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 – Sidney Crosby had two assists in his 1,000th NHL game, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday night. Nelson gave the Islanders a 2-1 lead with his fifth goal just 53 seconds into the third period, but the Penguins responded. Crosby became the 25th active skater to play in his 1,000th game. 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.