Hockey luminaries attend Red Kelly’s funeral in Toronto

Hockey 05/10/19, 15:54

Family, friends and many of hockey's most luminous names bid farewell to Red Kelly at the NHL great's funeral Friday.The eight-time Stanley Cup champion played 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. He died at 91 on May 2, exactly 52 years after the Maple Leafs ...

Edmonton names Ken Holland as GM, president of hockey ops

Sports 05/07/19, 12:41

The Edmonton Oilers hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations Tuesday.Holland takes over the struggling team from interim GM Keith Gretzky and one of his first tasks will be finding a new coach. Veteran Ken Hitchcock will not be ...

Red Wings hire Verbeek as NHL teams shuffle front offices

Hockey 05/06/19, 14:20

The Detroit Red Wings have hired Pat Verbeek as assistant general manager to work with Steve Yzerman.Verbeek joins Yzerman, the longtime Red Wings captain who was recently named GM, after working for him with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Yzerman stepped down as Lightning GM before the season.The departure of Verbeek ...

Sources: Red Wings to name Steve Yzerman general manager

Sports 04/19/19, 08:59

The Captain is coming home.Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman will be named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, two people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. Ken Holland will become the team's senior vice president after being its general manager for two-plus decades, according ...

Penguins and Lightning exits show playoff hockey differences

Sports 04/18/19, 16:57

Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final."They just shut us right down," Bowman ...

NHL-best Lightning eager to get started against Blue Jackets

Hockey 04/09/19, 13:48

More than a decade into a stellar career, Steven Stamkos is still chasing his first Stanley Cup championship,The Tampa Bay Lightning captain became the franchise's career goals leader this season while helping the NHL's top team match the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings for most victories in a season with 62.Claiming ...

Red Wings’ Blashill to coach US men at world championship

Sports 04/08/19, 12:46

Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill will lead the U.S. at the men's world hockey championship next month in Slovakia.USA Hockey announced Monday that Blashill would be back to coach the team for a third straight year. The Americans finished third last year and fifth in 2017.New Jersey Devils coach ...

Rebuilding Red Wings counting on Larkin, Mantha and Bertuzzi

Hockey 04/07/19, 17:07

The Detroit Red Wings ended a third straight season without a postseason bid, counting on a core of players 24 years old and younger to end the postseason drought next year.Dylan Larkin, Andreas Athanasiou, and Tyler Bertuzzi each set career highs for scoring and Anthony Mantha matched his highest point ...

Lightning ties NHL record with 62nd win, beat Bruins 6-3

Hockey 04/07/19, 01:33

Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning finished the regular season with one more impressive performance.Next stop: Stanley Cup playoffs.The Lightning matched an NHL record with their 62nd win, using a three-goal second period to beat the Boston Bruins 6-3 on Saturday.Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) scores on Boston ...

Skinner scores 2, Sabres rout Detroit 7-1 in teams’ finale

Hockey 04/06/19, 20:50

Jeff Skinner scored twice to reach the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career and the Buffalo Sabres closed out their season with a 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.Rookie defenseman Rasmus Dahlin had a goal and an assist, and Sam Reinhart, Conor Sheary, Zemgus ...

Lightning beat Bruins 6-3, tie NHL record with 62nd win

Hockey 04/06/19, 18:57

The Tampa Bay Lightning won their NHL record-tying 62nd game, getting a short-handed goal by Steven Stamkos during a three-goal second period in a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday in the teams' regular-season finale.Nikita Kucherov, Anthony Cirelli, Erik Cernak and Braydon Coburn also scored for Tampa Bay ...

Lightning ties NHL record with 62nd win, beat Bruins 6-3

Sports 04/06/19, 16:57

Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning finished the regular season with one more impressive performance.Next stop: Stanley Cup playoffs.The Lightning matched an NHL record with their 62nd win, using a three-goal second period to beat the Boston Bruins 6-3 on Saturday.Tampa Bay Lightning's Nikita Kucherov (86) scores on Boston ...

Penguins lock up playoff berth with 4-1 win over Red Wings

Hockey 04/04/19, 20:51

The NHL's longest active playoff streak is still alive.Phil Kessell scored twice, Sidney Crosby added a goal and two assists and Matt Murray stopped 33 shots as the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched a postseason berth for the 13th straight year with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday ...

Bertuzzi stays hot as Red Wings beat Penguins 4-1

Hockey 04/02/19, 21:31

Pittsburgh missed out on a chance to clinch a playoff spot when Tyler Bertuzzi led the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday night.Bertuzzi had two goals and an assist as the Red Wings (32-38-10) earned their sixth consecutive win. He became the first player ...

Red Wings, Blashill agree on 2-year contract extension

Sports 04/02/19, 09:25

The Detroit Red Wings and coach Jeff Blashill have agreed on a two-year contract extension.The 45-year-old Blashill is in his fourth season as coach of the storied franchise, which will miss the playoffs for the third straight year.General manager Ken Holland says Blashill has done well to develop the young ...

Mantha’s 1st NHL hat trick helps Red Wings beat Bruins 6-3

Hockey 03/31/19, 21:19

Taro Hirose scored his first NHL goal early in the third period, just 8 seconds after Anthony Mantha completed his first hat trick and the Detroit Red Wings went on to beat Boston Bruins 6-3 on Sunday night.Mantha scored twice in the opening period to give Detroit a 2-0 lead ...

Bernier, Howard share shutout in Red Wings’ win over Devils

Hockey 03/29/19, 21:16

Jonathan Bernier and Jimmy Howard combined for a shutout, Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and two assists and the Detroit Red Wings topped the New Jersey Devils 4-0 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.Bernier made 21 saves in the first two periods before leaving with an upper-body injury. ...

Bertuzzi’s OT winner leads Red Wings to 5-4 win over Sabres

Hockey 03/28/19, 21:12

Tyler Bertuzzi had two goals, including the winner in overtime, to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.Dylan Larkin also had two goals for Detroit, and Filip Hronek also scored. Jimmy Howard made 35 saves as Detroit won for the sixth ...

Larkin, Bernier lead Red Wings to 3-2 win over Sharks

Hockey 03/26/19, 00:23

Dylan Larkin scored in the first minute, Jonathan Bernier had 38 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat the San Jose Sharks 3-2 Monday night.The Red Wings have won four of their last five games after going 1-9-3 over their previous 13.The Sharks lost their season-high sixth (0-5-1) straight game. ...

Lightning rally past Bruins for 59th win; record in sight

Sports 03/25/19, 21:43

Steven Stamkos scored twice and finished with four points, and the Tampa Bay Lightning became the fourth NHL team to win at least 59 games in a season, rallying from two goals down to beat the Boston Bruins 5-4 on Monday night.With five games remaining, Tampa Bay (59-14-4) has a ...

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