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GDT - Game #46:  Red Wings at Stars (8:30)

After setting the franchise record 15th consecutive home win, the Red Wings (29-15-1) have an opportunity to take sole possession of first place in absurdly tight Central Division tonight when they visit the Stars (24-19-1).  DET have won three straight and eight of their last 11, yet still find themselves third in the Central. But as the “19” are all to aware, DET are not the road warrior.  The Wings sport a meager 11-13-0 on the road, losing five of the last eight. The Wings have given up 26 goals in those eight games while they’ve allowed only 21 in their last 15 at home.

DAL has lost three of four and is without leading scorers Jamie Benn and Mike Ribeiro.  After registering just 22 shots on goal in a 2-1 loss to Colorado on Saturday, the Stars were just as anemic in a 1-0 loss at St. Louis on Monday, also recording just 22 shots.

LGRW

Central Division Standings:

GP W L OTL PTS GOAL DIFF
1 STL 45 27 12 6 60 +22
2 CHI 46 27 13 6 60 +17
3 DET 45 29 15 1 59 +43
4 NSH 45 26 15 4 56 +5
5 CBJ 44 12 27 5 29 -41

Crazy, the Central makes up 3 of the top five teams in the West.  They would be 1-2-3, except for the other Division leaders. NSH is 6th in Conference.

Team Records:

DET:  45 GP,  29-15-1, 59 pts, (5 in Conf, 3 in Central), 146 GF, 103 GA, Last 10 7-3-0, WON 3

DAL:  44 GP,  24-19-1,  49 pts, (10 in Conf, 3 in Pacific), 120 GF, 126 GA, Last 10 4-6-0,  LOST 2

DAL are only 2 points out of 8 spot.

Home/Away Record:

DET road:  11-13-0 (15)
DAL home:  13-8-1 (15)

Stats (rank):

DET:  .656 point% (4), 3.20 G/G (3), 2.29 GA/G (5), 1.62 5-5 F/A (2), 19.1 PP% (6), 81.8 PK% (21), 33.2 S/G (3), 27.4 SA/G (3),  50.6 FO% (10).

DAL:  .557 point% (17), 2.66 G/G (14), 2.84 GA/G (20),  1.04 5-5 F/A (9), 13.6 PP% (28), 81.3 PK% (23), 28.8 S/G (20), 31.6 SA/G (27), 49.7% (18).

Goal Differential/Game:

DET = +0.91
DAL =  -0.18

Player Stats:
DET Skaters:
GP,  G, A, PTS,  +/-,  ATOI
C Pavel Datsyuk 44 13 36 49 20 18:55   #3 in Assists
C Johan Franzen 45 18 20 38 24 17:19
C Valtteri Filppula 44 15 22 37 12 17:17
L Henrik Zetterberg 45 9 24 33 2 19:23
C Jiri Hudler 44 12 16 28 2 14:47
D Nicklas Lidstrom 45 9 16 25 23 23:37
R Todd Bertuzzi 38 9 14 23 22 15:15
D Ian White 41 5 18 23 26 23:09   #5 in +/-
R Danny Cleary 45 10 11 21 10 16:29
D Niklas Kronwall 45 9 10 19 -3 22:15
L Tomas Holmstrom 38 7 10 17 -1 12:14
L Drew Miller 43 7 8 15 13 11:56
C Darren Helm 41 5 8 13 4 14:23
L Justin Abdelkader 45 5 6 11 3 12:24
D Brad Stuart 45 4 5 9 11 20:37
D Jakub Kindl 36 1 8 9 8 14:00
D Jonathan Ericsson 45 1 7 8 15 16:41
C Cory Emmerton 35 4 3 7 3 8:20
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 38,  27-10-1, 1.98,  0.926 #1 in Wins,  #2 in Shutouts, #5 in GAA

DAL Skaters:
GP,  G, A, PTS,  +/-,  ATOI
L Jamie Benn 43 13 29 42 10 18:12
L Loui Eriksson 44 16 24 40 11 19:11
R Michael Ryder 44 17 15 32 9 16:41
C Mike Ribeiro 40 10 21 31 2 19:25
L Brenden Morrow 38 7 14 21 4 17:59
C Steve Ott 38 7 13 20 2 18:37
R Radek Dvorak 44 3 16 19 -7 14:11
D Sheldon Souray 38 4 12 16 9 20:43
L Vernon Fiddler 44 6 10 16 -7 13:39
D Trevor Daley 41 4 12 16 7 22:06
L Eric Nystrom 39 13 3 16 -3 13:01
D Alex Goligoski 33 5 8 13 -4 22:22
D Stephane Robidas 38 2 9 11 -7 22:36
R Adam Burish 28 4 7 11 0 12:02
C Tom Wandell 39 2 8 10 -2 9:20
D Nicklas Grossman 41 0 5 5 6 19:07
C Toby Petersen 28 2 2 4 -4 7:43
C Jake Dowell 31 1 2 3 -3 8:10
C Tomas Vincour 14 1 2 3 -3 11:28
D Philip Larsen 19 0 2 2 7 17:04
D Adam Pardy 22 0 1 1 -8 16:17
D Jordie Benn 2 0 1 1 0 12:18
L Francis Wathier 1 0 0 0 0 5:25
D Mark Fistric 33 0 0 0 0 16:16

DAL Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Kari Lehtonen 27,  16-9-1,  2.47,  0.919
Richard Bachman 10,  6-2-0,  2.56, 0.917
Andrew Raycroft   10,  2-8-0,  3.52,  0.898

TSN - HOT and NOT:

DET: Hot:
Ian White (D) 3 pts in last 3 GP
Nicklas Lidstrom (D) 2 pts in last 2 GP
Pavel Datsyuk (C/LW) 5 pts in last 2 GP
Todd Bertuzzi (RW/LW) 5 pts in last 2 GP
Valtteri Filppula (C/W) 11 pts in last 11 GP
Johan Franzen (LW/RW) 7 pts in last 8 GP
Jimmy Howard (G) 2-0-0, 0.97, .963 in last 2 GPI

DET: Not Hot:
Niklas Kronwall (D) 0 pts in last 5 GP
Henrik Zetterberg (C/LW) 1 pts in last 4 GP
Jiri Hudler (LW/RW) 1 pts in last 4 GP
Dan Cleary (RW/LW) 3 pts in last 10 GP
Ty Conklin (G) 1-1-0, 3.41, .885 in last 2 GPI

DAL: Hot:
Richard Bachman (G) 1-0-0, 2.40, .922 in last 2 GPI
Kari Lehtonen (G) 0-2-0, 1.55, .945 in last 2 GPI

DAL: Not Hot:
Stephane Robidas (D) 0 pts in last 6 GP
Trevor Daley (D) 0 pts in last 4 GP
Sheldon Souray (D) 0 pts in last 4 GP
Steve Ott (W/C) 0 pts in last 3 GP

Injury Report:

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

DAL:
Mike Ribeiro (C) Knee injury (Injured reserve)
Jamie Benn (W/C) Appendectomy (Sidelined indefinitely)
Philip Larsen (D) Concussion (Injured reserve)
Tomas Vincour (RW/LW) Knee injury (Injured reserve)

Jeff Sagarin NHL Ratings, USAToday

NHL 2010-2011 through games of 2012 JANUARY 16 MONDAY

HOME ADVANTAGE=  0.48   RATING   W   L SCHEDL(RANK) VS top 10 | VS top 16  

2 Detroit Red Wings     =  4.87   29 16   4.04(  9)  9   7 |  14   9
14 Dallas Stars         =  4.01   24 20   4.01(  13)  6   9 |  12 13
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He’s Magically Delicious:

Pavel Datsyuk recorded his 700th NHL point on Monday.  But it’s the points Datsyuk has prevented opponents from getting that Mike Babcock raved about:

“He’s the best two-way player in hockey, bar none,” Babcock said. “That’s because of his commitment without the puck and his faceoffs and his strength and his battle level and all the intangible things he has beside his skill set and his vision. Those things are God-gifted, the other stuff he’s earned.”

Datsyuk has been one of the hottest players in the league the past two months, with 39 points (11 goals, 28 assists) in his past 28 games.

Hat tip to SYF for pointing out this video of Datsyuk with Keating last night:

Pavel on setting up Mule’s goal with another ridiculous pass:  “Mule yell like crazy, like he steal something.”

Priceless.

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pgoody's avatar

Oh Hasek….

Posted by pgoody on 01/17/12 at 06:55 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Since then Jimmy has started 45 of a possible 40 games

I knew he was good but I never suspected Jimmy was that elite. cheese

Posted by calquake on 01/17/12 at 06:58 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I knew he was good but I never suspected Jimmy was that elite.

Posted by calquake on 01/17/12 at 04:58 PM ET

Screwy Corsi.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/17/12 at 07:04 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

if I hear McGuire praise him again I actually will kill myself

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from Victoria on 01/17/12 at 02:44 PM ET

You… you promise?

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 01/17/12 at 07:21 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Finding a decent number 2 goalie should not in any way impact the fact that they need a top 6 forward.

Posted by Garth on 01/17/12 at 04:36 PM ET

It shouldn’t but it does.

Two Words.  Salary F—-ing Cap.

Posted by RWBill from Jerry Sandusky’s defense team. on 01/17/12 at 04:53 PM ET

The Red Wings can take on $13M of salary cap hit today, a number which rises to more than $26 million by the deadline.

Capgeeky

Obviously, you don’t sell out the fact that the Wings will need to become cap compliant again by July 1st, but you could basically assume the Wings have between $7-9M to spend if you just add to the preseason cap room the salaries you can pretty well assume are coming off the books next year.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 01/17/12 at 07:26 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Christ.  Touchy.

“The 19 do not go for all the hype and All Star commotion. It’s not our style.”

Then why are there 5 posts bitching about it?  I agree with you and thought that my comments reflected that. 
I’m here cause I like you guys and the Wings.  Is it really that much of a bummer to have someone with a slightly different take?  I’m not trolling, but I have a penchant for disagreeing.  I have seen some great disagreements on here.  But if you only want rah-rah, well then, “Come on boys, get’er done”.  Better?

Vrbata is one of the most skilled players in the league, and I’m not sure Holland is willing to offer up enough.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/17/12 at 08:34 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Hey we might get Ales Hemsky anybody here about that????

Posted by pgoody on 01/17/12 at 08:53 PM ET

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“ARE MEIJER BRAND CHIPS A FAMILY FAVORITE?”

Gah! <mute>

Why must their commercial be so frickin’ loud?

Posted by ElectricHootenanny on 01/17/12 at 11:31 PM ET

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