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Red Wings Hold Back Stars, Take 2-0 Lead

Helm, Zetterberg score first-period goals and Osgood stops Dallas

(Newser) - Darren Helm and Henrik Zetterberg scored first-period goals to help make up for the loss of Johan Franzen and the Detroit Red Wings held on for a 2-1 win tonight over the Dallas Stars and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Stephane Robidas tied it at 1 midway... More »

Red Wings Win Opener

Detroit opens Western final with 4-1 drubbing of Dallas

(Newser) - Johan Franzen, Brian Rafalski and Tomas Holmstrom scored power-play goals for the Detroit Red Wings, who built a big lead in the second period and coasted to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. More »

Red Wings Send Avs Packing

Franzen nets second hat trick of series

(Newser) - Johan Franzen outscored the Colorado Avalanche by himself. His second hat trick in three games fueled the Detroit Red Wings' 8-2 rout last night that completed a sweep of the Avalanche. Franzen needed just 10 playoff games to score 11 goals and break the Red Wings' record for most goals... More »

Franzen's Hat Trick Pulls Red Wings Past Avs

Osgood makes 19 saves as Detroit grabs a 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Johan Franzen and the Detroit Red Wings are kicking the Colorado Avalanche when they're down. Franzen scored three times to lift Detroit to a 5-1 victory today over the banged-up Avs, giving them a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal. Franzen redirected a shot early in the game, scored... More »

Red Wings Beat Avalanche, 4-3

Forward Johan Franzen scores twice for Detroit; Wings take a 1-0 series lead

(Newser) - Johan Franzen's name is not at the top of scouting reports for Detroit Red Wings' opponents. It might be now. The second-line wing from Sweden scored two goals and had an assist to help the Red Wings build a three-goal cushion, and they held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche... More »

Zetterberg Leads Wings Over Predators

Hasek stops 19 of 20 as Detroit takes Game 1 of West's 1-8 matchup

(Newser) - Henrik Zetterberg broke a tie at 6:54 of the third period and added an empty-net goal, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night in the postseason opener for both teams. Dominik Hasek, playing in his 116th playoff game, made 19... More »

Wings Rally Past Blue Jackets For 3-2 Win

Detroit clinches President's Trophy for league's best record

(Newser) - Henrik Zetterberg wrapped up the Presidents' Trophy for Detroit, scoring with 11 seconds left to rally the Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. With 113 points, the Red Wings took the Presidents' Trophy as the regular-season points leaders and earned home-ice advantage throughout the... More »

Flames Climb Out of Hole to Shock Canucks

Red Wings batter Blues, Coyotes Stop Streaking Sharks in OT

(Newser) - The Calgary Flames turned a 2-0 disadvantage into a 3-2 victory last night, capitalizing on two third-period power plays 41 seconds apart to shake Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo. The win sends the Flames to the top of the Northwest Division, and seeds them third for the Western Conference playoffs, the... More »

Franzen, Wings Hold Off Rival Predators

Defenseman Lidstrom returns after knee injury keeps him out 6 games

(Newser) - Detroit scored three power-play goals, two by Johan Franzen, and held off a third-period Nashville rally, to win 4-3 at Joe Louis Arena. Dominik Hasek stopped a breakaway with two minutes left to clinch the victory, reports the AP. Five-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom returned to the Wings' lineup... More »

Wings End Four-Game Skid

Hasek, Detroit best Buffalo, 4-2

(Newser) - Detroit put an end to their four-game losing streak tonight with a win over the Buffalo Sabres, 4-2. Dominik Hasek got the start and the win in goal for the Red Wings, only his second appearance since returning from a hip injury that sidelined him for nearly three weeks. The... More »

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