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Red Wings hire Lightning assistant Derek Lalonde as coach

Jun. 30, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have hired Derek Lalonde to coach their rebuilding team, hoping the two-time Stanley Cup-winning assistant can make all the right moves to make the franchise relevant again. Lalonde spent the past four years on Jon Cooper’s staff with the...

Colorado to Western Conference Finals at last, faces Oilers

May. 28, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colorado forward Gabriel Landeskog finally gets a chance to play in the Western Conference Finals. The Avalanche have advanced to the Stanley Cup semifinal for the first time since the 2001-02 season. Colorado beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Friday to win the...

New law puts NHL great Konstantinov's 24/7 care in jeopardy

May. 27, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack per week, wearing out cards with the hands that once made him one of the world's best defensemen. ...

Michigan State hires Adam Nightingale to lead hockey program

May. 03, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has hired hockey coach Adam Nightingale, a former player for the Spartans player who led USA Hockey's development program for two years and was a Detroit Red Wings assistant for a season. Athletic director Alan Haller made the announcement...

Yzerman fires Blashill to shake up Red Wings' rebuild

Apr. 30, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

The Detroit Red Wings celebrated the return of Steve Yzerman three years ago, expecting one of their all-time greats to turn around the franchise as general manager. It hasn't happened yet. Looking to shake up the rebuild, Yzerman fired coach Jeff Blashill after on...

Detroit Red Wings fire coach Jeff Blashill after 7 seasons

Apr. 30, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings fired Jeff Blashill on Saturday, moving on from the coach tabbed to guide the storied NHL franchise through a long rebuilding process. General manager Steve Yzerman said the team was not renewing the contracts of Blashill, assistant Doug Houda...

Suter scores in 3rd, Red Wings beat Devils 5-3 in finale

Apr. 29, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Pius Suter scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New Jersey Devils 5-3 Friday night in the teams' season finale. Tyler Bertuzzi and Michael Rasmussen each had a goal and an assist, and Moritz Seider and...

Matthews scores 2 to reach 60 goals as Leafs top Wings 3-0

Apr. 27, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews looked a little sheepish after scoring his 50th goal into an empty net last month. How the Maple Leafs sniper bagged No. 60 was a lot more like it. Matthews scored twice, the second on one of his patented snapshots, to become just the third player in...

Customs seizes counterfeit 1936 Red Wings' Stanley Cup rings

Apr. 26, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has seized 10 counterfeit Stanley Cup rings for the 1936 Detroit Red Wings championship team due to trademark violations, the agency announced Tuesday. Customs officers at the Port of Champlain facility found the rings...

Nedeljkovic makes 17 saves, Red Wings blank Devils 3-0

Apr. 24, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A day after being embarrassed in a one-sided loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Detroit Red Wings bounced back with one of their best defensive games of the season. Alex Nedeljkovic had 17 saves, Oskar Sundqvist and Tyler Bertuzzi each had a goal and assist...