You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Professional

  • Washington benches Griffin III
    Washington will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
  • Hansen, Miller lift Canucks over Blackhawks 4-1
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Jannik Hansen scored the first hat trick of his career Sunday as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1.
  • Toews, Hossa lead Blackhawks in 7-1 rout of Oilers
    EDMONTON, Alberta – Marian Hossa had a goal and three assists, and Jonathan Toews scored twice as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 7-1 Saturday night.
Advertisement
NHL Playoffs
Anaheim at Detroit
Series: Tied at 1
Game 3: 7:30 p.m. today
TV: NBC Sports

Red Wings suffered loss in OT win

– The Detroit Red Wings had a setback during their series-evening victory at Anaheim.

Detroit defenseman Danny DeKeyser broke his right thumb in the third period of the 5-4 overtime win in Game 2 on Thursday night, and is out for rest of the playoffs.

DeKeyser signed with the Red Wings on March 29, soon after finishing his college career at Western Michigan.

“It was a big loss, and it’s hard to believe a kid out of college would be a big loss, but he is,” Detroit coach Mike Babcock said Friday night after stepping off the team plane.

Babcock has said the Red Wings wouldn’t have rallied for a spot in a 22nd straight postseason without DeKeyser.

Now, they have to try to advance without him on the blue line.

Babcock is putting another rookie in the lineup, Brian Lashoff, instead of one of two veterans, Ian White and Carlo Colaiacovo.

“He’s smart, knows how to play and competes hard,” Babcock said. “He makes a good first pass, and he’s a good penalty-killer.”

Detroit blew a three-goal lead in the third period of Game 2 against the Ducks, who sent the game to an overtime that ended quickly. Gustav Nyquist scored a power-play goal 1:21 in the period.

The seventh-seeded Red Wings hope home ice is an advantage against second-seeded Anaheim that helps them take a 2-1 lead in the first-round series tonight.

Advertisement