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Griffins coach implores team to ‘keep it simple’ during slump

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Griffins have struggled this season, as they attempt to defend their Calder Cup title. On Friday at Van Andel Arena, they lost 4-1 to division rival Rockford, which was their sixth loss in their past seven games. With the loss, Grand Rapids is fifth in the Central Division with…

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Red Wings postgame: The Price is wrong

After a lackluster effort against the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday — save for maybe Jimmy Howard — the Detroit Red Wings went back to 11 forwards and seven defensemen, with Scott Wilson being a healthy scratch as they attempted to change their luck against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday at Little Caesars Arena. However,…

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Who is the most productive Red Wing?

The Detroit Red Wings have been unproductive at 5 on 5. This isn’t new information, it’s something that has plagued them for a while now. Their 2.25 goals for per 60 minutes is the ninth-worst mark in the NHL.

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Red Wings postgame: Extinguishing the Flames

The Detroit Red Wings came into Wednesday night’s matchup against the Calgary Flames at Little Caesars Arena securing five out of a possible eight points during their past four games. The Flames walloped the Red Wings 6-3 on Nov. 9, but it was the Red Wings who did the thrashing Wednesday in an 8-2 win….

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Wings Postgame: Struck by Lightning…again

The Detroit Red Wings came into Thursday night’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on a five-game losing streak. The Red Wings had a chance at the buzzer to tie the game and send it into overtime, but they couldn’t convert and lost 3-2 to the Lightning to increase the losing streak…

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Griffins notes: Svechnikov struggles, Puempel to play this week

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Grand Rapids Griffins currently have a problem the Detroit Red Wings know all too well: a lack of offensive production. After a 4-2 loss on Saturday against the Hershey Bears, the Griffins have scored four goals in the past three games, all of which are losses. With Saturday’s loss, Grand…

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Comparing Red Wings’ 2017-18 hot start to 2016-17

We’re only six games into the regular season, and the Detroit Red Wings’ season is starting out awfully similar to last season when they started 4-2-0 after six games before losing nine of their next 13 games to begin a freefall to the bottom of the standings. This season, the Red Wings are 4-2-0 after…

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Little Caesars Arena offers complete fan experience

DETROIT — “Wow!” That was the first word that came to Cory Case’s brain when describing Little Caesars Arena. The Farmington native was one of nearly 20,000 people who experienced the first regular season game at LCA on Thursday, in what ended up being a 4-2 win for the Detroit Red Wings over the Minnesota…