There aren't many sure things in life, but the Red Wings defeating the Philadelphia Flyers at Joe Louis Arena is as close as it gets. Until Wednesday, anyway.
Emmerton skated on a line with Daniel Cleary and Mikael Samuelsson against the Flyers on Wednesday, playing 8 minutes, 25 seconds on 11 shifts.
If you watch the alumni games, between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs on Dec. 31 at Comerica Park, make sure you see Mickey Redmond coming over the Leafs' blue line with the puck.
A Red Wings lineup without Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg? Get used to it for the near future, as the Red Wings found out Tuesday at practice that Zetterberg would miss a minimum of two weeks with a small herniated disc.
A new, $4.9 billion television contract for 12 years between the NHL and Rogers Communications, which grants the company exclusive rights in Canada, is likely to be ratified by the league Dec. 9 or 10 with a 30-0 vote by the Board of Governors.
Mike Brown had a goal against his former team and Joe Thornton scored on a 5-on-3 power play, leading the Sharks past Toronto 4-2 Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.
The entire event was beyond Ron Mason's wildest dreams. Being inducted Monday into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame was something the former Michigan State coach never would have thought possible.
The love affair with hockey began in a living room in the Detroit area, watching grainy images on the television. From then, Peter Karmanos Jr., owner of the Carolina Hurricanes and former owner of Detroit-based Compuware, was hooked.
Three big games in three Red Wings victories last week helped defenseman Niklas Kronwall earn one of the NHL's three stars. Kronwall was named the second star after putting together three multi-point games in victories against the Boston Bruins, New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators.
Drew Miller's two goals powered the Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday, the first time Daniel Alfredsson returned to the city where he played for 17 seasons. The Wings have now won four in straight, equaling a season high.
An element of play that was crucial to the Red Wings' 4-2 win against the Ottawa Senators Sunday is something that generally has been absent for a while: A stong offensive push from the back end. Jakub Kindl, Brendan Smith and Niklas Kronwall (twice) got big assists on plays in which they were critical to the Wings' scoring.
The reason Alfredsson will receive a warm welcome back to town Sunday, for his first game since leaving the Senators, is fairly transcendent. Alfredsson is a really good guy. He also played the game in top form for most of his 17 seasons in the Canadian capital, although he fell short of winning a Stanley Cup.
The Hurricanes scored a pair of goals 10 seconds apart in the first 49 seconds of the second to tie the game. Kesler put the Canucks in front for good at 1:16.
They say they try to do that to everyone, because they are at their best when controlled physical aggression remains, especially when that is defined by finishing body checks and the sort of diligent forechecking that disrupts launching the Wings' attack.
Chris Kreider scored a career-best three goals, and Rick Nash added a goal and two assists as the New York Rangers rolled to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks and their ex-coach, Tortorella.
Darren Helm continued his marvelous comeback from a string of injuries Friday, burning the New York Islanders twice with his speed to help deliver a 5-0 road win for the Red Wings.
The Islanders sought a jump on the Red Wings early in the game Friday, and they got it. But, after taking a break and decompressing, perhaps, after a string of losses, especially in overtime and the shootout, that saw him nearly 'winless for November,' Howard played all the angles and remained stout.
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he wants to attend the NHL's Winter Classic on New Year's Day at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. The long-awaited Winter Classic features two of the NHL's Original Six teams — the Red Wings and Ford's beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.
Datsyuk missed the last two games after taking Ottawa defenseman Jared Cowen's elbow to the chin, and won't play Friday on Long Island against the New York Islanders.
Along with detailed, behind-the-scenes descriptions of the great events of four Stanley Cup seasons and building a successful career, from early morning skates as a boy through 15 NHL seasons, McCarty describes a rambunctious life that frequently courts disaster.
Flames rookie forward Sean Monahan will miss at least the next two games with a hairline fracture in his foot and defenseman Dennis Wideman is expected to be sidelined six to eight weeks with a broken hand.
Now, which team on the ice Wednesday had the best record in the Eastern Conference? The Boston Bruins do, but they didn't play like it. The Red Wings don't have the best record but looked like a team capable of closing in on it, with a convincing 6-1 victory over the Bruins.
'I'm really happy about it, getting the chance to stay here in this organization,' Ericsson said. 'I really like it here and for me to be able to get a deal done here now, it means a lot for me and my family.'
Victor Hedman had two goals and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 on Wednesday night, spoiling Vincent Lecavalier's homecoming.
Jonas Gustavsson, who hasn't lost in regulation this season (5-0-1), gets the start over Jimmy Howard. Still, coach Mike Babcock is quick to point out Howard is still the team's No. 1 goalie.
Forward Pavel Datsyuk has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bruins. He likely has a concussion, though the Wings have not termed it as such.
Osgood's first season at the microphone, from a compelling news-breaking interview with Patrick Roy to rapidly delivered breakdowns amid Ken Daniels' play-by-play, are affording viewers a new standard on what, for Fox, is a significant regional program.
Cody Eakin, Stephane Robidas and Ryan Garbutt produced a three-goal flurry in a 53-second span of the third period, and the Stars beat the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Tuesday night for their first home win in more than month.
After playing only two games since April 2012 because of a variety of injuries, Helm has five goals in 11 games. Only Pavel Datsyuk (12 goals), Henrik Zetterberg (10 goals) and Johan Franzen (six) have more.
Torey Krug scored 34 seconds into OT and the Bruins beat Pittsburgh, 4-3, snapping a seven-game, regular-season losing streak to the Penguins in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's top two teams.