October 19 2016 09:14AM
The Red Wings had two ugly performances on the road to start the season, but a return to Joe Louis Arena for their final home opener at the old barn was exactly what the team needed. Detroit ended up beating up on the Senators 5-1, thanks to a Mike Green hat trick and another two goals from Darren Helm.
October 17 2016 09:07PM
The Detroit Red Wings endured two ugly losses in Florida to start their 2016-17 season, but a return to Detroit for the final home opener at Joe Louis Arena is exactly what the doctor ordered.
It was a special night at the Joe. They rolled out the red carpet, they honoured the late Gordie Howe and ended up walking away with two points for the first time this season.
October 17 2016 08:25AM
Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski (USA Today Sports)
The Red Wings’ “Farewell season at the Joe” started with two roads games in Florida, but they return to Detroit tonight for the final home opener at Joe Louis Arena.
The first two games did not go as the Red Wings would have liked. The season started with a 6-4 loss to the Lightning and followed that up with a 4-1 loss to the Panthers. Detroit has notoriously been a strong possession team, but through two games they are the second worst possession team in the NHL, with a 43.02 Corsi For% (per corsica.hockey). It’s still early and they have played two of the better teams in the Eastern Conference in their first two games, so there should be better days ahead.
October 15 2016 07:20AM
Photo Credit: Robert Mayer (USA Today)
After a 176-day wait in between meaningful Red Wings games, Detroit came out hot only to fizzle out in the final two periods against the Lightning on Thursday and start the 2016-17 season 0-1-0.
The Red Wings remain in the State of Florida tonight and will play just three hours down the road in Sunrise, Florida against the Panthers. Florida is banged up to start the year, but come in 1-0-0 after beating the New Jersey Devils in overtime in their season opener.
October 13 2016 06:00AM
Photo Credit: Kim Klement (USA Today)
It has been 176 days since we last saw the Detroit Red Wings play a meaningful hockey game.
It was game five of the first round in Tampa Bay, the same place the Red Wings find themselves tonight. That evening the Red Wings lost 1-0, which ended the series 4-1 in favour of our rival from the Sunshine State.