11\28 The Wings played a tight game and held off Calgary 4-2. Scoring were Holmstrom, Hull, Maltby, and Robitaille. Next up: a home and home with the Devils Friday and Saturday night. During a pregame ceremony, the Wings honored former dressing-room assistant Wally Crossman, who retired this year after 61 years with the team. Holland presented Crossman, 91, with a No. 61 Wings sweater. Chris Chelios has begun talks with the Wings for a contract extension. 11\26 The Wings blew a 3-0 lead to tie the Blackhawks 4-4. Scoring were Fedorov, Shanahan, Draper, and McCarty. Next up: Calgary at the Joe on Tuesday. Chris Osgood, on Wings coach Scotty Bowman in Saturday's Toronto Sun: "Things with Scotty get exaggerated and overrated. Scotty is not a tyrant the way everybody says he is. He is not bad to players like everybody says he is. I got along with him well." 11\22 Lucky Luc scored with :43 left in overtime to push the Wings past Columbus 1-0. Brett Hull received a game misconduct for an elbow. No word yet from the league. Manny Legace got the shutout. He is 6-0 this season and undefeated for the calendar year. Next up: St. Louis at the Joe on Friday. 11\21 Shanny popped three while leading the Wings past Nashville 6-3. Also scoring were Draper(2) and Maltby. Next up: at Columbus tonight. 11\18 Detroit played tight defense, allowing only 10 shots on goal for the entire game and cruised past L.A. 4-2. Scoring were Lidstrom, Hull, Shanahan, and Fedorov. This game also featured three first period fights. McCarty vs. Deadmarsh, Shanahan vs. Buchberger, and Fischer vs. Laperriere. Next up: Nashville at the Joe on Tuesday. 11\17 Once again the Wings allowed 3 third period goals. This time it didn't matter as they marched past the Wild 8-3. Scoring were Holmstrom, Yzerman(1+1sh), Lidstrom, Robitaille(2), Shanahan, and Devereaux. Steve Yzerman got his 650th and 651st goals. Brett Hull notched his 1200th point. Next up: L.A. at the Joe tonight. 11\14 The Wings nearly blew a 4-0 lead but held fast, winning 4-3. Scoring were Fedorov, Shanahan, Holmstrom, and Dandenault. Next up: Minnesota at the Joe on Friday. 11\13 Slava Fetisov was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last night. I'm very happy they recognized what he's done for the game and his countrymen. 11\11 Chris Chelios tied up the game late only to have Ziggy Palffy spoil it in OT 3-2. Igor also scored for the Wings. Next up: Carolina at the Joe on Tuesday. 11\10 Luc Robitaille netted number 600 and it was all that was needed to overpower the Ducks 1-0. Luc is the 13th player to reach the 600 club. Dom gets his first shutout of the season. Next up: at L.A. tonight. 1. Wayne Gretzky, 894. 2. Gordie Howe, 801. 3. Marcel Dionne, 731. 4. Phil Esposito, 717. 5. Mike Gartner, 708. * 6. Brett Hull, 656. * 7. Mark Messier, 654. * 8. Mario Lemieux, 649. * 8. Steve Yzerman, 649. 10. Bobby Hull, 610. 11. Dino Ciccarelli, 608. 12. Jari Kurri, 601. 13. Luc Robitaille, 600. * active 11\8 Phoenix couldn't muster much offense and the Wings made them pay 3-1. Scoring were Olausson(sh), Fedorov, and Maltby. Brent Gilchrist was high sticked and cut twice bu Brad May and wound up with a scratched eye. Next up: at Anaheim on Friday. Yuri Butsyev was recalled from Cincinnati and Jason Williams sent down. Darren McCarty should return this weekend. 11\5 The Wings went down quickly 5-1, battled back, then fell short in Chicago 5-4. hasek got pulled at 11:00 of the second after allowing 5. Scoring were Robitaille(2), Larionov(+3 helpers), and Hull. Luc's two goals give him 9 on the season and and 599 career. Next up: at Phoenix on Wednesday. 11\3 Kris Draper stole the show and beat his old buddy Ozzy twice (once shorthanded) and led the Wings to a 2-1 win over the Isles. Next up: at Chicago tomarrow. From the Freep:"Brendan Shanahan received a gross misconduct Friday night after the Red Wings' 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders. Why? "I guess I was gross," Shanahan said. But seriously . . . "I wasn't really happy with the calls that we were getting in the third period," Shanahan said. "I wasn't happy with the call he gave me." The Wings were called for four minor penalties in the third, the last a slashing penalty on Shanahan with one minute left. Earlier, an errant stick cut Shanahan's left cheek, but the referees didn't call a penalty. "They refused to believe I was cut with a stick," Shanahan said. After the final horn, Shanahan flipped referee Shane Heyer the puck, as if giving him the game puck for a good effort. Then he clapped his gloves and smiled. Obviously, he was being sarcastic. "It was a good game," Shanahan said. "I just thought, with two first-place teams playing tonight, we should be able to play five-on-five in the third period. I said some things in the end maybe I shouldn't have. But the game was over at that point. I voiced some frustration." Shanahan said a gross misconduct carried no automatic suspension. He said he expected to be fined." 11\1 It was a tight game as expected but the Wings prevailed 4-3 in OT. Scoring were Shanahan. Fedorov, and Hull(1+gw). Next up: The Isles at the Joe on Friday. The Wings are 6-0 on the road this year and are off to the best 13 game start in franchise history with a record of 11-2.
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