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I'm writing this at 0900 PST and the last thing George told me was that William Tell is in for the Strangler.  Note to Sobotka, reinforce the glass behind the nets...hell, ALL the glass.  A hail of rubber is headed your way.  

I've decided Justin Abdelkader is my huckleberry today.  I have a feeling, an inkling really.  Something tells me this young man is going to be a wrecking ball of a force tonite in front of hockey's greatest fan base, in hockey's greatest arena, with banners hanging down and fat men with red cheeks sputtering while aging Fins, balding assholes and a pansy named Perry get angrier and angrier.  

It's a big one.  A big fat one.  

Hope you enjoyed your Saturday, used your time wisely to prepare yourselves for what's to come.  Somewhere, Larry Murphy is incoherent.  Somewhere closer Darren Helm is wondering what he's done to baby Jesus.  I keep waiting for the game that he's just, without fanfare, announced as a starter.  Surprise me.  I dig it.  Fairy tales, I know.

It's a Live Blog, you bitches.  Grab your seats.  Unwrap the cheddar.  Hide the pets. Warn the neighbors.  Keep your whore mouths shut unless the situation is clearly deserving.  

LGRW. 15 to 12.  

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WestWing's avatar

Another consequence of the “new NHL” is look what it did to the crowd.

You had an electric, engaged crowd turn into a funeral, like they were somehow punished for enjoying themselves.

NHL Inc.—where the paying customer is the least of our concerns.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/04/13 at 09:43 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

Five on FIl for a hit to Hiller’s head?

Was the head targeted?

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/04/13 at 09:40 PM ET

99.42% sure he was aiming for his chest

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/04/13 at 09:44 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

Datsyuk has been quiet this game. 20-8 on FO’s prolly took somethin out of him last time

Posted by DAN M on 05/04/13 at 09:44 PM ET

tkfergy's avatar

So with Abby out of the game the top line was Z, Magic, and NyQuill?

I like this…

Posted by tkfergy on 05/04/13 at 09:44 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Oh. Fuch.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/04/13 at 09:44 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Game over.

Posted by calquake on 05/04/13 at 09:44 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Shorty for the Ducks.

yea team

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/04/13 at 09:45 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

Bunchashit.  FUCH.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/04/13 at 09:45 PM ET

Aimee in Austin's avatar

For the love of ... I hate everything.

Posted by Aimee in Austin on 05/04/13 at 09:45 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

WIthout question.  The better team is going to win this one.  Just sayin…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/04/13 at 09:45 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

//sigh//

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/04/13 at 09:45 PM ET

klank's avatar

Fugly.. Brunner should of went straight up the boards.

Posted by klank from the finest hot tub in Marin on 05/04/13 at 09:45 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

wow, embarrasing

Posted by Hootinani on 05/04/13 at 09:45 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

weeee

well at least the Tigers are still on

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/04/13 at 09:45 PM ET

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Off hand comes off the stick onto Brunner, no penalty?  Less than that called on Eaves earlier.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/04/13 at 09:46 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Just not good enough.

Just don’t have the horses to compete with the Ducks.

It’s really not even close.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/04/13 at 09:46 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

WIthout question.  The better team is going to win this one.  Just sayin…

Posted by ITDeuce from The Land of Ice and Snow on 05/04/13 at 09:45 PM ET

Tonight they are

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/04/13 at 09:46 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

WIthout question.  The better team is going to win this one.  Just sayin…

you might be right—they’re only down 2 goals.

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/04/13 at 09:46 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Mandingo is right… Jimmy has to be perfect for the Wings to win this series.

Posted by calquake on 05/04/13 at 09:47 PM ET

stonehands-78's avatar

the learning curve for the kids is a rough road for the 19, especially in the playoffs

... but it is our 22nd consecutive playoffs.

more to come, good things to come.

never give up

Posted by stonehands-78 from the beginning ... a WingsFan, on 05/04/13 at 09:47 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

I disagree mandingo. They’re 7 games for a reason. I’d like to know if brunner ever played the point in swtizerland.  My guess is not like he’s been asked to play it here.

Posted by DAN M on 05/04/13 at 09:48 PM ET

SandysWingingit's avatar

Were-a. So-a. Screwed-a!

Posted by SandysWingingit on 05/04/13 at 09:48 PM ET

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Mandingo is right… Jimmy has to be perfect for the Wings to win this series.

It would help if the refs would stay out of the way too.  Refs aren’t the reason the Wings are losing this one, but they’re sure making it easier for the Ducks.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/04/13 at 09:48 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Nice interference from the ref there

Posted by Hootinani on 05/04/13 at 09:48 PM ET

AxeMaster9's avatar

They scored 3 in less then 10.  We can too

Posted by AxeMaster9 on 05/04/13 at 09:48 PM ET

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Now it’s over

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

ITDeuce's avatar

LOL

Posted by ITDeuce from The Sunny High Desert on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

OK, I’m out.  Sorry.  I just can’t take anymore.  Nite everyone.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Stick a fork in it

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

and i can say it for the fifth time, jimmy cant stop shit on his right

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

tkfergy's avatar

Brunner on the point needs to stop. I’d rather have him down low with Z on the point because at least he won’t Fuch up as much.

Posted by tkfergy on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

AxeMaster9's avatar

They scored 3 in less then 10.  We ca….shit balls

Posted by AxeMaster9 on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

What.  The.  Fuch.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

20.4 Automatic Game Misconduct – An automatic game misconduct shall be applied to any player who has been assessed a third major penalty in the same game.

An automatic game misconduct shall also be applicable whenever a player is assessed a major penalty for any of the infractions listed in the Reference Tables – Table 6 – Summary of Major Penalties that Result in an Automatic Game Misconduct. See specific rule numbers for complete descriptions.

Table 6 - Rule 20 - Major Penalties
Game Misconduct Penalties That Result in an Automatic Game Misconduct

Descpritio             Rule

(i)  Butt-ending   Rule 58

(ii)  Checking from behind Rule 43

(iii)  Clipping Rule 44

(iv)  Cross-checking Rule 59

(v)  Fighting (after original altercation) Rule 46

(vi)  Fighting (when aggressor) Rule 46

(vii)  Fighting (second instigator in game) Rule 46

(viii)  Fighting (instigator in final 5 minutes) Rule 46

(ix)  Fighting (third instigator in season) Rule 46

(x)  Head-butting Rule 47

(xi)  Hooking Rule 55

(xii)  Illegal Check to the Head Rule 48

(xiii)  Kneeing Rule 50

(xiv)  Slashing Rule 61

(xv)  Spearing Rule 62

I don’t see charging on that list and I don’t see hit to the head in the score sheet.

Doesn’t matter now that the wheels have come off.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

Jeff  OKWingnut's avatar

Kindl has been awful tonight

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 12 on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Kindl has been awful tonight

There’s a whole lotta that pie to go around.

Posted by calquake on 05/04/13 at 09:50 PM ET

WestWing's avatar

Anyone else notice how easily Howard gets beaten on the blocker side?  Why would you ever shoot anywhere else on him??

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 05/04/13 at 09:50 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

They scored 3 in less then 10.  We can too

Posted by AxeMaster9 on 05/04/13 at 09:48 PM ET

Pretty sure they wont score 1 in 60 the way they are playing

Posted by Hootinani on 05/04/13 at 09:51 PM ET

Mandingo's avatar

Kindl has been awful tonight

Posted by Jeff OKWingnut from Quest for 22 on 05/04/13 at 09:49 PM ET

Can’t think of a player on the team other than Nyquist who has been anything more than bad-to-mediocre tonight.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 05/04/13 at 09:51 PM ET

AxeMaster9's avatar

Pretty sure they wont score 1 in 60 the way they are playing

Posted by Hootinani on 05/04/13 at 09:51 PM ET

  Indeed

Posted by AxeMaster9 on 05/04/13 at 09:53 PM ET

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com