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Priorities Set, Win In D.C. Then Start The Party

The Super Bowl festivities can wait until around 3:00pm or so today and a win against the Capitals would help us enjoy the game tonight.

No GDT today due to an early game plus 'Red" is probably still in bed, so instead we start the Live Blog a bit early.

Not much needs to be said about the game since the Wings faced the Capitals on Friday.

What is important today- get on the plane boys with two more points.

The Canucks are waiting in Detroit for the matchup tomorrow night so securing two more points today is key.

The only advice I have for the game is contain Ovechkin and keep an eye on Backstrom.

Jimmy needs to be good again and the defensive zone coverage cannot break down.

And stay out of the penalty box.  Washington can score in bunches if the door is left open, so keep it closed today.

Enjoy, get ready to party and it's a live blog bitches!

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Alan's avatar

The PK worked this time. Amazing.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/02/14 at 01:39 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Boards.Not.Springy.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 01:41 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Nice play there.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/14 at 01:41 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

I <3 Tatar.

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/02/14 at 01:42 PM ET

SYF's avatar

E52 looks like a slug this game.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 01:42 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

More shoot. More score. Do it!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/14 at 01:43 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Q is three strides ahead of a WAS forechecker and he STILL loses the puck battle.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 01:43 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Why do the d drag it wide before taking a shot?  Its not going in from there

Posted by Hootinani on 02/02/14 at 01:44 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

I’d like to buy a goal or two, and gift them to the Wings…...

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/02/14 at 01:44 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Cycle, scrum, win the puck/board battle, shot from the point, no screen, easy save.

Rinse and repeat.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 01:45 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I love Tots. Too bad he didn’t bury that chance a few minutes ago

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/02/14 at 01:45 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I love Tots. Too bad he didn’t bury that chance a few minutes ago

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/02/14 at 01:45 PM ET

So far this second period, it’s the best scoring chance the Wings have had.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 01:46 PM ET

Alan's avatar

That was an amazing shift by Sauce.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/02/14 at 01:47 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Kindle is getting on my last nerve. I haven’t whipped up on him before, but, he is playing like crap today.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/14 at 01:47 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Kindle looked sloth-like on that last race to the puck

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/02/14 at 01:48 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Do we need a forward with a one-timer slap shot.  No wonder we keep going back to the points for the one-timer.  The Wings defenseman are the only ones with enough timing to let it go.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 01:49 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Kindl=Kindle.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/14 at 01:50 PM ET

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What’s with the craptastic cheer horn?

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/02/14 at 01:50 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Point shots are useless without Homer. The Wings need to sign Homer as a coach to teach someone the art of screening. I miss me some 96

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/02/14 at 01:50 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

it looks like we are going to need a little help from the Caps in this game.

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/02/14 at 01:51 PM ET

dougie's avatar

Damn, first nap ran long. Looks like I didn’t miss much.

Posted by dougie on 02/02/14 at 01:51 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

Point shots are useless without Homer. The Wings need to sign Homer as a coach to teach someone the art of screening. I miss me some 96

concur

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/02/14 at 01:52 PM ET

Alan's avatar

News flash, NBC suckage. He doesn’t play for us.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/02/14 at 01:52 PM ET

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No finish

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/02/14 at 01:53 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

abby doing his part

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 02/02/14 at 01:53 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

How the fuch was that offside?

Posted by Hootinani on 02/02/14 at 01:54 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Point shots are useless without Homer. The Wings need to sign Homer as a coach to teach someone the art of screening. I miss me some 96

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/02/14 at 01:50 PM ET

+96.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 01:54 PM ET

MoreShoot's avatar

I hate it when guys fire it right into the belly button

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/02/14 at 01:55 PM ET

dougie's avatar

I’m gonna be a bitter bitch if Pavel plays in the Olympics, after missing all these games.

Posted by dougie on 02/02/14 at 01:55 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by dougie on 02/02/14 at 01:55 PM ET

You’re not the only one.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 02/02/14 at 01:56 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

I’m gonna be a bitter bitch if Pavel plays in the Olympics, after missing all these games.
Posted by dougie on 02/02/14 at 01:55 PM ET

Absofuchinglutely. Me too.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/02/14 at 01:56 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I’m gonna be a bitter bitch if Pavel plays in the Olympics, after missing all these games.

Posted by dougie on 02/02/14 at 01:55 PM ET

Preach it, brother.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 01:58 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

Eaves with no hustle getting to the slot for that pass :(

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/02/14 at 01:59 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Neuvirth seeing way too many wide open shots.

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 02:00 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I’m gonna be a bitter bitch if Pavel plays in the Olympics, after missing all these games.

Posted by dougie on 02/02/14 at 01:55 PM ET

Watching this, if Pav doesnt make it back for a game this week, and then goes on and plays in the Olympics, I will be very disappointed.  They could really use him now.

Posted by Hootinani on 02/02/14 at 12:54 PM ET

agreed

Posted by Hootinani on 02/02/14 at 02:01 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

I’m gonna be a bitter bitch if Pavel plays in the Olympics, after missing all these games.

Posted by dougie on 02/02/14 at 01:55 PM ET

You got that right. He gets paid to win Stanley Cups. I really don’t give a crap aboot the Olympics in general.

I’ve never been a fan of the pros competing in the Olympics.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/14 at 02:01 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

NBC, please, these are the Putin Olympics, not the Sochi Olympics. An old flame of his (allegedly), who served a doping suspension, is one of the final torchbearers in the opening ceremonies. The IOC is joke and Putin is making a mockery of everything the Olympics are supposed to stand for.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/02/14 at 02:02 PM ET

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Sauce!!!

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 02/02/14 at 02:02 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

TOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 02/02/14 at 02:02 PM ET

SYF's avatar

SAUCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 02/02/14 at 02:02 PM ET

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