A lot of winter. Very little classic hockey.
Pavel Datsyuk and Mikael Samuelsson scored 36 seconds apart midway through the first period and the Detroit Red Wings held on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Wednesday night in the season-opener for both teams.
After a breathtaking game that had his team taking the playoffs series lead, a jocular Red Wings coach Mike Babcock called into the Stoney and Bill show on 97.1 The Ticket to discuss the team’s sudden success.
Joel Quenneville has accomplished a lot in the NHL, hoisting the Stanley Cup once and with as many postseason victories as any active coach.
Earlier this year rumors started to surface that Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk could leave for the KHL when his contract expires after next season.
Ryan Getzlaf knows the Anaheim Ducks could be getting frustrated.
“More fans have told me, or people I’ve talked to since the game, how good Hiller was, I didn’t see that,” Babcock said.
A day after the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up the most impressive regular season in franchise history, they were eager to forget all about it.
The Detroit Red Wings moved a step closer toward extending their postseason streak to 22 with a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night.
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock sent a group of skaters over the boards and onto the ice that wouldn’t have cracked his lineup in recent years.