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GDT - Game 9:  Red Wings (4-3-1) host Flames (1-3-2)  7:30

Eight games into this short season (1/6 of the way), and the Wings have been, what's the word - - - inconsistent (at most things anyway).  After the embarassment of opening day, DET established they do in fact have some cajones with an exceptionally gritty win against STL.  The very next day, the Wings lay an egg against CBJ - - I lean to giving the Wings a pass, as being spent physically and mentally.  But the remaining schedule has more back-to-back (and I'm too lazy to look it up), and DET are going to need wins as they cling to the 8th spot.

The one thing DET have been consistent at this season is horrid special teams play;  11.1 PP%(26), 71.0% PK(28).  With all the penalties being called, that is a recipe for losing, plain and simple.  

Uncle Mike is freaked out  that the 3 and 4 lines have a combined 1 point this season, so DET have called up Tatar (Tots).  Looks like Tots is on the 2 line, bumping Bert-Uzi down.

Your team is like a roller-coaster, LGRW.

SEASON RECORD:

DET:  8 GP,  4-3-1,  9 pts, (8 in Conf, 3 in Central), 22 GF, 24 GA, Last 10 4-3-1  LOST 1

CGY:  6 GP,  1-3-2,  4 pts, (15 in Conf, 5 in Northwest),  16 GF, 24 GA, Last 10 1-3-2  OT 1

DET HOME:  3-1

CGY AWAY:  0-0-1

TEAM STATISTICS:

DET:  0.563 point% (12), 2.62 G/G (16), 3.00 GA/G (23), 1.30 5-5 F/A (9), 11.1 PP% (26), 71.0 PK% (28), 30.6 S/G (8), 29.2 SA/G (15), 54.4 FO% (3)

CGY:  0.333 point% (29), 2.67 G/G (15), 3.67 GA/G (26), 0.67 5-5 F/A (27), 24.0 PP% (8), 68.4 PK% (29), 33.8 S/G (2), 25.0 SA/G (2), 50.5 FO% (13).

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = -0.38
CGY =  -1.00

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

L Henrik Zetterberg 8 5 7 12 4  20:51
C Pavel Datsyuk 8 3 7 10 6  20:34
C Johan Franzen 8 2 6 8 2  18:39
D Niklas Kronwall 8 0 7 7 -2  25:08
C Valtteri Filppula 8 2 4 6 4  17:35
C Damien Brunner 8 4 2 6 1  18:00
R Todd Bertuzzi 5 2 1 3 4 0  16:06
D Jonathan Ericsson 5 1 2 3 1  21:44
R Mikael Samuelsson 2 0 1 1 -1  13:22
D Ian White 3 1 0 1 0  20:32
R Patrick Eaves 6 0 1 1 0  9:12
D Brendan Smith 8 0 1 1 4  17:16
D Brian Lashoff 4 1 0 1 -2  17:15
R Daniel Cleary 8 0 0 0 -2  16:28
D Kent Huskins 6 0 0 0 -1  14:44
D Carlo Colaiacovo 2 0 0 0 0  17:26
D Kyle Quincey 8 0 0 0 3 20:08
D Jakub Kindl 4 0 0 0 2  16:55
L Justin Abdelkader 8 0 0 0 -3 12:45
C Cory Emmerton 8 0 0 0 0  8:33
L Jan Mursak 1 0 0 0 0  2:34
C Gustav Nyquist 1 0 0 0 0 11:42
R Jordin Tootoo 8 0 0 0 -1  8:30
L Drew Miller 8 0 0 0 -4  13:11
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0  12:27

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Jimmy Howard 8,  4-3-1,  2.96,  0.898
Jonas Gustavsson 1,  0-0-0,  3.16,  0.875

CGY Skaters:

L Alex Tanguay 6 3 3 6 -4  21:04
C Jiri Hudler 3 2 3 5 0  18:12
R Lee Stempniak 6 3 2 5 2 18:13
L Curtis Glencross 6 3 2 5 -3  21:06
R Jarome Iginla 6 0 4 4 -3  21:46
D Dennis Wideman 6 1 3 4 -3  25:20
D Jay Bouwmeester 6 2 2 4 -2  24:33
C Matt Stajan 6 0 3 3 1  15:59
C Mikael Backlund 6 2 1 3 -1  14:08
L Mike Cammalleri 6 0 2 2 -3  17:39
D Mark Giordano 6 0 1 1 -3  24:21
D TJ Brodie 5 0 1 1 0  16:40
L Roman Horak 2 0 1 1 0  14:44
C Roman Cervenka 3 0 1 1 0  17:17
D Cory Sarich 5 0 0 0 -1  13:58
L Steve Begin 3 0 0 0 -1  8:39
R Tim Jackman 5 0 0 0 -2  6:07
L Blake Comeau 5 0 0 0 -2  8:13
D Chris Butler 4 0 0 0 -3  16:00
C Blair Jones 5 0 0 0 -2  7:30
D Derek Smith 4 0 0 0 0  13:04
L Sven Baertschi 4 0 0 0 -1  11:14

CGY Goalies:

Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT

Miikka Kiprusoff 6,  1-3-2,  3.42,  0.859 

THE HOCKEY NEWS - TOTT:

DET - HOT:

Johan Franzen DET
4 pts in last 2 GP
Jonathan Ericsson DET
3 pts in last 2 GP
Valtteri Filppula DET
6 pts in last 5 GP
Niklas Kronwall DET
7 pts in last 7 GP
Damien Brunner DET
6 pts in last 6 GP

DET - NOT HOT:

Dan Cleary DET
0 pts in last 8 GP
Kyle Quincey DET
0 pts in last 8 GP
Jimmy Howard DET
1-1-0, 3.50, .870 in last 2 GPI

CGY - HOT:

Jiri Hudler CGY
4 pts in last 2 GP
Jay Bouwmeester CGY
3 pts in last 3 GP
Dennis Wideman CGY
2 pts in last 2 GP
Jarome Iginla CGY
4 pts in last 5 GP

CGY - NOT HOT:

 Chris Butler CGY
0 pts in last 4 GP
Blake Comeau CGY
0 pts in last 5 GP
Miikka Kiprusoff CGY
0-1-1, 3.36, .825 in last 2 GPI

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
Smith, Brendan Shoulder injury injured reserve
White, Ian Leg injury injured reserve

CGY:

Babchuk, Anton Shoulder injury injured reserve
Baertschi, Sven Hip flexor sidelined indefinitely

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Monday practice lines:

Johan Franzen-Henrik Zetterberg-Damien Brunner

Valtteri Filppula-Pavel Datsyuk-Tomas Tatar

Daniel Cleary-Justin Abdelakder-Todd Bertuzzi

Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jorin Tootoo

Patrick Eaves rotating in on the third and fourth lines.

Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson

Kyle Quincey-Ian White

Kent Huskins-Jakub Kindl

Brian Lashoff rotated in

White (leg laceration) said he believes he can play Tuesday and is hoping to be cleared by doctors today.

Jimmy Howard

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Comments

stonehands-78's avatar

thanks, Okie.

this:

The one thing DET have been consistent at this season is horrid special teams play;  11.1 PP%(26), 71.0% PK(28).  With all the penalties being called, that is a recipe for losing, plain and simple.

L.G.R.W.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/05/13 at 07:58 AM ET

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Piet Van Zant needs to get these boys on some velvet deer antler spray, and QUICK!

LGRW!

Posted by Matt_in_MI on 02/05/13 at 08:29 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Okie!

Since I’ll be listening on radio (I still haven’t caved on getting Gamecenter), I hope to find some comments this evening about how Tatar looks.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/05/13 at 08:50 AM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

I think this will be the third game I’ll watch this year FOR FREE!

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 02/05/13 at 09:52 AM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Khan Tweets from the morning skate:

Babcock said Tatar will start the game on line with Datsyuk and Filppula.

Eaves is scratched.

Babcock said White is playing tonight. Lashoff back in, Kindl out.

 

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/05/13 at 11:31 AM ET

RWBill's avatar

Eaves is the one scratched.  JFC.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/05/13 at 11:55 AM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Eaves is scratched.

i hope this isn’t due to “post-concussion symptoms” ...
and the organ-I-zation isn’t talking aboot it?

hmmm

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/05/13 at 12:42 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

i hope this isn’t due to “post-concussion symptoms” ...
and the organ-I-zation isn’t talking aboot it?

I wouldn’t think Patty would be working in on the 3rd n 4th lines if he had a setback.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/05/13 at 01:04 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

tonights lines:

Johan Franzen-Henrik Zetterberg-Damien Brunner
Valtteri Filppula-Pavel Datsyuk-Tomas Tatar
Daniel Cleary-Justin Abdelakder-Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller-Cory Emmerton-Jorin Tootoo

Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey-Brian Lashoff
Kent Huskins-Ian White

Jimmy Howard (starting)

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/05/13 at 01:38 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Saw this over on the mainpage:

- Last year, approximately 22 per cent of the NHL’s goals were scored on the power play. This year, it’s closer to one third.

That is, unless your playing DET, then it’ll be even more.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/05/13 at 01:41 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

The reffing sure is skewing things, and teams that suck on special teams are really digging out of a hole.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/05/13 at 01:58 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/05/13 at 01:58 PM ET

Yes and yes.

If I had the time, I’d look at the PP goals scored and shorty’s scored against.  But, it can’t be pretty.  If your getting 5 PP opportunities per game and are at 20%, that is a PP goal every game, on average.

The PK # is lethal too.  If I had the time I’d look up the average number of penalties against per game.  If you are only killing 70%, that is both shameful, and a big mountain to overcome.

Apparently, Lashoff is in to try to shore up the PK. 

“I just want to win,” Babcock said after the skate. “It’s just about trying to figure out what’s the best option that gives us the best chance that’s what you’re trying to do on a nightly basis. Lash did a real good job for us on the penalty kill. Specialty teams are huge for us, tonight’s the Flames’ power is about eighth in the league, around 24 percent, we’re probably going to take a couple penalties, but we want to be disciplined so we want to kill them off and we feel Lash gives us the best opportunity to do that.”

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/05/13 at 02:10 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thanks Okie!

Roller Coaster?!

Say What?

  LMAO.  If it weren’t for the flashbacks I would have no memory.

Statistically, the Wings should dominate tonight…..thus, I see them winning, in a shoot out.

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 02/05/13 at 02:25 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Interesting quote from Babs.  I hope lash is more impactful on the PK than Kindle was on the PP.

Is Iginla healthy and playing?  Somehow I could see him as a great lead by example Captain, and on the Wings a great motivating top 6 player, as in, get your fat asses in gear and get engaged in the game, what in the holy Hell are you waiting for?

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with Super Creepy Rob Lowe. on 02/05/13 at 03:17 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

as in, get your fat asses in gear and get engaged in the game, what in the holy Hell are you waiting for?

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 02/05/13 at 03:17 PM ET

He who hesitates is lost. These Fuchs better start giving me my $49.00 worth.

Thanks OKie.

Bitches.

Lets Go red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/05/13 at 06:30 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Evening All!  Jumping on the train-Thanks Okie!


Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/05/13 at 06:35 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

These Fuchs better start giving me my $49.00 worth.

I love you, Kate.

LGRW - - like now

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/05/13 at 06:39 PM ET

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