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GDT - Game 43: Red Wings (20-15-7) at Flames (16-22-4) 9:30

Your Detroyet Red Wings have 47 pts (tied with CBJ, but DET have a game in hand) and sit in 8th place today, they trail 7th place STL by three points.

Tonights tilt with CGY, of the 6 games remaining on the schedule (@ CGY, @ VAN, PHX, LAK, NSH, @ DAL), is the opponent with the poorest record.  The Flames defense is horrible, 3.38 GA/G, 0.68 5-5 F/A;  both marks second worst in the league.

Win or go home.

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  42 GP,  20-15-7,  47 pts, (8 in Conf, 3 in Central), 106 GF, 107 GA, Last 10 4-4-2,  WON 1

CGY:  42 GP,  16-22-4,  36 pts, (14 in Conf, 4 in Northwest), 113 GF, 145 GA,  Last 10 3-7-0,  LOST 1

DET ROAD:  10-8-3 (11)

CGY HOME:  11-9-2 (23)

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.560 point% (15), 2.48 G/G (20), 2.45 GA/G (10), 1.00 5-5 F/A (17), 18.1 PP% (15), 80.6 PK% (20), 29.5 S/G (14), 28.4 SA/G (11), 50.5 FO% (13)

CGY:  0.429 point% (28), 2.69 G/G (13), 3.38 GA/G (29), 0.68 5-5 F/A (29), 19.6 PP% (10), 80.2 PK% (21), 27.6 S/G (23), 29.0 SA/G (16), 46.8 FO% (28)

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.03

CGY =  -0.69

PLAYER STATS:

DET Skaters:

POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI

C Pavel Datsyuk 41 13 28 41 15  20:06
L Henrik Zetterberg 40 9 29 38 -2  20:33
D Niklas Kronwall 42 5 21 26 -8  24:20
C Johan Franzen 35 9 16 25 9  18:01
C Damien Brunner 38 11 11 22 -7 16:00
C Valtteri Filppula 35 7 8 15 -5  17:48
R Daniel Cleary 42 9 4 13 -9  16:29
D Jakub Kindl 35 4 9 13 13  18:20
L Justin Abdelkader 42 9 2 11 3  14:43
D Jonathan Ericsson 39 2 8 10 2  21:25
L Drew Miller 42 4 4 8 -7  14:11
C Cory Emmerton 42 4 3 7 -3  10:46
C Joakim Andersson 32 3 4 7 3  11:32
C Tomas Tatar 18 4 3 7 2  11:22
R Jordin Tootoo 37 2 4 6 -2  9:14
R Patrick Eaves 29 1 5 6 -2  10:42
D Brendan Smith 28 0 6 6 0 18:41
C Gustav Nyquist 16 2 3 5 1  12:59
D Brian Lashoff 31 1 4 5 -10  17:47
D Ian White 25 2 2 4 5  19:35
R Todd Bertuzzi 7 2 1 3 3 0 15:31
D Kyle Quincey 30 1 1 2 6  19:15
R Mikael Samuelsson 4 0 1 1 -3 12:51
D Carlo Colaiacovo 6 0 1 1 -4  18:54
D Danny DeKeyser 5 0 1 1 0  17:30
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0  12:27
L Jan Mursak 2 0 0 0 0 5:38
C Riley Sheahan 1 0 0 0 0  6:47

DET Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Petr Mrazek 2,  1-1-0,  2.02, 0.922
Jimmy Howard 36,  1712-6,  2.31,  0.920
Jonas Gustavsson 7,  2-2-1,  2.92,  0.879

CGY Skaters:

L Mike Cammalleri 39 12 16 28 -15  18:07
R Lee Stempniak 42 8 20 28 1  17:57
L Alex Tanguay 40 11 16 27 -13 19:21
L Curtis Glencross 38 15 11 26 -8  18:36
C Jiri Hudler 37 9 16 25 -11  17:18
C Matt Stajan 38 5 18 23 5  17:18
D Dennis Wideman 42 6 16 22 -7  25:07
C Mikael Backlund 27 7 8 15 -4  15:05
D Mark Giordano 41 4 10 14 -6  23:17
C Roman Cervenka 35 6 8 14 -14  13:25
D TJ Brodie 41 1 10 11 -12  19:49
L Steve Begin 35 2 4 6 -2  7:53
R Tim Jackman 38 1 4 5 -7  7:04
D Chris Butler 38 0 5 5 -8  16:47
L Roman Horak 14 1 4 5 -3  14:27
L Sven Baertschi 15 2 2 4 -3 12:57
R Brian McGrattan 18 2 0 2 -5  6:19
C Maxwell Reinhart 6 1 1 2 -2  16:15
D Cory Sarich 24 0 1 1 -7  14:15
D Anton Babchuk 4 0 1 1 -3  9:39
C Blair Jones 12 0 1 1 -3  9:01
D Derek Smith 22 0 1 1 -5  12:14
L Ben Hanowski 1 1 0 1 1  12:22
D Brett Carson 7 0 0 0 -2  9:55
C Paul Byron 1 0 0 0 -1  2:51
R Akim Aliu 3 0 0 0 0  8:02
C Ben Street 3 0 0 0 -3  11:55

CGY Goalies:

Daniel Taylor 2,  1-1-0,  3.00, 0.912
Joey MacDonald 18,  7-7-1,  2.91, 0.900
Leland Irving 6,  2-1-1,  3.33,  0.883
Miikka Kiprusoff 21,  6-13-2,  3.61,  0.872

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Johan Franzen  7 pts in last 7 GP
Jakub Kindl  2 pts in last 3 GP
Jimmy Howard  1-0-1, 0.96, .960 in last 2 GPI

DET - NOT HOT:

Damien Brunner  0 pts in last 3 GP
Niklas Kronwall  0 pts in last 4 GP
Kyle Quincey  0 pts in last 4 GP

CGY - HOT:

Sven Baertschi  3 pts in last 2 GP
Tim Jackman  2 pts in last 2 GP
Curtis Glencross 3 pts in last 3 GP
Jiri Hudler  3 pts in last 3 GP
T.J. Brodie  3 pts in last 3 GP
Mark Giordano  3 pts in last 3 GP
Dennis Wideman  2 pts in last 3 GP
Joey MacDonald  3-1-0, 1.97, .937 in last 4 GPI

CGY - NOT HOT:

Michael Cammalleri  1 pts in last 4 GP
Chris Butler  0 pts in last 20 GP
Miikka Kiprusoff  0-2-0, 4.07, .840 in last 2 GPI

Injury Report:

DET:

Bertuzzi, Todd  Back injury  injured reserve
Helm, Darren  Back injury  injured reserve
Samuelsson, Mikael  Pectoral Injuries  sidelined indefinitely

CGY:

McGrattan, Brian  Shoulder injury  day-to-day
Smith, Derek  Upper body injury  injured reserve
Stajan, Matt  Upper body injury  day-to-day
Tanguay, Alex  Sprained MCL  remainder of the regular season

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I'll post word on the lineups for tonight when I find it.

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Comments

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Regardless of the must win situation, we need to kick Calgary in the balls to make up for the craptastic game(s) against them this year.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/17/13 at 07:38 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Go Ducks?? 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013:  Columbus @ Anaheim 10:00 PM

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/17/13 at 08:06 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Go Ducks??

That had to have been painful to type.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/17/13 at 08:13 AM ET

jeweler's avatar

Go Ducks??

That had to have been painful to type.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/17/13 at 09:13 AM ET


It sure is painful to read. I feel dirty now.

Posted by jeweler from Grand Rapids, Michigan on 04/17/13 at 08:33 AM ET

RedMenace's avatar

It sure is painful to read. I feel dirty now.

Posted by jeweler on 04/17/13 at 09:33 AM ET

I’ve felt absolutely filthy the past few nights “cheering” for teams I normally wouldn’t pee on if they were on fire.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 04/17/13 at 09:01 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Just get in.

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/17/13 at 09:09 AM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Win, period!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/17/13 at 09:13 AM ET

RedMenace's avatar

Just get in.

This.

I don’t care how ugly it is, who plays where and with whom, or how many dollar bills James stuffs his jock with.

Just.

Posted by RedMenace from the Church of Jesus Lashoff on 04/17/13 at 09:41 AM ET

dougie's avatar

Just get in.

Words I have lived by since adolescence.

Posted by dougie on 04/17/13 at 09:50 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Limited view of the Western Conference, teams 4 - 11.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/17/13 at 10:02 AM ET

jeweler's avatar

Win, EVERY period!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer’s chair on 04/17/13 at 10:13 AM ET


fixed.

Posted by jeweler from Grand Rapids, Michigan on 04/17/13 at 10:56 AM ET

peiz11's avatar

Last couple nights have been frustrating. Jackets and Blues winning charity points. I swear the teams I have been rooting for are 0-12 in shootouts recently. Those points are adding up. I’ve almost given up on catching Blues or Wild, just want to get in at this point. Wings and Ducks win would be a huge start.

Posted by peiz11 from Minneapolis on 04/17/13 at 11:04 AM ET

SYF's avatar

G’morning, Jeff.  Thanks for the GDT.

The Flames defense is horrible, 3.38 GA/G, 0.68 5-5 F/A;  both marks second worst in the league.

Win or go home.

We know what we look like after a three day rest and it’s not very pretty.  Indeed, “Win or go home.”

Referees:
Wes McCauley (4)
Greg Kimmerly (18)

Linesmen:
Mark Shewchyk (92)
Greg Devorski (54)

Two points for the taking, Wings.  Earn it.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/17/13 at 12:02 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Khan Tweets - - Kipper starting in net tonight.

Miikka Kiprusoff 0-2-0, 4.07, .840 in last 2 GPI

Lets all hope we see Joey Mac later in the game wink

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/17/13 at 12:23 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

More from Khan(!):

optional skate for Wings at Saddledome but looks like almost everyone is on the ice. Datsyuk and Filppula kicking soccer ball in hallway

There is a joke there somewhere, I am sure.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/17/13 at 12:31 PM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Just win… That’s all that matters.

Thank you, Oakie Jeff, as always!

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 04/17/13 at 12:38 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

  Datsyuk and Filppula kicking soccer ball in hallway

There is a joke there somewhere, I am sure.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 04/17/13 at 01:31 PM ET

Ken Holland out in the parking lot kicking tires?

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 04/17/13 at 12:47 PM ET

Avatar

Ken Holland out in the parking lot kicking tires?

I just got the image of Flip and Datsyuk standing in the hallway with their backs to the soccer ball, admiring the walls…

Posted by Garth on 04/17/13 at 01:00 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

In other news… CNN announcing an arrest has been made in the Boston bombing.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/17/13 at 01:03 PM ET

SYF's avatar

CNN announcing an arrest has been made in the Boston bombing.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/17/13 at 02:03 PM ET

That girl is 17 years old and was watching her aunt run her first race.  A shrapnel burst her femoral artery.

And then all that blood on the sidewalk.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 04/17/13 at 01:11 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

May the hammer of justice be forceful and swift.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/17/13 at 01:16 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

May the hammer of justice be forceful and swift.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/17/13 at 02:16 PM ET

My understanding is the suspect being arraigned in Federal Court = death penalty is an option.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/17/13 at 01:26 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Back to hockey,

Khan says: 

Babcock said Eaves in for Tootoo and Quincey in for Colaiacovo tonight. Those are only changes from last game.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 04/17/13 at 01:27 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

In other news… CNN announcing an arrest has been made in the Boston bombing.
Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/17/13 at 02:03 PM ET

CNN just issued a cryptic “retraction.”

[Breaking news update at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday]

There is conflicting information as to whether someone has been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. A federal law enforcement source told CNN’s Fran Townsend that someone was arrested. But later, two senior administration officials and another federal official told Townsend that there had been a misunderstanding among officials and that no one has been arrested.

 

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/17/13 at 01:41 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Babcock said Eaves in for Tootoo and Quincey in for Colaiacovo tonight. Those are only changes from last game.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Looking for a “D” man on 04/17/13 at 02:27 PM ET


JFC! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Why on earth is he changing anything?

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 04/17/13 at 01:53 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

No arrest:

“Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack,” the FBI said in a statement. 

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 04/17/13 at 01:55 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

two senior administration officials and another federal official told Townsend that there had been a misunderstanding among officials and that no one has been arrested.
Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from Warm and sunny SoCal on 04/17/13 at 02:41 PM ET

That’s a pretty significant misunderstanding.

“We have not arrested anyone in the case yet.”

“Great news! We arrested someone already!”

“No, I said we have not arrested anyone yet.”

“Well that could hardly have gone any better then, an arrest already.”

“You may noy be hearing me correctly, I’m not sure.  I said we have not arrested anyone yet.”

“Well I’m just thrilled that you’re saying we have an arrest.”

“I think you got it right that time, we don’t have an arrest.”

“Thanks for explaining that again, so we do have someone arrested.”

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 04/17/13 at 02:00 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thanks Okie!!

I have a kid Lacrosse game and will be late to the LB.  That worked pretty good last time.

JFC! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Why on earth is he changing anything?

Amen.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 04/17/13 at 02:04 PM ET

Joe Z.'s avatar

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/17/13 at 03:00 PM ET

It’s like “Schroedinger’s suspect”, until you open the cell you won’t know if there is someone inside or not…

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 04/17/13 at 03:05 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

See what I get for listening to the media that I generally totally ignore.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 04/17/13 at 03:34 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Posted by jeweler on 04/17/13 at 11:56 AM ET

Absolutely!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/17/13 at 06:07 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 04/17/13 at 03:00 PM ET

It’s like “Schroedinger’s suspect”, until you open the cell you won’t know if there is someone inside or not…

Posted by Joe Z. from Austria on 04/17/13 at 04:05 PM ET

contradiction with common sense

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 04/17/13 at 06:44 PM ET

Guilherme's avatar

hockey

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/17/13 at 07:01 PM ET

dougie's avatar

yes, hockey, I concur

Posted by dougie on 04/18/13 at 08:16 PM ET

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