June 3, 2010
Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final last night attracted 20,297 fans to the Wachovia Center, the largest crowd to see an NHL game in the state of Pennsylvania. The previous record (20,291) was for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final between the Flyers and the Detroit Red Wings at the Wachovia Center on May 31, 1997.
April 24, 2008 |
Ed Barkowitz EASTERN CONFERENCE: EASTERN CONFERENCE: Montreal Canadiens vs. Flyers - Flyers in 7. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers - Penguins in 6. WESTERN CONFERENCE: Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings - Red Wings in 7. Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks - Sharks in 5. Sam Donnellon EASTERN CONFERENCE: EASTERN CONFERENCE: Montreal Canadiens vs. Flyers - Flyers in 7. ...
May 31, 2012 |
Seven-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom will announce his retirement Thursday after 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, ESPN.com reported, citing a source. Lidstrom was the 53rd overall pick of the Wings in the 1989 draft, and was a key figure on four Stanley Cup championship teams. Lidstrom, 42, put retirement on hold in each of the previous 2 years by signing 1-year contracts. Lidstrom had 34 points and a plus-21 rating that ranked among the league leaders this season.
March 20, 2012
Brandon Dubinsky scored shortly after a fight-filled opening faceoff, and the host New York Rangers became the first Eastern Conference team to earn a playoff spot by beating the New Jersey Devils, 4-2, on Monday night. Three fights broke out at the outset and that seemed to jump-start the Rangers, who had lost two straight and five of seven as their once commanding lead in the East dwindled to almost nothing. Bruins shut out Leafs Benoit Pouliot scored two goals, Brian Rolston had a goal and three assists and the host Boston Bruins completed a six-game season sweep of the Toronto Maple Leafs with a 8-0 win. The Bruins' superiority was so complete that after two periods they had as many goals as the Maple Leafs had shots.
February 22, 2012
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots to tie Tom Barrasso's franchise record of 22 career shutouts and carry the Pittsburgh Penguins past the New York Rangers, 2-0, Tuesday night. Evgeni Malkin scored his 33d goal of the season and added an assist on Steve Sullivan's tally to help the Penguins bounce back from a listless loss in Buffalo on Sunday and handle the Eastern Conference's top team with relative ease. Henrik Lundqvist made 29 stops for the Rangers, but New York lost for the second time in three games.
June 6, 2008 |
Television ratings for the decisive game of the Stanley Cup finals were double the last Game 6 in 2006. The Detroit Red Wings' clinching 3-2 victory Wednesday night over the Pittsburgh Penguins drew a 4.4 overnight rating and a 7 share on NBC, the network said yesterday. The Game 6 between Edmonton and Carolina 2 years ago earned a 2.2. The Red Wings claimed their fourth Stanley Cup in 11 years. Detroit has been in the playoffs 17 straight seasons, the longest current run among teams in any North American sport.
February 9, 2012
A person familiar with the NHL's plan said the Detroit Red Wings would play the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2013 Winter Classic. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the league was not expected to announce the matchup until Thursday. Earlier Wednesday, the University of Michigan board of regents authorized the athletic department to seek a contract with the NHL to let the league hold the game at Michigan Stadium. The recommendation said the game would be played Jan. 1, with an alternative date of Jan. 2. This year's game at Citizens Bank Park drew 46,967 to see the New York Rangers beat the Flyers, 3-2. Wings stay hot at home Detroit's 4-2 victory over Edmonton extended its home winning streak to 18 games, two short of the NHL record of 20, set by the Boston Bruins during the 1929-30 season and matched by the Flyers in 1976.
April 2, 2012
Dennis Seidenberg and Patrice Bergeron scored second-period goals, and Tim Thomas made 33 saves for the Boston Bruins, who clinched the Northeast Division title with a 2-1 victory over the host New York Rangers on Sunday night. Boston also prevented the Rangers from winning the Atlantic Division and securing the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. New York needs just one point in its final three games to finish first. Wings top Panthers Jiri Hudler scored with 14 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the third period and again in a shootout to help the host Detroit Red Wings beat the Florida Panthers, 2-1. The Panthers secured a point to move three ahead of second-place Washington in the Southeast Division with three games remaining.
April 23, 2013
Antti Miettinen scored with 7 minutes, 36 seconds left to keep the surging Winnipeg Jets in the playoff race with a 2-1 win over the host Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Winnipeg moved within a point of the idle New York Rangers, who hold the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot in the final week of the season. The Jets also crept to within a point of Southeast Division-leading Washington. That sets up a critical showdown on Tuesday, when Winnipeg travels to play the Capitals.
April 25, 2013
Jordin Tootoo netted the go-ahead goal early in the third period, and Johan Franzen scored on a power play with 6 minutes, 26 seconds left, lifting the host Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win Wednesday night over the Los Angeles Kings and into eighth place in the Western Conference. Detroit is one point ahead of Columbus and one behind seventh-place Minnesota. All three teams have two games remaining. The Red Wings are aiming to extend their postseason streak to 22, the longest in North American professional sports.