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Game Day? If You Say So Then We’ll Live Blog It

Well. Yesterday (for me) I posted an “off day digging” ditty even though it turned out to be game day for you which is practically obscene.  Now, we have a game starting at 9pm Thursday night EST, I think. That means it’s 6am Friday and I’m pretty sure I’ll be awake which is nice.

Top spot in the West is the Wings’ to grab tonite and very few things in our lives are more important than securing it, holding it, nurturing it.  That top spot must be cupped and fondled and there is no place anywhere on earth better suited for that than in the palm of one James F. Tiberius Howard.  Craig Custance, the best hockey writer in Detroit, told us so this morning and it’s a personal decree of mine to believe everything Custance writes.

“Howard is growing into one of the league’s elite goalies and the fans in Detroit are starting to realize it. During the final 90 seconds of Monday’s shutout win over the Sabres, they filled the rafters of Joe Louis Arena with chants of his name. It was almost as if 20,000 people realized at the same moment that their goalie has matured into one of the game’s best.”


You, Mr. Custance, are gloriously correct.  And this is a Live Blog, bitches.

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bezukov's avatar

Stephane Auger…. fire up the improbability drive…. ughhh.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/19/12 at 11:08 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Time to start the trend of winning on the road.

Hockeytown West. Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/19/12 at 11:09 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Pavel says hello.  Gawd I love that man.

And Jimmy too.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/12 at 11:10 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Oddly enough, I come here dreaming of new ways to make an ass of myself.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 01/19/12 at 09:04 PM ET

I have great faith in you monkey.  Oh and Evenin’ Bitches.

Posted by calquake on 01/19/12 at 11:10 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

So which Red Wing leads the way tonight? Jimmah? Dangle Dangle? Serial Killer? Flipper?

I am feeling like…

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/19/12 at 11:10 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

James

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/19/12 at 11:10 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Stephane Auger…. fire up the improbability drive

Barkeep, pour me a pan-galactic gargle blaster.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/19/12 at 11:10 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Murph is fuchin hammered.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/19/12 at 11:10 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I’m here. 

JIMMY!!!!

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/19/12 at 11:10 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

JIMMAH!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 01/19/12 at 11:11 PM ET

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A minute and a half in, and it already seems like it’s going to be a clutch, grab, do whatever the fuch you want night.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/19/12 at 11:11 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Massive showing of Wings jerseys in the arena.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/19/12 at 11:11 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Jimmy into the game early at least.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/19/12 at 11:12 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Sigh. Road games.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/19/12 at 11:12 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Oh come on now.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/19/12 at 11:12 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

gREAT sTART

E52 mishandles the puck - puck in net

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/12 at 11:13 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

back from a fishing meeting just in time for the game. life is good.

game on bitches! lgrw

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/19/12 at 11:13 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Fuch…already?

And Torres of all assholes…

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/19/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

A minute and a half in, and it already seems like it’s going to be a clutch, grab, do whatever the fuch you want night.

Posted by Valek on 01/19/12 at 09:11 PM ET

We shall overcome.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/19/12 at 11:13 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Infinite improbability drive.  I’ve got a barnful of monkeys finishing up Hamlet as we speak.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/19/12 at 11:13 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Jimmy needed to heed the advice of Red Green there ....“keep your stick on the ice”...

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/19/12 at 11:14 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Barkeep, pour me a pan-galactic gargle blaster.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/19/12 at 09:10 PM ET

Evening bitches.  I see my services are required already.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/19/12 at 11:14 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Ouch, Rough call by the officials.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/19/12 at 11:15 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wings on the PP.

s’werz muh bshmilz….

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/19/12 at 11:16 PM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Evening bitches. Voox, double shot of Theraflu mixed with some Codeine syrup please.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 01/19/12 at 11:16 PM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Way to play the puck Happy off Langkow’s mug to draw TMMOTI.

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/19/12 at 11:16 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

pray the wings did not spend too much time in the sun and gotten lethargic.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/19/12 at 11:16 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Only perimeter passing, with little traffic in front, I can see why the PP has such whisky dick.  Although at least there is some traffic in front.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/19/12 at 11:17 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Barkeep, pour me a pan-galactic gargle blaster.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/19/12 at 09:10 PM ET

Cheers.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/19/12 at 11:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Mule pulled a Nick.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/19/12 at 11:17 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Ken Kal said Zetterberg has been on a hot streak for 9 games?  He should stop watching games in person and start reading blogs.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/19/12 at 11:17 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Kronwall firing blanks?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/12 at 11:17 PM ET

monkey's avatar

-2 shots on goal.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/19/12 at 11:18 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

The Detroit power play does a lot of things really well.  Unfortunately, scoring goals doesn’t really seem to be one of them.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/19/12 at 11:18 PM ET

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Can we start declining PP’s?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/19/12 at 11:19 PM ET

VooX's avatar

Evening bitches. Voox, double shot of Theraflu mixed with some Codeine syrup please.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from Temporarily in Tempe, AZ on 01/19/12 at 09:16 PM ET

Either your sick, or your wanna get real fuching high.  Either way, bottoms up, buddy.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/19/12 at 11:19 PM ET

tkfergy's avatar

Where are they that they had to label the Penalty Box…. If you know who Redmond is then you know what a Penalty box looks like…

Posted by tkfergy on 01/19/12 at 11:19 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

-2 shots on goal.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 01/19/12 at 09:18 PM ET

+19

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/19/12 at 11:19 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Wings sure look ready to play tonight - facepalm

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/19/12 at 11:19 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I can’t believe my eyes.  Wake the fuch up, Wings.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/19/12 at 11:20 PM ET

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