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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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stayouttamalibu's avatar

Even if the refs, who’ve been generous with the PPs for the Wings, did call the holding, what exactly do you expect from the Wings’ PP given how it’s completely inept in road games?

Posted by SYF from Dr. Ima Tearadikov’s “Office” on 01/19/12 at 11:22 PM ET

In all honesty, with our road record, I’d look at it as two minutes of possession to help get us closer to securing a point.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 01/20/12 at 01:24 AM ET

VooX's avatar

*Clang* then…

*Clang*

How many puppies have to die to get our puck luck back?  Cause you know, I am willing to go on a canine killing spree if necessary.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/20/12 at 01:24 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

He clearly covered the puck.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/20/12 at 01:25 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

No you’re not.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from Temporarily in Tempe, AZ on 01/19/12 at 11:22 PM ET

Okay, I was bullshitting—figuratively speakin.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/20/12 at 01:26 AM ET

SYF's avatar

An icing call?  Really, Buckets?  With the faceoff in our zone, Buckets?

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/20/12 at 01:27 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

OMFG Sphincter Minute please baby Jesus no.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/20/12 at 01:27 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Please let Leb-Duh be in the lineup on Saturday.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/20/12 at 01:27 AM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Okay, I was bullshitting—figuratively speakin.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/19/12 at 11:26 PM ET

That’s what I like to hear. Too bad though, you’d be a rich motherfucher.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 01/20/12 at 01:28 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

I hate watching games against the yotes…I get this stupid song stuck in my head for days

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/20/12 at 01:28 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Pity point earned.  Go for two.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/20/12 at 01:29 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

Regardless of the outcome here, I think the clear cut number one star tonight is…

Goal Post.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/20/12 at 01:29 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

point - - an ugly point

but a point nonetheless

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/20/12 at 01:29 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Can’t believe the Yotes got a point tonight.

Just get the fuching win, Wings.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/20/12 at 01:29 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Three way tie for first in the Central.  *#$%@& you, Gary.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/20/12 at 01:30 AM ET

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What a sad last minute that was.  Ice it twice, then just hang around on the ice till the end just hanging on for dear life hoping for OT.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/20/12 at 01:30 AM ET

VooX's avatar

Three way tie for first in the Central.  *#$%@& you, Gary.

Posted by monkey from the morel high ground on 01/19/12 at 11:30 PM ET

Fuchin’ O/T charity point.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/20/12 at 01:30 AM ET

SoDakWIngNut's avatar

Wings please win in OT, Wings pls win in OT, pls….LGRW!

Posted by SoDakWIngNut from Rapid City, SD on 01/20/12 at 01:31 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I demand a WIN! 2 points. No fuching gimmicky bullsh!t.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/20/12 at 01:31 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Sergei Fedorov time.  First time I’ve said that this season.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/20/12 at 01:31 AM ET

calquake's avatar

I’m shitting diamond bricks here—literally.

That’s a hellava way to join the 1% my friend.

Posted by calquake on 01/20/12 at 01:31 AM ET

monkey's avatar

6-1, 3-7.  I guess we know how this one ends.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/20/12 at 01:31 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I demand a WIN! 2 points. No fuching gimmicky bullsh!t.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/20/12 at 01:31 AM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Final Countdown, I hope GOB is there performing illusions.

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 01/20/12 at 01:31 AM ET

tkfergy's avatar

tied for 1st now…

Posted by tkfergy on 01/20/12 at 01:31 AM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

stupid song stuck in my head for days

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be
Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey
Chim chim cher-oo!
Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 01/20/12 at 01:31 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Oh come on now.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 01/20/12 at 01:33 AM ET

SYF's avatar

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL…

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/20/12 at 01:33 AM ET

VooX's avatar

Dangle without a stick, reminds me of his amazing soccer pass to setup a goal a few years ago.

Posted by VooX from Behind the Bar in the Hasek Club Car on 01/20/12 at 01:33 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Pavel Datsyuk without a stick is still one of the best players in the league.

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/20/12 at 01:33 AM ET

Nate A's avatar

Oh oh.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/20/12 at 01:33 AM ET

stayouttamalibu's avatar

Cool

Posted by stayouttamalibu from California on 01/20/12 at 01:33 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Phantom trip.  JFC.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 01/20/12 at 01:33 AM ET

tkfergy's avatar

Bullshit call

Posted by tkfergy on 01/20/12 at 01:33 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Who shot Pavs stick down the ice? Should have been a penalty.

Instead Pavs gets the gate for nothing. Zebra suck.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/20/12 at 01:33 AM ET

WestWing's avatar

No touch icing is one thing, but no touch tripping penalties?  Really?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/20/12 at 01:34 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

shorty?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/20/12 at 01:34 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

SHORTY to win it. NOW!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/20/12 at 01:35 AM ET

monkey's avatar

Hey, we want some Shorties

Posted by monkey from Praha, Česká republika on 01/20/12 at 01:35 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/20/12 at 01:36 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jimmah!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/20/12 at 01:36 AM ET

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