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Tyler Bertuzzi...



Zetterberg below. along with the Bertuzzi slash...

added 10:46pm, Blashill now below too...


Bertuzzi slash...



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PierreC's avatar

first of all i’ve never seen an end of a game like this one since the Dead thing in the mid 70s. I remember a game back then when we had a 4 zip lead with 4 minutes to play in Pittsburgh..and lost 5-4 !!

This one tonight was similar.

Second of all…how come Green, who every teams in the NHL is suppose to go after at TDL..but not good enough to play during that infamous 4 or 5 minutes ?? Are DK and Jensen that great defensively to be on the ice basically without leaving the last 5 minutes of the game ??  Are Abby, Glen, Helm defensive game worthy of the ice time they got late in the game ? 

Sometimes these guys need a break !! Kroner didnt sniff the ice late in the game, same for Green. Of course they are not magical on defense BUT THEY CAN PROVIDE SOME VALUABLE REST FOR THE OTHERS !

As soon as the Islanders got the go ahead goal Green and Z were on the ice.

Is AA that bad defensively ? bad enough to sit basically the whole third period ? He was the only one who can make the Islander D think ! 

Frk was good early but not good late in the game..is his defensive game that bad ? Is Abby, Helm and Glen and much better trio, deserving all the ice at the end ??

We ran out of juice in the end, of course..the same players were always on the ice.

And in OT..why Nyguist hung to the puck forever just in front the goal ? Passing behind…looking for what ??? SHOOT GDMit !!!

And Mrazek wasnt bad, maybe on a couple of goals, the second comes to mind….

And thank you Lil Bert for being soooo discipline soooo selfish ! By the way your lease in downtown Detroit is cancelled !! Your going back to GR. Afterall what have you done for the team lately? Showing frustration leading 5-2 ??

Anyways i don’t think i can handle stuff like that any longer…

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 02/09/18 at 11:28 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

I think Pterre covered the details.

Totally embarrassing to watch the last 5 mins +/-
  .. Bert you must be concussed as well as selfish
  .. 4 PPG to the Isles in less than 5 mins
  ..  Choice of DMen , Blash Joke?
  .. 5 mins and at least 4 stoppages to change PK units, Nope
  .. Nyquist, scared to get close to the boards, bail, send puck back to NYI in 3 on 3. SOFT          
  .. 5-2 to 6-6 , Only a Wing thing
  .. Time for Paper Bags

  Big Choke

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 02/10/18 at 01:18 AM ET

SwedeLundin83's avatar

While it was selfish of Bertuzzi to retaliate that way, it wasn’t a match penalty. At worst, a double minor with a dive going to Clutterbuck to match, so a 2-minute penalty. Again, still selfish at that point in the game. All I can say is he is young and learning and made a mistake that you need to hope he’ll learn from going forward. It doesn’t matter guys and gals, you don’t allow 4 goals in 5 minutes, no matter what the situation. The PK needs to be stronger than that. Everyone just needs to face the reality that this team, as built, is not competitive enough to go to the playoffs (they’re a .500 team, at best). They are terribly coached (Blashill, take a timeout when you allowed them to get to 5-4, even when they tied it (either way)). The young kids are still learning but even the vets are terrible here… I’m looking at you Tatar, you freaking floater. Earn your 5+ million! 22 points are not going to cut it!

Posted by SwedeLundin83 on 02/10/18 at 01:54 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I’ve seen Z give out slashes like that with no penalties.

Clutter buck should be hit with an embellishment fine.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/10/18 at 08:33 AM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

I’ve seen Z give out slashes like that with no penalties.

Yzerman always went for the back of the calf

Posted by duhduhduh on 02/10/18 at 08:57 AM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Special shout out to HSJ for asking Z to call out Bert as the game goat

Posted by duhduhduh on 02/10/18 at 09:02 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Posted by MoreShoot on 02/10/18 at 09:02 AM ET

YESSS! I was like wow…she’s got some real courage. I dont think there’s anyway she does the same if Abby were the slasher.

Posted by ilovehomers on 02/10/18 at 09:08 AM ET

PierreC's avatar

Z has given up….Since the day he made the speech in the dressing room, talking about the heart and passion and how to show some, he is not the same.

Just playing to finish his contract really..

Still a good player but boy the movements are so slow sometimes…

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 02/10/18 at 10:12 AM ET

PierreC's avatar

by the way don’t you find “funny” the way Green played the OT winner ?...i probably would have done a better job…

a good return for him would be just what we got for Smith.

Remember, in his last season in Washington Green was frequently a healthy scratch in the playoffs..

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 02/10/18 at 10:31 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Best line of the night was from Zetterberg: “If they had overturned that (Green’s goal), I would have retired immediately.” Just hilarious.

As for Bert, the kid’s only 22, so I’d cut him some slack on the slash. And if you look at it closely, he hit Clutterbuck on his knee pad with the flat part of his blade. It was a total dive job after that. I also give Tyler full credit for turning and being ready to fight the guy who came charging in afterwards. The majority of the Wings would have run for the bench at that point.

And I also give the kid full credit for standing there and answering everyone’s questions after the game. I’m an even bigger fan of Lil’ Bert’s after the incident.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 02/10/18 at 10:58 AM ET

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