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Notes: Glendening expected to play Thursday after blocking shot in OT

Svechnikov gaining confidence with first NHL goal under his belt

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- There's a reason that the Toronto Maple Leafs were interested in Luke Glendening before the trade deadline.

The young veteran Red Wings center is one of those players who is willing to take whatever punishment if it means helping his team.

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Up next: Washington Capitals

Caps trying to hold on to the Metropolitan's top spot

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner /

DETROIT - When the Washington Capitals (42-24-7, 91 points) skate onto the ice Thursday night at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 p.m. face-off) against the Red Wings, the Caps will be continuing their quest to reach at least 100 points for the fourth consecutive season.

Three times in its history, Washington has strung together three consecutive years of hitting the century mark in points, but it has never accomplished four in a row.

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Trending: Nielsen's shootout winner helps Wings snap losing streak

Svechnikov nets his first career goal while Larkin gets two

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings will take a win any way they can get it - even in a shootout.

The Philadelphia Flyers battled back against the Wings twice in the third period but Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Detroit to a 5-4 victory.

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Notes: Mrazek pumped to face Red Wings

Wings also looking forward to playing against former teammate

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT - It was just 12 days ago that the Red Wings faced former teammate Tomas Tatar, now with the Vegas Golden Knights.

Tonight they welcome another former teammate, goaltender Petr Mrazek, now with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Mantha values Tangradi's guidance

Grand Rapids Griffins veteran offers insight to young Red Wings

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner /

DETROIT - Eric Tangradi is aware he is not a Detroit prospect.

At 29 years old, the former second-round pick (46th overall) of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, describes himself as a "journeyman" hockey player.

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Little Caesars Arena named nominee for Sports Facility of the Year

by Brett McWethy /

State-of-the-art facility is the only arena in the country to claim SAFETY Act certification, the highest level of protection awarded by U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Over 2 million guests welcomed in the first six months of operation, including more than 60,000 fans for last weekend's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

Arena serves as a cornerstone of The District Detroit, a dynamic sports and entertainment district bringing a dynamic work, live and play experience to a previously underdeveloped area.

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Up next: Philadelphia Flyers

Former Red Wing Petr Mrazek returns to Little Caesars Arena

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner /

DETROIT -- When Petr Mrazek was dealt to the Philadelphia Flyers on February 19 for two conditional draft picks, it marked the end of a once-promising Red Wings career for the talented but enigmatic Czech goaltender.

On Tuesday night, Mrazek will make his first trip back to Detroit since the trade when the Flyers (37-25-11, 85 points) take on the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 p.m. face-off).

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Trending: Frustration mounting as Wings can't find way out of skid

Abdelkader scores only goal for Wings, the 99th of his career

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DENVER -- Frustration is starting to mount for the Detroit Red Wings.

Their 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center Sunday afternoon marked their 10th straight defeat (0-9-1).

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Notes: MacKinnon and Rantanen soaring for Avalanche

Wings fighting through a nine-game losing streak as they end trip

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DENVER -- This is exactly the Nathan MacKinnon the Colorado Avalanche were hoping for when they selected him first overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

MacKinnon is one of the youngest players on the youngest team in the league and certainly one of the best.

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Trending: Wings put up fight in loss to Ducks

Nyquist scores a goal in his third straight game

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

ANAHEIM -- The Detroit Red Wings gave the Anaheim Ducks a fight in every sense of the word.

But the Ducks were able to get the goals when they needed them for a 4-2 victory at Honda Center Friday night.

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