The Red Wings held a comfortable two-goal lead heading into the final period, but saw the lowly Florida Panthers rally with two third-period goals Tuesday then defeat the Panthers 2-1 in the shootout for a 3-2 victory.
Yzerman, a winner of three Stanley Cups and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, will participate in the 2013 Maple Leafs vs. Red Wings Alumni Showdown on New Year's Eve at Comerica Park, the Wings announced Tuesday.
Zetterberg has missed the last three games since being diagnosed with the herniated disc. He last played Dec. 1 in Ottawa. He's expected to stay off the ice a mininum of another week.
Ovechkin scored four goals, including the equalizer with 32.4 seconds left in regulation, and the Capitals beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 in a shootout Tuesday night.
Rich Cubin, owner and vice-president of Rink Specialists, and his crew are working with the NHL and the Red Wings to get the outdoor rink ready for the Hockeytown Winter Festival.
The Red Wings are headed to the warmth and sunshine of Florida with an added bonus. Pavel Datsyuk will be back in the lineup Tuesday when the Red Wings face the Panthers.
Tatar was thrilled to make the Red Wings roster out of training camp and the exhibition season. Tatar's dream finally came through. And, then, Tatar sat. And sat some more.
Corey Perry scored two goals and captain Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 12 games in the Ducks' 5-2 victory over the spiraling Islanders on Monday night.
Jason Chimera, Steve Oleksy and Mikhail Grabovski scored second-period goals to power the Washington Capitals to a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday night.
The week started with Pavel Datsyuk apparently concussed and Henrik Zetterberg's chronic back condition getting bad enough a disc ruptured and he was suddenly out of the lineup, too. Then Darren Helm joined them with a bum shoulder.
Jonathan Huberdeau (7) and Jimmy Hayes (3) scored for Florida, while Daniel Cleary (2) broke a 25-game drought to score for the Wings.
It happened in a wild sequence of events. Boston's Brad Marchand was injured on the other end when Thornton came skating up quickly from center ice and grabbed Orpik from behind, knocking him down backward before punching him.
When you don't see many shots — Gustavsson saw only 11 in a 3-1 Red Wings victory over the New Jersey Devils — a goalie does what he has to do to stay sharp and awake.
The Red Wings miss Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, who are out because of injuries. But not as much right now as they would have several weeks ago.
Jonas Hiller and the Anaheim Ducks finally grabbed another shootout win. Against a good team, too.
The hit HBO reality sports all-access series '24/7, Road to the Winter Classic,' began going full tilt covering the Red Wings (and in Toronto, the Maple Leafs) leading to the Jan. 1 Winter Classic.
The Red Wings will know more later today, hopefully, on the extent of forward Helm's shoulder injury. Helm didn't skate Thursday, coach Mike Babcock saying Helm went for an MRI with results still unknown.
Chris Kunitz scored twice during a four-goal outburst early in the second period as Pittsburgh won its fifth straight. San Jose's six-game winning streak was snapped.
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.
They have technically been in control of their destiny since beating the Bears in Week 10 and posting a 6-3 record. But you would think, if they were truly in control, they would have secured the division title by now; they wouldn't have given away a home loss to the Buccaneers or found a way to blow fourth-quarter leads in three of their last four games.
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.