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GDT - Game 13: Red Wings (7-4-1) host Blues (6-5-1) 7:30

Six nights ago, the Wings went into STL on a damn ugly two-game skid, and the prospects for the Wings season were dire.  DET looked like world-beaters at STL, winning 5-1 and starting a season high three game win streak they skate into The Joe with tonight.  

Things couldn't be worse for STL.  The Blues stormed out of the gate, 6-1 in January, but since that time are 0-4-1.  In their last four contests (all at home), they've been thrashed:  1-6 to NSH, 1-5 to DET, 5-6 (SO) to ANA, and 1-4 to LAK.

STL have a league-best, ridiculously good, PP; and DET's PK is fourth worst in the league.  LGRW

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  12 GP,  7-4-1,  15 pts, (6 in Conf, 3 in Central), 33 GF, 32 GA, Last 10 6-3-1  WON 3

STL:  12 GP,  6-5-1,  13 pts, (9 in Conf, 4 in Central),  39 GF, 40 GA, Last 10 4-5-1  LOST 1

DET HOME:  5-2

STL ROAD:  3-2

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.625 point% (7), 2.67 G/G (15), 2.67 GA/G (16), 1.36 5-5 F/A (5), 14.8 PP% (23), 73.7 PK% (26), 30.1 S/G (11), 29.6 SA/G (21), 53.5 FO% (4)

STL:  0.542 point% (17), 3.17 G/G (5), 3.25 GA/G (26), 0.75 5-5 F/A (23), 34.8 PP% (1), 75.6 PK% (23), 30.2 S/G (7), 22.2 SA/G (1), 49.3 FO% (18)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -0.00
STL =  -0.08

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

L Henrik Zetterberg 12 5 13 18 6  20:42  #3 in PTS, #2 in Assists
C Pavel Datsyuk 12 5 8 13 5  20:11
D Niklas Kronwall 12 1 9 10 -4  24:25
C Johan Franzen 12 3 6 9 4  18:23
C Damien Brunner 12 6 3 9 3  17:26
C Valtteri Filppula 12 3 4 7 4  17:52
D Jonathan Ericsson 9 2 3 5 4  21:25
R Todd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3  15:31
D Ian White 7 1 1 2 3  20:32
C Cory Emmerton 12 1 1 2 2  8:31
L Drew Miller 12 0 2 2 -3  12:47
R Mikael Samuelsson 2 0 1 1 -1  13:22
R Patrick Eaves 6 0 1 1 0  9:12
D Jakub Kindl 7 1 0 1 3  16:46
L Justin Abdelkader 12 0 1 1 -3 12:46
D Brendan Smith 8 0 1 1 4  17:16
D Brian Lashoff 8 1 0 1 -3  18:26
C Tomas Tatar 4 0 1 1 0  12:19
R Daniel Cleary 12 1 0 1 -2  16:33
R Jordin Tootoo 12 0 1 1 1  8:11
D Kent Huskins 7 0 0 0 -1  14:45
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
D Kyle Quincey 12 0 0 0 5  18:57
L Jan Mursak 1 0 0 0 0  2:34
C Joakim Andersson 2 0 0 0 -1  9:10
C Gustav Nyquist 1 0 0 0 0  11:42
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0  12:27

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Petr Mrazek 1,  1-0-0,  1.00,  0.963 
Jimmy Howard 11,  6-4-1,  2.78,  0.906 
Jonas Gustavsson 1,  0-0-0,  3.16,  0.875 

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

D Kevin Shattenkirk 12 1 12 13 2  22:40
C Alexander Steen 12 2 9 11 -1  18:25
D Alex Pietrangelo 12 3 8 11 -3  25:30
R Vladimir Tarasenko 12 5 5 10 -1  14:39
C Andy McDonald 12 2 7 9 -1  18:15
C T.J. Oshie 12 4 5 9 -1  19:18
L David Perron 12 3 6 9 -1  17:59
R David Backes 12 2 6 8 0  19:00
R Chris Stewart 12 5 2 7 -3  14:35
C Patrik Berglund 12 5 2 7 -3  16:16
C Vladimir Sobotka 12 1 3 4 -4  13:59
D Barret Jackman 12 2 0 2 2  18:46
D Roman Polak 12 0 2 2 -6  17:23
D Wade Redden 8 2 0 2 -7  16:36
D Ian Cole 6 0 1 1 1  18:20
R Matt D'Agostini 4 1 0 1 -1  9:04
C Jaden Schwartz 9 0 1 1 -5  10:12
R Jamie Langenbrunner 4 0 1 1 1  9:46
R Ryan Reaves 10 0 1 1 -1  6:49
C Scott Nichol 9 0 0 0 -1  10:07
D Kris Russell 10 0 0 0 -2  14:44

STL Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jaroslav Halak 5,  3-0-0,  2.10,  0.889 
Brian Elliott 9,  3-5-1,  3.57,  0.849 
Jake Allen 1,  0-0-0,  2.00,  0.750  

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Damien Brunner - 3 pts in last 3 GP
Niklas Kronwall - 2 pts in last 2 GP
Jonathan Ericsson - 5 pts in last 6 GP
Jimmy Howard - 2-0-0, 1.50, .958 in last 2 GPI

DET - NOT HOT:

Johan Franzen - 0 pts in last 3 GP  SHOCKING
Kyle Quincey - 0 pts in last 12 GP  Doubly Shocking

STL - HOT:

Kevin Shattenkirk - 3 pts in last 2 GP
Andy McDonald - 3 pts in last 2 GP
Chris Stewart - 3 pts in last 2 GP
Alex Pietrangelo -11 pts in last 12 GP

STL - NOT HOT:

Vladimir Sobotka - 0 pts in last 5 GP
Kris Russell - 0 pts in last 10 GP
Brian Elliott - 0-3-1, 5.05, .791 in last 4 GPI

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd Back injury day-to-day
Colaiacovo, Carlo Shoulder injury injured reserve
Gustavsson, Jonas Groin injured reserve
Helm, Darren Back injury injured reserve
Mursak, Jan Collarbone injured reserve
Samuelsson, Mikael Groin injured reserve
Smith, Brendan Shoulder injury injured reserve

STL:

Langenbrunner, Jamie Hip surgery injured reserve

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Yesterdays practice, same lines as the LAK game:

Johan Franzen-Henrik Zetterberg-Damien Brunner

Valtteri Filppula-Pavel Datsyuk-Daniel Cleary

Joakim Andersson-Justin Abdelakder-Tomas Tatar

Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jordin Tootoo

Niklas Kronwall-Brian Lashoff

Jonathan Ericsson-Ian White

Kyle Quincey-Jakub Kindl

Jimmy Howard (starting Wednesday)

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RWBill's avatar

We have the advantage because of the Springy Boards!  Remember, in every other arena the pucks sink into the boards and get stuck.  But damn Detroit, with their wind gusts and ice patches and springy boards and subtle interference they just have all the advantges.  Somebody needs to do something about them.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/13/13 at 04:53 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

So, it’s official, the KK pages now have 40 comments per page instead of the traditional 50 it’s always had.

Posted by RWBill from Brush Street cruising with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/13/13 at 04:54 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

So what you’re saying is.. That if Pasha gets a gust of wind, and the puck hits a patch of ice for the defense to score and the Wings get away with the subtle interference.. We shall win?

I do enjoy doc. The greatest play every play that’s made. Good stuff. Douche Canoe And Windy Patch O’Ice Subtle Interference can both eat a bag of dicks.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/13/13 at 05:15 PM ET

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