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GDT - Game #44:  Red Wings host ‘Hawks (12:30)

Matinee tilt as DET (27-15-1) hosts CHI (26-13-5) in an O6, division rivalry.  An important two points at stake today, as CHI, DET, and STL are neck-and-neck for the Division lead.  The Wings are dominant at home (16-2-1), and are riding a 13 game winning streak. DET’s home win streak is, believe it or not, being won with defense.  DET have allowed more than two goals just once (November 23 in a 5-3 win vs. Calgary) during the streak. DET are torching the opponent at even strength, outscoring them 48-11.  The Wings haven’t lost at home since Nov. 4, and will try to match the franchise record, set in 1964-65, with a win today. 

You would think, the way things are going for DET, that the other skate is sure to drop.  You’d probably be right.  As good as DET is at home, the ‘Hawks have owned the JLA ice of late. The ‘Hawks have won five consecutive road games against the Wings, while scoring at least three goals in each contest during their win streak. 

LGRW

Central Division Standings:

GP W L OTL PTS GOAL DIFF
1 CHI 44 26 13 5 57 +17
2 STL 43 25 12 6 56 +20
3 DET 43 27 15 1 55 +37
4 NSH 43 24 15 4 52 +1
5 CBJ 43 12 26 5 29 -40

Team Records:

DET:  43 GP,  27-15-1, 55 pts, (5 in Conf, 3 in Central), 138 GF, 101 GA, Last 10 6-4-0, WON 1

CHI:  44 GP,  26-13-5,  57 pts, (2 in Conf, 1 in Central), 144 GF, 127 GA, Last 10 5-4-1,  WON 2

Home/Away Record:

DET home:  16-2-1 (3)
CHI road:  10-8-1 (16th)

NOTE

:  As CHI, DET, and STL head to the home stretch; DET should have a scheduling advantage. 

CHI have played only 19 road games (10-8-1), including today they have 22 road contests to play,
STL have played 20 road games (8-9-3), they have 21 road contests left.
DET have played 24 road contests (11-13), so they have only 17 left.


Stats (rank):

DET:  .640 point% (8), 3.16 G/G (5), 2.35 GA/G (6), 1.58 5-5 F/A (2), 19.1 PP% (8), 81.0 PK% (23), 33.1 S/G (3), 27.4 SA/G (3),  50.4 FO% (11).

CHI:  .648 point% (7), 3.18 G/G (4), 2.82 GA/G (15),  1.01 5-5 F/A (12), 18.5 PP% (10), 79.0 PK% (26), 32.2 S/G (5), 29.4 SA/G (10), 52.2% (3).

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.81
CHI =  +0.36


Player Stats:
DET Skaters:
GP,  G, A, PTS,  +/-,  ATOI
C Pavel Datsyuk 42 13 31 44 17 19:01   #3 in Assists
C Johan Franzen 43 17 20 37 21 17:22
C Valtteri Filppula 42 15 21 36 11 17:13
L Henrik Zetterberg 43 8 24 32 3 19:24
C Jiri Hudler 42 12 15 27 2 14:44
D Nicklas Lidstrom 43 8 15 23 19 23:43
D Ian White 39 5 16 21 23 23:09
R Danny Cleary 43 10 10 20 9 16:32
D Niklas Kronwall 43 9 10 19 -3 22:17
R Todd Bertuzzi 36 6 12 18 17 15:14
L Tomas Holmstrom 36 6 10 16 -1 12:18
L Drew Miller 41 7 7 14 12 11:46
C Darren Helm 39 4 8 12 3 14:19
L Justin Abdelkader 43 5 6 11 3 12:27
D Brad Stuart 43 4 5 9 10 20:32
D Jakub Kindl 34 1 8 9 7 13:50
D Jonathan Ericsson 43 1 7 8 14 16:38
C Cory Emmerton 33 4 3 7 3 8:17
R Chris Conner 7 1 2 3 2 10:52
D Brendan Smith 3 0 2 2 -1 14:54
D Mike Commodore 10 0 1 1 4 11:46
R Patrick Eaves 10 0 1 1 0 11:02
L Fabian Brunnstrom 5 0 1 1 -2 9:03
C Gustav Nyquist 5 0 1 1 1 7:53
L Jan Mursak 1 0 0 0 0 10:34
C Joakim Andersson 4 0 0 0 1 6:45

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Ty Conklin 8, 2-5-0,  3.28,  0.888
Jimmy Howard 36,  25-10-1, 2.04,  0.924 #1 in Wins,  #4 in Shutouts

CHI Skaters:
GP,  G, A, PTS,  +/-,  ATOI
R Marian Hossa 43 17 29 46 23 19:42
C Jonathan Toews 44 22 21 43 13 21:06 #5 in Goals
R Patrick Sharp 42 20 20 40 18 19:10
R Patrick Kane 44 10 28 38 6 19:54
L Viktor Stalberg 41 13 13 26 5 13:11
D Duncan Keith 41 2 21 23 13 26:26
C Dave Bolland 40 12 10 22 -4 16:10
D Nick Leddy 44 2 18 20 -9 22:35
L Andrew Brunette 44 9 8 17 -10 13:09
D Brent Seabrook 40 3 12 15 15 23:16
R Michael Frolik 42 5 8 13 -5 14:01
D Steve Montador 41 5 7 12 3 15:12
L Daniel Carcillo 28 2 9 11 10 11:24
C Marcus Kruger 34 3 7 10 -2 13:48
R Jamal Mayers 44 3 6 9 2 9:30
L Bryan Bickell 38 4 5 9 -7 11:39
D Niklas Hjalmarsson 44 1 7 8 3 20:38
D Sean O’Donnell 29 0 7 7 -1 14:20
R Jimmy Hayes 7 3 1 4 -1 11:40
R Ben Smith 9 2 0 2 -4 10:08
C Brandon Pirri 4 0 2 2 3 13:36
C Andrew Shaw 5 2 0 2 -1 13:59
L John Scott 20 0 1 1 0 7:47
L Rostislav Olesz 6 0 0 0 -1 9:06
D Sami Lepisto 11 0 0 0 4 12:14
D Dylan Olsen 2 0 0 0 0 12:25
L Jeremy Morin 3 0 0 0 -1 8:51
L Brandon Saad 2 0 0 0 0 14:01

CHI Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Ray Emery 16,  10-3-2,  2.67,  0.907
Corey Crawford 31,  16-10-3,  2.83,  0.903

TSN - HOT and NOT:

DET: Hot:
Pavel Datsyuk (C/LW) 4 pts in last 3 GP
Valtteri Filppula (C/W) 6 pts in last 5 GP
Johan Franzen (LW/RW) 6 pts in last 6 GP

DET: Not Hot:
Nicklas Lidstrom (D) 0 pts in last 7 GP
Ian White (D) 1 pts in last 4 GP
Dan Cleary (RW/LW) 2 pts in last 8 GP
Ty Conklin (G) 1-1-0, 3.41, .885 in last 2 GPI

CHI: Hot:
Steve Montador (D) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Sean O’Donnell (D) 2 pts in last 2 GP
David Bolland (C) 5 pts in last 2 GP
Viktor Stalberg (LW/RW) 4 pts in last 2 GP
Marian Hossa (RW) 4 pts in last 3 GP
Jonathan Toews (C) 34 pts in last 29 GP
Jimmy Hayes (RW) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Michael Frolik (W/C) 3 pts in last 3 GP

CHI: Not Hot:
Duncan Keith (D) 0 pts in last 4 GP
Brent Seabrook (D) 1 pts in last 4 GP
Patrick Kane (RW/C) 1 pts in last 4 GP
Ray Emery (G) 1-2-0, 3.35, .897 in last 3 GPI
Corey Crawford (G) 1-2-1, 3.22, .885 in last 4 GPI

Injury Report:

DET:
Mike Commodore (D) Bruised left ankle (Day to day)
Patrick Eaves (RW) Jaw injury (Injured reserve)

CHI:
Patrick Sharp (W/C) Hand injury (Injured reserve)
Dan Carcillo (LW/RW) Suspended ()

Jeff Sagarin NHL Ratings, USAToday

NHL 2010-2011 through games of 2012 JANUARY 13 FRIDAY

HOME ADVANTAGE=  0.51   RATING   W   L SCHEDL(RANK) VS top 10 | VS top 16  

2 Detroit Red Wings     =  4.79   27 16   4.06(  7)  6   7 |  12 11
8 Chicago Blackhawks     =  4.21   26 18   3.84(  29)  4   7 |  8   8

NOTE

:  According to Sagarin, CHI have played the 2nd easiest schedule this season,
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Bert will be a game time decision.  DET practiced yesterday with the same lines as they used in the PHX game. 

Franzen-Datsyuk-Cleary
Filppula-Zetterberg-Hudler
Miller-Helm-Mursak
Emmerton-Abdelkader-Holmstrom

Lidstrom-White
Kronwall-Stuart
Kindl-Ericsson

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Comments

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

As good as DET is at home, the ‘Hawks have owned the JLA ice of late. The ‘Hawks have won five consecutive road games against the Wings, while scoring at least three goals in each contest during their win streak.

LGRW

Well, I’m gonna have to go with law of averages blah, blah, blah,  regarding the Wings finally beating The Cawks at the Joe. We are overdue.

Thanks OAkie.

Bitches.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 01/14/12 at 11:43 AM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Thanks, Okie!

I agree with Kate - time for that streak to end.

National TV - Nothing But Chicago Network.

Wings need to shut Eddie Olycyk the hell up.

LET’S GO RED WINGS !!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 01/14/12 at 11:44 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

Honestly I can say I’m glad I wont be watching… NBC coverage is flippin wretched.
I will be 20’ up a tree with my bow in hand.
Go Wings.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 01/14/12 at 11:49 AM ET

calquake's avatar

Honestly I can say I’m glad I wont be watching… NBC coverage is flippin wretched.
I will be 20’ up a tree with my bow in hand.
Go Wings.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 01/14/12 at 09:49 AM ET


Better than being 20’ up a tree with a bow in your hair I guess. cheese

Posted by calquake on 01/14/12 at 01:06 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Thanks, Jeff.  I’m a bit hungover and the GDT’s a great cup of Java.

CHI have played only 19 road games (10-8-1), including today they have 22 road contests to play,
STL have played 20 road games (8-9-3), they have 21 road contests left.
DET have played 24 road contests (11-13), so they have only 17 left.

Wings MUST take advantage of their schedule.  Really need it this year with the B’Lose suddenly in the race.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 01/14/12 at 03:42 PM ET

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