VIDEO: Pavel Datsyuk Sets Up Tomas Tatar for a Power-Play Goal

One game into the Detroit Red Wings’ preseason schedule, Pavel Datsyuk appears to be in preseason form. Datsyuk set up a Tomas Tatar power-play goal and scored one of his own in a 2-1 victory at Pittsburgh.

The Wings are holding their breath a bit, though — Datsyuk left the game with a shoulder injury after taking a hard hit from the Penguins’ Rob Scuderi.

But before he departed, Datsyuk starred. Here’s his pretty assist on Tatar’s tally:

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Pavel Datsyuk’s New Line to Debut in Detroit Red Wings’ Preseason Opener at Pittsburgh

Believe it or not, hockey season is upon us. The Detroit Red Wings will open their preseason schedule on Monday night in Pittsburgh. They then travel to Chicago on Tuesday before the exhibition home opener Thursday night vs. those same Blackhawks.

Several projected lineup regulars will be on the ice against the Penguins, highlighted by the first in-game action for Mike Babcock’s new Darren Helm-Pavel Datsyuk-Tomas Tatar line. The rest of the Wings’ expected lines for Monday night’s game:
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Detroit Tigers Magic Number Watch: Royals’ Suspended Game Looms Large

The Detroit Tigers’ Magic Number to clinch the AL Central stayed stuck on seven with Sunday’s loss in Kansas City. But they could knock as many as three off that number on Monday, if the Indians help out against the Royals.

Here’s where things stand:

Tigers’ Magic Number for the AL Central: 7
Tigers’ Magic Number for a wild-card berth: 5
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From The Spartan Sideline, Eagles Edition: Eastern Michigan vs. Michigan State Preview

Michigan-State-Spartans-Logo-jpgFollowing a bye week to help them rest and recuperate after an exhausting game in the sun against the Oregon Ducks, the Michigan State Spartans come home licking their chops to face an in-state MAC opponent in the Eastern Michigan Eagles.

The Eagles aren’t a MAC foe with a good chance at pulling an upset, however. They were dominated 65-0 at Florida, and lost to Old Dominion last weekend. Both of those losses came on the road, meaning they should find the familiar yet ever-challenging Spartan Stadium environment just as daunting and perhaps overwhelming.

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Former Michigan State Signal Callers Helping Prove Why School is Becoming New ‘Quarterback U’

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Brian Hoyer was one of three former Michigan State starting quarterbacks playing during the NFL’s week two, and one of four with ties to the school. All went undefeated. (capsfan1222, Flickr).

The Michigan State Spartans’ football team may have had a bye week, but their former quarterbacks starring in the NFL were apparently determined to give fans a show anyway.

Brian Hoyer, Kirk Cousins and Drew Stanton each led their teams to victories on Sunday. Monday night, former Michigan State prospect turned Arizona Wildcat Nick Foles did the same for the Philadelphia Eagles. If not for Cousins’ greatness, Foles may have become the next Spartan legend, showcasing what type of depth Michigan State has been working with. Two of the four weren’t even initially expecting to start Sunday afternoon, and helped win games essentially on the fly. Continue reading

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VIDEO: Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera Launch Back-to-Back Home Runs

The Detroit Tigers were on the brink of an inexcusable loss in Minnesota on Monday — they led 6-0, with Max Scherzer on the hill — before allowing the Twins to tie the game.

But rookie Kyle Ryan recorded a huge double play to end the bottom of the eighth, then Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera wrestled a win back in the top of the ninth on back-to-back home runs. Continue reading

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VIDEO: Detroit Red Wings’ Brandon Robinson Suffers Scary Injury at Annual Prospects Tournament

Frightening moment from the Detroit Red Wings’ annual prospects tournament in Traverse City on Monday, as the Wings’ Brandon Robinson had to be stretchered off the ice after awkwardly slamming head-first into the end boards. Robinson was down for several minutes before being strapped to a backboard and taken to a local hospital.

Here’s the video of the incident:


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Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Daniel Alfredsson Still Sitting Out After Recent Setback

If Daniel Alfredsson was planning to use these couple weeks before training camp as a measuring stick for his health, suffice it to say that things are not going well. Alfredsson has yet to inform the Detroit Red Wings if he plans to play in 2014-15, and the Wings continue to await that verdict.

But the veteran forward suffered “a little bit of a tweak” in his ailing back last week, according to the Detroit Free Press, which dubbed the incident a “setback” for Alfredsson. As of Monday, he’s still not skating with the Red Wings, who are holding some player-led practices before heading up to Traverse City.


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