Red Wings aim to build on momentum vs. Wild

The Detroit Red Wings have played two of their best games this season since returning from Sweden. Detroit will seek its third straight victory when it hosts the Minnesota Wild on Sunday afternoon. The Red Wings followed up a 0-1-1 record in the Global Series Sweden by holding the New Jersey Devils to 16 shots on goal in a 4-0 shutout on Wednesday. Detroit added a 5-2 road win against the Boston Bruins two days

Bruins out to burn ‘bright’ in matchup with Red Wings

The NHL-leading Boston Bruins return to work following the Thanksgiving holiday when they host a matinee Friday against the Detroit Red Wings. The Bruins (14-1-3, 31 points) blew multiple leads in Monday’s 5-4 overtime loss at Tampa Bay before finishing their two-game trip with a 3-1 victory Wednesday win against the Florida Panthers. Boston passed Vegas for the top spot in the overall NHL standings with the victory, becoming the fourth team in 30 years

Devils try to get back on track vs. well-traveled Wings

The New Jersey Devils have a rugged stretch of games this week, beginning with a trip to Detroit to face the Red Wings on Wednesday. The Devils, who have lost four of their past five games, host Columbus Friday and Buffalo Saturday. New Jersey’s lone victory the past two weeks came last Thursday. The Devils won at Pittsburgh 5-2, then fell at home to the New York Rangers 5-3 on Saturday. Winning the 50-50 battles

Maple Leafs, Red Wings excited to face off in Sweden

Playing in Sweden during his NHL career is something that William Nylander never expected. He’s one of five Toronto Maple Leafs of Swedish heritage who will face the Detroit Red Wings in Stockholm on Friday. The Leafs will be playing the first of two games in Global Series Sweden. “It’s been a dream to come back here and play. I didn’t think that would happen in my career, to play NHL games in Sweden. So

Senators, Red Wings face off in Sweden series

The Ottawa Senators haven’t collected back-to-back victories in North America in nearly a month. They’ll hope for better luck overseas this week. Ottawa will play the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday and the Minnesota Wild on Saturday in the NHL’s Global Series Sweden. The Toronto Maple Leafs are the fourth team playing in Stockholm this weekend. The Senators started the season 3-1-0 but have lost six of their past nine games. “A lot of guys

Red Wings look to reverse course in clash vs. Jackets

The Detroit Red Wings’ hot start is a fading memory. They’re headed overseas next week and hope to get an emotional boost when they host the equally struggling Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday afternoon. The Red Wings are 2-4-2 after a 5-1-0 start. “We came out with a ton of confidence the first five or six games and everything was going in the net for us, everyone was feeling good,” Detroit defenseman Ben Chiarot said.

Red Wings turn to James Reimer as Canadiens visit

The Detroit Red Wings started the season 5-1. The last two weeks have been a much tougher stretch, as they’ve gone 2-4-1. They will host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, and the outcome could alter their goaltending situation. Ville Husso has received a majority of the starts, but he has a 3.57 goals-against average and a .890 save percentage. James Reimer, who has a 1.52 GAA and .944 save percentage, will make his fifth start

G Igor Sheskterin practices as Rangers prep for Wings

The best news for the New York Rangers occurred around midday when Igor Shesterkin took the ice for practice on Monday. It does not mean Shesterkin’s minor soreness is gone but seemed to be a signal he could start Tuesday when the Rangers host the Detroit Red Wings. Shesterkin was not scheduled to play and the Rangers recalled Louis Dominigue for Saturday’s 5-4 shootout loss at Minnesota. Jimmy Vesey, Artemi Panarin and Erik Gustafsson scored

Streaking Bruins ready for rematch vs. Red Wings

The Boston Bruins emerged victorious against the Detroit Red Wings last Saturday as part of their franchise-record, season-opening point streak. They’ll look for a repeat this Saturday when they visit the Red Wings. Boston posted a 4-1 home win over the Red Wings, then won in overtime against Florida on Monday and via a shootout versus Toronto on Thursday. The Bruins are now 9-0-1, their best start in franchise history. “It’s such a fun group

Red Wings carry momentum into date with Panthers

The Detroit Red Wings averted a four-game winless streak with a late rally on Monday. They’ll look to ride that momentum into their home game against Florida on Thursday. Lucas Raymond’s overtime goal capped the Wings comeback against the New York Islanders. Detroit trailed 2-0 entering the third period and emerged with a 4-3 win. “In the third period and being down a couple (goals), a couple games in a row, and we haven’t been