Articles (and videos) from practice: On Svechnikov and snapping the winless streak

Updated at 2:54 PM: The Detroit Red Wings practiced in front of season ticket-holders on Wednesday, and while the Wings skated without Henrik Zetterberg, Trevor Daley, Mike Green and Luke Glendening, all four players will be available when the Wings host the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

Thus far, we have videos to examine, with articles from practice to come:

From the Red Wings’ Twitter account:

The Free Press’s Helene St. James posted a clip of Svechnikov and coach Jeff Blashill speaking with the media as well:


Update: From’s Dana Wakiji:

There’s a reason that the Toronto Maple Leafs were interested in Luke Glendening before the trade deadline.

The young veteran Red Wings center is one of those players who is willing to take whatever punishment if it means helping his team.

Early in overtime Tuesday night, Glendening went down to block a slap shot by Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek as the Flyers were still on the power play.

“To me, it’s exemplary of the way our guys have continued to battle extraordinarily hard,” Wings coach Jeff Blashill said after the Wings’ 5-4 shootout victory. “I don’t know how his foot will end up, but it hurt for sure. He was done for the rest of the game. I just think it’s totally indicative of the compete that our team has continued to have. Anybody that hasn’t been around us every day might not understand that.”

Goaltender Jimmy Howard made sure to mention Glendening after the game.

“What a block by Glenny there in overtime,” Howard said. “He’s not a guy that gets talked about a lot, but he means so much to this team. He means so much to everyone in this dressing room. He does that night in and night out for us. He also got a great goal (Tuesday night).”

That block prevented the Flyers from scoring with the man-advantage for the third time.

“It started with a huge kill, Glenny sacrificing his body again,” Dylan Larkin said. “He’s done that his whole career and to see that, it means a lot. It means a lot to everyone in this room, for him to sacrifice his body like that, a one-timer with the slow pass, the guy’s walking right into it. It doesn’t feel good but to see that got us going.”

Wakiji continues


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