November 5, 1991 |
A Bruins fan says he lied when he said Detroit Red Wings center Steve Yzerman struck him with his stick during a brawl after Saturday's game in Boston. Paul Colletti, 20, a Braintree, Mass., sanitation worker who punched Yzerman in the nose, said he made up the story, hoping to get charges against him reduced. "Steve Yzerman did not have a stick," Colletti said. "I got punched. I don't know where the punch came from. I don't really know what happened. He came walking over toward me, so I swung at him. "I feel terrible about pinpointing Steve Yzerman.
May 5, 2010 |
Lightning for Yzerman? Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings just seem to fit, don't they? He has been with the team 27 years, after all; 23 as a Hall of Fame center and four as a vice president. But if you listen to rumblings around the league, Yzerman might soon have to decide if it is time to make a break and, perhaps, if a job as the Tampa Bay Lightning's general manager fits into his plans. Who knows how serious Tampa Bay is about Yzerman, but clues are surfacing. To begin: No one has denied a report from Canada that Tampa Bay has permission to speak to Yzerman.
November 27, 2003 |
BUFFALO - Miroslav Satan scored two goals to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals last night. Washington's Jaromir Jagr was forced out of the game by a groin injury, missing the final two periods of action. Red Wings 7, Oilers 1 DETROIT - Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Kris Draper and Brett Hull scored power-play goals as Detroit dismantled Edmonton. Hurricanes 2, Islanders 0 UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Carolina's Kevin Weekes turned aside 28 shots for his second straight shutout, this one a victory over the New York Islanders.
October 25, 2003 |
The Chicago Blackhawks fired general manager Mike Smith yesterday, citing differences between him and coach Brian Sutter. Senior vice president Bob Pulford was named interim general manager. There had been reports since last spring that Smith and Sutter have been at odds over philosophy. Smith wanted the team to play more of its young prospects. The Blackhawks, in last place in the Central Division, are off to a disappointing 2-4-1 start. Pulford said the dispute became intolerable last week when Smith told members of the press that Sutter was out to get him. In games last night: At Pittsburgh, Brian Rafalski and Brian Gionta scored their first goals of the season as New Jersey edged the Penguins, 2-1. At Anaheim, Taylor Pyatt scored two goals and Daniel Briere had three assists as Buffalo beat the Mighty Ducks, 5-2. At Detroit, Steve Yzerman scored twice as Dominik Hasek and the Red Wings blanked Dallas, 4-0. At Calgary, Doug Weight scored in the first period and Jeff Heerema's third-period goal won it as St. Louis beat the Flames, 2-1. At Sunrise, Fla., Wes Walz's third-period goal lifted Minnesota over Florida, 4-3.
February 19, 1994 |
The Detroit Red Wings easily lead the NHL in scoring, but coach Scotty Bowman has not been happy with his team's pattern of defensive lapses. So last night looked pretty good to him. "We were very committed to defense, and we still got five goals, so that makes this a good game," Bowman said after the Red Wings downed the visiting Edmonton Oilers, 5-1. Ray Sheppard scored the 200th goal of his NHL career and Paul Coffey had three assists...
April 8, 1999 |
Nobody says "threepeat" in the Detroit locker room. Still, the Red Wings clearly have another Stanley Cup championship on their minds. Detroit won its first Central Division title in three years and extended its winning streak to eight games last night as Steve Yzerman had two goals and an assist in a 6-1 victory over the visiting Vancouver Canucks. "I didn't even know about the divisional title," said Igor Larionov, who assisted on two of the goals. "Nobody was talking about that.
March 26, 2013
Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves, defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored the winning goal, and the host New York Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers, 3-0, Sunday night. After losing their three previous home games by faltering in the third period, the Islanders shut down the Panthers, who have the NHL's worst record at 9-18-6. Caps top Rangers Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout and regulation to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the host New York Rangers as the Caps extended their winning streak to three.
March 27, 2013 |
THE TAMPA BAY Lightning hired Jon Cooper as their new coach on Monday. Cooper had been coaching Syracuse of the AHL, Tampa Bay's top minor league affiliate. He is replacing Guy Boucher, who was fired Sunday after 2 1/2 years with the team. "He has had success at every level he has coached and is extremely familiar with our organization, as well as our players," Tampa Bay general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement. "He has a tremendous record at all levels and we feel he is ready to make the move to the NHL. " The Lightning, at 13-18-1, are in next to last place in the Eastern Conference and appear headed to missing the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
December 7, 2005 |
Brendan Shanahan had two goals and moved into 15th place on the NHL's career list, leading the host Detroit Red Wings past the New Jersey Devils, 5-2, last night. Shanahan began the game tied with Mike Bossy among the top goal scorers in league history. He made it 1-1 in the first period, and his 575th goal got the Red Wings even at 2 in the second. Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom and Jason Williams scored late in the second, giving Detroit a two-goal lead, and Steve Yzerman made it 5-2 midway through the third.
October 10, 2003 |
DETROIT - Steve Yzerman's goal with 1.7 seconds remaining gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 season-opening win over the Los Angeles Kings last night. The game marked the return to the Red Wings' nets of Dominik Hasek, who came out of retirement, and the debut in the Kings' nets of Roman Cechmanek, whom the Flyers jettisoned during the off-season. Cechmanek made 35 saves - Hasek had 21 - but he lost a 2-1 lead in the last four minutes and could not stop the shot by Yzerman. Thrashers 2, Blue Jackets 1 ATLANTA - On a night of tributes to Dan Snyder, his former teammates saluted him by winning.