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Slip Us A 20

The redolent one said it very well this morning.  This record will be nice because we like records in Hockeytown. We like Cups and puppies and hookers, Charleston Chew and records.  We like consecutive playoff seasons, consecutive seasons as a Captain, consecutive seasons playing for one team, a whole lot of consecutivity.

But for all the records and the banners and all the accolades associated with being the best hockey franchise on earth, one thing is more important and Krupa nailed it.

“Is improving the power play a bigger goal than the NHL record for consecutive wins at home? You bet it is.”

Best article I’ve seen by Krupa since he started showing off his vocabulary to us sometime last year.  This record is nice, and it will be ours because the 8 pounder says so, but it pales compared to getting home ice, staying healthy and fixing the horrible power play. 

It’s a Live Blog bitches.  Nice, nifty little record on the line.  20 would be nice.  12 would be better.

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SolidTG7's avatar

That check is awesome, if he uses his back like that no one can say anything about elbows.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/12/12 at 11:40 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

damn

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 02/12/12 at 11:40 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

terrific

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 11:40 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Ah shit.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/12/12 at 11:40 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

What the?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/12/12 at 11:40 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fuch!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 11:40 PM ET

testgrenade's avatar

Oh my, Joey. Again with a terrible play with his stick.

Posted by testgrenade on 02/12/12 at 11:40 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Assist to Joey.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/12/12 at 11:40 PM ET

pgoody's avatar

Thats ok only 1-1 oh wait

Posted by pgoody on 02/12/12 at 11:41 PM ET

TheRealYooper's avatar

Assist to Joey.

he has two now for the game

Posted by TheRealYooper from within sight of the edge of the Earth. on 02/12/12 at 11:41 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Sending a call out to our goal scorers… Franzen, Datsyuk, Hudler or Fil.  Time to step up.

Posted by calquake on 02/12/12 at 11:42 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Assist to Joey.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/12/12 at 08:40 PM ET

That’s two for him tonight.  Looks like Schenn has found himself a setup man.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/12/12 at 11:42 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

They’re trying to get 2 points. Who cares aboot the record.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 11:43 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Again with a terrible play with his stick.

Unfortunate for sure, but what else was he supposed to do but try to clear his crease? The nearest Dman (Kronner) was tied up with his man.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/12/12 at 11:43 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Getting killed by Schenn - his 8th and 9th of the season.

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 11:43 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Sending a call out to our goal scorers… Franzen, Datsyuk, Hudler or Fil.  Time to step up.

It’ll probably be the 3rd line that pots one, they seem to be intercepting these calls a lot lately.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/12/12 at 11:44 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Come on Wings - bear down.

LET’S GO RED WINGS!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/12/12 at 11:44 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

I will not pretend to have any stats to back up my dislike of big rig.  I just know that he makes me curse at my TV.  A LOT.  And Kindle make me curse much, much less.  The only upside I see to 52 is that he’s big.  But as I’ve said before, I bet he’s small when no one is looking.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 02/12/12 at 11:44 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Sending a call out to our goal scorers… Franzen, Datsyuk, Hudler or Fil.  Time to step up.

Posted by calquake on 02/12/12 at 08:42 PM ET

Top two lines have been MIA for weeks now.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/12/12 at 11:44 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Getting killed by Schenn - his 8th and 9th of the season.

At this rate he’ll be leading the league by the end of the game… and Joey will be 3rd in assists.

Posted by calquake on 02/12/12 at 11:45 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Dangle is way over due for a goal or 2. I don’t count the shootout. Neither does the league.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 11:45 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Evening all.

Flyers on a Sunday night. I hate the Flyers with a passion generally reserved for ex wives, tax collectors and puppy mill owners.

Other than that…...

LGRW !!!!!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 02/12/12 at 11:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

I don’t count the shootout. Neither does the league.

I’ve never really understood that.  If the points count why not the goals?

Posted by calquake on 02/12/12 at 11:46 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Make em pay again.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/12/12 at 11:47 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

PP - - lets get greedy, eh?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 11:47 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Detroit really needs someone who will just shoot the damn puck.  I always wondered how Eaves would do on a line with Pavel.  He’s not the worlds greatest sniper or anything but he has a good shot, and he seems willing to shoot.

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 02/12/12 at 11:47 PM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Fix this Power Play right now!

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/12/12 at 11:47 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Where the hell is Homer on the #1 unit?

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 11:47 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Come on power play, my kingdom for a face off win in the O zone.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/12/12 at 11:47 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Pav doing it himself.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Beautiful-Magic!!!!!


Go WINGS!!!!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

Yowza!

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Datsyuk—bout damn time

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Magically Delicious!  On the PP

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

That was a beauty.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Pavel got his mojo back with the shootout goal Friday nite.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Magic Pav!!!!!!!!

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

SolidTG7's avatar

Dangles!

Posted by SolidTG7 on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Dats!!!  BOOM!

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, doing the pre-season shuffle.... on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

Bent's avatar

Who said he was due?  Oh wait, everyone.

Tie game.

Posted by Bent from The U.P. on 02/12/12 at 11:48 PM ET

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