WINGS TAKE GAME 1: Osgood and lively Joe Louis Arena end boards key in Red Wings 3-1 win over Penguins in Stanley Cup Finals opener. Detroit rookie Justin Abdelkader scored his first playoff goal early in the third, providing a cushion for Detroit making it 3-1. Hockey Weekly photo by Rena Laverty.
Helm's OT winner sends Wings back to Stanley Cup Finals
IT'S BACK TO THE STANLEY CUP FINALS: Red Wings show depth, determination in beating Blackhawks in clinching Game 5 of Western Conferene Finals without Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Draper and Jonathan Ericsson. At left, the Wings celebrate with teammate Darren Helm, who scored the winning goal in overtime Wednesday night. Hockey Weekly photo by Rena Laverty.
Wings face Penguins in Cup Finals rematch
Red Wings once again stand between Sidney Crosby and Stanley Cup; Hossa now on opposite side.
Red Wings beat Blackhawks 6-1, without Lidstrom, Datsyuk and Draper
Marian Hossa, shown in an earlier game against the Blackhawks, and Henrik Zetterberg each score twice as Wings take 3-1 lead in Western Conference Finals without Lidstrom, Datsyuk and Draper. Hockey Weekly file photo by Rena Laverty
Wings may be without Datsyuk for Game 3
Sore foot may cause Pavel Datsyuk, at left, to miss Friday night's Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. File photo by Rena Laverty
Samuelsson's OT goal puts Wings up 2-0 on Blackhawks
Mikael Samuelsson, at left, becomes yet another late-game playoff hero with a goal 5:14 into overtime to give Detroit a 3-2 win over Chicago in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
Wings take day off after Samuelsson's heroics
Red Wings and coach Mike Babcock, shown talking to the press Wednesday, re-charge their batteries and look to Friday night's Game 3 in Chicago. Photo by Rena Laverty