Detroit Red Wings
The 28-year-old Porter — a Detroit native — has 29 goals and 26 assists in 206 NHL games with Phoenix, Columbus and Buffalo.
Xavier Oullet had the lone goal for the Red Wings, who experienced travel delays leaving Detroit and getting through Toronto traffic from the airport to the arena.
Petr Mrazek made 27 saves for the Red Wings, while Riley Sheahan had a goal and an assist, and Nick Jensen and Tomas Jurco also scored.
Sitting in the space where the ice rink is planned to go in the new arena — scheduled to open in 2017 — is a synthetic ice surface which will give fans a chance to experience the Ilitches’ vision for the site.
Andrej Nestrasil and Tomas Nosek each had a goal and an assist and the Detroit Red Wings held off the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 in an exhibition game Thursday night.
The Detroit Red Wings’ exhibition game against Chicago on Thursday night is expected to start late because of mechanical issues with the Blackhawks’ plane departing Chicago.
Fans, former players and others share their memories of Joe Louis Arena and hopes for the new arena following the groundbreaking ceremony for District Detroit.
Business, political and hockey dignitaries gathered Thursday for the groundbreaking for the new Detroit Red Wings arena and District Detroit.
You’ll be able to skate on the official Red Wings synthetic ice rink at the future site of the arena from Sept. 27 through Oct. 5.
Red Wings general manager told ESPN that a separated shoulder will sideline Datsyuk for about four weeks.