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Red Wings News

Lightning 3, Red Wings 2 (OT): Tampa Bay rallies late and ties series on Tyler Johnson's goal | MLive.com
I really do not know what to say about this game. Even after the Lightning reduced our lead to 2-1 I felt confident that we would win in the end. This certainly stymied our momentum, but that can be corrected with a win in Game 5 on Saturday. LGRW!

Hicketts In Town | Grand Rapids Griffins
Joe Hicketts is joining Grand Rapids for their playoff run after his WHL team's season came to an end.

'Dangerous' Darren Helm has overcome injuries and blossomed into top forward for Red Wings | MLive.com
Darren Helm may not be the flashiest or most skilled Red Wing, but he is one of the most important.

NHL News

2015 NHL playoff scores: Anaheim eliminates Winnipeg, Pittsburgh on the brink - SBNation.com
For the Jets to even make the playoffs made this season a success for them. Next year their expectations will be raised though.

Rookie Kuznetsov leads Caps to Game 5 rout | TSN
The Capitals beat the Islanders 5-1 last night and now hold a 3-2 series lead.

Aaron Ekblad, Johnny Gaudreau, Mark Stone voted Calder Trophy finalists | Puck Daddy
I think Aaron Ekblad deserves to win the trophy, but I really would not be surprised if any of the three nominees won it.

Report: Chiarelli to join OIlers’ front office | ProHockeyTalk
Well that was quick. Peter Chiarelli is most likely becoming the Oilers' new president of hockey operations.

Wickenheiser opens up about dark side of hockey - Sportsnet.ca
Mental health issues resulting from concussions or other brain related injuries can have debilitating effects on a person's life.

Winnipeg fans gave the Jets an emotional sendoff after playoff elimination - SBNation.com
I do not think that a team that was swept in the first round of the playoffs has ever been this applauded.

Report: Coyotes send ’14 first-rounder Perlini to AHL | ProHockeyTalk
Brendan Perlini plays for the OHL's Niagara IceDogs, which were recently eliminated in the OHL playoffs.

Blackhawks' Scott Darling 'emerged' from personal struggles to reach NHL - CBSSports.com
The story of Scott Darling's rise is pretty sensational.

Hal Gill, shot blocking ace, announces retirement from the NHL | Puck Daddy
Blocking a soccer ball shot can sting very badly, so I can only imagine how painful it is to block a hockey puck traveling at 100 MPH.

Let's Go Red Wings!