Discussion

Happy anniversary to Red Wings, Avalanche

Page 2 revisits the unforgettable Red Wings-Avalanche bloodletting from
10 years ago. Story

Updated: April 9, 2007, 2:28 PM ET
By Thomas Neumann | Page 2

A simmering rivalry bubbled over in a game for the ages 10 years ago.

On March 26, 1997, while the Colorado Avalanche and the Detroit Red Wings were positioning themselves for the upcoming NHL playoffs, bad blood from the previous postseason boiled into unadulterated fury at Joe Louis Arena. The teams combined for nine fights, 11 goals, 39 penalties, 148 penalty minutes, one hat trick, one "turtle" and two Stanley Cup champion goalies duking it out in an overtime thriller.

The box ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

SPONSORED HEADLINES

ESPN TOP HEADLINES