Babcock agreed to an eight-year contract that makes him the highest-paid coach in the NHL, a reported $50 million deal.
Red Wings coach Babcock had negotiations with the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday regarding the possibility of becoming their next head coach.
The Tampa Bay Lightning blanked the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the first-round series.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall disagrees with the NHL’s decision to suspend him for Game 7 against Tampa Bay.
Petr Mrazek made a sensational save on Brian Boyle in the second period, but Tampa Bay had already taken a 2-0 lead.
Petr Mrazek stopped 28 shots and the Detroit Red Wings shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.
Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a victory.
Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for his first postseason shutout, and Pavel Datsyuk, Riley Sheahan and Luke Glendening scored for Detroit.
City officials have approved rezoning property for a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena just north of downtown.
With their first-round playoff series tied and things shifting back to Detroit, the Red Wings got a much needed boost to the lineup.
Tampa Bay’s Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first playoff victory, a win over Detroit that evened their series at one game apiece.
Petr Mrazek had 44 saves in his NHL playoff debut to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning.
It is known as the 60-day war of attrition: The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Lars Eller scored 1:21 into overtime to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
Gustav Nyquist and Pavel Datsyuk scored in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings rallied past the Carolina Hurricanes.