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GDT - Game 20: Red Wings (9-7-3) at Kings (9-6-2) 10:00

After improbable back-to-back (convincing) wins over NSH (4-0) and VAN (8-3), DET are currently holding down the 8th spot in the West.  The PP has finally found a pulse, Jimmy is on fire, and the Chinese Fire Drill in the "D" zone is becoming a rarity - - at least at JLA.

Of the Wings (9-7-3) 21 points, 15 were earned at home (7-4-1).  DET are a meager 2-3-2 on the road.  DET are at SJS tomorrow.  In March, DET have 6 home games and 8 on the road. In April, 6 home and 7 road games.  Altogether, DET play 17 road games and only 12 at the Joe.  Frightening. 

To make matters more interesting, Western Conference postions 4 - 11 are seperated by a mere 3 points.  DET have got to start winning road games - - a road PP goal would help that cause.

LGRW

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  19 GP,  9-7-3,  21 pts, (8 in Conf, 4 in Central), 57 GF, 54 GA, Last 10 5-3-2  WON 2

LAK:  17 GP,  9-6-2,  20 pts, (10 in Conf, 5 in Pacific),  45 GF, 41 GA, Last 7-3-0  WON 4

DET ROAD:  2-3-2 (19)

LAK HOME:  4-1-1  (6)

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.553 point% (16), 2.95 G/G (5), 2.84 GA/G (18), 1.28 5-5 F/A (5), 16.5 PP% (20), 76.9 PK% (24), 29.1 S/G (14), 28.6 SA/G (15), 53.5 FO% (3)

LAK:  0.588 point% (11), 2.59 G/G (19), 2.35 GA/G (9), 1.20 5-5 F/A (9), 15.2 PP% (23), 80.8 PK% (17), 29.5 S/G (11), 25.0 SA/G (2), 51.3 FO% (9)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.11 First time all season (as I recall) that DET have had a positive average.

LAK =  +0.24

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

L Henrik Zetterberg 19 6 19 25 3  20:50
C Pavel Datsyuk 18 8 14 22 9  20:14
D Niklas Kronwall 19 2 14 16 -4  23:49
C Damien Brunner 19 10 6 16 -2  17:05
C Valtteri Filppula 19 4 6 10 3  17:40
C Johan Franzen 12 3 6 9 4  18:23
D Jonathan Ericsson 16 2 6 8 4  21:03
R Daniel Cleary 19 5 2 7 -2  17:12
C Tomas Tatar 11 3 3 6 0  12:01
D Jakub Kindl 12 1 4 5 8  17:05
C Joakim Andersson 9 3 2 5 3  10:13
R Jordin Tootoo 19 2 2 4 2  9:05
L Drew Miller 19 2 2 4 -1  13:14
R Patrick Eaves 11 0 3 3 3  10:00
D Brian Lashoff 15 1 2 3 -4  18:54
R Todd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3  15:31
D Ian White 14 1 1 2 -2  20:47
C Cory Emmerton 19 1 1 2 0  9:49
R Mikael Samuelsson 3 0 1 1 -2  14:07
L Justin Abdelkader 19 0 1 1 -5  13:26
D Brendan Smith 8 0 1 1 4  17:16
D Kent Huskins 11 0 0 0 -3  15:20
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
D Kyle Quincey 17 0 0 0 10  18:07
L Jan Mursak 2 0 0 0 0  5:38
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 17,  8-6-2,  2.88,  0.901
Jonas Gustavsson 2,  0-0-1,  2.65,  0.885

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

C Anze Kopitar 16 5 10 15 4 20:28
C Jeff Carter 17 10 2 12 2  18:12
C Mike Richards 17 4 8 12 -3  17:06
L Dustin Brown 17 6 4 10 -3  19:19
D Slava Voynov 17 3 6 9 12  21:48
D Drew Doughty 17 0 8 8 -6  26:43
L Kyle Clifford 17 2 6 8 2  11:22
R Justin Williams 17 1 7 8 7  16:14
C Jarret Stoll 17 3 2 5 4  16:10
D Rob Scuderi 17 1 3 4 1  23:44
C Trevor Lewis 17 2 2 4 7  13:52
D Davis Drewiske 17 1 3 4 5  14:15
L Dwight King 16 0 3 3 2  11:53
D Jake Muzzin 14 2 1 3 3  14:55
C Jordan Nolan 17 1 2 3 0  8:09
R Dustin Penner 10 1 2 3 -1  12:33
D Alec Martinez 11 1 1 2 0  18:55
C Colin Fraser 13 1 1 2 -1  9:10
D Matt Greene 1 0 1 1 -1  18:01
D Keaton Ellerby 17 0 1 1 1  15:27
R Brad Richardson 2 0 0 0 0  6:42

LAK Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jonathan Bernier 4,  3-1-0,  1.80,  0.916 
Jonathan Quick 14,  6-5-2,  2.42,  0.906  

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Niklas Kronwall - 6 pts in last 2 GP
Damien Brunner - 4 pts in last 2 GP
Dan Cleary - 4 pts in last 2 GP
Jonathan Ericsson - 2 pts in last 2 GP
Tomas Tatar - 2 pts in last 2 GP
Jakub Kindl - 4 pts in last 5 GP
Jimmy Howard - 2-0-0, 1.50, .944 in last 2 GPI

DET - NOT HOT:

Ian White - 0 pts in last 7 G

LAK - HOT:

Dustin Brown - 3 pts in last 2 GP
Slava Voynov - 3 pts in last 2 GP
Jeff Carter - 4 pts in last 3 GP
Trevor Lewis - 4 pts in last 4 GP
Dwight King - 2 pts in last 2 GP
Justin Williams - 2 pts in last 2 GP
Dustin Penner - 2 pts in last 2 GP
Jonathan Bernier - 3-0-0, 1.00, .952 in last 3 GPI
Jonathan Quick - 3-0-0, 1.33, .946 in last 3 GPI

LAK - NOT HOT:

No Players Listed

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd Back injury injured reserve
Colaiacovo, Carlo Shoulder injury injured reserve
Franzen, Johan Hip flexor injured reserve
Gustavsson, Jonas Groin day-to-day
Helm, Darren Back injury injured reserve
Quincey, Kyle Ankle injury day-to-day
Samuelsson, Mikael Broken finger injured reserve
Smith, Brendan Shoulder injury injured reserve

Wally - - Time Out.

LAK:

Greene, Matt Back injury injured reserve
Martinez, Alec Upper body injury injured reserve
Mitchell, Willie Knee surgery injured reserve

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Tuesday Practice Report:

Mule in, Wally out.  Turnstile and Smith - maybe:

Johan Franzen has taken Filppula's spot on the line with Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner. Franzen is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday, after missing seven games with a sore hip flexor.

The other lines remain the same:

Justin Abdelkader-Pavel Datsyuk-Daniel Cleary
Tomas Tatar-Joakim Andersson-Patrick Eaves
Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jordin Tootoo

Kyle Quincey is practicing, after missing the past two games with a sore left ankle. All nine defensemen are skating, including Brendan Smith and Carlo Colaiacovo, who are due back from shoulder injuries by Sunday, if not sooner.

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stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, Okie.

this ... ugly:

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd Back injury injured reserve
Colaiacovo, Carlo Shoulder injury injured reserve
Franzen, Johan Hip flexor injured reserve
Gustavsson, Jonas Groin day-to-day
Helm, Darren Back injury injured reserve
Quincey, Kyle Ankle injury day-to-day
Samuelsson, Mikael Broken finger injured reserve
Smith, Brendan Shoulder injury injured reserve

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/27/13 at 08:46 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Last game we somewhat stole from LA and they’ve been on a tear since.
Tonight just could well be payback time the way they’ve been playing lately.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/27/13 at 09:31 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

Tonight just could well be payback time the way they’ve been playing lately.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/27/13 at 09:31 AM ET

so what you’re saying that… en is we have them right where we want them

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/27/13 at 10:08 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

PHX tied with us for 8th with same number of games played.

LA right behind, on fire, with games in hand.

Will there be any games this year that are NOT huge?

I vote no, not until your team is eliminated.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/27/13 at 10:20 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

The Kings are the perfect example of how “any” team can win the Cup in Gary’s World. I hate the 10:00 pm crap.

Thanks Gary. A$$!

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/27/13 at 10:30 AM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

The Kings are the perfect example of how “any” team can win the Cup in Gary’s World. I hate the 10:00 pm crap.
Thanks Gary. A$$!
Thanks OKie.
Bitches.
Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!
Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/27/13 at 10:30 AM ET

All of this ^^^^^

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 02/27/13 at 10:49 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

The Kings are the perfect example of how “any” team can win the Cup

Any team that makes the playoffs and plays on the level the Kings did kinda sorta deserve the Cup. That team was firing on all 8 cylinders last spring.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/27/13 at 10:53 AM ET

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Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/27/13 at 10:53 AM ET

Absolutely.  The Kings earned it.

Posted by Garth on 02/27/13 at 11:06 AM ET

SYF's avatar

G’morning, Jeff.  Thanks for the GDT.  No better way to start the day.

Johan Franzen has taken Filppula’s spot on the line with Henrik Zetterberg and Damien Brunner.

I almost can’t look now.

Referees:
Stephen Walkom #24   <————————-
Gord Dwyer #19

Linesmen:
Bryan Pancich #94
Steve Miller #89

Walkdum.  May the Hockey Gods have mercy on us.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 02/27/13 at 11:20 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Any team that makes the playoffs and plays on the level the Kings did kinda sorta deserve the Cup. That team was firing on all 8 cylinders last spring.

I know, but, it doesn’t mean I have to like it.


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/27/13 at 11:34 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

I just have to tip my hat to the Kings, they won the first 3 games in all 4 rounds, they beat the top 3 seeds in conference, and largely dominated them finishing with a 12-4 record.

Dustin Brown was a great captain and played physical and chippy, something that will likely piss me off tonight, but there you go.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/27/13 at 01:38 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I love the late starts and I will miss the Wings making two west coast roadies each season if the inane four conference realignment goes through.

I’ll be at the game tonight. I’m a notorious game-wrecker, so I’m not optomistic about getting two points tonight.

Anybody else in attendance tonight?

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/27/13 at 01:41 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

I had a 16 hour day at work yesterday and a 9 hour stretch today. The odds of me watching this late game are about as good as the captain not being a game wrecker.

However, I’ll armchair coach it with you tomorrow and tell you exactly what Babcock SHOULD have done if they lose, or how the first star of the game won it for them almost single handedly. You don’t need to actually WATCH the games to be an expert.  ; )

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/27/13 at 01:53 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

The Wings are 2-1-1 in their last four trips to Staples Center. Guess which two games I attended.  sick

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/27/13 at 02:13 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thanks Okie!

We faced the “improbable” when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor…look how that turned out.

Injury List-Might be easier to list the 3 guys who are healthy.

Hat Tip to the Kings!  Has anyone else caught the “A Day with the Cup” show on the NHL network?  Several shows follow various LA Kings as they have their day with the Cup.  The Dustin Brown segment is up on the Kings website.  Pretty cool.

Prolly gonna miss the LB. HS Varsity Lacrosse season starts tonight. 

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 02/27/13 at 03:44 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

HS Varsity Lacrosse season starts tonight.

Much more important, hope your boy has a great season.

Hollee schiznits:  White Scratched Smith and Turnstile in.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/27/13 at 04:26 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

The lines:

Johan Franzen-Henrik Zetterberg-Damien Brunner
Justin Abdelkader-Pavel Datsyuk-Daniel Cleary
Tomas Tatar-Joakim Andersson-Patrick Eaves
Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jordin Tootoo

Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey-Brendan Smith
Brian Lashoff-Jakub Kindl

Jimmy Howard (starting)

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/27/13 at 04:27 PM ET

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