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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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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Monster mugged and bizarro world class zebra suckage.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:12 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Mickey has it all wrong. Luck has nothing to do with Stamkos not being called.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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

stonehands-78's avatar

MONSTER

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:16 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Great stops, Monster!

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:16 PM ET

dougie's avatar

DONG!

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 06:16 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

Monster is MONSTER!!!

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 03/30/14 at 06:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Wow! Monster!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:18 PM ET

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

Huge saves by Monster.

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 03/30/14 at 06:18 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Rhetorical question. Would Jimmah have made those saves?

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 06:18 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Really? Det with the only penalty?!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/30/14 at 06:21 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Super close, but crap, shoulda been a penalty on Hedman.

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:21 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

The Zebra suckage stinks !!!!

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 03/30/14 at 06:21 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I cannot believe there is no call! Bullshit!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:22 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Monster mugged and bizarro world class zebra suckage.

And Stamkos stupidly takes the bait by retaliating on Glendening while on the PP (no call), and Nyquist takes some lumber across the face at center ice (no call), then Stamkos holds Glendening’s stick (no call), and then the Monster gets run once again (no call)...

and somehow TB ends up on the PP—Stripes are in rare form tonight

 

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/30/14 at 06:22 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

Really? TBL with no penalty? Why do I even bother…

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

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

And Stamkos stupidly takes the bait by retaliating on Glendening while on the PP (no call), and Nyquist takes some lumber across the face at center ice (no call), then Stamkos holds Glendening’s stick (no call), and then the Monster gets run once again (no call)...

and somehow TB ends up on the PP—Stripes are in rare form tonight

I rarely bitch about the refs but this is getting ridiculous tonight.

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 03/30/14 at 06:23 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Really? TBL with no penalty? Why do I even bother…

Posted by sjketcheson from Ottawa on 03/30/14 at 06:22 PM ET

The last five minutes of this game are a fuching embarrassment to the sport.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/30/14 at 06:24 PM ET

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I’ve lost count of how many calls the Wings are owed this game.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 03/30/14 at 06:26 PM ET

Bent's avatar

I’ve lost count of how many calls the Wings are owed this season.

Fixed that for you.

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

Bent's avatar

Hey, Tampa Bay CAN get penalties!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/30/14 at 06:35 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Hell yes!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/30/14 at 06:35 PM ET

SK77's avatar

Fuch you, Jarnkrok!

Posted by SK77 on 03/30/14 at 06:35 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

LEGGIE

3-1

sweet

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

Norskirama's avatar

Mickey=‘We know they hang around like a bad smell’. Love it   and a PP goal!!

Posted by Norskirama from Lincoln, Nebraska on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Leggy Blonde

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

WingFanFormerlyInLA's avatar

Wow a rental mule goal

Posted by WingFanFormerlyInLA on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Woo Hoo 3-1 PP GOAL - Franzen Assist /Legwand Awesome!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Sweet!!!

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/30/14 at 06:36 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Leggy! I think. From Mule!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:37 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

These linesmen think they are all that.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:38 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Knuckle the FUCH down!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:39 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

“Last minute of play ... in this period.”

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:39 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Settle it down. Bitches.

Lets go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:40 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Monster

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/30/14 at 06:40 PM ET

sjketcheson's avatar

One minute left! Get outta the 2nd with the 2 goal lead Wings!

Posted by sjketcheson from the floor of the Hasek on 03/30/14 at 06:40 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

aaaaaaand un-clinch

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 03/30/14 at 06:41 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Clear the fuching zone!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/30/14 at 06:41 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

so far, so good.

keep it up, boyz.

Just.
Win.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/30/14 at 06:41 PM ET

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Lucky to escape the end of the period without giving up a cheap goal. Let’s lock it down in period 3!

Posted by Lidstromfan on 03/30/14 at 06:42 PM ET

dougie's avatar

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

I am not resting easy.

Posted by dougie on 03/30/14 at 06:43 PM ET

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