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Interesting.  Last year at this time? Here we were...

What if the Wings get ten points out of a possible twelve and slip into 7th, or even 6th?  Do any of you really believe Detroit couldn't take down Anaheim or Vancouver in the first round? 

We have an entire summer to light the torches.  If the Wings don't get in, if the streak stops, we can start anew with our bellows and bitterness toward Tick Tock, the guy we used to love so blindly. 

But not yet.  It's time to bathe in the stress the next two weeks promises us.  22's an amazing number, a remarkable feat.  Reaching it would crush so many.  It's time to remind ourselves just how great it will be to throw in the faces of so many that excellence in Detroit is the norm.  Just get in, bitches.  I do like this team.  It's just taken a year to remember that.   

I would bet you that we like this team even more now than we did one year ago.  In terms of affection and giving credit where it's due?  Unquestionably, we really like this team.

It's funny. Last year at this time, we were considering any option that would mean avoiding Chicago in the first round.  That turned out to be justified because I don't think that team would have given the Hawks the run it did without the confidence gained by a 7 gamer with the poultry.  

Now, in dirty places you don't like to admit your minds wander to, we're thinking..."just not Boston."  Hell, I'd love a first rounder with Pittsburgh. Love it.  Especially if, you know, those two guys are back. 

But that's down the road. Way down the road.  8 games down the road. 

There can be no let up, of course. None. Every game matters. Every game is a playoff game. Every single one.  

I had a feeling I'd be back for the playoffs. Schedules seemed to align. Paul said it was ok if I dropped in when the postseason started. Well, this is the playoffs. Just like it was last year.  

It's a Live Blog, bitches...so have your remotes handy.  Go green. Go white. GO BLUE and LGRW.

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WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

Two goal lead after two periods. I should be resting easy.

I am not resting easy.

You have learned much grasshopper.

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 03/30/14 at 05:55 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

here we go

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 05:59 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Nyqvist for a Hat trick….please..
L.G.R.W.

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/30/14 at 05:59 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Get back on track. Sounds like a plan to me.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 05:59 PM ET

SK77's avatar

C’mon, Smitty .... stupid move there.

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:04 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

NHL and Bettmans stable of officials should be ashamed of the officiating against the Red Wings ..  it is so freaking obvious they want to TRY to keep the Wings out of the playoffs.  Disgusting.  So proud of this team to play over it.

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 03/30/14 at 06:07 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

good puck position

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:07 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Bullshit! Fuching head shot dirt bag.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:08 PM ET

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

NHL and Bettmans stable of officials should be ashamed of the officiating against the Red Wings ..  it is so freaking obvious they want to TRY to keep the Wings out of the playoffs.  Disgusting.  So proud of this team to play over it.

Now you are taking it way too far.  The last the NHL wants is the Wings not to make the playoffs, they are a huge draw for TV ratings.  Do you really think they would prefer Columbus?

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 03/30/14 at 06:10 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

I think the other teams do not want them in and YES Bettman would cater to them and their whining

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 03/30/14 at 06:12 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

too many men on the ice—must be a “make-up cal"l after the really obvious one they missed in the first period

</sarcasm>

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/30/14 at 06:13 PM ET

MsRedWingFan's avatar

wow imagine that ANOTHER PP for the bolts

Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 03/30/14 at 06:13 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Wait what did I miss? Why is there a penalty?

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/30/14 at 06:13 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Wow, seems to be a lot of tin foil going on in here tonight ...

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:14 PM ET

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

I think the other teams do not want them in and YES Bettman would cater to them and their whining

Well if you are convinced, I’m not going to waste time trying to change your mind.  You might want to lose the tin foil hat though wink

 

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 03/30/14 at 06:15 PM ET

SK77's avatar

No one going to complain about the zebra suckage that gave the Wings this power play?

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:15 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Finish them!

Lets Go Red Wings!!?,!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:15 PM ET

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

Wow, seems to be a lot of tin foil going on in here tonight ...

Lol you beat me to it, kudos.

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 03/30/14 at 06:17 PM ET

dougie's avatar

No one going to complain about the zebra suckage that gave the Wings this power play?

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 07:15 PM ET

There is always a strong “We Wuz ROBBED!!” contingent here> Just comes with being die hard fans. Zebra suckage toward the other team is always something we were owed for the grievous suckage perpetrated against us earlier in the game.

tongue wink

Got it?

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 06:21 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Got it?

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 07:21 PM ET

Slow learner here, but working on it!!  LOL

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:22 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Yep, I think that about covers it Dougie!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/30/14 at 06:22 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Isn’t it about that time, you know, 2 minutes for something…?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/30/14 at 06:25 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

ugh 3-2

Come on Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/30/14 at 06:27 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Isn’t it about that time, you know, 2 minutes for something…?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/30/14 at 07:25 PM ET

Probably the ever popular 2 minutes for wearing red.

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 06:28 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

time to clinch

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:28 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

yikes—buckle up the seatbelts now.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/30/14 at 06:28 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Rhetorical question. Would Jimmah have made that save?

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:28 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Damnit Jimmy, you’ve gotta be better

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/30/14 at 06:28 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I am Red Wings fan. I think it’s a given that I’m not going to complain aboot zebra suckage when it happens to the other theam. I do think the officiating is horrible both ways, but naturally worse toward Detroit.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:28 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... tighter

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:28 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Bad Monster!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:29 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Rhetorical question. Would Jimmah have made that save?

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 07:28 PM ET

I see what you did there….

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 06:29 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Could just sense that one coming

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/30/14 at 06:29 PM ET

Chet's avatar

q has to block that better. wtf.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 03/30/14 at 06:30 PM ET

dougie's avatar

The Butt Clinch Minute

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 06:31 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

pucker up

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:31 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Way to go Miller!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/30/14 at 06:32 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Way to go Miller!

+19

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:33 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Great desperation sequence by the Wings! Nice save by Miller and good block by Smith. Love how hard the Wings are playing against Stamkos tonight. Monster playing well. Keep it up!

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:33 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

WE WIN!

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:34 PM ET

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