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GDT - Game 18: Red Wings (7-7-3) host Predators (8-5-5) 7:00

The Wings are 0-3-2 in their last five games. During that stretch they’ve scored just one power play goal and have blown two-goal leads three times.  DET's special teams may take the prize for oxymoron of the year; the PP is beyond pathetic at 12.8% (28).  The PK is just as bad, or worse, at 75.7% (25).  Assuming, on average, DET are assessed 4 minors a game (I don't know what the actual average is), it is almost certain 1 goal for the opposition.  Both are guaranteed momentum killers.  

Playoffs?  I just hope we can win a game.

LGRW

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  17 GP,  7-7-3,  17 pts, (10 in Conf, 4 in Central), 45 GF, 51 GA, Last 10 3-5-2  LOST 1

NSH:  18 GP,  8-5-5,  21 pts, (4 in Conf, 2 in Central),  39 GF, 39 GA, Last 10 5-3-2  LOST 1

DET HOME:  5-4-1

NSH ROAD:  4-3-2

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.500 point% (21), 2.59 G/G (18), 3.00 GA/G (21), 1.12 5-5 F/A (12), 12.8 PP% (28), 75.7 PK% (25), 29.2 S/G (14), 28.8 SA/G (16), 53.7 FO% (2)

NSH:  0.583 point% (12), 2.06 G/G (30), 1.94 GA/G (3), 1.04 5-5 F/A (15), 14.8 PP% (22), 85.5 PK% (6), 23.7 S/G (30), 27.2 SA/G (6), 50.5 FO% (14)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -0.41
NSH =  +0.12

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

L Henrik Zetterberg 16 5 16 21 1  21:00
C Pavel Datsyuk 15 8 10 18 8  20:13
C Damien Brunner 16 7 4 11 -3  17:26
D Niklas Kronwall 16 1 9 10 -9  24:00
C Johan Franzen 12 3 6 9 4  18:23
C Valtteri Filppula 16 3 5 8 3  17:46
D Jonathan Ericsson 13 2 4 6 0  21:07
D Jakub Kindl 10 1 3 4 6  16:44
C Tomas Tatar 8 2 2 4 -2  12:03
R Daniel Cleary 16 2 1 3 -3  16:58
R Todd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3  15:31
R Jordin Tootoo 16 1 2 3 2  8:55
L Drew Miller 16 1 2 3 -2  13:10
D Ian White 11 1 1 2 1  20:12
R Patrick Eaves 9 0 2 2 0  9:34
C Cory Emmerton 16 1 1 2 1  9:26
C Joakim Andersson 6 1 1 2 -2  9:44
D Brian Lashoff 12 1 1 2 -6  18:38
R Mikael Samuelsson 3 0 1 1 -2  14:07
L Justin Abdelkader 16 0 1 1 -6 12:59
D Brendan Smith 8 0 1 1 4  17:16
D Kent Huskins 8 0 0 0 -1  14:46
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
D Kyle Quincey 16 0 0 0 8  18:52
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 14,  6-5-2,  3.08,  0.897
Jonas Gustavsson 2,  0-0-1,  2.65,  0.885

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

C Colin Wilson 18 5 9 14 0  17:12
R Martin Erat 17 3 7 10 -2  18:53
C Mike Fisher 18 3 4 7 2  20:38
D Shea Weber 18 3 4 7 2  26:14
L Sergei Kostitsyn 18 2 5 7 6 16:35
C David Legwand 18 3 3 6 4  17:56
D Ryan Ellis 18 2 4 6 4  16:02
L Gabriel Bourque 16 4 2 6 5  15:31
D Kevin Klein 18 1 4 5 2  20:05
R Brandon Yip 16 2 3 5 1  13:31
R Patric Hornqvist 8 1 4 5 0  15:48
D Jonathon Blum 10 1 4 5 2  14:25
C Nick Spaling 18 3 1 4 -4  15:46
C Paul Gaustad 13 1 2 3 0 14:07
D Roman Josi 18 1 2 3 2  22:13
C Craig Smith 18 1 2 3 -4  12:48
L Rich Clune 17 1 0 1 1  7:00
R Matt Halischuk 13 0 1 1 -2  11:02
D Scott Hannan 18 0 1 1 -6  20:56
D Hal Gill 14 0 0 0 0  13:20
R Brian McGrattan 2 0 0 0 0  6:17

NSH Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Pekka Rinne 16,  7-4-4,  1.63,  0.936 
Chris Mason,  1-1-1, 3.42,  0.888 

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

 Dan Cleary - 2 pts in last 2 GP
Jakub Kindl - 3 pts in last 3 GP
Damien Brunner - 12 pts in last 15 GP
Brian Lashoff - 2 pts in last 3 GP

DET - NOT HOT:

Valtteri Filppula - 1 pts in last 4 GP
Ian White - 0 pts in last 5 GP
Niklas Kronwall - 0 pts in last 5 GP
Kyle Quincey - 0 pts in last 17 GP
Jimmy Howard - 0-1-0, 4.23, .839 in last 2 GPI

NSH - HOT:

Colin Wilson - 4 pts in last 3 GP
Shea Weber - 4 pts in last 3 GP
Sergei Kostitsyn - 4 pts in last 4 GP
Jonathon Blum - 3 pts in last 3 GP
Pekka Rinne - 7-2-1, 1.13, .956 in last 11 GPI

NSH - NOT HOT:

Ryan Ellis - 0 pts in last 4 GP
Kevin Klein - 0 pts in last 8 GP
Chris Mason - 0-1-1, 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
Samuelsson, Mikael Broken finger injured reserve
Smith, Brendan Shoulder injury injured reserve

NSH:

Gaustad, Paul Upper body injury day-to-day

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Optional skate Friday.

Turnstile and Moose out.  Kindl in.

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Comments

RWBill's avatar

Still missing five starters, plus Colaiacovo, who I did not include just because he’s so new we weren’t used to him being a starter.

6 / 18 starting skaters still out to injury.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/23/13 at 10:05 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities

Well it certainly is when the Wings are losing.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/23/13 at 10:12 AM ET

w2j2's avatar

WWSD?
What would Scotty do?

I think he would try something bold, as he did 17 years ago.
The trap defense.

But what do I know?

Posted by w2j2 on 02/23/13 at 10:18 AM ET

dougie's avatar

6 / 18 starting skaters still out to injury.

And if that were just one or two players, and we were playing as poorly as we are now, I would join the cavalcade of fans screaming to hang them all, to make sure we get the right one.

I have decided that no matter what, make the playoffs or not, win the Cup or not, this season has a big, ole hairy assed ASTERISK beside it either way. It is a joke, and the Wings may be the punch line.

It’s not that I don’t care, but I am just not gonna get too torqued aboot it , one way or the other. Tonight, my favorite hockey team takes the ice, and as painful as it might be these days, I get to watch.

I don’t HAVE to, I GET to.

Let’s go Red Wings

 

 

 

Posted by dougie on 02/23/13 at 10:20 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

I can agree that we expect more that we should given the injuries etc….
But I am still at a loss for some of our line combos. If there is any way we can give Pavel at least one linemate who doesnt have cinder blocks on the ends of his arms, that’d be a step in the right direction.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/23/13 at 10:28 AM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

Jim Mora !  so good Jeff. “Playoffs!!??? Playoffs??!!!....” 
Verrry funny

Posted by Rdwings28 on 02/23/13 at 10:34 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Playoffs?  I just hope we can win a game.

Amen.

Thanks, Okie!

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/23/13 at 10:42 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

never
never
never
give
  up


L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/23/13 at 11:30 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Posted by dougie on 02/23/13 at 09:20 AM ET

That’s a good post and reflects other similar posts this year about being a Wing a Holic.

I still have a 14 or 16 inch Red Wing magnet on my car.  Why?  I’m still a Red Wing fan.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/23/13 at 12:01 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Still got a Red Wings desktop.  Just stuck some 6”  Wings logos in the backwindow of my car that I made at work…er…ah….tested the capabilities of our new sticker macking machine…

Kinda look at the Wings the same as my kids…yeah they piss me off some of the time.  But at the end of the day I freakin love them and will continue to support them.  Even if they come to me again and say “Dad, my girlfriend’s having a baby.  It’s probably mine…” ..... again…

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/23/13 at 12:50 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Nothing deters us from our passionate persuit of the pleasure and pain of being a Detroit Red Wing’s Fan. From the womb to the tomb. I’m all in. Period.

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

 

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/23/13 at 01:12 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Khan(!) Twitter:

Morning skate lines:

51-40-24
11-13-8
21-63-17
20-25-22,
55-52
23-18
3-4

PP:
Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Cleary up front on 1st unit, with Kronwall, Brunner at points; 51-21-8 (net front) with 18-4 on 2nd.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/23/13 at 02:11 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Poor Pavel

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/23/13 at 02:13 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Pavs needs to sue for abandonment and non support.

I am all in with ya Kate. The first game I remember is the last game of the1966 Cup finals when the pocket rocket hand passed the puck past Crozier for the cup winning goal in OT. My dad almost kicked in the TV screen he was so pissed.

I’m an addict that will always crave Red Wing hockey in good times or in bad.Sigh

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/23/13 at 02:29 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Mursaks comments about being waived sure sound like hes giving up on being a Wing…. thats gotta suck for him.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/23/13 at 03:09 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

I’m all in too (except for buying any NHL products this year).

NHL Network tonight so I’ll get to watch (unless they change their minds again).

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/23/13 at 03:35 PM ET

calquake's avatar

The first game I remember is the last game of the1966 Cup finals when the pocket rocket hand passed the puck past Crozier for the cup winning goal in OT.

I still haven’t gotten over that one.  And people say today’s refs are worse.

Posted by calquake on 02/23/13 at 04:04 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Nah Cal they always sucked. They fellated from the Habs to the Flyers, back to the Habs, to the islanders, to Gretz and Mario to Mario’s baby boy Rosby. Must be something deep seated back in the Jolly Jack Adams days to have the Red Wing hate all this time tongue rolleye

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/23/13 at 04:26 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Muchas gracias, Jeff.  Good to see the GDT this afternoon.  I probably won’t be in the LB tonight as I’m pretty sure I’m set on seeing the game at Aria with family from out of town.  What is wrong with people???  I have a Wings addiction (even if they’re sucky).  Don’t you friggin understand?

Referees:
Dan O’Halloran-13     <—————-
Kyle Rehman-37

Linesmen:
Brian Murphy-93
Jonny Murray-95

Mercy.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/23/13 at 05:41 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

... on a personal note,

anyone look’n for snow?

I got plenty here in central Wisconsin.

this was last Saturday, 02/16:

then it snowed some more yesterday / last night, so ...

this is today, 02/23:

(I put the shovel in there for a perspective. Yes, there is that much!
The pile at the side of my drive is about 10-feet high.
I moved here from Michigan 17 years ago and I think this is the most snowfall in a winter in those years. Probably over 50-inches if we added all the individual storms so far this year; obviously some has settled in between storms but the last two weeks we’ve had a bunch!)

now, ...

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/23/13 at 05:48 PM ET

SYF's avatar

stoney, would LOVE to have some, nay darn all, of that feeding the tributaries leading into the Colorado River.  Lake Mead here in Southern Nevada look woeful.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 02/23/13 at 05:51 PM ET

w2j2's avatar

Stoney:
That looks like the snow we had when we were kids!
And it looks as if you shovel it by hand!

Posted by w2j2 on 02/23/13 at 06:02 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Playing catch up. Back online after a little trout slaying trip to the Eastern Sierras.  Fish died, no one cried.

Looks like the boys have been massaging a losing streak in my absence.  No better time to turn it around and put an end to the annual February slump. 

I believe it was some Command Master Chief that once said, “I’m not a hockey fan,  I am a Wings fan”.  Smart guys those CMDMC’s.


Let’s Go Red Wings !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 02/23/13 at 06:18 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

11-13-8

That combination makes no sense at all.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/23/13 at 07:08 PM ET

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