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GDT - Game 10: Red Wings (4-4-1) at Blues (6-3) 8:00

Going into tonights tilt at STL, I'd give the Wings little chance of winning.  DET are coming off two dreadful losses (2-4 at CBJ, and 1-4 CGY), against two statistically poor teams. DET cannot score, outside the top two lines - and don't look to the PP to help with that.  Worse, the Wings cannot keep the puck out of their net.  Defensive zone coverage looks like the monkeys got loose at the circus, and the PK is just an exercise in futility.

STL just got their asses handed to them, at home, by NSH (1-6), and they will be looking for payback for their loss at DET.  The Blues are statistically very good in almost all facets of the game, and their 33% PP leads the league.  Tonight, that ought to net them at least 2 goals.

Starting from behind is losing hockey, says Babs.  Since DET cannot stop the opponents PP, that probably applies to every game, eh?  

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  9 GP,  4-4-1,  9 pts, (11 in Conf, 4 in Central), 23 GF, 28 GA, Last 10 4-4-1  LOST 2

STL:  9 GP,  6-3,  12 pts, (5 in Conf, 2 in Central),  32 GF, 25 GA, Last 10 6-3-0  LOST 2

DET AWAY:  1-2-1

STL HOME:  3-1-0

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.500 point% (18), 2.44 G/G (19), 3.11 GA/G (24), 1.08 5-5 F/A (12), 12.2 PP% (26), 69.8 PK% (28), 30.1 S/G (9), 28.6 SA/G (13), 54.3 FO% (3)

STL:  0.667 point% (7), 3.44 G/G (3), 2.78 GA/G (19), 1.15 5-5 F/A (11), 33.3 PP% (1), 73.7 PK% (24), 31.3 S/G (7), 21.3 SA/G (1), 48.2 FO% (22).

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -0.67
STL =  +0.66

PLAYER STATS:
DET Skaters:
POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

L Henrik Zetterberg 9 5 8 13 4  20:52
C Pavel Datsyuk 9 3 7 10 4 20:22
C Johan Franzen 9 3 6 9 2  18:41
D Niklas Kronwall 9 0 8 8 -4  24:58
C Valtteri Filppula 9 2 4 6 3  17:41
C Damien Brunner 9 4 2 6 1  17:57
D Jonathan Ericsson 6 1 2 3 0  21:30
R Todd Bertuzzi 6 2 1 3 3  16:03
R Mikael Samuelsson 2 0 1 1 -1  13:22
D Ian White 4 1 0 1 0  20:06
R Patrick Eaves 6 0 1 1 0  9:12
D Brendan Smith 8 0 1 1 4  17:16
D Brian Lashoff 5 1 0 1 -3  17:20
D Kent Huskins 7 0 0 0 -1  14:45
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
D Kyle Quincey 9 0 0 0 3  20:09
D Jakub Kindl 4 0 0 0 2 16:55
L Justin Abdelkader 9 0 0 0 -3  12:42
C Cory Emmerton 9 0 0 0 0  8:39
L Jan Mursak 1 0 0 0 0  2:34
C Gustav Nyquist 1 0 0 0 0  11:42
C Tomas Tatar 1 0 0 0 -1  12:42
R Daniel Cleary 9 0 0 0 -3  16:22
R Jordin Tootoo 9 0 0 0 -1  8:19
L Drew Miller 9 0 0 0 -4  12:51
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0 12:27

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jimmy Howard 9,  4-4-1,  3.07,  0.892
Jonas Gustavsson 1,  0-0-0,  3.16,  0.875

STL Skaters:
POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

R Vladimir Tarasenko 9 5 5 10 5  14:57
D Kevin Shattenkirk 9 1 8 9 4  22:11
D Alex Pietrangelo 9 2 7 9 1  25:01
C T.J. Oshie 9 3 5 8 -2  19:09
L David Perron 9 2 6 8 1  18:03
C Patrik Berglund 9 5 2 7 0  16:07
C Andy McDonald 9 2 4 6 1  18:12
C Alexander Steen 9 0 6 6 4  18:38
R David Backes 9 1 5 6 0  18:46
C Vladimir Sobotka 9 1 3 4 0  13:55
R Chris Stewart 9 4 0 4 -2  14:01
D Barret Jackman 9 2 0 2 5  18:27
D Roman Polak 9 0 2 2 -1  17:26
D Wade Redden 5 2 0 2 -3 17:17
R Matt D'Agostini 3 1 0 1 0  9:23
D Ian Cole 4 0 1 1 1  17:44
C Jaden Schwartz 7 0 1 1 -3  10:12
R Jamie Langenbrunner 4 0 1 1 1  9:46
R Ryan Reaves 7 0 1 1 1  6:42
C Scott Nichol 6 0 0 0 0  10:35
D Kris Russell 9 0 0 0 0 15:06

STL Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jaroslav Halak 5,  3-0-0,  2.10,  0.889 
Brian Elliott 6,  3-3-0,  2.95,  0.874 
Jake Allen 1,  0-0-0,  3.87,  0750 

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

 Johan Franzen DET
5 pts in last 3 GP
Jonathan Ericsson DET
3 pts in last 3 GP
Niklas Kronwall DET
8 pts in last 8 GP
Damien Brunner DET
6 pts in last 7 GP

DET - NOT HOT:

Todd Bertuzzi DET
0 pts in last 3 GP
Dan Cleary DET
0 pts in last 9 GP
Kyle Quincey DET
0 pts in last 9 GP
Jimmy Howard DET
0-2-0, 4.00, .843 in last 2 GPI

STL - HOT:

 David Perron STL
7 pts in last 5 GP
Vladimir Tarasenko STL
10 pts in last 9 GP
Alex Pietrangelo STL
9 pts in last 9 GP
T.J. Oshie STL
3 pts in last 3 GP

STL - NOT HOT:

Andy McDonald STL
2 pts in last 6 GP
Chris Stewart STL
0 pts in last 3 GP
Kris Russell STL
0 pts in last 9 GP
Brian Elliott STL
0-2-0, 5.00, .800 in last 2 GPI

Injury Report:

DET:

Colaiacovo, Carlo Shoulder injury injured reserve
Gustavsson, Jonas Groin day-to-day
Helm, Darren Back injury day-to-day
MacDonald, Joey Bulging disc in lower back injured reserve
Mursak, Jan Collarbone injured reserve
Samuelsson, Mikael Groin injured reserve
Smith, Brendan Shoulder injury injured reserve

STL:

Halak, Jaroslav Lower body injury injured reserve

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Jimmy Howard takes a break, no practice Wednesday;  Babcock still contemplating starter for Thursday:


Johan Franzen-Henrik Zetterberg-Damien Brunner

Valtteri Filppula-Pavel Datsyuk-Todd Bertuzzi

Daniel Cleary-Justin Abdelakder-Tomas Tatar

Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jordin Tootoo

Niklas Kronwall-Brian Lashoff

Kyle Quincey-Jonathan Ericsson

Kent Huskins-Ian White

Petr Mrazek

Joey MacDonald

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SYF's avatar

CaptD, I consider Jobu the entire encapsulation of injuries to Wings players - cause and effect.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/07/13 at 07:46 PM ET

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