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Loyalty Is the Wind Beneath These Wings

Detroit's Stanley Cup didn't simply come from mining European talent

(Newser) - Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom and Finals MVP Henrik Zetterberg both learned their hockey skills in Sweden, but it's not Detroit's strategy of drawing European talent that secured them this year's Stanley Cup. The team's success, writes Scot Burnside for ESPN, is due to management's willingness to gamble on older... More »

Red Wings Ice Penguins in 4-0 Rout

Quiet Samuelsson scores twice to spark team to 1-0 series lead

(Newser) - For a while it looked like the kickoff of the Stanley Cup finals would be a goalie's battle, but then Detroit's Mikael Samuelsson kicked into gear with goals in the second and third periods. Two more Red Wings goals on Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury, by Dan Cleary and Henrik Zetterberg, sealed... More »

Lebda, Red Wings Stave Off Wild 3-2 in OT

Panthers rip Maple Leafs to shreds, Lightning stun Blues

(Newser) - The Red Wings looked entirely unlike themselves for two periods last night, but managed to pull it together just in time for Dan Cleary to tie up the score with 80 seconds remaining in the third. Brett Lebda then made quick work of Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom in overtime to... More »

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