Yzerman fires Blashill to shake up Red Wings' rebuild
The Detroit Red Wings celebrated the return of Steve Yzerman three years ago, expecting one of their all-time greats to turn around the franchise as general manager. Looking to shake up the rebuild, Yzerman fired coach Jeff Blashill after on Saturday. Blashill had a .447 points percentage, the second-worst in the league over his seven seasons — not counting the debut season of the expansion Seattle Kraken.news.yahoo.com
Dylan Larkin senses optimism others do not with Red Wings
The Detroit Red Wings have been mired in a long, painful rebuild and the end doesn't seem to be in sight from outside the organization. The last time they made the playoffs five years ago, Dylan Larkin was a rookie. “It’s exciting, more so than any of my training camps in the past," Larkin said.news.yahoo.com
Crosby plays 1,000th game as Penguins top Islanders 3-2
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH – It was one special day for Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby — from the beginning to the very end. Crosby had two assists in his 1,000th NHL game, and the Penguins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday night. “Every win is good, but to get it for (Crosby) on his 1,000th game is special,” Letang said. Crosby entered his 1,000th game with the eighth-most points in NHL history through 1,000 games. 87 jersey to recognize their captain before his 1,000th NHL game.