Nikita Kucherov is in the middle of one of those stretches when the puck seems to do whatever he wants. The dynamic forward scored twice Monday night to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Kucherov barely touched the puck on the decisive goal, but he did enough […]
Kucherov slammed the rebound of a Steven Stamkos shot past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard 1:47 into the third to snap a 2-2 tie. Kucherov has now scored in all six games this season, the first NHL player to do that since Keith Tkachuk of the St. Louis Blues in 2008-09.
Last season, neither the Tampa Bay Lightning nor the New Jersey Devils reached the Stanley Cup playoffs. For the Lightning (5-1-0), it is a quick trip back atop the standings, while for the Devils (4-1-0), this is rarified air for a club that finished last in the Eastern Conference a year ago and failed to […]
The Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning aren't accustomed to what befell them last season, and the Atlantic Division rivals are both off to 4-1 starts as they strive to put the bad memories in the rear-view mirror. The Lightning, after reaching the Stanley Cup final in 2015 and the Eastern Conference final in […]
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill put a lot of weight in this four-game road trip. A season after missing the playoffs for the first time in 25 years, Detroit was hoping a strong start could help chase away some of that disappointment. Gustav Nyquist scored twice and the Red Wings had four goals in the […]
Jimmy Howard faced 35 shots Thursday night, the third time in three games Howard has seen at least that many attempts. The Detroit Red Wings goalie stopped 33 of them, but one stood out in his team's 4-2 victory over the winless Arizona Coyotes. Howard stretched for a pad save on Clayton Keller's shot that […]
–Yesterday, we told you about the Flames snapping their 25-game losing skid in Anaheim. Well, the Flames players are giving the credit to a voodoo figurine from the movie “Major League”. –New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard and his girlfriend were in attendance at the Rangers-Blues game in New York last night, and the Fox […]
On Friday, PHT pondered the opening schedules for the Pacific Division teams. Let’s continue with the Atlantic Division, since they boast cities with alphabet-friendly names. (Very scientific way of deciding these, agreed.) Don’t be surprised if these
Andreas Athanasiou, the last of the unsigned restricted free agents in the NHL at this point, will reportedly begin skating with Swiss team Lugano according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. The Red Wings have been unable to come to terms on a new contract with the 23-year-old forward even though the gap between the two sides […]
Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha scored the first goal in the history of Little Caesars Arena on Thursday night. It seemed certain that Gustav Nyquist was to claim a segment of Detroit sports history Thursday as he pulled the puck around the poke check of Devan Dubnyk to create a wide-open net for himself […]
Professional tryouts often don’t pay off for veteran NHLers, but in David Booth’s case, it worked out pretty well. After attending Red Wings camp on a PTO, Booth inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Wings on Monday morning. He’ll make $700,000 is he sticks in the NHL or $250,000 if he heads to the minors. […]
DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings’ new arena has an enormous, four-sided videoboard hanging over the ice surrounded by steeply pitched, red seats and spectacular suites. “It’s just an unbelievable building,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. The NHL team that plays there?