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GDT - Game 5:  Red Wings (2-2) at Blackhawks (5-0)  7:00

Coach says the "D" is getting better:  “Drastic, night and day.  I thought the last game (5-3 win over Minnesota Friday) was the best. I thought Huskins was better, I thought Lash was good, I thought Smitty (Brendan Smith) was strong. (Kyle) Quincey might have had his best game. Kronner (Niklas Kronwall), you don't even worry about him."  Playing today at CHI, you can only hope he is right.

With their 3-2 win last night at CBJ, the 'Hawks matched their franchise-best start to a season with 5 consecutive wins.  CHI are averaging 4.00 G/G (3) - the Wing's improving "D" is sure to be tested.  Maybe the 'Hawks will have tired legs?

A win today moves DET above .500 for the first time this year.  LGRW  

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  4 GP,  2-2-0,  4 pts, (12 in Conf, 4 in Central), 10 GF, 14 GA, Last 10 2-2-0, WON 1

CHI:  5 GP,  5-0-0,  10 pts, (1 in Conf, 1 in Central),  20GF, 12 GA, Last 10 5-0-0,  WON 5

DET Road:  1-1

CHI Home:  1-0

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.500 point% (12), 2.25 G/G (22), 3.50 GA/G (26),  0.83 5-5 F/A (18), 10.00 PP% (26), 68.2 PK% (27), 30.8 S/G (12), 31.8 SA/G (22), 52.6 FO% (6).

CHI:  1.00 point% (1), 4.00 G/G (3), 2.40 GA/G (11), 1.40 5-5 F/A (10), 25.0 PP% (10), 94.1 PK% (3), 29.0 S/G (21), 26.6 SA/G (4), 51.5 FO% (9).

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -1.25
CHI = +1.60

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

C Pavel Datsyuk 4 2 4 6 4  21:20
L Henrik Zetterberg 4 1 3 4 2  21:25
D Niklas Kronwall 4 0 4 4 1  24:43
C Valtteri Filppula 4 0 3 3 2  17:23
R Todd Bertuzzi 1 2 0 2 2  15:07
C Johan Franzen 4 0 2 2 0  18:29
C Damien Brunner 4 2 0 2 -1  17:44
R Mikael Samuelsson 2 0 1 1 -1  13:22
D Ian White 3 1 0 1 0  20:32
D Brendan Smith 4 0 1 1 1  18:04
D Brian Lashoff 3 1 0 1 -2  18:06
R Daniel Cleary 4 0 0 0 -2  16:46
D Kent Huskins 2 0 0 0 0  17:23
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
R Jordin Tootoo 4 0 0 0 0  7:49
D Jonathan Ericsson 1 0 0 0 0  18:53
R Patrick Eaves 2 0 0 0 0  9:54
D Kyle Quincey 4 0 0 0 -2 19:49
L Drew Miller 4 0 0 0 -3  13:56
D Jakub Kindl 1 0 0 0 0  16:17
L Justin Abdelkader 4 0 0 0 -2 12:24
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0  12:27
C Cory Emmerton 4 0 0 0 0  7:54
L Jan Mursak 1 0 0 0 0  2:34
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 4,  2-2-0,  3.48,  0.891 

CHI Skaters:

R Patrick Kane 5 2 7 9 2  19:35
R Marian Hossa 5 5 2 7 2  18:00
R Patrick Sharp 5 2 4 6 0  19:25
C Jonathan Toews 5 3 2 5 4  18:36
C Dave Bolland 5 3 1 4 -1 17:57
D Nick Leddy 5 0 4 4 -1  16:03
L Bryan Bickell 5 1 2 3 1  12:44
D Michal Rozsival 3 0 2 2 2  14:33
D Johnny Oduya 5 0 2 2 7  20:25
D Duncan Keith 5 0 2 2 -4  23:51
D Brent Seabrook 5 1 1 2 -3  22:34
D Niklas Hjalmarsson 5 0 2 2 6  20:23
L Viktor Stalberg 5 2 0 2 1  14:38
R Michael Frolik 5 1 1 2 -1  11:07
L Daniel Carcillo 1 0 1 1 3  10:53
C Marcus Kruger 5 0 1 1 -1  11:58
R Jamal Mayers 2 0 0 0 0  5:46
D Sheldon Brookbank 2 0 0 0 -2 11:53
L Brandon Bollig 3 0 0 0 0  5:27
C Andrew Shaw 5 0 0 0 0  15:49
L Brandon Saad 4 0 0 0 0  12:59

CHI Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Corey Crawford 4,  4-0-0,  1.99,  0.923 
Ray Emery 1,  1-0-0,  4.00,  0.862 

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Pavel Datsyuk, Det (C/LW)
6 pts in last 3 GP
Henrik Zetterberg, Det (C/LW)
3 pts in last 2 GP
Valtteri Filppula, Det (LW/C)
3 pts in last 2 GP

Niklas Kronwall, Det (D)
4 pts in last 3 GP

 

DET - NOT HOT:

Dan Cleary, Det (LW/RW)
0 pts in last 4 GP
Defensemen
No Players
Kyle Quincey, Det (D)
0 pts in last 4 GP

CHI - HOT:

Patrick Kane, Chi (RW/C)
4 pts in last 2 GP
Patrick Sharp, Chi (LW/RW)
6 pts in last 4 GP
Marian Hossa, Chi (RW)
7 pts in last 5 GP

Nick Leddy, Chi (D)
4 pts in last 5 GP
Duncan Keith, Chi (D)
2 pts in last 3 GP
Corey Crawford, Chi (G)
3-0-0, 1.98, .928 in last 3 GPI

CHI - NOT HOT:

No cold players

Injury Report:

DET:

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

CHI:

Daniel Carcillo (LW/RW): Right knee injury
Steve Montador (D): Concussion
Rostislav Olesz (LW/RW): Knee surgery

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Wings (and fans) hope to have E-52 back in today - - who'd have thought.  No morning skate.  Saturday's practice lines:

Johan Franzen-Henrik Zetterberg-Damien Brunner

Patrick Eaves (for Filppula)-Pavel Datsyuk-Todd Bertuzzi

Daniel Cleary-Darren Helm-Justin Abdelkader

Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jordin Tootoo

Niklas Kronwall-Brian Lashoff

Kyle Quincey-Brendan Smith

Kent Huskins-Jakub Kindl

Jonathan Ericsson

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monkey's avatar

I must be the laziest, most procrastinating bastard alive.

I’ll get back to you on that.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/27/13 at 03:33 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

remember, it’s obvious to all the other GMs in the league that the Wings need help on D.  so any available dman will have an inflated price tag.  Wings aren’t negotiating from a position of strength.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/27/13 at 04:15 PM ET

monkey's avatar

Wings aren’t negotiating from a position of strength.

Neither is Montreal.

Posted by monkey from Finland on 01/27/13 at 04:16 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Was just thinking that PK maybe a PIM machine…but can’t help but think that maybe if/when he pulls on the Winged Wheel, he would already have it made clear to him “CUT THAT SHIT OUT….you’re a Wing now…you’ll get plenty of penalties called on you without having to make them legit.”

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 01/27/13 at 04:22 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Anybody here from Herm today?  There was a bad night club fire in Sao Paolo last night. Over 230 people were killed.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 01/27/13 at 05:24 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

@Cal. I’d consider any trade to bolster the blue line - nothing too crazy.  The only untouchables being Z and Datsyuk.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 01/27/13 at 05:32 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Since the Hawks are undefeated so far does that make them do for a loss?  *Knocking on wood.”

As for the Subban talk, how about Franzen/Flip (since we need to make room for some young forwards anyway) and one of our high end prospects?

I’d be happy with that.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/27/13 at 05:36 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/27/13 at 04:36 PM ET

that is… *due for a loss.*

 

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/27/13 at 05:37 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

I keep seeing Babcock saying things like this…

And we’re trying to become the best group, with what we have, that we can become.

“with what we have”

Babbles is managing expectations.  he seems to have the mindset that the Wings have finally settled into “parity” and it’s going to be a different road the next 20 years than it was the last 20.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/27/13 at 06:50 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Things just got a whole lot tougher for the Red Wings as Darren Helm’s had a ‘setback’

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 01/27/13 at 07:03 PM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

oh IT’S JUST A BACK INJURY.  those DON’T LINGER THROUGHOUT SOMEONE’S entire CAREER OR ANYTHING.  nOPE.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 01/27/13 at 07:19 PM ET

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