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Trending: Nyquist nets two in 3-0 shutout of Sharks

Howard gets 23rd career shutout with 30 saves; Athanasiou replaces Abdelkader in lineup

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - Sometimes teams drag a bit when they're playing in back-to-back games but that wasn't the case for the Red Wings Saturday night.

The Wings carried the play and got another stellar performance from goaltender Jimmy Howard as they shut out the San Jose Sharks, 3-0, for their fourth consecutive victory.

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Notes: Helm and his line clicking; Howard back in net

Nyquist is having a good start to season; Wings leading league in fights

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - When Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill put together the line of Gustav Nyquist, Darren Helm and Thomas Vanek, he was hoping they could produce some offense.

But he never envisioned how quickly they would jell as a unit.

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Trending: Wings win, Larkin drops the gloves

Ryan Sproul gets first career NHL point in second career game

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - The Red Wings and Nashville Predators used to be Central division rivals when the Wings were in the Western Conference.

You'd have thought they still were based on the intensity that the two teams showed Friday night at Joe Louis Arena.

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Notes: Sproul set for season debut, Ott back in

Larkin moved to wing; Blashill offers condolences

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - Ryan Sproul has always admired Mike Green, now he'll get a chance to play in the same game with him.

Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Sproul will play tonight against the Nashville Predators, paired with Brendan Smith.

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Holland's Helping Hands

Red Wings general manager receives prestigious award for his dedication to The Salvation Army

by Josh Berenter @JBerenter /

DETROIT - On Wednesday night, while Ken Holland watched his Detroit Red Wings defeat the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, community members gathered at the Detroit Athletic Club as Holland was presented the 2016 William Booth Award by The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. 

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Trending: Howard steals show at Madison Square Garden

Rangers test Wings goaltender with numerous breakaways; Miller nets game-winner

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

NEW YORK - The Red Wings hadn't had much luck at Madison Square Garden lately and they definitely had any luck against New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

Somehow, despite the Rangers' speed and Lundqvist, the Wings managed to escape New York with a 2-1 victory, their second straight win after starting the season 0-2.

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Red Wings launch "TXT4TIX" program

Partnership with ReplyBuy allows fans to purchase last minute Red Wings tickets by simply sending a text message

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced a partnership with global sales provider, ReplyBuy, to launch the team's new "TXT4TIX" program to provide Red Wings fans exclusive ticket offers sent directly to their mobile devices.

Starting today, fans who participate and utilize the new program will receive customized notifications when Red Wings tickets become available, enabling them to complete their purchase on-demand in a matter of seconds. By simply responding to a text message, fans gain access and instantly purchase Red Wings tickets without the hassle of clicking a link or completing additional steps. Electronic tickets will be delivered to the buyer's phone instantly, which can then be scanned at the event. The faster the fans respond, the better their seat locations will be.

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Howard gets first start in favorite road venue

Rangers scored seven Monday; Lundqvist 5-0-1 in last six against Wings

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - Getting your first start of the season at Madison Square Garden is always a good thing, but especially if you're Jimmy Howard.

Wings coach Jeff Blashill announced after Wednesday's morning skate that Howard would start against the Rangers.

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Stitched-up Ericsson standing up for teammates

Wings have four fighting majors; Rangers next test; Abdelkader gets maintenance day

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - Jonathan Ericsson didn't have time to think before the puck got him right in the forehead.

"I saw the puck coming up, it was kind of wobbling off his stick, initially I felt it was going to come towards my head," Ericsson said. "Had some traffic in between. Braced myself for the impact."

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Trending: Green's hat trick leads Wings over Senators

Helm has two goals and Vanek three assists in final home opener at Joe Louis Arena

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - From the red carpet ceremony before the game to the pre-game ceremony to the 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, it was everything the Red Wings could have asked for in their final home opener at Joe Louis Arena.

The Wings got three goals from Mike Green, two from Darren Helm and three assists from newcomer Thomas Vanek as they got their first win of the season.

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