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GDT - Game 34: Red Wings (17-11-5) at Sharks (15-11-6) 10:30

DET are riding a 37 Corona and a 3 game road-winning streak into San Jose to finish a 4 game west coast swing.  The Wings are, improbably sitting 5 in the WC today; thanks in no small part to the their strong defensive play, including one Jimmy-freaking-Howard.

SJS are playing their 3rd game in 4 nights, but are coming off a home-and-home sweep of the Ducks.

My mother told me, before she passed away, that son when I'm gone don't forget to pray; because there'll be hard times.

#9 celebrates his 85th Birthday on Sunday.  The Wings, and a bunch of players from around the league, wish him a happy birthday - very cool for one very cool Mr. Hockey.

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  33 GP,  17-11-5,  39 pts, (5 in Conf, 2 in Central), 90 GF, 83 GA, Last 10 6-3-1,  WON 3

SJS:  32 GP,  15-11-6,  36 pts, (8 in Conf, 3 in Pacific), 80 GF, 82 GA, Last 10 4-4-2,  WON 2

DET ROAD:  8-6-2 (11)

SJS HOME:  9-1-4 (4)

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.591 point% (10), 2.67 G/G (16), 2.46 GA/G (7), 1.21 5-5 F/A (6), 17.6 PP% (19), 78.9 PK% (23), 29.5 S/G (13), 28.5 SA/G (14), 51.6 FO% (6)

SJS:  0.563 point% (13), 2.34 G/G (26), 2.47 GA/G (9), 0.90 5-5 F/A (21), 17.9 PP% (16), 86.6 PK% (3), 31.1 S/G (5), 29.0 SA/G (17), 53.1 FO% (2)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.21

SJS =  -0.13

PLAYER STATS:

DET Skaters:

POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

C Pavel Datsyuk 32 11 24 35 14  20:03
L Henrik Zetterberg 33 8 24 32 0  20:23
D Niklas Kronwall 33 5 19 24 -5  24:08  #3 in points by defenseman.
C Damien Brunner 32 10 11 21 -7  16:39
C Johan Franzen 26 7 11 18 9  18:18
C Valtteri Filppula 26 6 7 13 0  17:36
D Jakub Kindl 26 3 8 11 17  17:52   #3 Defenseman  +/-, no kidding, for real.
R Daniel Cleary 33 7 3 10 -3  16:32
D Jonathan Ericsson 30 2 8 10 3  21:25
L Justin Abdelkader 33 6 2 8 2 14:10
L Drew Miller 33 4 3 7 -2  13:49
C Joakim Andersson 23 3 4 7 6  11:10
C Tomas Tatar 18 4 3 7 2  11:22
R Patrick Eaves 23 1 5 6 4  10:45
R Jordin Tootoo 30 2 3 5 2  9:16
C Cory Emmerton 33 2 3 5 0  10:50
D Ian White 20 2 2 4 4  19:42
D Brian Lashoff 28 1 3 4 -7  17:52
R Todd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3  15:31
D Brendan Smith 22 0 3 3 3  18:38
D Kyle Quincey 26 1 1 2 8  19:11
C Gustav Nyquist 8 1 1 2 1  12:14
R Mikael Samuelsson 3 0 1 1 -2  14:07
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 27,  14-8-4,  2.37,  0.919
Jonas Gustavsson 6,  2-2-1,  2.68,  0.891

SJS Skaters:

C Joe Thornton 32 5 24 29 4  18:56
C Logan Couture 32 14 11 25 4  18:03
C Patrick Marleau 32 16 8 24 -4  19:15
C Joe Pavelski 32 9 11 20 -2  19:01
D Dan Boyle 30 5 10 15 -2  23:02
R Martin Havlat 25 4 7 11 3  16:05
C Scott Gomez 26 2 8 10 -9  14:17
L Ryane Clowe 26 0 10 10 -6  16:18
C Tommy Wingels 26 3 7 10 -5  13:58
D Brent Burns 14 4 5 9 -3  16:57
D Matt Irwin 23 5 4 9 -4  19:02
L TJ Galiardi 20 1 5 6 0  12:34
D Brad Stuart 32 0 5 5 3  20:34
D Marc-Edouard Vlasic 32 1 4 5 2  21:22
C James Sheppard 24 1 3 4 -7  11:27
D Justin Braun 25 0 3 3 -4  18:23
R Adam Burish 31 1 1 2 -6  10:02
L Tim Kennedy 12 2 0 2 -3  13:38
C Michal Handzus 28 1 1 2 -9  13:32
C Andrew Desjardins 26 0 1 1 -6  9:34
D Jason Demers 14 1 0 1 -5  18:42
R Matt Pelech 2 0 0 0 0  9:03
C Bracken Kearns 1 0 0 0 0  12:04
D Nick Petrecki 1 0 0 0 0  11:58

SJS Goalies:

Antti Niemi 28,  14-8-5,  2.22,  0.922
Thomas Greiss 4,  1-3-0,  2.78,  0.906
Alex Stalock 2,  0-0-1,  2.86,  0.846

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Johan Franzen  4 pts in last 3 GP
Niklas Kronwall  2 pts in last 2 GP
Dan Cleary  2 pts in last 2 GP
Jakub Kindl  3 pts in last 3 GP
Ian White  2 pts in last 2 GP
Brendan Smith  2 pts in last 3 GP
Jimmy Howard  2-0-0, 1.00, .971 in last 2 GPI

DET - NOT HOT:

Damien Brunner  2 pts in last 6 GP
Valtteri Filppula  0 pts in last 4 GP
Jonathan Ericsson  0 pts in last 10 GP
Jonas Gustavsson  1-1-0, 3.50, .865 in last 2 GPI

SJS - HOT:

Brent Burns  3 pts in last 2 GP
Tommy Wingels  3 pts in last 2 GP
Joe Pavelski  3 pts in last 2 GP
Martin Havlat  3 pts in last 2 GP
Dan Boyle  2 pts in last 2 GP
Antti Niemi  2-0-0, 1.50, .939 in last 2 GPI

SJS - NOT HOT:

Patrick Marleau  1 pts in last 4 GP
Matt Irwin  1 pts in last 4 GP
Jason Demers  0 pts in last 4 GP

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd Back injury injured reserve
Helm, Darren Back injury injured reserve
Quincey, Kyle Cheekbone injury sidelined indefinitely
Samuelsson, Mikael Broken finger injured reserve

SJS:

Greiss, Thomas  Sore neck  injured reserve
Kennedy, Tim  Undisclosed  injured reserve

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Wednesday practice: 

Miller staying up with Zetterberg/Filppula. Other lines: 8-13-93, 11-63-24; 14-25-22; 17 working in with bottom six.

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Comments

MOWingsfan19's avatar

2 points and nothing less please. Thanks Okie.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 03/28/13 at 10:02 AM ET

klank's avatar

Ice fishing tonite, boys.  filet em good.

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 03/28/13 at 10:48 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

it’s not just two points tonight, it’s four.  with San Jose in that coveted 8th spot right now, we need to keep them down.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 03/28/13 at 10:51 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Okie!

I want two points (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap).

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 03/28/13 at 10:54 AM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Thank you, Oakie.  Let’s go Red Wings!  Send Captain gutless and the rest of the Sharks out of that 8th spot!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 03/28/13 at 10:55 AM ET

Bent's avatar

Ice fishing tonite, boys.  filet em good.

Posted by klank on 03/28/13 at 10:48 AM ET

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bJOIqVAD-s

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 03/28/13 at 12:40 PM ET

SYF's avatar

G’morning, Jeff.  Good to see the GDT this morning.  Slainte.

I want to be relieved that MAYBE the Wings found something in their play that’s finally coming around.  I’ve seen this Jekyll-and-Hyde song-and-dance before.

Referees:
28 - Chris Lee
38 - Francois St. Laurent

Linesmen:
80 - Thor Nelson
82 - Mark Shewchyk

LGRW.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 03/28/13 at 12:48 PM ET

Zqto's avatar

There’s seriously a linesman named Thor on the game tonight?

Posted by Zqto on 03/28/13 at 01:08 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, Okie

2

... that is all.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/13 at 01:08 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

There’s seriously a linesman named Thor on the game tonight?

Posted by Zqto on 03/28/13 at 01:08 PM ET

Yep…he’s from Minot!

You’ve got to watch out for his slapshot though…it’s a real hammer…

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/28/13 at 04:55 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 03/28/13 at 04:55 PM ET

i see what you did there ...  LOL

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/13 at 05:33 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Gonna try to hang for the whole tilt. I’m in.

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/13 at 05:34 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Just to get in the mood for tonight.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/28/13 at 05:36 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 03/28/13 at 05:36 PM ET

what a tool

that gif always makes me giggle

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 03/28/13 at 05:42 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Just to get in the mood for tonight.

This guy get paid millions to skate professionally. Right? Talk aboot failing on the job. Unless his job is selling BS.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/13 at 06:04 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Jumbo goes down whore style

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 03/28/13 at 06:16 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Howdy All!

DET are riding a 37 Corona and a 3 game road-winning streak

What about the Pina Colada?
‘If you like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain
If you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight in the dunes on the cape
Then I’m the love that you’ve looked for write to me and escape’

2 Points ~ that’s what I am looking for!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 03/28/13 at 06:21 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Jumbo goes down whore style

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 03/28/13 at 06:16 PM ET

+19. It was inevitable.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/13 at 06:26 PM ET

FatEric2000's avatar

I’ll be in the stands tonight chanting “Lets Go Red Wings” and “Bring Back Murph” at the top of my lungs and getting drunk whore-style .*

I don’t post often, but as a transplant its nice to come here and get a little piece of Detroit (or Michigan in general) to help get me outta my funk.

I’ll be chanting “Bring Back Murphy” as well, as I miss his drunken red tinged hot dog gobbling face.

*Am I doing this right?

Posted by FatEric2000 from San Jose, but my Hearts in the Detroit on 03/28/13 at 06:35 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Posted by FatEric2000 from From Game 7 at the Shart Tank on 03/28/13 at 06:35 PM ET


You are the Lucky Charm for tonite. Do the 19 proud, Whore-style.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/28/13 at 07:10 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Fat Eric.. I do so believe you whore styled it right.

Blow Whoreton.. God.. I can’t think of any reason at all to root for the Sharts.. But fuch.. I hate Blow Whoreton.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 03/28/13 at 07:16 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I’ll be chanting “Bring Back Murphy” as well, as I miss his drunken red tinged hot dog gobbling face.

*Am I doing this right?

Posted by FatEric2000 from From Game 7 at the Shart Tank on 03/28/13 at 06:35 PM ET

if you’re doing it whore style, you’re doing it right!  Welcome aboard Bitch!

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/28/13 at 08:25 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

The only game I’ve seen at the Shart Tank there were a few cars from Nevada with Wings plates and paraphernalia on their cars at the same hotel a few blocks away, walking distance.  We lost that one.  Oh well.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/28/13 at 08:26 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Jumbo goes down whore style

Posted by 42jeff from Minot, North Dakota on 03/28/13 at 06:16 PM ET

+

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 03/28/13 at 08:27 PM ET

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