re 4-0 since tragety struck last Saturday, getting wins of all different kinds and remaining...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Howard’s Injury Presents Latest Key Moment For Detroit Red Wings

Right up there with the changing of the seasons, taxes and death on life’s certainties scale should be injuries to significant Detroit Red Wings’ contributors. Here we go again. This time, the injury bug struck the goaltender position in a significant way Saturday night. Early against the Washington Capitals, Jimmy Howard was wiped out and lay motionless on the ice. After several...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings weekly: Frightful sight, Howard taken off on stretcher

The Detroit Red Wings (22-11-9) went into Washington Saturday night feeling confident after taking down Edmonton (4-2) and Calgary (3-2) on back to back nights earlier in the week. They left the nation’s capital with heads hung and expressing sympathy for their starting goaltender Jimmy Howard who was carted off the ice on a stretcher minutes into the game against the Capitals...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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