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GDT - Game 4:  Red Wings (1-2) host Wild (2-1)  7:30

Detroyet fans fear not, your Coach said:  "We're a team in flux right now. But, we're going to be better. We'll be just fine.''  Shockingly, the reasons for Babock's optimism escape me.  

The Wings cannot score, 1.33 G/G (28) and cannot keep the puck out of their net 3.67 GA/G (26).  Special teams are a freaking disaster.  0-15 on the PP, which only occasionally looks dangerous.  More often than not the PP is a life sucking momentum killer - - and the opponents PK has better chances (DET have allowed a short-hander).  The PP is bad, but the PK has been equally awful.  DET have allowed 11 GA, 6 on the opponents PP.  The Wing have only allowed 4 Even-Strength and 1 SH goal (5 GA that go toward +/-).  

Of course, our new whipping boy - Q,  has had a hand in 4 of those.  Someone tell me again why he remains on the 2nd "D" pair?  

MIN are playing their first road game of the year.  LGRW

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  3 GP,  1-2-0,  2 pts, (12 in Conf, 5 in Central), 5 GF, 11 GA, Last 10 1-2-0, LOST 1

MIN:  3 GP,  2-1-0,  4 pts, (7 in Conf, 2 in Northwest),  6GF, 5 GA, Last 10 2-1-0,  LOST 1

DET home:  0-1
MIN road:  0-0

SEASON STATS (rank):

DET:  0.333 point% (22), 1.33 G/G (28), 3.67 GA/G (26),  0.50 5-5 F/A (26), 0.00 PP% (30), 57.1 PK% (29), 32.0 S/G (10), 33.7 SA/G (24), 53.0 FO% (8).

MIN:  0.667 point% (13), 2.00 G/G (23), 1.67 GA/G (5), 1.00 5-5 F/A (12), 15.4 PP% (21), 90.0 PK% (5), 32.3 S/G (7), 25.7 SA/G (3), 54.5 FO% (3).

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -2.34
MIN = +0.33

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

C Pavel Datsyuk 3 1 2 3 1  22:20
L Henrik Zetterberg 3 0 2 2 2  21:38
D Niklas Kronwall 3 0 2 2 3  24:48
R Mikael Samuelsson 2 0 1 1 -1  13:22
D Ian White 3 1 0 1 0  20:32
C Johan Franzen 3 0 1 1 1  18:22
D Brian Lashoff 2 1 0 1 0  17:52
C Damien Brunner 3 1 0 1 0  18:51
R Daniel Cleary 3 0 0 0 -2  17:04
D Kent Huskins 1 0 0 0 0  15:16
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
R Jordin Tootoo 3 0 0 0 0  8:29
C Valtteri Filppula 3 0 0 0 -1 17:42
D Jonathan Ericsson 1 0 0 0 0 18:53
R Patrick Eaves 2 0 0 0 0  9:54
D Kyle Quincey 3 0 0 0 -4  19:31
L Drew Miller 3 0 0 0 -2  14:36
L Justin Abdelkader 3 0 0 0 -1 12:57
C Cory Emmerton 3 0 0 0 0  8:34
L Jan Mursak 1 0 0 0 0  2:34
D Brendan Smith 3 0 0 0 -2 18:02
C Gustav Nyquist 1 0 0 0 0  11:42

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jonas Gustavsson 1, 0-0-0, 3.16, 0.875
Jimmy Howard  3, 1-2-0, 3.64,  0.892

MIN Skaters:

L Dany Heatley 3 3 1 4 1 20:02
L Zach Parise 3 1 3 4 0 21:21
C Mikko Koivu 3 0 2 2 -1  20:42
C Pierre-Marc Bouchard 3 1 1 2 2  15:19
C Kyle Brodziak 3 0 1 1 1  16:32
D Clayton Stoner 3 0 1 1 2  21:55
R Devin Setoguchi 3 0 1 1 0  14:52
R Cal Clutterbuck 3 0 1 1 1  13:59
D Jared Spurgeon 3 0 1 1 -3  21:48
C Mikael Granlund 3 1 0 1 1  15:25
C Matt Cullen 3 0 0 0 -1  15:53
C Zenon Konopka 3 0 0 0 -1  5:27
D Tom Gilbert 3 0 0 0 2  23:23
D Ryan Suter 3 0 0 0 -3  25:42
C Torrey Mitchell 3 0 0 0 -1  6:51
C Darroll Powe 3 0 0 0 0  9:28
D Justin Falk 3 0 0 0 0  12:31
D Nate Prosser 3 0 0 0 0  11:06

MIN Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Josh Harding 1,  1-0-0,  0.00,  1.000 
Niklas Backstrom 2,  1-1-0,  2.52,  0.906 

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT

DET - HOT:

Pavel Datsyuk, Det (LW/C)
3 pts in last 2 GP
Henrik Zetterberg, Det (C/LW)
2 pts in last 2 GP
Niklas Kronwall, Det (D)
2 pts in last 2 GP

DET - NOT HOT:

Valtteri Filppula, Det (C/LW)
0 pts in last 3 GP
Dan Cleary, Det (LW/RW)
0 pts in last 3 GP

MIN - HOT:

Zach Parise, Min (LW)
4 pts in last 3 GP
Dany Heatley, Min (RW/LW)
4 pts in last 3 GP

MIN - NOT HOT:

Matt Cullen, Min (LW/C)
0 pts in last 3 GP

Injury Report:

DET:

Carlo Colaiacovo (D): Shoulder injury
Jonathan Ericsson (D): Shoulder injury
Jonas Gustavsson (G): Groin
Joey MacDonald (G): Bulging disc in lower back
Jan Mursak (RW/LW): Collarbone
Mikael Samuelsson (RW): Groin
Ian White (D): Leg injury

MIN:

Marco Scandella (D):
  Groin, Injured reserve (IR)

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Bert, Eaves, and Yak expected to play.  Z and Datsyuk split up.  Thursday practice lines:

Franzen-Zetterberg-Brunner
Filppula-Datsyuk-Bertuzzi
Cleary-Helm-Eaves
Miller-Abdelkader-Tootoo

Kronwall-Lashoff
Quincey-Smith
Huskins-Kindl

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MsRedWingFan's avatar

what the hell is wrong wiTH Comcast or FSD??  not shOWing the Red Wings till midnight but showing Pistons on both FSD and FSD Plus+ ????  WTH???????????????  angry
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Posted by MsRedWingFan from West Michigan hometown of Abdelkader on 01/25/13 at 07:33 PM ET

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