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[01/26/2014] Mini GDT: Red Wings vs Panthers

Hooray for matinee games.

LAST GAME
MTL 1 @ DET 4 (1/24/14)
1st Period: DET Zetterberg (Alfredsson, Kronwall) 12:27-PP
2nd Period: DET Sheahan 11:48-EV; MTL Gallagher (Desharnais, Subban) 12:56-PP; DET Kronwall (Nyquist, Ericsson) 16:29-EV
3rd Period: DET Nyquist (Zetterberg, Abdelkader) 18:41-EV
Shots: DET 26 (8-13-5); MTL 31 (13-9-9)
Goalies: DET Gustavsson (W, 30-31); MTL Price (L, 22-26)
PP: DET 1-6; MTL 1-4

THE MATCHUP
- Tonight marks the 27th all-time meeting between DET and FLA
- Tonight marks the 4th of 5 meetings this season between DET and FLA, 2nd of 2 in DET
- DET’s all-time record vs. FLA: 17-3-5-3
- DET’s all-time home record vs. FLA: 6-2-3-1
- FLA’s 2-1 win on 12/7 vs. DET was its third-ever win at JLA, second in regulation
- DET acquired F Todd Bertuzzi from FLA for F Shawn Matthias and a 2nd round pick in 2007 (Nick Spaling)
- Stephen Weiss is FLA’s all-time leader in games played and assists, with 394 points (145-249-394) in 654 games with the team from 2001-13
- Mikael Samuelsson had 37 points (16-21-37) in 83 games with FLA in 2003-04 and 2011-12
- FLA F Shawn Matthias (2nd round, 47th overall, 2006) is 1 of 3 former DET draft picks on FLA’s roster, with F Tomas Fleischmann (2nd round, 63rd overall, 2002) and F Tomas Kopecky (2nd round, 38th overall, 2000)
- Daniel Alfredsson has 59 points (27-32-59) in 61 games vs. FLA
Detroit Red Wings: Media Notes- Pavel Datsyuk has 17 points (6-11-17) in 12 games vs. FLA
- Henrik Zetterberg has 8 points (2-6-8) in 9 games vs. FLA
- Todd Bertuzzi has 21 points (15-6-21) in 29 games vs. FLA
- Daniel Cleary has 7 goals in 15 games vs. FLA
- FLA F Tomas Kopecky had 53 points (22-31-53) in 183 games with DET from 2005-09
- FLA D Mike Weaver had 47 points (5-42-47) in 151 games with Michigan State from 1996-00
- FLA G Tim Thomas is from Flint, MI and played 36 games with the IHL Detroit Vipers in 1999-00 with a 10-21-3 record, a 3.56 GAA and .892 SV%
- The team’s AHL affiliates will also face off today, as the San Antonio Rampage will host the Grand Rapids Griffins at 5 p.m.

THIS DATE IN RED WINGS HISTORY
January 26, 1957 –Former Red Wings center and captain Dale McCourt born on this date in Falconbridge, Ontario. McCourt played 5 seasons for DET in his 532-game NHL career. He totaled 478 points (194-284-478) during his NHL career with DET, BUF and TOR.

DET TEAM AND PLAYER STATS
- DET has the best road record (14-7-3) and 4th-worst home record (9-11-7) in the Eastern Conference
- DET’s PP is 16th at home (18.4%) and 24th on the road (13.7%)
- DET ranks 7th in the NHL on the PK at 84.0%
- DET’s PK is 20th at home (80.6%) and 1st on the road (87.5%)
- DET ranks 29th in the NHL with a .667 winning percentage when leading after 2 periods (30th. NYI - .467)
- DET averages the 5th-fewest PIM/game at 9.2 (NJ, CAR, CHI and SJ are the only teams with fewer)
- DET has been on the PK for 31:28 longer than the PP, the 3rd-largest differential in the league (1. BOS at 43:26, 2. PHI at 37:50)
- Since Pavel Datsyuk has been out of the lineup (1/4), DET has fallen from 4th (313) in the league in takeaways to 14th (362)
- Datsyuk is still tied for 4th in the league with 50 takeaways (1. Marian Hossa, 57; 2. John Tavares , 52; 3. Andrej Sekera, 52)
- Niklas Kronwall is T11th among NHL defensemen with 31 points (6-25-31) in 48 games
- Jonas Gustavsson has the 2nd-fewest regulation losses (3) of any goalie with 15+ appearances behind CHI’s Antti Raanta (2)

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Comments

RedMenace's avatar

I apologize for the brevity… not feeling so hot today.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 01/26/14 at 02:11 PM ET

Alan's avatar

You do a lot of work here, RM. Take it easy, enjoy your day, and LETS GO RED WINGS

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/26/14 at 02:22 PM ET

Forlorn in VA's avatar

Thanks for the GDT, Red.  I hope you feel better soon.

Posted by Forlorn in VA on 01/26/14 at 02:26 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Thanks, RedM.  A mugful of piping hot Kona coffee salute to the GDT.  No apologies, man.  You do great work.

- Tonight marks the 27th all-time meeting between DET and FLA
- Tonight marks the 4th of 5 meetings this season between DET and FLA, 2nd of 2 in DET
- DET’s all-time record vs. FLA: 17-3-5-3
- DET’s all-time home record vs. FLA: 6-2-3-1

Doesn’t feel like we have a winning record against FLA.  These guys are like the Preds.

Corvette Racing getting burned by mechanical problems in the last several hours - down by 14 laps to the class leader.  [sigh]  But like stoney’s avatar:  Never, never, never give up.  We’ll get ‘em next race, but today, I can make up for it by having a Wings win.

OUR two points, Wings.  Go and get ‘em.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 01/26/14 at 02:34 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

That’s plenty of info, thanks for the update and thread.
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Stephen Weiss is FLA’s all-time leader in games played and assists, with 394 points (145-249-394) in 654 games with the team from 2001-13
- Mikael Samuelsson had 37 points (16-21-37) in 83 games with FLA in 2003-04 and 2011-12
——

and neither will be playing today.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/26/14 at 02:41 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Hooray for matinee games.

Not today, as I won’t be home until later in the evening.  Good thing GCL lets me start from the beginning. 

Feel better, RM!

LGRW!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/26/14 at 02:42 PM ET

SYF's avatar

To help me get into the mood, 14 minutes of pissed off goalies.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 01/26/14 at 02:48 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Because I know none of you have access to the internet to look this up yourself…..

Big opportunity today, Wings have game(s) in hand, and Montreal, Ottawa, Philly and Columbus all lost in regulation last night, with TOR getting just 1 point.

We will rarely play this low level of non-contender again, really need to use the games in hand to get 2 points.

2014-01-26 12.12.06 pm

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/26/14 at 02:49 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Because I know none of you have access to the internet to look this up yourself….

What would the 19 ever do without you, RWBill? Thanks for making it easy to have a lazy Sunday. wink

Grinding our way back to the top of the standings with more points today.

Thanks Menace. Get well.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

 

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/26/14 at 03:04 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

with more points today.=with two more points today. NO Jink!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/26/14 at 03:05 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

To help me get into the mood, 14 minutes of pissed off goalies.

Posted by SYF from the Swedish Ice Mafia on 01/26/14 at 01:48 PM ET

Wow.  A bit long but it’s all entertaining.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/26/14 at 03:08 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

What a bitch.

If New Jersey wins they would not jump Detroit, directly, but they would move into third and knock Columbus into the Wild Card race, who WOULD knock Detroit out of the Wild Card….. each would have 56 points in 51 games, but Columbus has more Regulation/Overtime Wins (ROW).

This is going to be a gut wrenching 30 games.  Would be good if the Wings could somehow go on a win streak and get into the top 3 of the Division with a 6 or 8 point cushion above the 4th place in Division.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/26/14 at 03:17 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

HAHAHAHA,
Actually, NJD would jump to second in division, NYR to third, and they bump Columbus.

JFC the Wings just need to win to climb out of this stinking miasma of the Peloton of Suck.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/26/14 at 03:18 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

tanx, RM.

2-points. Get ‘em, boyz.

“... the Wings just need to win to climb out of this stinking miasma of the Peloton of Suck.”

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/26/14 at 02:18 PM ET

speaking of which, you got a revised POS with current points for the Eastern teams yet, RW?

grin

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/26/14 at 03:28 PM ET

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Is it true?  Franzen replacing Cleary?  This can’t be real!

Posted by maltby18 on 01/26/14 at 03:35 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

They need to ignore the standings and understand if they want to control their destinry they need 2 every game.  Lots of legit competition to get through.

Regardless i like the way the year shakes out.  Would be nice to get a shot at some top end talent in the draft
  I dont care about the streak anymore.  Whatever gets us closer to winning a cup sooner.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/26/14 at 03:36 PM ET

Paul's avatar

It is true m18, only change for tonight.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/26/14 at 03:52 PM ET

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Thanks Paul, wanted to have it confirmed here, don’t trust the league website to get it right.

Knew he was in, but thought for sure Jurco or Eaves would get the shaft.  Dare I say it -  I really like most of our team.

Posted by maltby18 on 01/26/14 at 03:58 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wow.  A bit long but it’s all entertaining.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/26/14 at 02:08 PM ET

Really needed it after Corvette Racing finished 5th in class after swapping leads with Porsche all night long.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 01/26/14 at 04:21 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Didn’t see it, but:

Referees:
6-Francis Charron
2-Mike Hasenfratz   <===============

Linesmen:
70-Derek Nansen
96-David Brisebois

Dear Gord, that showboatin’ sonuvabitch…

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 01/26/14 at 04:29 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Good lord what the heck happened in new york outdoors, rangers score 6?  I havent been watching.  Thats good for us to keep devils off the board.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/26/14 at 04:35 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

speaking of which, you got a revised POS with current points for the Eastern teams yet, RW?

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/26/14 at 02:28 PM ET

Going to be in the works shortly.  Something like it.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 01/26/14 at 04:36 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Odd man rushes and marty standing up

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/26/14 at 04:40 PM ET

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