The "crease rule" does not exist.
It's something that often gets forgotten in oversimplification of goalie interference calls. Shortly after Brett Hull beat Dominik Hasek to give the Dallas Stars the 1999 Stanley Cup Championship, the NHL eliminated the rule that said any time a skater was in his opponent's crease, any goals scored would be called back (unless they were Cup-winning goals, it seemed)..
There's a decent amount of buzz that the Wings didn't play well enough tonight to overcome and, thus, they didn't deserve to win. That they can't win without the power play clicking and since it's not clicking yet, the loss is their fault.
I want to see the power play clicking. I want to see the Wings dominate and keep the foot on the gas and not let the Canadiens back in this one.
The Red Wings continue their string of games against Original Six opponents tonight, visiting the Montreal Canadiens.
Detroit is coming off a shootout loss to the Boston Bruins and then a sweep of the Toronto Maple Leafs in a home-and-home series. At 3-1-1 on the season, they sit three points back of the Canadiens (5-1-0) in the Atlantic..
One night after the Red Wings' 4-1 win in Toronto, the Maple Leafs visit the Red Wings for the second half of a home-and-home.
Jonas Gustavsson gets the start in goal for Detroit against his former team, his first start of the season.
It's the first game of a home-and-home tonight as the Red Wings visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. It's also Detroit's first road game of the season after going 1-1-1 at home to start the campaign.
Stupid stat of the day: The Red Wings are 29-44-15 all-time in their first road game of the season..
For the second time in the first three games of the season, the Boston Bruins are back at Joe Louis Arena for a matchup with the Red Wings.
Detroit is coming off a controversial loss to the Anaheim Ducks last Saturday, with Ryan Getzlaf having scored the game winning goal in the closing seconds after hooking Niklas Kronwall to steal the puck from him..
Coming off a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins in their opener on Thursday, the Red Wings host the Anaheim Ducks tonight.
The Detroit Red Wings open their 2014-15 campaign tonight at home, hosting the Boston Bruins.
Detroit will be without the services of Pavel Datsyuk, who missed most of the preseason and is expected to be out awhile longer with a shoulder injury..
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