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GDT - Game 16: Red Wings (7-6-2) at Nashville (7-4-5) 8:00

DET have blown 2-0 leads in two of their past three games and are winless in three (0-2-1) heading into tonight's tilt at Nashville.  They haven't scored a goal in the third period in each of their past three games, registering only 14 shots combined.  Being 0-for-26 on the power play in six road games won't help matters much.

NSH cannot score, posting a league low 2.06 G/G.  But when you have Pekka Rinne as a backstop, it just doesn't matter; in his last four games he has been a  wall, 0.57 GAA, and a ridiculous 0.974 save%.

This one could be really ugly.  LGRW

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  15 GP,  7-6-2,  16 pts, (9 in Conf, 4 in Central), 40 GF, 44 GA, Last 10 5-4-1  LOST 2

NSH:  16 GP,  7-4-5,  19 pts, (5 in Conf, 3 in Central),  35 GF, 35 GA, Last 10 6-2-2  LOST 1

DET ROAD:  2-3-1

NSH HOME:  3-1-3

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.533 point% (19), 2.60 G/G (19), 2.93 GA/G (20), 1.14 5-5 F/A (12), 13.9 PP% (25), 75.4 PK% (24), 29.2 S/G (15), 29.4 SA/G (19), 53.3 FO% (3)

NSH:  0.594 point% (13), 2.06 G/G (30), 1.94 GA/G (3), 1.10 5-5 F/A (13), 15.1 PP% (22), 84.5 PK% (6), 23.7 S/G (30), 27.2 SA/G (7), 50.9 FO% (11)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -0.33
NSH =  +0.12

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

L Henrik Zetterberg 15 5 15 20 1 21:04
C Pavel Datsyuk 14 7 9 16 6  20:09
C Damien Brunner 15 7 4 11 -2  17:35
D Niklas Kronwall 15 1 9 10 -9  24:03
C Johan Franzen 12 3 6 9 4  18:23
C Valtteri Filppula 15 3 5 8 3  17:45
D Jonathan Ericsson 12 2 4 6 2 20:38
C Tomas Tatar 7 2 2 4 0  12:25
D Jakub Kindl 9 1 2 3 4  17:17
R Todd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3  15:31
L Drew Miller 15 1 2 3 -3  13:06
D Ian White 10 1 1 2 2  20:18
R Patrick Eaves 8 0 2 2 2  9:20
C Cory Emmerton 15 1 1 2 1  9:15
C Joakim Andersson 5 1 1 2 0  10:15
D Brian Lashoff 11 1 1 2 -6  18:30
R Jordin Tootoo 15 0 2 2 1  8:44
R Mikael Samuelsson 3 0 1 1 -2  14:07
L Justin Abdelkader 15 0 1 1 -7  13:06
D Brendan Smith 8 0 1 1 4  17:16
R Daniel Cleary 15 1 0 1 -5  16:42
D Kent Huskins 8 0 0 0 -1  14:46
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
D Kyle Quincey 15 0 0 0 7  18:55
L Jan Mursak 1 0 0 0 0  2:34
C Gustav Nyquist 2 0 0 0 -1 12:22
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0  12:27

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Petr Mrazek 2,  1-1-0,  2.02,  0.922
Jimmy Howard 13,  6-5-2,  2.97,  0.900
Jonas Gustavsson 1,  0-0-0,  3.16,  0.875

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

C Colin Wilson 16 5 7 12 2  17:09
R Martin Erat 15 3 7 10 -1  19:02
C David Legwand 16 3 3 6 6  18:06
C Mike Fisher 16 3 3 6 0  20:49
L Sergei Kostitsyn 16 2 4 6 5  16:40
D Ryan Ellis 16 2 4 6 4  16:03
D Kevin Klein 16 1 4 5 4  19:53
D Shea Weber 16 2 3 5 0  26:30
R Brandon Yip 14 2 3 5 3  13:40
R Patric Hornqvist 6 1 4 5 -2  15:33
D Jonathon Blum 9 1 4 5 4  14:15
L Gabriel Bourque 14 3 2 5 4  15:17
C Nick Spaling 16 3 1 4 -3  16:20
C Paul Gaustad 13 1 2 3 0  14:07
D Roman Josi 16 0 2 2 1 22:05
C Craig Smith 16 0 2 2 -3  12:38
L Rich Clune 15 1 0 1 1  6:50
R Matt Halischuk 11 0 1 1 -1  11:07
D Hal Gill 13 0 0 0 0  13:19
R Brian McGrattan 2 0 0 0 0  6:17
D Scott Hannan 16 0 0 0 -5  20:58

NSH Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Pekka Rinne 14,  6-3-4,  1.58,  0.938    Tonight's tilt will be fUN
Chris Mason 3,  1-1-1,  3.42,  0.888 

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Jakub Kindl -  2 pts in last 2 GP
Damien Brunner - 2 pts in last 2 GP
Tomas Tatar - 3 pts in last 3 GP

DET - NOT HOT:

Dan Cleary - 0 pts in last 5 GP
Kyle Quincey - 0 pts in last 15 GP
Jimmy Howard - 0-1-1, 4.00, .869 in last 2 GPI

NSH - HOT:

Colin Wilson - 3 pts in last 2 GP
Shea Weber - 3 pts in last 2 GP
Sergei Kostitsyn - 3 pts in last 2 GP
Jonathon Blum - 3 pts in last 2 GP
Martin Erat - 3 pts in last 3 GP
Pekka Rinne - 2-1-1, 0.57, .974 in last 4 GPI

NSH - NOT HOT:

Kevin Klein - 0 pts in last 6 GP
Chris Mason - 0-0-1, 4.95, .840 in last 2 GPI

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd Back injury injured reserve
Colaiacovo, Carlo Shoulder injury injured reserve
Franzen, Johan Hip flexor injured reserve
Helm, Darren Back injury injured reserve
Mursak, Jan Collarbone injured reserve
Smith, Brendan Shoulder injury injured reserve

NSH:

NONE

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MONDAY practice lines:

Valtteri Filppula-Henrik Zetterberg-Damien Brunner
Tomas Tatar-Pavel Datsyuk-Mikael Samuelsson
Daniel Cleary-Justin Abdelkader-Joakim Andersson
Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jordin Tootoo

The Red Wings are 0-for-26 on the power play in six road games. That led to some shuffling in practice. The first unit consisted of Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Tatar up front.

 

The second unit had Filppula, Cleary and Brunner up front, Ian White and Jakub Kindl at the points.

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Comments

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Whistles and catfish. yAY.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/19/13 at 11:13 AM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

Valtteri Filppula-Henrik Zetterberg-Damien Brunner
Tomas Tatar-Pavel Datsyuk-Mikael Samuelsson
Daniel Cleary-Justin Abdelkader-Joakim Andersson
Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jordin Tootoo

I really hope this will be the lines for todays game.

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 02/19/13 at 11:32 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

The Euro Triplets were responsible for both goals last game.  Keep that in your hip pocket if we need one to tie.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/19/13 at 11:44 AM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Well - hope springs eternal.  We can’t keep up the bagel on the PP on the road forever can we?

LGRW!!!!!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 02/19/13 at 12:24 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Welcome back Okie. Thanks for this, as always.

This is either going to be really fun.. or really ugly..

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/19/13 at 01:33 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Khan’s Twitter news from the morning skate:

Wings skating with these lines at Bridgestone: 11-40-24, 51-13-37, 21-8-63, 20-25-22, also 17.

AND

Cleary is practicing with first PP unit, at net front. Datsyuk and Zetterberg up front, Kronwall, Samuelsson at points.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/19/13 at 01:41 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Yep, could be ugly.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/19/13 at 04:37 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

All I can do is hope that at the end of all this.. They don’t resign Cleary. Buckets offers nothing.. Cept a few turnovers a game.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/19/13 at 04:49 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Thanks, Jeff.  Sorry, I’m late for your GDT.

Not expecting anything from this group of underachieving underachievers.  Watching that ridiculous collapse against the Ingalls Sisters was gross.

Referees:
Brad Watson (#23)    <—————-
Eric Furlatt (#27)

Linesmen:
Don Henderson (#91)
Greg Devorski (#54)

Holy fuch, now I know that Gary.Ass is just fuching with us.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/19/13 at 04:54 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Brad Watson.. I can’t believe I missed that.  *gag*

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/19/13 at 04:56 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I have no expectations. Therefore, I will only be disappointed.

Thanks OKie. You never disappoint.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/19/13 at 05:38 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Well, if they’re gonna lose do it full-on.  My worst nightmare with this team is that it becomes the Calgary flames.  Never quite good, never quite bad.  Never a good shot at impact talent in the draft.  Suck for Seth.  Hearin’ good things about McKinnen kid.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 02/19/13 at 05:56 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/19/13 at 12:33 PM ET

Posted by SYF from yet another half-ass season by Proskauer Rose LLP on 02/19/13 at 03:54 PM ET

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/19/13 at 04:38 PM ET

Thank you.

Trouble brewing tonight - -scoring troubles.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/19/13 at 05:57 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

since the Wings make rookie goalies look like, well, Pekka Rinne…maybe they can make Rinne look like a rookie…

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 02/19/13 at 06:45 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Ken and Paul said the other night that Nashville is #30 in the league in goals scored.  And yet they sit in 5th place in the conference and 10th place overall in the league!  All because of Pecker Rinne.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/19/13 at 07:13 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Don’t know if I’ll be in the LB tonight. 

Oh, forgot to say, “Thanks, Okie!”  Hope you had a fun weekend with the missus.

LGRW!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/19/13 at 07:15 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/19/13 at 06:15 PM ET

thank you, and it was fun - - way more so than the Minny game.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/19/13 at 07:36 PM ET

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