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Niklas Kronwall

Caption:DETROIT, MI - APRIL 24: Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his first-period goal while playing the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 24, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Niklas Kronwall On Mindset As Red Wings Head Back To Boston On Brink Of Elimination: ‘We Got Nothing To Lose’

Star forward Henrik Zetterberg returned to the lineup, Jonas Gustavsson served competently in goal as a last-minute fill-in, the Detroit Red Wings led 2-0 after the first period, and the Boston Bruins still prevailed.

CBS Detroit–04/25/2014

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 02:  Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings scores a third period game winning goal and is congratulated by his teammates Johan Franzen #93 during the game against the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena on April 2, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Bruins 3-2  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Potent Combination Of Veterans, Young Players Keeps Red Wings Alive

By winning four of their last five, they have all but locked up a spot.

CBS Detroit–04/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 20: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins lays on the ice in front of Jimmy Howard #35 after getting butt-ending by David Legwand #17 of the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of the game at Joe Louis Arena on March 20, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Penguins 5-4 in overtime.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Red Wings Show Playoff-Caliber Grit In Win Over Sidney Crosby, Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby said early Thursday that the Detroit Red Wings would be desperate going into Thursday’s game.

CBS Detroit–03/21/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 17: Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings lays on the ice after being hit by Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on October 17, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Kronwall was taken off the ice on a backboard and McLeod was charged with penalties for boarding and game misconduct in the first period. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Avs F Cody McLeod Suspended 5 Games By League

Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod was suspended for five games by the NHL on Monday for his hit along the boards on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall last week.

97.1 The Ticket–10/22/2013

Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings lays on the ice after being hit by Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on October 17, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Kronwall was taken off the ice on a backboard and McLeod was charged with penalties for boarding and game misconduct in the first period. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Two Points Of View On Kronwall Getting Hurt

Thursday night’s Wings 4-2 win over the Avs in Denver featured a very scary moment …

97.1 The Ticket–10/18/2013

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 17: Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings lays on the ice after being hit by Cody McLeod #55 of the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on October 17, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Kronwall was taken off the ice on a backboard and McLeod was charged with penalties for boarding and game misconduct in the first period. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Kronwall Taken Off Ice On Stretcher After Hit

Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall was carried off the ice on a stretcher after being rammed into the boards on Thursday night by Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - MAY 23: Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates a 2-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit leads the series 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Kronwall, Red Wings Make Emotional Visit To State Police Following Shooting

In the wake the fatal shooting of Michigan State trooper Paul Butterfield Monday night, there was a somber feeling hovering over the team’s visit to the Michigan State Police Training Academy.

CBS Detroit–09/10/2013

Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings makes a glove save on a shot by Gabriel Bourque #57 of the Nashville Predators during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 17, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. Nashville won the game 3-1 and lead the series 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caputo: Three Players Who Hold The Biggest Key For The Red Wings This Season

Jimmy Howard, Goalie – He has had solid regular seasons, but Howard’s performance in the playoffs last season was disappointing in a first-round loss to Nashville. Howard has to be at the top of his game, especially now that all-time great defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom has retired.

97.1 The Ticket–01/08/2013

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Locked-Out NHL Players Hit The Ice For Charity Hockey Game

The NHLPA Charity Hockey Game will feature players including Todd Bertuzzi, Jimmy Howard, Johan Franzen, Niklas Kronwall, Steve Ott, James Neal, Keith Yandle, and Brenden Morrow.

CBS Detroit–11/21/2012

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Latvia gets Kronwalled!

This is why we love Niklas Kronwall, he just destroys everything in his wake.

97.1 The Ticket–05/16/2012

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