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GDT - Game 7:  Red Wings (3-2-1) host Blues (6-1)  7:30

After getting taken to the whipping post by the Blues on opening night, 6-0, DET will be looking for a much better effort.  The Wings aren't alone though, STL are crushing it right now, and it is easy to see why:  3.86 G/G (3),  2.00 GA/G (3), 2.33 5-5 F/A (2),  34.6%PP (2), and 20.3 SA/G (1).  

Babcock said of the opening game:  "We weren't very competitive," Babcock said. "Now we have an opportunity to evaluate ourselves six games later and see where we're at.."  The times, they are a changing; it used to be that the Wings were the measuring stick.  

Game On(!)  

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  6 GP,  3-2-1,  7 pts, (8 in Conf, 3 in Central), 15 GF, 17 GA, Last 10 3-2-1  WON  1

STL:  7 GP,  6-1-0,  12 pts, (4 in Conf, 2 in Central),  28 GF, 14 GA, Last 10 6-1-0  WON 4

DET Home:  2-1

STL Road:  3-1

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.583 point% (13), 2.33 G/G (21), 2.83 GA/G (17),  1.29 5-5 F/A (9), 9.4 PP% (29), 73.3 PK% (25), 30.0 S/G (10), 30.0 SA/G (18), 53.6 FO% (3).


STL:  0.857 point% (3), 3.86 G/G (3), 2.00 GA/G (3), 2.33 5-5 F/A (2), 34.6 PP% (2), 75.0 PK% (21), 32.0 S/G (6), 20.3 SA/G (1), 48.3 FO% (21).

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -0.50
STL =  +1.86

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

C Pavel Datsyuk 6 2 6 8 5  20:46
L Henrik Zetterberg 6 2 5 7 3  21:15
D Niklas Kronwall 6 0 5 5 -1  25:30
C Valtteri Filppula 6 2 3 5 3  17:27
C Johan Franzen 6 1 3 4 2  18:45
C Damien Brunner 6 3 1 4 0  18:00
R Todd Bertuzzi 3 2 1 3 3  15:48
R Mikael Samuelsson 2 0 1 1 -1  13:22
D Ian White 3 1 0 1 0  20:32
R Patrick Eaves 4 0 1 1 0  9:05
D Brian Lashoff 4 1 0 1 -2 17:15
D Brendan Smith 6 0 1 1 3  18:29
R Daniel Cleary 6 0 0 0 -2  16:46
D Jonathan Ericsson 3 0 0 0 -1 21:48
D Jakub Kindl 2 0 0 0 1  14:37
L Justin Abdelkader 6 0 0 0 -2  12:48
C Cory Emmerton 6 0 0 0 0  8:18
C Gustav Nyquist 1 0 0 0 0  11:42
R Jordin Tootoo 6 0 0 0 0  8:17
L Drew Miller 6 0 0 0 -3  13:15
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0  12:27
D Kent Huskins 4 0 0 0 1 15:14
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0 17:26
D Kyle Quincey 6 0 0 0 1  19:45
L Jan Mursak 1 0 0 0 0  2:34

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jonas Gustavsson 1, 0-0-0, 3.16, 0.875
Jimmy Howard  6,  3-2-1,  2.77,  0.907

STL Skaters:

R Vladimir Tarasenko 7 5 4 9 6  15:09
D Kevin Shattenkirk 7 0 8 8 6  21:43
D Alex Pietrangelo 7 1 7 8 5  25:07
C T.J. Oshie 7 3 4 7 2  19:12
C Patrik Berglund 7 4 2 6 3  16:04
L David Perron 7 2 4 6 5  18:07
C Alexander Steen 7 0 5 5 4  18:27
R David Backes 7 1 4 5 3  19:03
C Andy McDonald 7 2 3 5 5  18:00
R Chris Stewart 7 4 0 4 -1  14:04
C Vladimir Sobotka 7 1 3 4 2  13:37
D Wade Redden 3 2 0 2 0  18:38
D Barret Jackman 7 2 0 2 7  18:46
D Roman Polak 7 0 1 1 0  17:37
C Jaden Schwartz 6 0 1 1 -3  10:55
R Jamie Langenbrunner 3 0 1 1 1  9:29
R Ryan Reaves 6 0 1 1 1 0 6:51
D Ian Cole 4 0 1 1 1  17:44
C Scott Nichol 5 0 0 0 1  11:03
D Kris Russell 7 0 0 0 1 15:15
R Matt D'Agostini 1 0 0 0 0  8:49

STL Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jaroslav Halak 4,  3-0-0,  1.69,  0.902 
Brian Elliott 4,  3-1-1,  2.25,  0.901 

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Jimmy Howard 1-0-1, 1.46, .943 in last 2 GPI

DET - NOT HOT:

No cold players

STL - HOT:

Jaroslav Halak 2-0-0, 1.50, .917 in last 2 GPI

STL - NOT HOT:

No cold players

Injury Report:

DET:

Colaiacovo, Carlo Shoulder injury injured reserve
Gustavsson, Jonas Groin day-to-day
Helm, Darren Back injury day-to-day
MacDonald, Joey Bulging disc in lower back injured reserve
Mursak, Jan Collarbone injured reserve
Samuelsson, Mikael Groin injured reserve
White, Ian Leg injury injured reserve

STL:

Redden, Wade Flu day-to-day

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Thursday practice lines - - Same lines as the DAL game (Hank was sick yesterday, but expected to go tonight):

Johan Franzen-Brian Lashoff (holding Henrik Zetterberg's place)-Damien Brunner

Valtteri Filppula-Pavel Datsyuk-Todd Bertuzzi

Daniel Cleary-Justin Abdelkader-Patrick Eaves

Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jordin Tootoo

Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson

Kyle Quincey-Brendan Smith

Kent Huskins-Jakub Kindl

Jimmy Howard (starting)

Tom McCollum

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Comments

NIVO's avatar

Friday night, got a 2 liter of coke chillin’ in the fridge, pizza joint on speed dial and its the Blues vs. Wings. Doesn’t get much better than that on a frozen 1st day of February.

GAME ON!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/01/13 at 08:25 AM ET

Vladimir16's avatar


Friday night, got a 2 liter of coke chillin’ in the fridge, pizza joint on speed dial and its the Blues vs. Wings. Doesn’t get much better than that on a frozen 1st day of February.
GAME ON!
Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/01/13 at 07:25 AM ET

Substitute coke with either Irish whiskey neat or a growler of good craft beer and you’re golden.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 02/01/13 at 09:22 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, Okie.

Game On(!), indeed.

Time to right the wrong of opening night, eh?

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 09:44 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

This should be quite a matchup. I’ve been impressed with the Bloose over the past few years. They’ve made good moves and become a very competitive team drafting well and trading well. Now let’s watch the wings beat up on them and remind them of their proper place in the division.


The coke and pizza sounds about perfect. I think all I have in my fridge is a tub of guacamole and about four kinds of mustard.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/01/13 at 09:59 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Recalling just how u.g.l.y. the 6-0 beatdown was: 

The Blues scored four times on the power play and once shorthanded. Three of their goals were on breakaways. . . Said Babcock:  “I didn’t think we were very competitive in that game.”

Me neither - but DET are improving.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 10:45 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Friday night, got a 2 liter of coke chillin’ in the fridge, pizza joint on speed dial and its the Blues vs. Wings. Doesn’t get much better than that on a frozen 1st day of February.

GAME ON!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/01/13 at 07:25 AM ET

Amen

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 02/01/13 at 10:59 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thanks Okie!
Boy, six games into the season and that is one lengthy “Injured List”.

Let’s Go Red Wings !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 02/01/13 at 11:20 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Time to see if the last 3 games are really in improvement.The guys need to on their big boy pants and at least make it look like there’s some level of give a $hit tonight.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/01/13 at 11:37 AM ET

RWBill's avatar


I’ve noticed that all those complaints about the contract that Kenny gave Ericsson have disappeared.

Posted by HockeyTownTodd on 02/01/13 at 07:12 AM ET

That’s because he used to be compared to Lidstrom, Rafalski, and Stuart.  Now he’s being compared to Quincey, Kindl, and Coliacovo.

I never thought $3M was over the top anyway, when is that 3 years over?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 11:42 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

At 12 of 14 possible points the Blues are second in the Division.

Hold onto your Stroh’s.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 11:45 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Somehow Jimmy has gotten his GAA down to 2.77

Oh, that’s how.

Jimmy Howard 1-0-1, 1.46, .943 in last 2 GPI

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 11:49 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

um, ...
kinda chilly here this AM:

CENTRAL WISCONSIN
NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN REGIONAL WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
900 AM CST FRI FEB 01 2013

CITY       SKY/WX   TMP DP RH WIND     PRES   REMARKS
MEDFORD     MOSUNNY -11 -18 70 W9     30.14S WCI -29
WAUSAU       SUNNY   -11 -18 71 W7     30.18R WCI -26
MOSINEE     SUNNY   -11 -17 77 W14     30.19R WCI -33
MARSHFIELD   MOSUNNY -12 -20 67 W12G18   30.20R WCI -32
WISC RAPIDS   MOSUNNY -10 -19 64 NW14     30.26R WCI -31
STEVENS POINT MOSUNNY -11 -19 67 W9     30.22R WCI -29
WAUPACA     MOSUNNY   -4 -15 59 W12G18   30.24R WCI -22
SHAWANO     SUNNY     0 -9 65 MISG     30.20S
CLINTONVILLE   SUNNY   -4 -13 65 NW10     30.20R WCI -21
WAUTOMA     MOSUNNY   -9 -19 61 W12G21   30.27R WCI -28
$$

brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... another “Brass Money Alert” ... fer shur, aye?

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 12:01 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Friday night, got a 2 liter of coke chillin’ in the fridge, pizza joint on speed dial and its the Blues vs. Wings. Doesn’t get much better than that on a frozen 1st day of February.

GAME ON!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/01/13 at 07:25 AM ET

If I didn’t know better, I would think you were my lucky half describing his plans for the game, verbatim.

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 12:50 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Helene confirms, Hank is in tonight.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 01:16 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Hold onto your Stroh’s.

you can still get Stroh’s? can’t find it here. then again, maybe i am just looking in the wrong places.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/01/13 at 01:50 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/01/13 at 11:01 AM ET

It’s not just SUNNY, its MOSUNNY!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, for the 23rd postseason.... on 02/01/13 at 02:05 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

I think the Blues are the best team in the NHL right now. Talk about a measuring stick.

Please, don’t give Taresenko any room in the neutral or offensive zones. He’s a game-breaker if he gets space to maneuver.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 02/01/13 at 02:08 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

you can still get Stroh’s? can’t find it here. then again, maybe i am just looking in the wrong places.

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/01/13 at 12:50 PM ET

Well, I haven’t seen it!

West Wing may be the guy to ask, a guy who has to sample beers for a living!

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 04:16 PM ET

SnLO's avatar

you can still get Stroh’s? can’t find it here. then again, maybe i am just looking in the wrong places.
Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/01/13 at 12:50 PM ET

I’m pretty sure Stroh’s sold at Kroger and Meijer

Posted by SnLO from the sub great-white north on 02/01/13 at 04:57 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Still hedging on the Center Ice package. As badly as I do not want to contribute one red cent to the NHL, my desire to watch The Red Wings is stronger. I will most likely fold. I have been a subscriber since its inception.

The way I look at it is, it’s entertainment on the very cheap. My better half and I are at home a lot and, usually have the Grandson. Plus we are both hitting the Sixth Decade. He already has(Jan.30th) I’m ten months away(Oct.30th) so staying home is more the rule rather than the exception now.

It’s getting very Cosmic Dusty around here.Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 05:16 PM ET

RorSchach's avatar

Good on your, Kate, do what you must to. Just fine going into the 6th decade. My dad has a few years to go.. But I swear, that man is the coolest ever.  Give in and enjoy the game you love. You only have one life, right? Enjoy it.

Thanks Okie. As always.. superb.

Pizza and Beer? I had enough pizza this week. However, I can do Lasagna and Beer.

Posted by RorSchach from Datsberg on 02/01/13 at 05:45 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

You should go for it Kate, fans are back in record numbers.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 05:48 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Ah, so nice to see Jeff’s GDT once again after a month long trip in the Philippines.  Yes, I miss my Wings hockey like an Irish drunk and his Guinness.  Thanks, Jeff.  Much, much appreciated.

Just looking at the Wings in the standings is enough to make me barf, but I finally get a chance to see them play tonight.  I’ll be catching up to the previous LBs as much as I can just so I can get a feel for this team with where they’re at now.  A 0-6 loss on opening night to the B’Lose? Unacceptable.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/01/13 at 05:48 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

And For God’s Sake, people, THIS is how you wash your hands!

Henry the Hand Wash

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 05:48 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

A 0-6 loss on opening night to the B’Lose? Unacceptable.

Posted by SYF from yet another half-ass season by Proskauer Rose LLP on 02/01/13 at 04:48 PM E

The game was not as close as the score would indicate.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/01/13 at 05:51 PM ET

SYF's avatar

That bad, eh, Bill?  Forget the beer then (and yes, I did have San Miguel Pale Pilsner with ice cubes and a fuching straw while in the Philippines - kill me).  Bring on the hard stuff.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/01/13 at 05:54 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Kindl again, huh?

Thanks, Okie!

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/01/13 at 06:07 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Fuch the NHL Kate, your only buying it for the Wings - - dont let Gary fuch you over twice.  Get it, I did.

SYF, good to see you - - glad you missed the opener - - itll spare you some agony.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/01/13 at 06:17 PM ET

SYF's avatar

LOL, Jeff.  The endless streams of Jollibee’s fried chicken shops and questionable BBQ pork (or chicken?  I’m not sure anymore.  It just gave me hard poop that took four stool softeners to get to move out of my intestines.) on sticks seem more and more palatable after reading the opening night LB.  Yech…

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 02/01/13 at 06:25 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

TMI   SYF.  Glad to have you back.

Posted by cigar_nurse from Greenville South Cakalakee on 02/01/13 at 07:47 PM ET

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