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Grand Rapids Press Oct 6, 2017
Red Wings rave about atmosphere inside 'best (arena) in the world'

Red Wings rave about atmosphere inside 'best (arena) in the world'

The Red Wings christened Little Caesars Arena with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Hockey Wilderness Oct 5, 2017
Wild drops season opener 4-2 in Detroit Red Wings’ new house

Wild drops season opener 4-2 in Detroit Red Wings’ new house

It felt a lot like last spring’s Western Conference First Round series against the Blues. Minnesota was on their forechecks early, forced a multitude of turnovers, and crashed the net with a purpose. But all that may have cost them the game as Anthony Mantha became the first player to ever score a goal in the brand spankin’ new Little Caesar’s Arena en route to a Red Wings 4-2 victory over the Wild. It was noted early that the Wild establishing a net-front presence, and tested Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard with some frequency. It even looked like the Wild struck first when a video...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 5, 2017
Red Wings' Anthony Mantha scores 1st goal in Little Caesars Arena history

Red Wings' Anthony Mantha scores 1st goal in Little Caesars Arena history

Mantha and Dylan Larkin scored 23 seconds apart on the power play late in the second period against the Minnesota Wild.
Winging It In Motown Oct 5, 2017
Recap: First Game, First Win: Red Wings 4-2 Wild

Recap: First Game, First Win: Red Wings 4-2 Wild

Get ready for a lot of firsts in the new Red Wings home. Alright folks, time to get the 2017-18 season underway, at what a way to get it started in Detroit’s shiny new arena than with the NBCSN crew! Aw, man, this new arena is cool! It’s got... bathrooms! Without troughs! And Little Caesar’s pizza! And hockey! The three things I love the most! This is going to be A-mazing! ... I miss the Joe so much already. .... Okay, okay. I’m okay. Zetterberg came out and said the Pizzarena is the best hockey arena in the world. There were many commemorations to the Joe and the teams that played...

Wild fall 4-2 to Red Wings in inaugural game at Little Caesars Arena

DETROIT — Trying to play spoiler in the inaugural game at the new Little Caesars Arena, the Minnesota Wild came up short in a 4-2 season-opening loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. After a pair of two-goal flurries from both teams early in the game, Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg fittingly scored the […]
Grand Rapids Press Oct 5, 2017
Red Wings beat Wild in Little Caesars Arena opener

Red Wings beat Wild in Little Caesars Arena opener

Henrik Zetterberg snapped tie in third period. Jimmy Howard picked up 200th career win.
Winging It In Motown Oct 5, 2017
Red Wings vs. Wild: RANK ‘EM

Red Wings vs. Wild: RANK ‘EM

LGRW [If the Ranker isn’t working properly, please be patient while we work out the bugs. In the meantime, you can use this as a postgame open thread. Thanks!]
Grand Rapids Press Oct 5, 2017
Watch Red Wings introductions at Little Caesars Arena opener

Watch Red Wings introductions at Little Caesars Arena opener

Detroit players introduced prior to season-opener against Wild.
Grand Rapids Press Oct 5, 2017
Sights and sounds from Little Caesars Arena before Red Wings opener

Sights and sounds from Little Caesars Arena before Red Wings opener

The Red Wings play their first regular-season game in their new home tonight against the Minnesota Wild.
Detroit Sports Nation Oct 5, 2017

Sobotka: Quality of ice at Little Caesars Arena a non-issue for Detroit Red Wings

Tonight, the Detroit Red Wings kickoff the regular season at Little Caesars Arena against the Minnesota Wild at 7:30 p.m. (ET). In addition to other concerns regarding the Wings sharing the multi-use arena with the Pistons, many fans are worried how the ice will fare. A top concern: Humidity control. We want to make sure ice conditions are good for […]
Winging It In Motown Oct 5, 2017
Red Wings vs. Wild: Game Day Updates, Key Matchups

Red Wings vs. Wild: Game Day Updates, Key Matchups

The forward lines from today’s morning skate were as expected, and Niklas Kronwall skated with the pairs being the same, but we got an after-skate update that this isn’t how things will work tonight: #RedWings lines:Tatar-Zetterberg-NyquistMantha-Larkin-FrkAbdelkader-Nielsen-HelmBooth-Sheahan-Glendening— Dana Wakiji (@Dwakiji) October 5, 2017 Blashill said Kronwall (groin) out tonight. Ouellet will play. Didn’t say what pairings will be. Kronwall day to day. #RedWings— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) October 5, 2017 Best guess on the pairings will have Ericsson jump up to...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 5, 2017
Pregame party, elaborate ceremony planned for Red Wings home opener

Pregame party, elaborate ceremony planned for Red Wings home opener

The matchup against the Minnesota Wild will be the first regular-season game played at Little Caesars Arena.
Hockey Wilderness Oct 5, 2017
Wild hockey is back! Minnesota takes on Detroit in its brand new arena tonight

Wild hockey is back! Minnesota takes on Detroit in its brand new arena tonight

The Wild will try to spoil the inaugural regular season game for the Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. MINNESOTA WILD AT DETROIT RED WINGS 6:30PM Central, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan TV: NBCSN STREAMING: NBC Sports App RADIO: KFAN 100.3 and affiliates HOCKEY’S BACK! HOCKEY’S BACK! HOCKEY’S BACK! Deep breath… Aaannnnd exhale. Deep breath… Aaannnnd exhale. How do you feel? Better? Well you should, because I don’t know if you’re aware, but HOCKEY IS BACK! After a long summer of trying to expunge the 2017 Playoffs from our brains, tonight, at last, we will have...
Winging It In Motown Oct 5, 2017
Opening Day Morning Skate: Red Wings vs. Wild

Opening Day Morning Skate: Red Wings vs. Wild

Time: 7:30 PM Place: The new Colosseum aka Little Caesars Arena TV: NBCSN Radio: 97.1 The Ticket, AM 1270 Wild Blog: Hockey Wilderness Everyone take a deep breath. Why? Well it’s either because the wait is over and you are excited that Red Wings hockey is back, or because you already have your mind made up as to how this season will go. Either way, let’s just be thankful the good ol’ hockey game has returned, and with it, the dawn of a new era in a new arena for your Detroit Red Wings. Many have had this game circled on their calendars for months, maybe years. It’s the regular...

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