April 7, 2009 |
Marian Hossa scored twice and Chris Osgood tied Dominik Hasek for 10th on the NHL career wins list in helping Detroit to a 4-1 victory over host Buffalo last night. Hossa, who reached the 40-goal plateau for the third time, added an assist. Brad Stuart and Nicklas Lidstrom also scored for the Central Division-leading Red Wings. With 111 points, Detroit, coming off a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Sunday, moved to within four points of league-leading San Jose. The Sabres' playoff chances grew slimmer as Buffalo lost its second straight.
June 8, 1997 |
It's official now. The Flyers are the Legion of Gloom. Detroit's 2-1 victory over the Flyers last night gave the Red Wings their first Stanley Cup in 42 years and ignited an emotional celebration inside Joe Louis Arena and on the streets surrounding it. Striving to win Philadelphia's first major professional sports title since 1983, the Flyers instead were swept out of the Stanley Cup finals in four one-sided losses. Defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom scored Game 4's first goal, another deflating long shot, in the final minute of the opening period.
November 25, 1988 |
The last time they closed Barney Topolawski's church, the police had to drag him out of the basement in handcuffs. That was in 1981, when General Motors bulldozed Poletown. GM wanted the old Detroit neighborhood for a plant, so the city moved 1,500 families out. Immaculate Conception was one of the last buildings to go. Topolawski and a dozen others held on, barricading themselves in for days without water or electricity. This time, he's not sure what he'll do. But he isn't going quietly.
June 1, 2006 |
Detroit's defense would not let the Pistons' season end. The Pistons got back to their swarming ways when the Miami Heat had the basketball, and Tayshaun Prince scored a career-playoff-high 29 points to lift Detroit to a 91-78 win last night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. Miami - which still leads the best-of-seven series, three games to two - did not score in the final 3 1/2 minutes as Detroit pulled away with the last nine points of the game. "They took their defense up to another level," Heat coach Pat Riley said in a televised press conference.
March 1, 2013 |
KHALIF WYATT is a scorer. That's his mentality. It's what he does best. Even when he struggles for, say, the opening 38 minutes. Following a first-half doughnut, at which point Temple trailed by eight, the Atlantic 10's top scorer hit the final 2 minutes Thursday night at the Liacouras Center with one field goal on 11 shots. Not coincidentally, the Owls were still down five to Detroit. Then, everything changed. Wyatt took over, as he's done before. Once again, the transformation was decisive.
October 20, 2012 |
DETROIT - Prince Fielder waved his arms frantically, gleefully calling off his teammates before catching the final out. From the moment Fielder signed his massive contract in January, an entire city had been waiting for a moment like this. Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven seasons by beating the New York Yankees, 8-1, Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL Championship Series.
September 19, 1999 |
Putting down her token-filled plastic cup, Yvonne Hulsey wedged a smoldering cigarette into the corner of her mouth. Rising from the stool where she had been parked for two hours in front of a flashing, gurgling, chortling slot machine, she put a hand to her lower back. "Honey, this thing has about worn me out," she said, stretching her free hand into the air. The 74-year-old Hulsey, a "retired housewife" from Ohio who was in Detroit attending a veterans' reunion with her husband, did not look to be the kind of person on which Detroit might risk its future.
December 3, 1995 |
Rodney Peete yanked a baseball cap a little lower on his head, widened his smile a notch and, shifting his 225 pounds from foot to foot, set himself firmly in front of his locker. He was a goalie at the net of harmony. Nothing controversial was getting past him. "I'm not talking about it anymore, guys," he said time after time to questions about his D.C. displeasure. "That's over. Let's talk about Seattle. " Kick save, Peete! The Eagles quarterback had experienced those benching blues in Washington just days earlier.
March 1, 2004 |
The last time the Flyers won in the Motor City, Paul Holmgren was behind the bench. That was Nov. 4, 1988, nine coaches ago. "This is my first game," coach Ken Hitchcock said last night at Joe Louis Arena. "I've got a long ways to go in Detroit. " Last season, Hitchcock's team beat Detroit, 3-2, in Philadelphia. Winning at home and winning at The Joe, however, are two different things, as a new group of Flyers found out last night in a 4-2 loss to the Red Wings. "It's about how long they have been a great team," Hitchcock said.
May 30, 2000 |
At times the skyscraper-bounded streets of downtown Detroit can seem strangely unpopulated, like the set of a science-fiction movie where the hero awakens one morning to find himself alone in an empty metropolis. The feeling is not completely an illusion. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, since 1970 Detroit has lost more people than any other American city, falling from 1.5 million to an estimated 970,000, a drop of 35.8 percent. Since 1880, when New York became the first U.S. city with a million people, eight others have joined that select group, Detroit in 1930.