Niklas Kronwall D DET 21 Hrs

Kronwall blew up for two goals, an assist, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's comeback win over the Penguins.

Henrik Zetterberg may have been the architect of the comeback, but Kronwall played a major role too. He scored the first goal for the Wings, assisted on Zetterberg's late tally that started the comeback, and then put the game-tying tally past Thomas Greiss with 39 seconds remaining. The first multi-point game of the year for Kronwall, Thursday's effort lifts him to a total of six points in seven games and flips his plus-minus back to the positive side of the ledger.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 18 Days

Kronwall finished the preseason with no goals and one assist in four games played.

Kronwall had a nice season in 2013-14, finishing with 49 points and he could put up similar numbers this year. Although he could use a stronger power-play partner, Kronwall should still finish with around 50 points and be considered one of the league's top fantasy defensemen.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 6 Months

Detroit blueliner Niklas Kronwall scored a goal for the Red Wings in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Bruins.

Kronwall won't be happy about the fact he and his teammates have fallen behind the Bruins 3-1 in the series, but it will be a day he never forgets as he became a father prior to scoring a goal in the losing effort. Pavel Datsyuk scored the other Detroit goal in the loss.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 6 Months

Niklas Kronwall is expecting the arrival of a new baby any day now.

He's projected to play Thursday night in Game 4 against Boston. We'll let you if Kronwall will miss any time as a result of his wife's pregnancy. He has no points and a minus-1 rating in three games against Boston during these playoffs.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 6 Months

Niklas Kronwall will be a healthy scratch on Sunday.

Detroit is resting a few of its players ahead of the playoffs. Kronwall will finish the season with eight goals and 49 points in 79 games this season.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 7 Months

It appears that Niklas Kronwall escaped a potentially serious injury in Saturday's win over Minnesota.

He slid awkwardly into the end boards early in the first period, but he was able to return later in the frame. "Just got a little dinged," Kronwall said. "I got up and was a little woozy and you have to go through testing. But I got cleared and I was ready to go." It's likely he'll be put through some additional tests before he gets the green light to play in Sunday's rematch versus the Wild.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 8 Months

Niklas Kronwall netted his seventh goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night.

Kronwall has now amassed 40 points in 60 games this year, putting him on pace for an exceptional season. Tomas Jurco was the only other goal scorer for Detroit in the loss.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 8 Months

Niklas Kronwall contributed three assists in Detroit's blowout win against Ottawa Thursday night.

The Wings leader on the back end has 39 points in 58 games this season. If he continues at his current pace then he could challenge to crack the 50-point barrier for the second time in his career.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 8 Months

Niklas Kronwall and Sweden secured first place in the preliminary round as they were the only team to record three victories in regulation, claiming all nine possible points.

Sweden now gets the easiest path to the gold medal game on paper, but in reality its a very tough road. The 2006 gold medalists will face the winner of Austria - Slovenia in the quarterfinals, and very likely Finland or Russia in the semis. Canada and Team USA also won each of their three preliminary games, but since Finland took Canada to overtime and Russia took the U.S. to a shootout, the two North American squads only tallied eight points.

Niklas Kronwall D DET 8 Months

Niklas Kronwall is Sweden's new team captain.

That role previously belonged to Henrik Zetterberg, but he's out for the rest of the tournament with a back injury. Kronwall is 33 years old and has been the Red Wings' top blueliner since Nicklas Lidstrom retired.