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Detroit Red Wings: The Detroit News 

Red Wings can't hold early lead, face possible elimination Saturday

The Red Wings are one game from elimination. Jarome Iginla was credited with the winning goal at 13:32 of overtime, a shot that deflected off the leg of defenseman Danny DeKeyser and into the net, giving the Boston Bruins a 3-2 victory.

Red Wings for Game 4: Henrik Zetterberg in, Jimmy Howard out

Henrik Zetterberg was back in the Red Wings lineup for Game 4. But Jimmy Howard was not, Jonas Gustavsson getting the start in net. Howard was announced as having the flu. Zetterberg took part in the pregame skate, much to the delight and euphoria of the sold-out Joe Louis Arena, and had no problems after being cleared by team doctors earlier in the day.

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg needs to get up to speed

Darren Helm knows the feeling. For almost two seasons, Helm has been attempting to overcome some sort of injury. So he understands what Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, out since the Winter Olympics with back issues (and surgery), is going through.

Zetterberg expected to play 'limited minutes' for Red Wings tonight

The coach says it's a game-time decision. Ask Red Wings players and it's a foregone conclusion they'll have their captain, Henrik Zetterberg, back tonight for Game 4.

Three stars for Game 4 as selected by Ted Kulfan

Three stars for Game 4 as selected by The Detroit News' Ted Kulfan

Red Wings-Bruins Game 4 lineups: Todd Bertuzzi adds beef to Detroit attack

The Red Wings and Bruins play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Thursday at 8 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena (FSD, 97.1-FM). Here's what you need to know.

It's about time for Red Wings to turn team over to the kids

Allow Luke Glendening, Tomas Jurco, Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and anybody else left in Grand Rapids to grow as a team. And have them mentored by Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk. The Red Wings have a solid nucleus, and that should be the focus.

As task gets tougher against Bruins, Red Wings seek the poise to bounce back

The challenge is daunting, which is usually the type of challenge Mike Babcock enjoys. There's a fine line between hope and false hope, and the Wings are straddling it right now. If this series is to become a battle instead of a belting, we'll know tonight, when the Wings face the Bruins at Joe Louis Arena.

Bruins' Milan Lucic says Red Wings fans boos, chants make it 'more fun to play'

Lucic has become the villain in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with the Red Wings. He should be prepared for more boos and chants from Wings fans in Game 4 on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena.

Paternity leave for Datsyuk, Kronwall? Uh, no: 'They're not giving birth'

Both Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall didn't practice Wednesday, with Datsyuk celebrating the birth of a daughter, and Kronwall's family expecting the arrival of a new baby at any time.

Wings' Henrik Zetterberg feels good after practice, but will he play?

There's a chance Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg could return to the lineup when Detroit resumes its Eastern Conference playoff series against the Bruins on Thursday night.

Red Wings search for spark early in games

If there's any shot to even the best-of-seven series against the Bruins, the Red Wings need to create more chances, make life a little more difficult for goaltender Tuukka Rask — and score.

Mind games work for Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Brad Marchand has been known as an agitator, playing a physical style despite his size. But it isn't the physical aspect of the forward's game that has driven the Red Wings — and their fans — crazy as the Bruins head into Game 4 of the first-round series tonight with a 2-1 lead.

Wednesday's NHL playoffs roundup: Stars beat Ducks, even series 2-2

The top-seeded Anaheim Ducks can clearly see they are in quite a fight now. Cody Eakin scored on Dallas' first shot of the third period, Alex Goligoski scored on the next one 1:22 later and the Stars beat the Ducks 4-2 in Game 4 on Wednesday night to even the best-of-seven series.

Red Wings not up to speed, look completely overmatched

This was stifling and humbling, a grizzled team stuffing its young foe back in place. The Bruins clamped down and the Red Wings reacted as if they'd wandered into the wrong rink.

Bruins rattle Red Wings by showing how they got to Stanley Cup Finals

The Red Wings were blanked Tuesday night in Game 3 just like they were blanked last spring against the Ducks. And as the fans filed out of Joe Louis Arena, blankety-blanking the home team, there were plenty of easy targets.

Bruins take control of series with convincing victory over Red Wings

The Bruins turned a dominating first period into an early lead and held on for a 3-0 victory over the Red Wings in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Boston leads 2-1 with Game 4 of the best-of-seven series Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.

Youth, inexperience show on jittery Red Wings

Boston mounted a 4-1 shot advantage in the first eight minutes. Then the Wings handed the powerful Bruins a huge present, gift-wrapped: A bench penalty for too many men on the ice and a man advantage for one of the better power plays in the game.

Dougie Hamilton atones for missed opportunity to help Bruins seize momentum

After failing to capitalize on a rare turnover by Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk, Hamilton came back minutes later to score a power-play goal to help the Bruins win 3-0 and take a 2-1 series lead.

Red Wings looking for their scoring punch

Somehow the Red Wings are going to need to find a way to score goals. What they're doing, or rather not doing, isn't working. Tuesday night's 3-0 shutout loss to Boston was the latest offensive misfire. Detroit has scored two goals the first three games, falling behind 2-1 in the best-of-seven first-round series.

Three stars for Game 3 as selected by Ted Kulfan

The Bruins do an excellent job in front of Rask, but he is making some big saves when the puck gets to him. He made 23 in Game 3 and has allowed two goals in three games.

Tuukka Rask continues his dominance over Red Wings in Game 3

Rask turned aside 16 shots in the first two periods, then was never better than diving to get his glove on Justin Abdelkader's backhand from just right of the crease with 17 minutes left.

Bruins' Claude Julien: We're a good skating team, too

The Red Wings won Game 1 with their skill and speed. The Bruins won Game 2 with their physicality. But don't ask Bruins coach Claude Julien is he's worries his team can't match the skill and speed of the Red Wings.

Tuesday's NHL playoffs roundup: Canadiens sweep Lightning with 4-3 win

The first team to advance, Montreal won the best-of-seven series with Tampa Bay 4-0 thanks to a 4-3 victory Tuesday night, and now faces a long wait for the Eastern Conference semifinal against the winner of the Boston-Detroit series.

Red Wings need to focus on what they do well to beat Bruins

It's time to kick the Mule. It's time for Brendan Smith to start playing pool, rather than playing the fool. And it's probably time to stop kidding around, too.

Five keys to a Red Wings victory in Game 3

Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News identifies five keys for the Red Wings in their Game 3 battle against the Bruins on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena.

Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson out for Game 3, replaced by Joakim Andersson

A familiar face was back in the Red Wings' lineup for Game 3, but at the expense of another. Daniel Alfredsson was out, and Joakim Andersson back in as the Red Wings faced the Boston Bruins.

Red Wings-Bruins Game 3 lineups: Top scorers silent in playoffs

The Red Wings and Bruins play Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena (FSD, 97.1-FM). Here's what you need to know.

Michigan native Justin Florek plays big role on Bruins' defense

Justin Florek is back in his home state. And he'll be looking to break the hearts of Red Wings fans on Tuesday night. Florek, who grew up in Marquette, has given the Bruins a young player capable of putting the puck in the net.

Red Wings send message they won't back down from Bruins' bullying

Brendan Smith did precisely what he should have done against Zdeno Chara at the 20-minute mark of the first period in Game 2. Smith played it perfectly, and accomplished a good deal.


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