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GDT - WC Quarterfinals, Game 2: Red Wings (0-1) at Predators (1-0)  (7:30)

Round 2 of the main event is tonight in NSH.  In the immortal words of Michael Buffer,Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.  Welcome to the league that ass-clown, Gary built; quite literally a three-ring circus.  17 penalties called in game 1.  You’d have been whistled for skating the wrong direction, you see the NHL is cracking down for the playoffs.  But try to drive a guys head through the glass, break his lid; no problem there.  In this league then, it is okay to target the opponents head, just so long as you don’t succeed in “apparently injuring” the opponent (note however, it is okay to break their helmet in more than one place).  I’m going to try this line of so-called reasoning next time I’m in Court defending an A & B case; your Honor my client did try to put the victim’s head through the wall, twice - - but the victim wasn’t hurt. 

Onto to the under-card.  Helm is done. Nyquist in and to the 3rd line. Miller down to the 4 line.  Since I’m no pharmacist, I’d appreciate insight as to why the disappearing Moose trick remains on the 2 line. 

Who the fuch knows what to expect next?  The Wings get marks for effort (Stu had a bad night, but he shouldn’t be a -3, he did score one).

LGRW - screw the NHL.

 

 

END REGULAR SEASON RECORD:

DET:  82 GP,  48-28-6,  102 pts, (5 in Conf, 3 in Central), 248 GF, 203 GA, Last 10 4-4-2, OT 1

NSH:  82 GP,  48-26-8,  104 pts, (4 in Conf, 2 in Central), 237 GF, 210 GA, Last 10 6-4-0,  WON 3

DET road:  17-21-3 (20)
NSH home:  26-10-5 (6)

END REGULAR SEASON STATS (rank):

DET:  .622 point% (9), 2.92 G/G (7), 2.44 GA/G (6),  1.44 5-5 F/A (1), 16.1 PP% (22), 81.8 PK% (18), 32.2 S/G (5), 27.0 SA/G (3), 51.6 FO% (6).

NSH:  .634 point% (5), 2.83 G/G (8), 2.50 GA/G (10), 1.05 5-5 F/A (10), 21.6 PP% (1), 83.6 PK% (10), 27.6 S/G (25), 30.8 SA/G (20), 49.0 FO% (22).

Goal Differential/Game:
DET = +0.48
NSH = +0.33

PLAYOFF STATS(rank):

DET:  0.00 point% (8), 2.00 G/G (8), 3.00 GA/G (10),  0.00 5-5 F/A (12), 25.0 PP% (4), 100.0 PK% (1), 37.0 S/G (4), 26.0 SA/G (4), 51.6 FO% (5).

NSH:  1.00 point% (12), 3.00 G/G (4), 2.00 GA/G (5), 0.50 5-5 F/A (8), 0.00 PP% (6), 66.7 PK% (14), 26.0 S/G (11), 37.0 SA/G (13), 48.4 FO% (9).


PLAYER STATS - PLAYOFFS:
DET Skaters:
POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI
L Tomas Holmstrom 1 1 0 1 -1 11:10
L Henrik Zetterberg 1 1 0 1 -1 25:48
C Valtteri Filppula 1 0 1 1 -1 19:21
D Kyle Quincey 1 0 1 1 0 14:21
D Nicklas Lidstrom 1 0 0 0 -1 24:43
R Todd Bertuzzi 1 0 0 0 -1 12:29
R Danny Cleary 1 0 0 0 0 15:49
D Brad Stuart 1 0 0 0 -3 19:44
C Pavel Datsyuk 1 0 0 0 -1 21:24
D Niklas Kronwall 1 0 0 0 -1 26:36
C Jiri Hudler 1 0 0 0 -1 13:57
D Ian White 1 0 0 0 0 15:45
D Jonathan Ericsson 1 0 0 0 -1 19:47
L Drew Miller 1 0 0 0 0 12:12
C Johan Franzen 1 0 0 0 -1 16:19
L Justin Abdelkader 1 0 0 0 -1 11:51
C Darren Helm 1 0 0 0 0 3:08
C Cory Emmerton 1 0 0 0 -1 2:52

DET Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Jimmy Howard 1,  0-1,  3.05,  0.885

NSH Skaters:
POS Player GP G A PTS +/-  ATOI
L Gabriel Bourque 1 2 0 2 2 9:49
D Francis Bouillon 1 0 1 1 2 13:50
C Paul Gaustad 1 1 0 1 1 11:31
R Brandon Yip 1 0 1 1 1 5:09
R Patric Hornqvist 1 0 1 1 1 13:34
R Matt Halischuk 1 0 1 1 2 5:54
C Nick Spaling 1 0 1 1 2 14:49
C David Legwand 1 0 0 0 0 18:49
C Mike Fisher 1 0 0 0 0 22:33
R Martin Erat 1 0 0 0 0 19:03
D Ryan Suter 1 0 0 0 0 28:34
L Andrei Kostitsyn 1 0 0 0 0 13:22
D Kevin Klein 1 0 0 0 1 20:24
D Shea Weber 1 0 0 0 0 27:27
R Alexander Radulov 1 0 0 0 0 15:23
L Sergei Kostitsyn 1 0 0 0 0 15:43
D Jack Hillen 1 0 0 0 1 8:20
D Roman Josi 1 0 0 0 2 20:25

NSH Goalies:
Player GPI W L OT GAA PCT
Pekka Rinne 1,  1-0,  2.00,  0.946

TSN - HOT and NOT:
DET: Hot:
No hot players

DET: Not Hot:
No cold players

NSH: Hot:
No hot players

NSH: Not Hot:
No cold players

Injury Report:
DET:
Joey MacDonald (G) Back spasms (Sidelined indefinitely)
Patrick Eaves (RW) Jaw injury (Injured reserve)
Jakub Kindl (D) Undisclosed (Day to day)
Darren Helm (C) Mangled tendons (Sidelined indefinitely)

NSH:
Brian McGrattan (RW) Upper body injury (Day to day)
Hal Gill (D) Lower body injury (Day to day)
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Head to Head:
DATE VIS/HOME FINAL
Mar 30, 2012 NSH @ DET NSH, 4 - 1
Mar 10, 2012 DET @ NSH NSH, 3 - 2
Feb 17, 2012 NSH @ DET DET, 2 - 1
Dec 26, 2011 DET @ NSH DET, 4 - 1
Dec 15, 2011 DET @ NSH NSH, 4 - 3
Nov 26, 2011 NSH @ DET DET, 4 - 1

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Nike in to the 3 line, Miller down to the 4 line.  Moose inexplicably still on the 2 line.

The Wings Thursday practice lines:

Valterri Filppula-Henrik Zetterberg-Jiri Hudler
Johan Franzen-Pavel Datsyuk-Todd Bertuzzi
Nyquist-Justin Abdelkader-Danny Cleary
Miller-Cory Emmerton-Tomas Holmstrom

Nicklas Lidstrom-Jonathan Ericsson
Niklas Kronwall-Brad Stuart
Kyle Quincey-Ian White

Jimmy Howard

 

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detroitredwings's avatar

on=our

Posted by detroitredwings on 04/13/12 at 04:25 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Thanks Oakie!

Screw Weber & BetShanaMan.

Bitch, just drop the puck.

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the prospect shuffle.... on 04/13/12 at 05:34 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Well, at least I gets to watch the game with one of the 19 tonight. I am stoked about that. 5 lbs of BBQ pork. 3 gallons of beer. 2 mason jars. And bacon.

Shanny will not ruin my weekend. I burnt my entire collection of Irish jigs.

Posted by dougie on 04/13/12 at 06:35 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Sorry, I’m late to the GDT, Jeff.  I was out in the ‘hood looking for stray animals to sacrifice to the hockey gods.  No luck.  Damn.

You’d have been whistled for skating the wrong direction, you see the NHL is cracking down for the playoffs.  But try to drive a guys head through the glass, break his lid; no problem there.

Oh fuch, don’t get me started on the rookie officiating.  Wait…

Referees:
Brad Watson (#23)  <=========
Mike Leggo (#3)        <========

Linesmen:
Scott Driscoll (#68)
Brad Kovachik (#71)

tHIS jUST gETS bETTER aND bETTER. 

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 04/13/12 at 06:44 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

LGRW - screw the NHL.

This.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 04/13/12 at 07:09 PM ET

detroitredwings's avatar

test post

Shanny at work

Posted by detroitredwings on 04/20/12 at 11:20 AM ET

detroitredwings's avatar

another test

Shanny at work

Posted by detroitredwings on 04/20/12 at 11:24 AM ET

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