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Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, back, is congratulated as he passes the team box after scoring a goal as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek looks on in the second period of an NHL hockey game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

MacKinnon reaches 30-goal mark, Avs beat Red Wings 6-3

Jan. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon doesn't have to dig too deep to find a reason why he scores so much. “I shoot a lot of pucks,” the Colorado All-Star forward said. Shoot, it's really not that easy. MacKinnon scored twice to reach the 30-goal mark for a third straight season and the Avalanche...

Florida Panthers defenseman Mark Pysyk is congratulated for his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Panthers beat Red Wings 4-1 for season-high 4-game streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Florida Panthers were thrilled to have banged-up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice. He was pretty happy about it, too. Bobrovsky made 27 saves, helping Florida beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to win four straight for the first time this season. “Great to...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) scores the winning goal against Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) as Filip Hronek (17) defends as in overtime of an NHL hockey game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Crosby scores in OT, Penguins beat Red Wings 2-1

Jan. 17, 2020 11:31 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin needed only 21 seconds to take advantage of an overtime penalty. Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. Crosby scored by redirecting a slap pass from Malkin past goalie...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock shouts from behind the bench during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Toronto. Babcock and Peter Laviolette are among the six coaches already fired this season. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Analysis: NHL season marked by coaching carousel, changes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Firing coaches during the season has been relatively common in the NHL for decades. The volume is nonetheless jaw-dropping in 2019-20 — and there is still half a season to go. Seven coaches have been either fired or forced out. Gerard Gallant of the Golden Knights became the latest casualty Wednesday when...

New York Islanders' Brock Nelson (29) celebrates as Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) reacts after Nelson scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Nelson scores twice, Islanders pound Red Wings 8-2

Jan. 15, 2020 2:02 AM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Islanders vowed to play with purpose following a rough road loss to the crosstown Rangers. They did exactly that against the lowly Detroit Red Wings. Brock Nelson scored twice and six other Islanders connected as New York routed the hapless Red Wings 8-2. New York scored three...

Buffalo Sabres left wing Evan Rodrigues (71) celebrates his goal with Brandon Montour in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Rodrigues scores 2 goals to lift Sabres past Detroit 5-1

Jan. 12, 2020 9:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Evan Rodrigues had no goals in 25 games this season. Zach Bogosian had none in 15. Those two droughts are over now. Rodrigues scored twice in the first 5:00, and the Buffalo Sabres cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Buffalo led 3-0 after one period. “It was...

Detroit Red Wings right wing Filip Zadina (11) celebrates his goal with Adam Erne (73) in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Detroit. Detroit won 4-3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Zadina's late goal lifts Red Wings to 4-3 win over Canadiens

Jan. 7, 2020 11:32 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings are the worst team in the NHL. They just happen to be very successful against the Montreal Canadiens. Filip Zadina scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:52 left in the third period, giving Detroit a 4-3 victory over Montreal on Tuesday night. “We needed this win...

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) reacts after he was checking by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy (5) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Sikura, Blackhawks rally past lowly Red Wings 4-2

Jan. 5, 2020 11:07 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ever since he made his NHL debut almost two years ago, Dylan Sikura has been asked about when he might score his first goal for the Chicago Blackhawks. Those questions are over. Sikura, Dylan Strome and Adam Boqvist scored, helping Chicago rally for a 4-2 victory over the lowly Detroit Red...

Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski (16) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Pavelski helps Stars beat Red Wings 4-1

Jan. 4, 2020 1:13 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — It was Joe Pavelski’s night, and the Dallas Stars enjoyed the show. Pavelski had a goal and an assist, and Dallas beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Friday for its fourth straight come-from-behind win. Pavelski was honored before the game for playing in his 1,000th NHL game last month,...

San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier (28), of Switzerland, looses his footing against Detroit Red Wings defenseman Madison Bowey (74) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

Red Wings snap 6-game skid with 2-0 win over Sharks

Dec. 31, 2019 11:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — For a change, the Detroit Red Wings played a sound game and got rewarded for it. Jonathan Bernier made 34 saves, Tyler Bertuzzi scored his 15th goal and Detroit beat the San Jose Sharks 2-0 Tuesday night to end a six-game losing streak. “I thought we played pretty good hockey. We...