Dylan Larkin, first-round draft pick of the Detroit Red Wings in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, will leave the University of Michigan after just one season to join the Grand Rapids Griffins.
By signing an amateur try-out contract with the Griffins, Larkin forfeits his NCAA eligibility but will be able to play for Grand Rapids in their Western Conference Final matchup with the Utica Comets.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Mike Babcock as their head coach.
Babcock had spent the last ten years as the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings and was highly sought after with his contract expiring this summer.
The Red Wings beat the NHL's best home team twice on their own ice but couldn't make it a third time in four tries, as the Tampa Bay Lightning eliminated Detroit from the playoffs with a 2-0 win in Game Seven of their Atlantic Division Semifinal.
Tampa Bay netminder Ben Bishop stopped 31 shots to earn the shutout, the first of his playoff career..
The Detroit Red Wings had their chance to finish off the Lightning at home and couldn't do it, as Tampa Bay earned a 5-2 win in Game Six to force a Game Seven back in Tampa.
It is the second first-round series of this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs to reach a deciding seventh game, as the Washington Capitals finished off the New York Islanders at home on Monday night..
For the second time in three games, the Detroit Red Wings held the Tampa Bay Lightning scoreless, with a 4-0 win in Game Five of their Atlantic Division semifinal series.
The win gives the Red Wings a 3-2 lead as the series shifts back to Detroit for Game Six.
Detroit rookie netminder Petr Mrazek stopped all 28 shots he faced for his second shutout of the series.
With six minutes remaining in regulation in Thursday's Game Four between the Red Wings and the Lightning, Detroit seemed poised to take a 3-1 series lead. Instead, Tampa Bay scored two quick goals to force overtime and added the game-winner early in the extra period, tying the series at two games apiece..
One game after being pulled for allowing four goals on 18 shots, Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek rebounded, leading the Red Wings to a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of their Atlantic Division Semifinal matchup..
The Detroit Red Wings dropped a 5-1 decision to the Tampa Bay Lighting in Game Two of their Atlantic Division Semifinal matchup on Saturday.
The defense and goaltending that led Detroit to a win in Game One wasn't there to save them in Game Two, leading to the series now tied at a game apiece..
Though badly outplayed and outshot, the Detroit Red Wings earned a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, taking a 1-0 lead in their Atlantic Division Semifinal series.
Detroit rookie goalie Petr Mrazek made 44 saves on 46 shots to deliver the Red Wings the victory.
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