Abel to Yzerman
by RedMenace on 03/16/14 at 12:00 PM ET
Anyone for a little "Subtle Interference?"
I've got some stuff to take care of today, so this will be a very light-weight GDT. Hope you aren't offended; if you are, tough poop.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014
Detroit Red Wings
30 - 23 - 13 (73 pts)
38 - 15 - 14 (90 pts)
Television: 7:30pm ET NBCSports Network
Radio: 97.1 / AM1270
Referees: Frederick L'Ecuyer, Dave Jackson
Linesmen: Brad Lazarowich, Mike Cvik
Blackhawks, Red Wings rekindle rivalry in Chicago
Saturday, 03.15.2014 / 10:55 PM
Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent
This is the second game between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, two Original Six teams that were divisional rivals in the Western Conference until realignment last summer. Detroit won 5-4 in a six-round shootout Jan. 22 at Joe Louis Arena.
The Blackhawks have lost two games in a row, five of their previous eight, and remain locked in a battle for positioning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche, who sit in second place in the Central Division, one point ahead of Chicago.
The Red Wings have been hindered by injuries and recently lost forward Todd Bertuzzi (lower body). But they still picked up two big points at home Friday night by beating the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 in a shootout. Detroit remains outside the top eight in the Eastern Conference and is looking to make the postseason for a 23rd straight season.
Red Wings: Todd Bertuzzi is the latest to leave the lineup, joining Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Stephen Weiss, Darren Helm, Jonas Gustavsson and Tomas Jurco. Regardless of the injuries, the Red Wings remain focused on their playoff push as they head into the stretch run of the regular season.
"It's been 22 [years] in a row now and we're trying to get into the playoffs 23 in a row," forward Gustav Nyquist said. "That's what we do here in Detroit and that's what our expectations are every year. Right now we're in the playoff hunt with a lot of different teams and it's going to be a race right down to the end."
Nyquist is one of a number of prospects who have earned more playing time as injuries have piled up. That group includes Luke Glendening, Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan and Teemu Pulkkinen, who made his NHL debut against Edmonton.
Blackhawks: Coach Joel Quenneville cut right to the point following a 3-2 loss Friday at home against the Nashville Predators, saying he wasn't happy with his team's game. He followed that by scheduling a late-morning practice Saturday that lasted 30 minutes but was spirited.
"I don't think [Quenneville's] very happy and I don't think we're very happy either," forward Patrick Sharp said. "A lot of the things that are costing us games are preventable. It's up to us players to apply what [Quenneville's] talking about in practice and meetings into the games."
Chicago could have forward Marian Hossa back in the lineup. Hossa has missed five games with an upper-body injury but said he'll likely play against Detroit.
Sheahan has five goals and 12 points in 22 games since taking over in the middle of Detroit's second line. He had the lone regulation goal Friday. … Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews has seven goals and an assist in his past six games.
Blackhawks goalie Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff surgery) is expected to miss the rest of the season. ... Zetterberg (back surgery) is out for the regular season, and Datsyuk (knee) is being shelved for a couple more weeks. Forwards Weiss (sports hernia), Helm (concussion) and Bertuzzi (lower body) are day-to-day. Also out are goalie Gustavsson (groin) and forwards Joakim Andersson (broken foot), Daniel Cleary (knee) and Mikael Samuelsson (shoulder).
EDM 1 @ DET 2 SO (3/14/14)
1st Period: DET Sheahan (Tatar, Miller) 13:53-EV
2nd Period: No scoring
3rd Period: EDM Smyth 8:43-EV
OT: No scoring
SO: DET Bertuzzi (save), EDM Eberle (save); DET Alfredsson (save), EDM Perron (save); DET Tatar (goal), EDM Hall (save)
Shots: DET 23 (6-7-7-3); EDM 22 (8-7-6-1)
Goalies: DET Howard (W, 21-22); EDM Fasth (OTL, 22-23)
PP: DET 0-4; EDM 0-2
01/22/2014: Blackhawks 4 @ Red Wings 5
- Tonight is the 727th all-time meeting between DET and CHI
- Tonight is the 2nd of 2 meetings this season between DET and CHI, only meeting in CHI
- DET won 1st meeting of the season 5-4 in a shootout on 1/22 (Tatar, Eaves, Quincey, Nyquist scored for DET, Helm scored SO winner; Hossa, Shaw, Sharp, Kruger scored for CHI)
- CHI is 6-7-2 since DET’s win on 1/22
- Gustav Nyquist had 12 points (6-6-12) in 24 games before the 1/22 meeting; he has 20 points (10-10-20) in 17 game since
- DET’s all-time record vs. CHI: 364-265-84-13
- DET’s all-time road record at CHI: 147-159-51-7
- Daniel Alfredsson has 18 points (8-10-18) in 18 games vs. CHI
- David Legwand has 61 points (21-40-61) in 70 games vs. CHI
- Tomas Tatar has 2 goals in 3 games vs. CHI
- Cory Emmerton scored in his NHL debut vs. CHI on 1/22/11
- Kyle Quincey scored his 1st NHL goal on 4/7/07 vs. CHI
- Niklas Kronwall scored his 1st NHL goal on 1/14/04 vs. CHI
- DET assistant coach Bill Peters coached 5 current Blackhawks as the head coach of the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs from 2008-11: Brian Bickell, Brandon Bollig, Corey Crawford, Niklas Hjalmarsson, Ben Smith
- CHI F Marian Hossa had 71 points (40-31-71) in 74 with DET in 2008-09
- CHI F Patrick Kane played for Detroit Honeybaked on 2003-04 and the USNTDP from 2004-06
- CHI F Brandon Saad played for the USNTDP from 2008-10 and recorded 131 points (61-70-131) in 103 games with the Saginaw Spirit from 2010-12
- CHI D Sheldon Brookbank had 14 points (2-12-14) in 75 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins from 2001-03
- CHI D Duncan Keith had 24 points (6-18-24) with the Michigan State Spartans from 2001-03
This Date in Red Wings History
March 16, 1947 - Detroit’s Billy Taylor becomes the 1st player in NHL history to record seven assists in one game, as the Red Wings defeat Chicago 10-6. Taylor recorded 180 assists among his 267 career points in 323 NHL games with Toronto, Detroit, Boston and the NY Rangers.
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