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GDT - Game 31: Red Wings (14-11-5) at Ducks (22-3-4) 10:00

The Wings currently sit 7th in the traffic jam for Western Confernce playoff position, 3 points ahead of twelfth place NSH; thats the good news.  The bad news, well, it may be a small miracle if DET manage to collect a point the rest of the month.  DET take their 5-6-2 road record to the away-and-away with ANA (13-1 at home - thank you Gary; ass), then go to PHX (10-5-1 at home), and finish the road-trip at SJS (8-1-4 at home) before ending the month hosting CHI (13-2-2 away).  10 points on the table, 4 teams chasing DET for playoff spots including SJS and PHX.

Hard Times (if you like the blues, you really should click the link).  LGRW

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  30 GP,  14-11-5,  33 pts, (7 in Conf, 3 in Central), 80 GF, 79 GA, Last 10 5-3-2,  LOST 1

ANA:  29 GP,  22-3-4,  48 pts, (2 in Conf, 1 in Pacific), 99 GF, 71 GA, Last 10 7-0-3,  WON 2

DET ROAD:  5-6-2 (17)

ANA HOME:  13-1-0 (1)

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.550 point% (13), 2.60 G/G (16), 2.57 GA/G (12), 1.13 5-5 F/A (8), 16.0 PP% (21), 79.0 PK% (23), 29.9 S/G (11), 28.1 SA/G (11), 52.2 FO% (5)

ANA:  0.828 point% (2), 3.24 G/G (4), 2.34 GA/G (4), 1.55 5-5 F/A (2), 24.4 PP% (2), 78.0 PK% (24), 27.4 S/G (25), 28.4 SA/G (13), 47.3 FO% (25)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.03

ANA =  +0.90

PLAYER STATS:

DET Skaters:

POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

C Pavel Datsyuk 29 9 21 30 10  20:12
L Henrik Zetterberg 30 8 22 30 0  20:31
D Niklas Kronwall 30 5 17 22 -7  24:00
C Damien Brunner 30 10 10 20 -6  16:51
C Johan Franzen 23 5 9 14 5  18:32
C Valtteri Filppula 23 6 7 13 0  17:29
D Jonathan Ericsson 27 2 8 10 1  21:30
D Jakub Kindl 23 3 5 8 14  17:51
R Daniel Cleary 30 6 2 8 -2  16:46
C Joakim Andersson 20 3 4 7 7  10:54
C Tomas Tatar 18 4 3 7 2  11:22
R Patrick Eaves 20 1 5 6 4  10:32
L Drew Miller 30 3 3 6 -3  13:33
R Jordin Tootoo 29 2 3 5 2  9:21
L Justin Abdelkader 30 3 1 4 -2  14:11
C Cory Emmerton 30 2 2 4 -1  10:51
D Brian Lashoff 25 1 3 4 -6  17:58
R Todd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3  15:31
D Ian White 17 1 1 2 2  20:05
D Kyle Quincey 26 1 1 2 8  19:11
C Gustav Nyquist 5 1 1 2 0  12:52
R Mikael Samuelsson 3 0 1 1 -2  14:07
D Brendan Smith 19 0 1 1 3  18:25
D Kent Huskins 11 0 0 0 -3  15:20
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
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 25, 12-8-4,  2.48,  0.914
Jonas Gustavsson 5,  1-2-1,  2.85,  0.878

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

C Ryan Getzlaf 29 11 24 35 14  20:41
R Corey Perry 25 9 15 24 14  19:17
R Bobby Ryan 29 9 14 23 6  16:29
C Saku Koivu 29 8 14 22 12  17:36
R Teemu Selanne 29 7 12 19 -2  16:18
D Francois Beauchemin 29 4 14 18 21  23:28
C Andrew Cogliano 29 10 8 18 17  15:15
C Daniel Winnik 29 6 11 17 17  17:26
C Kyle Palmieri 24 7 5 12 2 11:55
D Sheldon Souray 28 6 5 11 21  21:08
C Nick Bonino 23 5 5 10 -5  15:33
D Luca Sbisa 28 1 7 8 4  19:49
L Matt Beleskey 29 5 2 7 2  12:23
D Ben Lovejoy 19 0 7 7 4  17:27
R Emerson Etem 20 1 6 7 5  10:06
D Toni Lydman 24 0 4 4 0  19:19
D Bryan Allen 24 0 4 4 4  18:47
C Peter Holland 13 3 1 4 5  11:09
D Cam Fowler 20 0 3 3 -2  20:46
C David Steckel 16 0 2 2 0 7:54
L Patrick Maroon 11 2 0 2 0  8:38
R Brad Staubitz 10 0 1 1 0  6:16
C Brandon McMillan 6 0 1 1 -1  8:44
D Jordan Hendry 2 0 0 0 0 17:34
D Sami Vatanen 3 0 0 0 1  15:19
R Devante Smith-Pelly 5 0 0 0 -2  7:59
R Rickard Rakell 4 0 0 0 -2  8:57

ANA Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Viktor Fasth, 14,  11-1-1,  2.00,  0.927 
Jonas Hiller 16,  11-2-3,  2.49,  0.911

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Niklas Kronwall 4 pts in last 4 GP
Justin Abdelkader 2 pts in last 2 GP
Johan Franzen 3 pts in last 3 GP
Valtteri Filppula 3 pts in last 4 GP

DET - NOT HOT:

Damien Brunner 1 pts in last 4 GP
Jonathan Ericsson 0 pts in last 7 GP
Jimmy Howard 1-1-0, 3.00, .889 in last 2 GPI
Jonas Gustavsson 0-2-0, 4.00, .826 in last 2 GPI

ANA - HOT:

Daniel Winnik 3 pts in last 2 GP
Bobby Ryan 2 pts in last 2 GP
Kyle Palmieri 2 pts in last 2 GP
Francois Beauchemin 2 pts in last 2 GP
Emerson Etem 2 pts in last 2 GP
Bryan Allen 2 pts in last 3 GP
Jonas Hiller 5-0-1, 1.32, .950 in last 6 GPI
Viktor Fasth 2-0-0, 1.50, .953 in last 2 GPI

ANA - NOT HOT:

Teemu Selanne 2 pts in last 10 GP

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd Back injury injured reserve
Colaiacovo, Carlo Shoulder injury injured reserve
Eaves, Patrick Jaw injury day-to-day
Helm, Darren Back injury injured reserve
Quincey, Kyle Cheekbone injury sidelined indefinitely
Samuelsson, Mikael Broken finger injured reserve

ANA:

Bonino, Nick Flu injured reserve

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Thursday practice lines:

Here are the lines they're skating with: 51-40-11, 8-13-93, 14-63-24, 20-25-22 (17).

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Comments

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Sink or swim time.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/22/13 at 09:54 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Okie. 

Hard times, indeed.  I can’t say I’m optimistic, but I’m always hopeful.  Because anything - anything - is possible.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/22/13 at 10:00 AM ET

klank's avatar

we’ve been on the lucky end with teams around us losing.  swim or waddle waddle waddle this weekend. 

hoping to be home in time to watch with ya’ll.  expecting prime ticket airing on the Network.

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 03/22/13 at 10:21 AM ET

RedMenace's avatar

DET - NOT HOT:

Jimmy Howard 1-1-0, 3.00, .889 in last 2 GPI
Jonas Gustavsson 0-2-0, 4.00, .826 in last 2 GPI

ANA - HOT:

Jonas Hiller 5-0-1, 1.32, .950 in last 6 GPI
Viktor Fasth 2-0-0, 1.50, .953 in last 2 GPI

Well, this is shaping up to be a disaster of epic proportions…

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/22/13 at 10:29 AM ET

dougie's avatar

These are a series of TRAP games, and for once, they are trap games for the OTHER teams.

I like our chances.

Posted by dougie on 03/22/13 at 10:40 AM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Well, this is shaping up to be a disaster of epic proportions…
Posted by RedMenace from aboard the Crazy Train on 03/22/13 at 10:29 AM ET

That’s exactly what I said when we replaced Lidstrom, Holmstrom and Stuart with Tootoo, Colaiacovo and Samuelsson.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/22/13 at 10:41 AM ET

RedMenace's avatar

That’s exactly what I said when we replaced Lidstrom, Holmstrom and Stuart with Tootoo, Colaiacovo and Samuelsson.

Posted by Vladimir16 on 03/22/13 at 10:41 AM ET

Well there’s your problem: you’ve replaced two defensemen and a forward with two forwards and a defenseman. wink

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 03/22/13 at 10:45 AM ET

Mandingo's avatar

These are a series of TRAP games, and for once, they are trap games for the OTHER teams.

I like our chances.

Posted by dougie on 03/22/13 at 10:40 AM ET

I was thinking the exact same thing.

One of the only good things about the fact that the Wings absolutely suck is that we’re the trap now.

It’s so refreshing.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 03/22/13 at 11:25 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

One of the greatest traditions in the 350 year history of the National Hockey League is the Peloton of Suck graph.  I’m proud to reintroduce this POS, and I think you know what I mean by POS.  this first go ‘round is the entire conference, from wheat to chaff.  Thanks. Gary. Ass.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/22/13 at 11:25 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Your wheat looks kinda chaffy Bill.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/22/13 at 11:31 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/22/13 at 11:25 AM ET

WooHoo!, Thanks, Bill, I think.

The trajectory of the Ducks resembles a freaking rocket, 9-0-3 in last 12.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/22/13 at 11:51 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Thanks, Jeff.  Good to wake up to the GDT this morning.  Salud.

The bad news, well, it may be a small miracle if DET manage to collect a point the rest of the month.  DET take their 5-6-2 road record to the away-and-away with ANA (13-1 at home - thank you Gary; ass), then go to PHX (10-5-1 at home), and finish the road-trip at SJS (8-1-4 at home) before ending the month hosting CHI (13-2-2 away).  10 points on the table, 4 teams chasing DET for playoff spots including SJS and PHX.

I cringed.  Just no confidence in tonight’s game at all.  I know I’m gonna be stuck with the DuhUcks Fox Broadcast.  Listening to Brian Heyward get all tits about his DuhUcks is gonna require copious amounts of spiritual assistance:  St. Guinness and St. Jameson.

I don’t see the game notes yet for tonight’s refs.  As soon as it’s up, I’ll post it.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/22/13 at 12:01 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Time to crawl through a river of shit and come out clean on the other side. Let’s do this.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/22/13 at 12:08 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Your wheat looks kinda chaffy Bill.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/22/13 at 11:31 AM ET

For sure there’s some stalk left over in the wheat.  I would have picked it out before throwing the handful of wheat in my mouth.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/22/13 at 12:37 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

The trajectory of the Ducks resembles a freaking rocket, 9-0-3 in last 12.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 03/22/13 at 11:51 AM ET

Really.  I knew the Ducks were having a great year but look how close they are to the Hawks even after their record setting start.  The Ducks are right with them.

Disturbing:  ducks goalies are hot, wings goalies are not.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/22/13 at 12:40 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

The trajectory of the Ducks resembles a freaking rocket, 9-0-3 in last 12.

Look at the BJ’s… same dealio. Amazing what winning consistently over a stretch of games will do.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/22/13 at 12:40 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thanks Okie!

Rocket smocket.

It’s Hockey Day in So Cal!  Loading the Rumbear Youth into the gas guzzling SUV and heading to the Honda Ponda tonight.  Pre game will be at JT Schmid’s.  The Cap’n and I will be holding forth.  If any of the other 19 are going look for us, I’ll be the guy with the Red Wings cap on…..

Let’s GO Red Wings !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 03/22/13 at 01:27 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Referees:
Greg Kimmerly (18)
Marc Joannette (25)  <——————

Linesmen:
Darren Gibbs (66)
Lonnie Cameron (74)

Oh, craptacular luck…

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/22/13 at 01:28 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Pre game will be at JT Schmid’s.

Have a beer for me Rummie, that’s where I met Cap’n for a playoff game a few years ago now.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/22/13 at 01:46 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, enjoying the decline…... on 03/22/13 at 01:27 PM ET

Enjoy Rummie!!

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/22/13 at 01:52 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Have a great time, Rummer.  Maybe the Chief’ll crash your party.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/22/13 at 02:15 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

, I’ll be the guy with the Red Wings cap on…..

Let’s GO Red Wings !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, enjoying the decline…... on 03/22/13 at 01:27 PM ET

Last year the amount of Red in the place was rather amusing. So uh…am I supposed to go up to every Red cap in the place and ask about pharmacology?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 03/22/13 at 02:27 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

So uh…am I supposed to go up to every Red cap in the place and ask about pharmacology

Or just say bonjour to anyone in a Wings lid.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/22/13 at 03:59 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Morning bitches.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/22/13 at 04:07 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Or just say bonjour to anyone in a Wings lid.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/22/13 at 03:59 PM ET

Well that would be the polite thing to do

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/22/13 at 04:08 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Or just say bonjour to anyone in a Wings lid.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/22/13 at 03:59 PM ET

Hey meow, I don’t smell, nor does my nose ever get held high.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 03/22/13 at 04:25 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Bonjour!

Posted by monkey from Finland on 03/22/13 at 04:58 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

It usually is a sea of red.  I forgot to use my sarcasm font. 

Bonjour works. If not, mrfluffy…I just sent a PM with my cell #.

LGRW!!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, hanging with Dan Cleary.... on 03/22/13 at 04:58 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

@-Rummy. Have a blast tonite, and, remember you are a Good Luck charm tonite. Along with the rest of the esteemed members of the 19 in attendance. Do us proud!

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.

Let’s Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/22/13 at 06:21 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Have fun Rummie - Cap’n too!  Now this game is on you guys.  Represent us well.

Bonjour!

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/22/13 at 06:47 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Bitches.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/22/13 at 06:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, Okie

” ... DET take their 5-6-2 road record ... “
[38.5% winning pct., only 12 of possible 26 pt.s]

” ... away-and-away with ANA ... “
[how often is an ‘away-and-away’ scheduled? 1 in 1,000? 1 in 10,000? 100,000? ???]

” ... ANA (13-1 at home ... “
[92.9%, 26 of 28 pt.s]

” ... then go to PHX (10-5-1 at home), ... “
[62.5%, 21 of 32 pt.s]

” ...and finish the road-trip at SJS (8-1-4 at home) ... “
[61.5%, 20 of 26 pt.s]

” ... before ending the month hosting CHI (13-2-2 away). ... “
[76.5%, 28 of 34 pt.s]

[ ...if my math is right ... ]

... now I’m ready ...

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/22/13 at 07:00 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Can’t believe that none of you bitches even noticed the amazing Clapton song.  Geebuz we are slipping around here.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 03/22/13 at 07:00 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Can’t believe that none of you bitches even noticed the amazing Clapton song.  Geebuz we are slipping around here.
Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 03/22/13 at 07:00 PM ET

I did and I loved it. Just a bit swamped and haven’t been posting today.

If it weren’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have no luck at all.

 

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 03/22/13 at 07:05 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Can’t believe that none of you bitches even noticed the amazing Clapton song.  Geebuz we are slipping around here.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 03/22/13 at 07:00 PM ET


good stuff, Okie. good stuff. R.C. would’ve been pleased.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/22/13 at 07:08 PM ET

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